Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Extends Mask Mandate, Wants Children Back in the Classroom

| July 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Please CLICK HERE to visit the Alabama NewsCenter website to see this article in its entirety and any other images or videos that go with the article.

By Bob Blalock

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended through Aug. 31 Alabama’s Safer at Home order that mandates mask-wearing. She also contended that Alabama children belong in classrooms to start the school year even as her state health officer said the state’s COVID-19 numbers “are not particularly encouraging.”

“Y’all, we just must remain vigilant if we’re going to get our kids back in school and keep our economy open,” Ivey said at a news conference at the state Capitol. “Wearing a mask can’t hurt, but it sure can help and more and more people are seeing this for what it is, a way to protect yourself as well as protect others that you work with, come in contact with, care about and those you even love.”

Ivey challenged all public school districts and schools in Alabama “to phase back in to in-person classroom participation if at all possible.”

Category: ALL POSTS, Partner News Stories

About the Author ()

Alabama News Center tels the stories of the people and businesses powering the states of Alabama, striving to make Alabama a wonderful place to live and work.

Comments are closed.