Atlanta mayor extends COVID-19 administrative orders

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms re-issued administrative orders on Tuesday prohibiting the city from terminating water services due to non-payment, enforcing parking regulations for restaurant patrons to allow them to pick up take out orders and imposing penalties on businesses for unpaid taxes.

The orders — all intended to offset the impact of COVID-19 pandemic — were set to expire in mid-July and now are extended through August 30.

Bottoms actions occurred on the same day that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert at the National Institutes of Health, told a U.S. Senate committee that a resurgence of the COVID-19 could result in the country seeing as many as 100,000 new cases per day.