Ivey issues expanded ‘safer-at-home’ order
Published 2:20 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020
Amended order runs from May 22, 5 p.m. to July 3, 5 p.m.
Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amended safer-at-home order to go into effect tomorrow, Fri., May 22, at 5 p.m.
The new amended order, which ends on July 3 at 5 p.m., allows the following:
• Entertainment venues, such as arcades, theaters and bowling alleys can open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines;
• Athletic activities are open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines;
• Educational institutions are open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines;
• Child daycare facilities open subject to social distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines; and,
• 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, including certain higher-risk businesses and activities remain closed;
• Retail stores – All retail stores open subject to 50 percent occupency 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 nad 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
• Restaurants, bars and breweris – May open with limited table seating, 6-feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines;
• Beaches – Open with no limit on gatherings. Participants must maintain 6-feet of separation.
• Close-contact service providers – Close-contact providers such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo services may open subject to social distancing and 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. Specified athletic activities are still not allowed;