Governor Ivey Allows Alabama Mask Mandate Expires On Friday

By  | April 7, 2021 | Filed under: News

MONTGOMERY – 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.

Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people.

This order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 and extends until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

This update also comes the same week that the state has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Alabamians ages 16 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals age 16 and up, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are both available to individuals 18 years of age and older.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said as of Wednesday, April 7, over 2.9 million doses had been delivered to Alabama while nearly 1.9 million had been administered statewide.

 

Safer Apart Order

Safer Apart Stoplight

Twenty-sixth Supplemental Emergency Proclamation

 

 

Media Release/Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

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