Ivey extends ‘limited’ COVID-19 health emergency to Oct. 31


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the month a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations.

The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. Al.com reports Ivey first ordered the “limited, narrowly-focused” state of emergency on Aug. 12, when a surge caused by the delta variant of the coronavirus and by Alabama’s low vaccination rate was rising.

The order was aimed at helping hospitals adjust to the caseload from the virus.

The governor’s office said Friday’s proclamation relaxes regulation to help allow expanded capacity in healthcare facilities and easier shipment of emergency equipment and supplies.

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10/9/2021 12:57:30 PM (GMT -5:00)

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