Previously, the Republican governor sued Atlanta's mayor and City Council to block them from making masks mandatory in the city.
The sophomore was punished after exposing risky conditions at her high school in an Atlanta suburb.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said her efforts to mandate masks in the city "follow the science and the data."
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) lashed out at Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for trying to block her order requiring face masks.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta's mask mandate remains in effect after Gov. Brian Kemp sought a court order to silence her about public health rules.
"The Late Show" host mocked Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for countermanding local anti-coronavirus rules requiring face masks.
The state asks a judge to overturn Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ orders that are more restrictive than Governor Brian Kemp’s, block her from issuing any more such orders.
Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is banning cities from ordering people to wear masks in public places despite COVID-19 cases surging in the state.
Gov. Kemp's move is likely to infuriate local officials in communities that had acted, including Atlanta.
The measure was among the strictest in the nation.