Ivey extends mask order

Marion County High School (MCHS) assistant coach Seth Seaborn is shown masked up during MCHS’s game against Meek on Friday, Oct. 2.

MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her 18th supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes an extension to the statewide mask requirement.
Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until Sunday, November 8, at 5 p.m.
The order will remain in full force and effect until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, unless extended, rescinded or modified in writing before that time.
Prior to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8, a determination shall be made whether to extend the order or, if circumstances permit, to change the order.
Effective Oct. 2, all hospitals and nursing homes/long term care facilities (including assisted living and specialty care assisted living facilities) shall ensure that each patient or resident may be accompanied by one caregiver at a time (in the case of hospitals) or receive visits from one visitor at a time (in the case of nursing homes and long term care facilities).

This is subject to reasonable restrictions imposed on the entrance of persons because of the COVID-19 county positivity rate, the facility’s COVID-19 status, a patient’s or resident’s COVID-19 status, caregiver/visitor symptoms, lack of adherence to proper infection control practices or other relevant factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.