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.
Alabama's new “Safer Apart” order lifts all restrictions on athletic events, concerts, beaches, restaurants and more.
The Governor says, as of this Monday, Alabama has seen the lowest avg for new COVID-19 cases & hospitalizations since the spring of last year. She encourages Alabamians to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and voluntarily get a vaccine.
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