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Mayor: Now’s not the time to take foot off the gas in COVID-19 progress

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' office says the mayor will be holding a press briefing on Wednesday.
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' office says the mayor will be holding a press briefing on Wednesday.(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 12:17 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis says while overall COVID-19 numbers in the area are dropping, “it is not the time to take the foot” off the gas.

Appearing at a 2 p.m. news conference on Wednesday, Davis said citizens needed to continue their overall efforts to help stymie the spread of the coronavirus.

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However, Davis said the city is monitoring to see the impact of the Labor Day holiday will have on a potential rise in cases after he says Memorial Day and July 4 holidays brought a rise.

The mayor also brought up the city’s mask order, which is scheduled to expire in October. While Davis was bullish on COVID-19 numbers staying low in the area, he said he would extend the mask order if it were necessary.

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