From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s public health order related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end on May 31, 2021 and the state of emergency will end on July 6, 2021.
“For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the glove, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary ‘new normal,’ said Ivey. “We have learned much since last year, and this is absolutely now a managed pandemic. Our infection rates and hospitalizations are in better shape, and over 1.5 million Alabamians have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Alabamians have consistently stepped up to the plate over the course of this pandemic, and I know they will continue to do so,” she continued. “I am pleased that we have shown the rest of the country that we are gritty and determined. We are signaling loud and clear that Alabama is open, and we are moving forward.”