Gov. Ivey extends state mask order again
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) - Governor Kay Ivey has extended her order that Alabamians must wear protective face coverings and take other safety measures to protect them from COVID. Her Safer at Home order is now in effect through March 5 at 5 pm.
Ivey’s announcement is hardly surprising given the high number of coronavirus cases in the state. Thousands are testing positive daily and hospitals are at or near their COVID patient capacity.
Ivey said, “The mask mandate remains the one step we can all take in order to keep some balance in our daily lives while maintaining health and safety.”
Governor Ivey’s newest Safer at Home order also made provisions for COVID safety in municipal and state elections.
In December, Ivey extended the state’s safer at home order to Jan. 22.
Wednesday, Alabama added 3,211 new cases of the virus with a seven-day average of 2,665. So far this week, 9,073 cases have been confirmed.
ADPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard reported 157 deaths on Wednesday with 6,283 deaths overall.
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