Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Mask Order

The Birmingham News reports:

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statewide mask order. The order states a face covering must be worn in public when in close contact with other people.

Specifically, it stipulates the order says Alabamians must wear a mask when you are within 6 feet of a person from another household in an indoor space open to the public; a vehicle operated by a transportation service such as Uber; or an outdoor public space where 10 or more people are gathered.

It goes into effect Thursday at 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until at least July 31. The order, which comes as Alabama has seen a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, supersedes any local regulations.