Ivey says fighting COVID-19 by calling some businesses ‘non-essential’ was ‘a mistake’Matt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 26 2020 8:04 AM
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said today that dividing businesses into “essential” and “non-essential” groups in her April “Shelter in Place” order to fight COVID-19 was “a mistake.”
Speaking to the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce via a live video link, Ivey said it “would be an understatement” to say that 2020 hasn’t lived up to expectations. A jobless rate of 2.9 percent at the year’s start is now nearly 10 percent with 585,000 people claiming unemployment compensation, she said.