Kay Ivey tells Alabamians to get vaccinated: ‘I can’t make you take care of yourself’ (AL)

AL: Kay Ivey tells Alabamians to get vaccinated: ‘I can’t make you take care of yourself’. “A fiery Gov. Kay Ivey made her most forceful statements yet today encouraging Alabamians to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying ‘the unvaccinated folks are letting us down’ in the fight to control the pandemic. She also signaled she would not mandate students to wear masks when classes resume in Alabama’s public schools, saying that decision should be left up to school districts.”

Montgomery Advertiser: Gov. Kay Ivey extends Alabama mask order through August as coronavirus pandemic continues

Montgomery Advertiser: Gov. Kay Ivey extends Alabama mask order through August as coronavirus pandemic continues. “Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended a statewide mask order for four weeks on Wednesday as COVID-19 continued to batter Alabama. The state’s safer-at-home order, which includes the mask mandate, will now expire Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The amended order also includes an order mandating masks in schools and colleges for employees and students in second grade and above.”

Montgomery Advertiser: Gov. Kay Ivey loosens coronavirus restrictions on theaters, athletic events, child care

Montgomery Advertiser: Gov. Kay Ivey loosens coronavirus restrictions on theaters, athletic events, child care. “Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday said existing bans on large entertainment venues, athletic activities, and school and child care facilities would end at 5 p.m. Friday, so long as they adhere to distancing guidelines meant to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak. The amended Safer At Home order further loosens steps taken to control the outbreak of COVID-19, even as data from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) shows continued increases in 7-day and 14-day averages in the state.”