Ivey issues new measures for health care providers, hospitals, jails

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Published: Apr. 2, 2020 at 4:52 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - Governor Ivey issued a fifth supplemental state of emergency Thursday in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Below is an overview of that document from the Governor’s office:

  • Sections I and II “cut red tape” for the medical field to prepare for a potential strain on existing resources
  • First, we’re cutting red tape for health care providers.
  • Second, we’re cutting red tape to expand health care facilities.
  • Section VI is another measure we’ve implemented to reduce the likelihood of COVID transmission in jails without undermining public safety.

Part of that order allows the release of parole or probation violators who have been in jail for more than 20 days without a hearing.

You can read the entire proclamation here:

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