Alabama stay-home order to remain; protest held at Capitol

Apr 21, 2020

 

Credit Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she intends to keep a stay-home order in place through April, striking a measured approach as some Southern states push to quickly reopen. 

Ivey said Tuesday that she intends — for now — to keep a stay home order in place through April 30. State Health Officer Scott Harris said the state has not quite met a federal recommendation of 14 days of declining cases before proceeding to an additional phase of reopening.

A crowd of 100 or more protesters gathered outside the Alabama Capitol Tuesday to urge the lifting of closure orders.