Gov: Alabama must not let guard down on virus precautions

Apr 14, 2020

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says people to not let their guard down on anti-coronavirus measures and was noncommittal on whether closures would have to extend through May. 

Ivey spoke at a news conference, saying Tuesday that she wants to reopen the state economy as soon as possible. But she suggested that may take a piecemeal approach when it does.

The governor said she was grateful so many people seem to be complying with a state stay-home order.  

The Republican governor also stressed economic concerns, noting that more than a quarter million people filed for unemployment in Alabama over the past four weeks.