WATCH: Gov. Ivey issues amended ‘Safer-at-Home’ order allowing entertainment venues to reopen

Coronavirus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey held a joint press conference to provide further updates on COVID-19. She was joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued an amended Safer at Home Order to be applied Statewide. The order which includes an expanded list of items to reopen will be effective Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW UPDATES:
ENTERTAINMENT VENUES (SUCH AS ARCADES, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS)
Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES
Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
SUMMER CAMP
Remain open with rules and guidelines available


WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME:
INDIVIDUALS
Encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices
EMPLOYERS
Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines
RETAIL STORES
All retail stores open subject to 50% occupancy rate, social-distancing and sanitation rules
MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Allowed unless prohibited in the future by the State Health Officer to preserve resources necessary to diagnose
and treat COVID-19; providers must follow COVID-19-related rules and guidance from state regulatory boards or
public health authorities
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS
Regular programming still suspended except meals still available through curbside pick-up or delivery
HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES
Still must implement policies to restrict visitation
NON-WORK GATHERINGS
Still required to maintain 6 feet of distance between persons not from same household
RESTAURANTS, BARS AND BREWERIES
May open with limited table seating, 6 feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and
guidelines
ATHLETIC FACILITIES (SUCH AS FITNESS CENTERS AND COMMERCIAL GYMS)
Athletic facilities may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
CLOSE-CONTACT SERVICE PROVIDERS
Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo services) may open
subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
BEACHES
Open with no limit on gatherings. Must maintain 6 feet of separation.

Safer at Home Order

Safer at Home Info Sheet 1

Safer at Home Info Sheet 2

Safer at Home Info Sheet 3

Tenth Supplemental State of Emergency

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there are 13,058 confirmed cases and 528 coronavirus-related deaths. Health officials say that 170,739 COVID-19 tests have been completed so far in the state.

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