Governor Kay Ivey

Governor Ivey Extends Statewide Mask Order Until January 22

The statewide mask order that was set to expire this Friday has been extended. Governor Kay Ivey announced the extension this morning in a press conference. The Extended Safer at Home order now goes until January 22nd, 2021, at 5:00PM. The rest of the current order remains the same. Governor Ivey also extended the public health emergency until March 8,…

Gov. Kay Ivey Reiterates Return to In-Person Classes

  On Tuesday Gov. Kay Ivey  issued a statement, urging school systems to return to in-person classes. View Alabama’s COVID-19 School Dashboard. On Monday, the state set a record of COVID-19 hospitalizations, at 1,717.  Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Don Williamson, the former longtime state health officer, told Alabama News Network , “Frankly, the next eight weeks, I think, will…

MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…

Gov. Kay Ivey Pardons Turkeys in Time-Honored Alabama Tradition

  Gov. Kay Ivey once again took part in a time-honored Alabama tradition. On the grounds of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion this morning, she pardoned two turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving. The turkeys, always named “Clyde” and “Henrietta”, came from the Bates Turkey Farm in Fort Deposit. They will get to live their lives in peace without worrying about…

Occupancy Restrictions Removed in Gov. Ivey’s Amended Safer at Home Order

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris have just updated Alabama’s Safer at Home Order to abolish restrictions on occupancy rates. The order is effective immediately and applies to retail stores, gyms and fitness centers and entertainment venues. An exception to social distancing guidelines is allowed for barbershops, hair salons, gyms, and restaurants if people wear mask…

Charlie Graddick Resigns as Director of Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles

Charlie Graddick has resigned as director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Gov. Kay Ivey has issued this statement: “Charlie Graddick has dedicated his entire life to public service, and he has answered the call numerous times throughout his long, illustrious career, going back to when he was elected Mobile County District Attorney at age 28. “When I…

Gov. Kay Ivey Orders Tourists to Evacuate Alabama Beaches Ahead of Hurricane Delta

With Hurricane Delta on a track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast late this week, Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered that tourists on Alabama’s beaches evacuate ahead of the storm. “Working with local leaders in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and the unincorporated areas of Ono Island and Fort Morgan, it has been determined that all visitors and…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta, which is making its way toward the Gulf Coast this week. “As our coastal areas are still recovering from Hurricane Sally, another system, Hurricane Delta, is making its way toward the Gulf Coast and could potentially have a significant impact on Alabama,” Ivey said in a statement. Ivey…