Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask order to December 11, loosens restrictions

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UPDATE:

Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her Safer at Home order to Dec. 11, per a press conference held Thursday.

The order has loosened restrictions toward occupancy rates, removing them for retailers, gyms, fitness centers, and entertainment venues.

Social distancing rules will also no longer be required for many businesses like barbershops, hair salons, gyms, and restaurants so long as the people present are wearing masks and are “separated by an ‘impermeable’ barrier.”

ORIGINAL REPORT:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Governor Kay Ivey along with State Health Officer Scott Harris is holding a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

The joint conference will provide updates on COVID-19 in Alabama. This comes before the amended Safer at Home order expires on Nov. 8.

As of this report, state data has reported a rise in the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests. Last week, the percentage rose to 9.8 percent.

Hospitalizations have also trended upward, with 1017 patients being recorded Wednesday.

Across the state, 169,266 cases and 2,818 deaths have been confirmed.

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