Ivey expected to announce economic reopening plan at 11 a.m.

Ivey expected to announce economic reopening plan at 11 a.m.
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Gov. Kay Ivey announced a stay at home order on April 3. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey has called an 11 a.m. news conference for Tuesday in which she’s expected to make an announcement on a plan to gradually reopen businesses in Alabama.

WSFA 12 News will carry this news conference on-air, online, and on our WSFA 12 News app.

Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris worked through the weekend on a timetable to reopen the economy, the governor’s office said in a statement Monday morning.

The governor has several conversations and calls, including the White House’s governors conference call, scheduled for Monday.

Alabama is under a statewide stay at home order through Thursday. The order required all nonessential businesses to close and prohibited non-work related gatherings of 10 people or more.

More than 200 people have died from COVID-19 and more than 6,500 have tested positive across Alabama.

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