The Birmingham News reports:
Alabama’s mask order will end April 9, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. Ivey said the roughly one month mask extension allows businesses ample time to implement their own policies and make adjustments ahead of the deadline.
Several major retailers – including Kroger, Target and Walgreens – indicated they will leave orders requiring facial coverings in place even as more states drop the requirement.
Ivey stressed the mask requirement will not be extended past April 9 but does get the state past the Easter holiday on April 4. The current order was set to expire tomorrow at 5 p.m.
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