mask mandate

Mask Mandate Lifted in Montgomery County Offices

Masks will no longer be required when entering a county building in Montgomery. The Montgomery County Commission voted Tuesday to lift the mask requirement inside Montgomery County Offices. Commissioners are still strongly encouraging the public and employees to exercise personal responsibility and continue to wash hands, practice social distancing and wear masks when appropriate. The statewide mask mandate ended on…

Baptist Health to Continue Mask Requirements after Statewide Mandate Ends

Baptist Health announced Friday that people will be required to continue wearing masks in all facilities. Officials with the healthcare facility said even though the statewide mandate ends at 5:00PM Friday, the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Hospital Association encourage masking in healthcare facilities to continue. “As it has been throughout the pandemic, the safety and health…

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.”…

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…

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…