Members of Gov. Ivey’s COVID-19 task force disagrees with reopening plan


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — With much of the state reopening Monday, some members of the governor’s coronavirus task force do not agree with the plan to reopen the state.

On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey gave business owners some news they’ve demanding to hear.

“People are frustrated,” Ivey said. “I understand. I care about you.”

Not all members of the task force agree with this plan to reopen.

“It scares me, it literally scares me, because we’ve not done enough testing,” said Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro.

Singleton said he’s concerned about employees that will be headed back to work.

“We have to remember, in the state of Alabama, we work. People, not robots, and even robots get viruses,” he said.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, applauded the governor on the plan and hopes businesses will comply.

“If these businesses and the manager that manages that business will comply with the directions in place, then I think it will work,” McCutcheon said.

 Ivey said she plans to give an update update on the current stay at home order this week.


Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories