Alabama’s mandatory masking order in effect until 5 p.m. July 31

A mandatory masking order for Alabama goes into effect on Thursday at 5 p.m. Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday morning.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 10:55 AM
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 7:38 AM

Gov. Kay Ivey announced a statewide mandatory masking order during a news conference July 15.

The order went into effect at 5 p.m. July 16. It follows mandatory masking orders already put into place by some local governments in the state, including the city of Decatur and Madison County.

Ivey said the masking requirement is an addition to the state’s Safer at Home Order set to expire on July 31 at 5 p.m. She said the idea is not to issue penalties. However, there is a penalty of $500 or jailtime.

People are required to wear masks in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household.

Ivey said there are 1,183 coronavirus deaths. She said in the two-week period from June 29 to July 13, the state’s total number of cases rose by 50%. She also said that the number of hospitalized patients increased significantly.

Despite all our best efforts, cases are still increasing, Ivey said. She said the state is almost to the point where ICUs are overwhelmed.

“Folks, the numbers just do not lie,” Ivey said on Wednesday.

Ivey was joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. He said only 12% of ICU beds are open in the state.

You can watch the news conference below. Stay with WAAY 31 for updates on air and online.

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Confirmed Cases: 100801

Reported Deaths: 1814
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Mobile10581212
Montgomery6825151
Madison546934
Tuscaloosa426979
Unassigned392566
Baldwin367029
Shelby333437
Marshall319438
Lee270847
Morgan241819
Etowah218034
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Calhoun181918
Elmore176039
Walker154465
Houston142813
Russell13892
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Limestone135913
Dallas133624
Franklin129722
Cullman123012
Colbert121517
Lauderdale119020
Autauga116222
Escambia108817
Talladega105414
Jackson10264
Tallapoosa87579
Chambers84738
Dale84329
Clarke82610
Chilton8189
Blount8165
Butler77036
Coffee7656
Covington74021
Pike7137
Marion58226
Barbour5796
Lowndes57124
Marengo56616
Hale48526
Bullock48111
Winston45711
Perry4454
Bibb4445
Washington44412
Wilcox43410
Monroe4236
Pickens4089
Randolph40211
Conecuh39310
Sumter36618
Lawrence3542
Macon33914
Crenshaw3326
Choctaw28912
Cherokee2768
Clay2675
Geneva2652
Henry2643
Greene25211
Lamar2302
Fayette2235
Cleburne1291
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Confirmed Cases: 124915

Reported Deaths: 1271
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Davidson20865219
Rutherford662955
Hamilton631555
Knox475040
Williamson360725
Sumner347373
Unassigned31173
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Bradley199115
Montgomery198614
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Washington12912
Maury12847
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Madison118920
Sullivan104815
Hardeman94218
Bedford93011
Macon86713
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Cheatham6018
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Smith4584
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McNairy3886
Giles38713
DeKalb3662
Franklin3384
Carroll3303
Lincoln3151
Marshall3054
Henry2990
White2945
Johnson2880
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Crockett2745
Hickman2720
Campbell2541
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Marion2285
Chester2252
Decatur2153
Polk2133
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Union1620
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Morgan1271
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