“Alabama remains open for business,” Ivey said in a statement. “Alabamians do not need government telling us what to do or how to do it. Unlike last year when we were hoping for a miracle, our greatest weapon against covid-19 today is the vaccine, so, if you can, roll up your sleeve and get the shot.”
Alabama is currently battling a spike in coronavirus infections, with 4,000 new cases reported Friday, according to AL.com. The state had 2,430 hospitalized patients as of Friday.