Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a similar order earlier this week. Some of Doraville's counterparts in DeKalb County have done so as well, including Brookhaven and Decatur.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has urged people to stay at home, closed bars and night clubs and prohibited groups of 10 or more unless they can maintain appropriate personal distance.
But while many local governments have started to embrace stricter stay at home orders and urged Kemp to do the same statewide, he has thus far resisted.
“The most effective approach to dealing with this virus would be led by the state or federal government and would involve both strict regulations about sheltering in place as well as widespread testing,” Geierman said. “In the absence of that leadership, however, it is up to individual municipalities to pick up the slack and try to mitigate the spread of the virus as much as possible.”
As of Thursday night, Georgia had confirmed 1,643 total cases of coronavirus and 56 deaths.