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The City of Decatur mandates mask wearing, on July 17th 2020 Georgia Govenor Brian Kemp suied the City of Atlanta over it's mask mandate. The city of Decatur mandates mask-wearing. On July 17, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp suied the city of Atlanta over is mask mandate. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

The day after Gov. Brian Kemp dropped his mask lawsuit against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, her lawyers helped the city of Athens negotiate a settlement of another mask complaint brought by bar owners.

The deal is, face coverings are required. Plus the bars are still closing early—but not quite as early as they would have under the previous pandemic-inspired ordinance. And the owners are getting a break on their licensing fees—not only for this year but for the next two, according to a settlement agreement signed Friday.

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Katheryn Tucker

Katheryn Hayes Tucker is an Atlanta-based reporter covering legal news for the Daily Report and other ALM publications.

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