Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took to Twitter Monday to reveal she had tested positive for coronavirus.
Just last week, Bottoms spoke about the "unselfish" act of wearing a mask while in public.
"It not only protects yourself, but the people around you," she said in an interview with 11Alive. "I'm looking at numbers for COVID-19 that are very alarming. I haven't seen numbers like this in a very long time, and this is something that people should take seriously."
"When we look at where the numbers are lowest in the country, it is in the northeast where they were a bit slower to reopen. But we are where we are now and we have to deal with what's in front of us," she explained.