DECATUR, Ga. - The City of Decatur has extended its mask ordinance through October in an attempt to fight against COVID-19.
Decatur is the only city in DeKalb County so far to reinstate and require masks while inside a public space or business.
Officials are hoping people will comply.
If not, they could be given a written or verbal warning and also face civil penalties of $25 for the first offense and $50 for any offense after that.
The ordinance remains in effect until Nov. 1.
As of Wednesday morning, Georgia health officials reported 78,598 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 1,000 deaths from the virus since the pandemic's start.