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State health leaders urge extension of Alabama mask mandate

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The Alabama statewide mask mandate is set to expire next Friday and health officials are asking leaders to extend it.

Dr. Sarah Nafziger of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said it's "critically important" for Gov. Kay Ivey to maintain the requirement. The head of the Alabama Hospital Association said the organization would support the extension of the mandate into January of next year.

As of Friday, Alabama has 264199 cases of COVID-19.

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