Statewide mask ordinance extended until October 2

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Gov. Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris of ADPH at July’s press conference announcing an extension of the order. Photo Governor Kay Ivey

With the support of Dr. Scott Harris from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Governor Kay Ivey extended the current #SaferatHome order for five weeks. This will include extending Alabama’s statewide mask ordinance until Friday, October 2.

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Birmingham requires face covering to fight COVID-19 while Alabama gradually opens up

Farmers at the Market at Pepper Place, April 25, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, the city of Birmingham passed an ordinance to require the wearing of a face covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency.  Meanwhile, Governor Kay Ivey released a new stay at home order that gradually reopens retail businesses and the state’s beaches.

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Cahaba River Park receives grant to construct trailhead and 5 mile trail (video)

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Cahaba River – Photo from Cahaba Environmental Center

Last week, $3.3 million in grants were awarded by Governor Kay Ivey to expand recreational trails in several communities across the state. Included in the announcement is a $200,000 grant to the Shelby County Commission to construct a trailhead and a five-mile-long, multi-use trail at Cahaba River Park.

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