Kay Ivey extends Safer at Home order to July 31

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey extended the current Safer at Home order in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has extended the Safer at Home order first issued in April to July 31 as cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 continue to mount throughout the state and the nation.

The order was amended in May to allow for the limited reopening of businesses. Although it order has now been extended, there have been no major changes to the guidelines that were set.

See below for a list of what is staying the same:

  • ENTERTAINMENT VENUES (SUCH AS ARCADES, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS): May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES: Allowed subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES: May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • SUMMER CAMP: May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • 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 may 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.

The order, amended on June 30 to include the extension, can be viewed online. Links to additional information regarding the order can be seen on the governor’s online announcement.