Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey tells residents that college football season depends on coronavirus stay-at-home order
Kay Ivey knows how to get the attention of Alabama residents. At a Friday press conference about the state’s stay-at-home order, the Auburn alumna warned that having a college football season may depend on Alabamians following the guidelines.
“If you’re eager for a fall football season coming up, what we’re doing today gives us a better chance of being able to do that as well,” Ivey told reporters, per Alabama Political Reporter’s Chip Brownlee.
As coronavirus cases rise and guidelines to stay at home and limit gatherings continue, more people are wondering about the status of college football and other fall sports. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit speculated that the college and pro football seasons were unlikely to happen, prompting takes from many of his media peers as well as coaches. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, on the other hand, is confident that games will be played this fall with fans in the stands.
We’ll see if college football fans in Alabama follow Ivey’s instructions.
Some important information out of this press conference:
• More than 200 Alabama health care workers are infected.
• Someone as young as 33 years of age has died.
• Ivey says surge in hospitalizations expected in two weeks.
• Median age of infected individuals is 49.
— Chip Brownlee (@ByChipBrownlee) April 3, 2020