Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statement on the federal government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in…

Governor Ivey Signs Alcohol Delivery Bill into Law

Starting October 1, 2021, people in Alabama will be able to have beer, wine, and liquor delivered to their homes. The Governor’s Office confirmed to Alabama News Network that Governor Kay Ivey signed the alcohol delivery bill into law on Monday. The beverages would only be delivered to people age 21 and older by companies licensed to deliver. There would…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Sec. of State John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will not run for any elected office next year after saying he made poor choices that impacted his family. Merrill is a prominent state Republican leader who was widely viewed as having higher political ambitions. He told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that he made choices that were not…

Gov. Ivey Rescinds Mask Mandate, Issues new “Safer Apart” Order

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order, the third phase of COVID-19 pandemic health orders. Ivey cites the increase in vaccinations, and the down trending number of new cases in the state. Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but…

Ivey: Alabama Face Mask Mandate Will End April 9 Despite Biden Request

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state’s mask mandate will end April 9 despite the president’s request for states to reinstate them. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Monday that we are moving towards personal responsibility and not government mandates. President Joe Biden and a top health official on Monday appealed for mask requirements and other restrictions to…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for 28 Counties Because of Severe Weather

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties ahead of the severe weather that is expected in Alabama today and tonight. The state of emergency goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. CDT. In the Alabama News Network viewing area, the state of emergency covers Greene, Hale, Marengo and Perry counties, which are all in West Alabama….

Alabama Guard to conduct vaccinations in 24 rural counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state says Alabama National Guard troops will begin work later this month administering doses in at least 24 rural counties. The Guard has two 55-member mobile vaccination teams that can provide 8,000 doses a week in all. A statement from the governor’s office says members will work with public health and local officials to determine…

Residents React to Gov. Ivey’s Mask Mandate Announcement

As Governor Kay Ivey plans to extend the mask mandate one last time, through April 9, several residents gave their opinions to this announcement. For many River Region residents, seeing Texas and Mississippi lift their mask mandates gave them hope Gov. Ivey would soon follow. “I was hoping that would be us,” said resident, Jody, “but evidently it did not.”…

Governor Ivey Extends Safer at Home Order and Statewide Mask Mandate Until April 9

Gov. Kay Ivey announced at a press conference Thursday that she is extending the statewide mask order. The mask order that was set to expire on Friday is now being extended to April 9. She made it clear that she will not keep the order in effect after April 9. This will be the last mask order extension. She says…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Hold News Conference Today at 11 to Update Alabama’s COVID-19 Plan

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a news conference for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery to provide an update on the state’s efforts to fight COVID-19. Alabama News Network plans to air the news conference live on CBS 8 and ABC 32, as well as on our mobile app and Facebook page….