Alabama’s face mask mandate extended until Aug. 31

Governor Ivey speaks at a recent COVID-19 press conference.
Governor Ivey speaks at a recent COVID-19 press conference.(WTOK)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WBRC, WTOK) -Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday morning that her Safer at Home order is being extended another month and adding a new update. The order now expires August 31.

The addition to the order is that masks are required in schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and students in second grade and above.

Previously, that decision was set to be made by individual schools.

The governor amended the Safer at Home order to include, “Masks required in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household, subject to certain exceptions.”

This week Alabama has seen a good trend in number of coronavirus cases. The Alabama Department of Health has reported less than 1,800 cases each day since July 24. This is the first time the state has had such a streak since July 11.

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