Bottoms told MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” on Tuesday that that she recognizes her powers as mayor do not supersede Kemp’s as governor.

“But I do have the power of my voice,” she said. “And I am using my voice to encourage people: Follow the data, look at the science, listen to the health care professionals and use your common sense.”

“Please stay home,” the Atlanta mayor said.

“Simply because we have hospital beds available, doesn’t mean that we should work to fill them up,” she added.