Governor Ivey says no 'shelter in place' anticipated for Alabama

Mar 24, 2020

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says she has no plans to issue a statewide "shelter in place" order to combat the new Coronavirus, despite a similar action by the City of Birmingham. The city council voted to impose the order until April third. Mayor Randall Woodfin cited an increase of COVID-19 cases in the “Magic City,” rising to 91, for prompting the City’s action. Governor Ivey says economic concerns led to her reluctance to join the states, including New York, California, Illinois and Louisiana, that have ordered residents to stay home unless going out for food, medicine and essential services.