The governor of Alabama said she would extend the state’s current mask power until April 9, then revoke the order.
Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday that the extension will allow businesses time to implement their own policies and make the necessary adjustments ahead of schedule.
Under current directives, masks must be used in public whenever someone is within 6 feet of other homes.Face masking is also required in schools and colleges for both employees and students in the grade. 2 or more
But when the order ended on April 9th, the masks will no longer be ordered.
“There is no doubt that wearing a mask is one of my greatest tools in the fight against the spread of the virus,”; Ivey said at a press conference on Thursday.
“And even if we cancel the mask order But I will continue to wear the mask while I am around others and urge my fellow citizens to use common sense and do the same. But when that time comes it will become a matter of Personal responsibility is not a government duty, ”she continues.
The governor said the state had kept mask orderly for some time.
Ivey’s announcement comes days after the governors of Texas and Mississippi announced they would lift state mask enforcement and abolish a number of Covid-19 health requirements. It’s a Republican party
“Now it’s time to open 100 percent Texas,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday. “COVID did not disappear suddenly. But state documents are no longer required. “
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said in a tweet that he felt it was time to cancel the order due to “The hospitalization and our number of patients is declining and the vaccination is accelerated.”
“The executive order that interferes with the lives of people is the worst. But the only thing that has been possible is an intervention over the years, ”Reeves said in another tweet. “Right now, we’re focusing on vaccination quickly, we’re out of business of telling people what they can and can’t do.”
The order ended in the state on Wednesday.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has voiced concerns about the state’s revocation of the coronavirus directive.
“Please listen to me very clearly,” she said at this week’s White House Covid-19 briefing. “
According to the latest NBC News data, more than 26 million people have been fully vaccinated after being granted emergency authorization for two vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna.