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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Administrative Order Halting Termination of Water Services for Sixty Days

Post Date:03/11/2020 3:51 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Michael Smith, Press Secretary
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mismith@atlantaga.gov

Jordan Johnson, Communications Manager
404-546-1956, office
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jordjohnson@atlantaga.gov

 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Administrative Order Halting Termination of Water Services for Sixty Days

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the Commissioner of Watershed Management to refrain from taking any action which would result in the termination of water services for any Watershed Management customer due to non-payment for the next sixty (60) days.

“The health and wellbeing of Atlanta residents is at the forefront of everything we do as a city,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Access to water is paramount in the prevention of COVID-19 or any infectious health threat and no one should be deprived of this fundamental resource because of an inability to pay.”

The Administrative Order is effective immediately. You can view Mayor Bottoms Administrative Order at this link.

Last week, Mayor Bottoms made public the City’s ongoing preparations to any potential health threats posed by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The City has also posted prevention information and additional resources related to COVID-19 on its website here.

Chief among the City’s guidance to residents and visitors are the following preventative measures:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  4. Stay home when you are sick.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  7. If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials

Recommended CDC safety guidelines can be found online here.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms

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