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Governor Ivey extends mask order one more time

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks at a July 29, 2020 press conference.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey speaks at a July 29, 2020 press conference.
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 4:26 PM CST
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WATCH: Ivey set to announce fate of Alabama’s COVID-19 mandates Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey gave an update on the state’s fight against COVID-19 Thursday.

While Governor Ivey extended the state mask order again through April 9, during the press conference, she made clear that after April 9, she will NOT keep the mask order in effect.

Ivey said this last extension of the mask order is to allow businesses time to implement policies of their own and make any adjustments they would like ahead of April 9.

Also, the governor changed other parts of the state health order relating to restaurants, senior centers and hospitals.

Alabama Safer at Home order revised 3-4-2021
Alabama Safer at Home order revised 3-4-2021(Source: Governor Ivey's Office)

Restaurants now will be allowed to seat groups larger than eight.

Outdoor programs will be allowed at senior centers and, the Department of Senior Services will be writing guidelines for outdoor senior programs the centers would have to follow.

Governor Ivey is changing the maximum of caregivers permitted to accompany someone in a hospital or nursing home from one to two.

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