The City of Atlanta and Mayor Keisha Bottoms have released ATLGBTQ Strong, a COVID-19 resource guide for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.
“Furthering our commitment to the protection and advancement of the LGBTQ community, we have developed ATLGBTQ Strong: A COVID-19 Resource Guide for the LGBTQ Community,” said Malik Brown, the LGBTQ Affairs Coordinator for the City of Atlanta. “Please continue to revisit this guide for new resources as the pandemic evolves. Don’t forget to share it with your loved ones.”
Included in the guide is a timeline of what Atlanta has done so far to combat the coronavirus, including the creation of the Mayor’s Pandemic Coordination Team in February, the implementation of full telework deployment for all non-essential employees in March, and the Mayor’s various Executive Orders prohibiting public gatherings, temporarily pausing residential evictions, and creating a $7 million emergency fund.
The guide also includes guidance from the CDC regarding how to keep from getting sick, care for the sick, and travel. Other included resources cover food access, health, housing, employment, civil engagement, LGBTQ youth and elders, and more.
New information and additional coronavirus resources have also been posted to the #ATLStrong website, which covers all things COVID-19 in Atlanta.