IVEY: ALABAMA MUST NOT LET GUARD DOWN ON VIRUS PRECAUTIONS

By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says people to not let their guard down on anti-coronavirus measures and was noncommittal on whether closures would have to extend through May.

Ivey spoke at a news conference, saying Tuesday that she wants to reopen the state economy as soon as possible.

But she suggested that may take a piecemeal approach when it does. The governor said she was grateful so many people seem to be complying with a state stay-home order.

The Republican governor also stressed economic concerns, noting that more than a quarter million people filed for unemployment in Alabama over the past four weeks.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

4/14/2020 6:11:07 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Alabama News, Local News