Ivey Announces ‘Safer Apart’ Order As Mask Mandate Ends Friday

April 7, 2021

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s mask mandate expires at 5 p.m. Friday, and Wednesday morning  she announced the transition to a new health order called “Safer Apart”.

“Ya’ll, this is definitely good news, and we are definitely moving in the right direction,” Ivey said during a Wednesday morning press conference in which the declining number of COVID-19 cases was highlighted.

Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people through May 5

“Folks, we’re still under a public health order,” Ivey said, “but it is greatly slimmed down due to everyone doing their part to practice social distancing, wearing a mask, and voluntarily getting a vaccine.”

The new order does not limit or close any business, school or church.

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14 Responses to “Ivey Announces ‘Safer Apart’ Order As Mask Mandate Ends Friday”

  1. Mike on April 8th, 2021 10:21 am

    I’m with Stacy Seale.

    I’ve never worn a mask nor have I been sick. The only people I know who got sick wore their masks and followed their covid catechisms faithfully like good proselytes to the new covid religion.

    It seems that the level of anxiety about covid is directly proportional to one’s likelihood of getting sick.

  2. Betsy on April 8th, 2021 9:17 am

    I’m with you.
    Not going to quit living because I am afraid of dying.
    You are exactly right and ALSO…the same amount of people died in 2020 that died in 2019 and 2018…think about it. No huge uptick in deaths.
    It’s a virus and it has an over 99% survival rate.

  3. chris on April 8th, 2021 9:08 am

    Stacy, you certainly have ruffled some feathers. Probably made them spill their kool aid too.

  4. Im woke! on April 8th, 2021 9:05 am

    I agree Stacey! Read the box that your mask comes out of! It plainly states DOES NOT PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19! Wake up folks!!

  5. SueB on April 8th, 2021 7:19 am

    As for me and my house, we will continue to wear a mask, safe distancing especially in Walmart, and other activities. No vaccine for us. Need to read what each Covid19 drug is made of.

  6. paul on April 8th, 2021 12:37 am

    Well aren’t you something Stacey, seemingly immune to a disease that has killed so many, sickened so many, put countless numbers of first responder’s, healthcare workers, and others at risk. What you call a scamdemic, has left in it’s wake grieving families that had say their goodbyes to lost loved ones through plate glass windows
    Seems the only thing that has infected you is a severe case of conspiracy theoreosis and a severe narrow mindedness about humanity in general. . Your boastful immunity to Covid may catch up to you yet, or worse someone you love may not fare as well as you. You and others like you are part of the problem

  7. Colleen on April 7th, 2021 6:31 pm

    I could not agree more.

  8. smh on April 7th, 2021 6:30 pm

    No, it hasn’t made flu, cancer and heart disease disappear! Are you completely blind? The mask mandates have made catching the flu harder, because we are covering our faces, which keep us from spreading germs! Common sense! As for cancer and heart disease, just look around. Those are still plaguing us all over the world. Shame on you for not wearing a mask and risk getting others sick. Who knows, you may have passed along something and those that caught it may not have had the best outcome. Selfish much?

  9. Good for you Stacy! on April 7th, 2021 6:16 pm

    Good for you Stacy!

  10. A Alex on April 7th, 2021 5:21 pm

    I pray you dont catch it like I did. And I wore a mask. But likely picked it up at the pharmacy or grocery store from handling a
    Comtaminated item. 15 days in the hospital and 20 in rehab. Pneaumonia twice, blood clotts in the lungs. They say i have recovered YET I am not at 30% before covid
    Guess I should have been a dead sheep. Betting your blood type is O.

  11. Rufus Lowgun on April 7th, 2021 5:10 pm

    “It surprisingly made flu,cancer,and heart disease completely disappear.”

    No, it didn’t. Flu numbers are down because people who aren’t idiots wore masks if they were going out. Cancer and heart disease killed 690,882 and 598,932, respectively, last year. Covid was 3rd. Overall, the US death rate increased 16% last year over 2019. I’m reminded of something my dad used to say all the time; “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”.

  12. Thomas Paine on April 7th, 2021 4:45 pm

    @stacy seale

    Well over a half million Covid deaths in the US. Join us in reality, please.

  13. Tom on April 7th, 2021 4:30 pm

    Would you say that if your loved one lost their life to this scamdemic?

  14. Stacy Seale on April 7th, 2021 3:27 pm

    I haven’t wore a mask not once since all this scamdemic started. It surprisingly made flu,cancer,and heart disease completely disappear. Just saying there are quite a few sheeple among us.

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