Governor Kay Ivey: No plans to reopen Alabama.

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Governor Kay Ivey: No plans to reopen Alabama.

By JASON BOOTHE

Gov. Kay Ivey said during a Tuesday press conference Alabama will remain under a stay at home order until at least April 30.

“Keep doing what you are doing,” Ivey said. “I am as eager as anyone to get our economy back open and operating on all cylinders again. We have to do it in a smart way.”

Some had expected Ivey might suggest reopening the state’s economy and some small businesses as early as today (Friday, April 24). Instead, Ivey maintained her current stay at home order and reminded citizens to continue to be vigilant in their precautions against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, encouraging people to remain in their homes except for essential outings and to continue to wash their hands and wear face coverings when in public at places such as the grocery store or doctors offices.

Ivey said business and healthcare leaders, elected officials and members of the Congressional delegation are providing input for reopening the state and officials are also using President Trump’s phased-in guidelines, released last week.

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