“I have a great working relationship with our governor, but I did not speak with him before he made this announcement,” Bottoms told CNN.

Bottoms said she contacted Augusta, Georgia, Mayor Hardie Davis, who leads the state’s second-largest city, and reported that he also had not conferred with Kemp about the latest directive.

“I’ve spoken with several leaders across this state,” she said. “So we really are at a loss, and I am concerned as a mother and as the mayor of our capital city.”