Governor Kay Ivey

Alabama’s Beaches Reopening Friday Morning

Gov. Kay Ivey is reopening Alabama’s beaches, effective at 6 a.m. Friday morning.  They had been closed on September 14 when Ivey issued a State of Emergency just before Hurricane Sally hit the Alabama coast. Sally slammed into the coast September 16, damaging homes and businesses and sliced the Gulf Shores State Park Pier in half. The beach reopenings are…

Alabama’s Face Mask Mandate Extended; Visitors Now Allowed in Health Care Facilities

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris held a news conference this morning to update the state on Alabama’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news conference was carried live on Alabama News Network. Ivey is extending the state’s mask mandate until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. It had been due to expire on Friday. Most…

Update: Gov. Kay Ivey Closes Beaches, Recommends Evacuations in Vulnerable Areas South of I-10

In addition to the State of Emergency that Gov. Kay Ivey issued this morning in advance of Hurricane Sally’s expected impact on Alabama, she has taken further action this afternoon. Gov. Ivey released this statement: “Through a supplemental state of emergency declaration, I am closing all Alabama beaches effective today at 3:00 p.m. and recommending an evacuation, especially of non-residents,…

Extended State-Wide Mask Mandate: Details and Reaction

Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday she is extending the Safer at Home order, which was set to expire Monday August 31st. This extension comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in Alabama continues to decline. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said wearing face coverings is the main reason for the decline… and also why the mask mandate is being…

Gov. Kay Ivey Delivers Message about Wearing a Mask

Gov. Kay Ivey has released a video message in which she encourages Alabamians to follow face mask requirements in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In the brief video, Ivey recalls the sacrifices people made during World War II. She says today, we are fighting an invisible enemy. Last week, Ivey extended Alabama’s Safer at Home Order, which…

Gov. Ivey Signs General Fund, Education Trust Fund Budgets, Praises Legislature for Approving Her CARES Act Amendment

Gov. Kay Ivey signs the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets – Photo from the Governor’s Office Gov. Kay Ivey has signed both the 2021 General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. The budgets will be used starting Oct. 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year. On this final day of the 2020 regular session of the Alabama…

Gov. Kay Ivey, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Speak Out about the Need for Montgomery Residents to Continue COVID-19 Precautions

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris want to remind people across Alabama, and in Montgomery especially, that they need to continue to protect themselves against COVID-19. Some reports say that Montgomery could become a national hot spot for cases. “Let me be abundantly clear: the threat of COVID-19 remains. Montgomery, Alabama has been identified as a…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Next Step in Building New State Prisons

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections have announced the submission of proposals in an effort to improve Alabama’s prisons. In a statement, the Governor’s Office says the following developer teams each submitted a proposal to build at least two new men’s prisons: Alabama Prison Transformation Partners (Star America; BL Harbert International; Butler-Cohen; Arrington Watkins Architects; and Johnson…