Alabama Gov. Ivey Extends Mask Mandate One Final Time, Says It Will Be Lifted For Good April 9

March 4, 2021

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the state’s mask mandate for another five weeks, but after that it will end, she announced during a press conference Thursday morning in Montgomery.

“Let me be abundantly clear. After April 9, I will not keep the mask order in effect,” Ivey said.

“Folks, we are not there yet, but goodness knows we are getting closer,” Ivey said. “If we keep it up and get through Easter, I think we will be in much better shape.”

Other changes announced by the governor included:

  • Outdoor programs will be allowed at senior centers within guidelines
  • Summer camps will be able to resume operations this year
  • Seating limits at restaurants will be lifted
  • Up to two caregivers will now be allowed to visit people in nursing homes and hospitals

“We are finally rounding the corner,” Ivey said.

Comments

15 Responses to “Alabama Gov. Ivey Extends Mask Mandate One Final Time, Says It Will Be Lifted For Good April 9”

  1. Mike on March 9th, 2021 12:37 pm

    Do yourself (and the rest of us) a favor and shut the TV off, Bob.

  2. Bob on March 7th, 2021 8:28 am

    The mortality rate for the flu is about 1 in 800 cases.

    The mortality rate for COVID-19 is about 1 in 60 cases.

  3. brianh on March 6th, 2021 9:00 pm

    Bob,

    You are entitled to your thoughts however if you have concerns that you might get sick, then please stay home. You should look at the actual survival rate for COVID, it’s in line with seasonal flu.

  4. Bob on March 6th, 2021 2:00 pm

    @brianh

    I had a friend who was killed by a drunk driver a few years ago. I think driving while under the influence is selfish, reckless, and something that we as a community should condemn.

    COVID-19 has killed a lot more people this year than drunk drivers. I think refusing to wear a mask and practice social distancing is selfish, reckless, and is something that we as a community should condemn.

  5. brianh on March 6th, 2021 6:44 am

    Bob,

    You and people like you are what’s wrong with this country today. You have basically accused Mike of killing people all because he didn’t wear a mask. You are assuming that he has a.)Contracted COVID b.) Spread COVID to others c.) The ones that Mike spread COVID two have died. Heck, even my doctor’s office doesn’t do a mask mandate and my doctor also thinks the media has overhyped COVID. I guess he has blood on his hands as well?

  6. Bob on March 5th, 2021 3:28 pm

    @Mike

    638 people have died of COVID-19 in Escambia County.

    You helped cause that.

    and you’re proud of it.

    Disgusting.

  7. Mike on March 5th, 2021 10:05 am

    I’ve ignored her mandate this whole time, and will continue to do so.

    Unfortunately, businesses will continue to “require” masks until enough people begin to resist.

    I have never worn a mask inside a business, and I encourage everyone to follow my example. I have been refused service only a couple of times over the past year, and this was only when I was out of town. Thankfully, no one in the North Escambia area has given me any problems, as sanity for the most part remains in rural areas.

  8. Niknak50 on March 5th, 2021 7:49 am

    What good does she think masks will do when infected aliens are coming across our southern border? Only to be released throughout our nation, making all our efforts of the last year futile.

  9. Jerry Watson on March 5th, 2021 2:18 am

    Hey good job

  10. Jerry Watson on March 5th, 2021 2:15 am

    God bless U cuz Ivy good job

  11. bill l on March 4th, 2021 10:08 pm

    How is 5 weeks going to magically fix for sure this virus. Her head has been in the clouds for many months with mandatory mask, why not just make everyone in Alabama wear it the rest of the year, or the next election. How many healthy people got sick wearing a mask.

  12. brianh on March 4th, 2021 5:51 pm

    Robert,

    You do realize that all of the states surrounding the state of Alabama have been doing just fine without government telling it’s citizens what to do?

  13. Phil Conners on March 4th, 2021 5:19 pm

    Alabama is so backwards, it’s time to move on grandma.

  14. Robert on March 4th, 2021 4:21 pm

    History will look back on Governor Ivey favorably for doing what is best when it was not popular

  15. Josh Jones on March 4th, 2021 1:30 pm

    “We are finally rounding the corner,” Ivey said.

    45 said we are “rounding the final turn” on AUGUST 31, 2020.





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