MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Gov. Kay Ivey asked Alabamians to take the proper precautions to prevent exposure to COVID-19 while case numbers continue to rank up in the state.
“Social distancing, sheltering in place, knowing who’s essential and non-essential; y’all, these are terms that aren’t in most of our vocabularies, but here’s what I know and what I hope you’ll consider: these are uncertain times for sure,” the governor said.
Ivey said that the virus is a threat to all members of the public, saying that “everyone at every age is vulnerable.” People between 18 and 65 are those who have contracted the virus the most while also being the most socially active.
“We need all our people of all ages to start thinking about others, many that you love and care for even if you aren’t thinking about yourself,” she said. “The Bible, in 1 Peter 5:10, tells us that ‘the God of all grace, after you have suffered a little while, will restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. That is my prayer for all of us as we go through these challenging days. With faith and perseverance, we’ll get through this together.”
You can watch her full statement above.