Earlier this afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey participated in the conference call led by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to further discuss the federal government and states’ efforts to combat COVID-19, according to Ivey’s press secretary Gina Maiola.
The conversation specifically focused on how to restart the economy.
“The governor is grateful to the president for his Administration’s strong leadership and continued guidance during this unprecedented time,” Maiola said. “She also appreciates the president supporting Alabama, making decisions that are in the best interest of Alabamians, specifically as it relates to their personal and economic health.”
Ivey will continue making decisions for the state while carefully weighing both aspects of this situation.
“As the president mentioned, this will be data-driven, rather than date-driven,” said Maiola. “With his guidance, as well as that from her Coronavirus Executive Committee and our state’s congressional leaders, Gov. Ivey looks forward to getting Alabama back to work and back to normal.”
Maiola said the governor, “Commends Alabamians for their cooperation and asks for their continued patience. Their willingness in the next two weeks is key to flattening the curve and getting our businesses rolling again.”