Atlanta mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” she posted on Twitter. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

A day earlier, Bottoms hosted a news conference in a room with police, three Atlanta City Council members, reporters, and the parents of 8-year-old shooting victim Secoriea Turner.

Bottoms wore a mask during the event, but removed it during her remarks on the shooting, which occurred in the area protesters, some of them armed, have occupied around the site where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by police.

Bottoms said she had been diligent about wearing masks and washing her hands, and that she had “no idea when and where” her family was exposed.

According to an administrative order signed by Georgia Department of Health Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey last month, anyone who came within six feet of Bottoms for 15 minutes or more will have to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days.

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