AL Gov Extends Mask Order, Rule Includes Schools

The Alabama Political Reporter reports:

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended her “safer-at-home” order, which includes a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public, until Aug. 31, with the addition of a requirement for masks to be worn in most classrooms statewide.

Ivey’s amended order Tuesday mandates that face masks be worn by employees and students in classrooms from grade 2 through college.

“I know that with all responsibilities of being a teacher, it can be an added burden to require that a mask be worn, but just as we are focused on creating a safe and healthy environment for our students, it’s also important that we take care of our teachers as well,” Ivey said.