Gov. Ivey directs Alabama agencies to allow ‘flexible work schedules’ for employees due to coronavirus


FILE – In this March 4, 2019 file photo Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a news conference in Beauregard, Ala. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is apologizing after a radio interview described her wearing blackface during a college skit in the 1960s. Ivey issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 saying that she does not remember the sketch or ever wearing blackface but wanted to “offer my heartfelt apologies for the pain and embarrassment this causes.” (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises in Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized directors of all state agencies to put different work schedules into place for state employees.

In a tweet sent out Sunday, Ivey said that effective Monday, she would authorize agency directors to implement “telework, flexible work schedules and practice social distancing” for the next three weeks.

Ivey’s directions come as many schools across the state have already begun closing through at least April 6. Likewise, Ivey said she would expect the same from state employees.

“Employees should plan to return to regular work schedules on Monday, April 6,” Ivey wrote. “For more information, please contact your immediate supervisor or department head. While out of the office, please continue the practice of sound hygiene and social distancing.”


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