On August 13, 2021 Governor Kay Ivey ordered Alabama under a Public Health State of Emergency with respect to COVID-19 by Proclamation. An initial State of Emergency with respect to COVID-19 was issued on March 13 and amended several times until a termination was issued July 6. Five weeks after the termination, COVID related hospitalizations have skyrocketed and is quickly approaching its highest level since January 11, 2021.

The Proclamation expands the capacity of the healthcare workforce operating in hospitals. That expansion includes healthcare practitioners from out of state. It also provides temporary relief from certain laws and rules concerning the state’s healthcare infrastructure. Furthermore, the proclamation provides alternative standards of care for treating COVID -19 cases that give more immunity protection than ordinary standards of care. The proclamation will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency unless rescinded or extended by the Governor.

To view the entire proclamation, please click HERE.