Gov. Ivey initiates ‘Safer-at-Home’ order at 5 p.m. on April 30; Rolls back many restrictions

Gov. Kay Ivey COVID-19 Update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Governor Kay Ivey held a joint press conference to provide further updates on COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The Governor announced that the current Stay-at-Home order would expire on Thursday.

As of 5 p.m. on April 30, the new Safer-at-Home order would go into effect.

The new order encourages individuals to stay home and follow good sanitation practices. It also states the following:

Safer at Home Order
Safer at Home Order (Source: ADPH)
  • Employers - Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines; certain higher risk businesses remain closed.
  • Retail Stores - All retail stores open subject to 50% occupancy rate. Social distancing guidelines still in place.
  • Beaches - Open except no gatherings of 10 persons or more. Social distancing guidelines still in place.
  • Medical Procedures - Allowed unless prohibited in the future by the State Health Officers to preserve resources necessary.

Many things are staying the same. The following things remain closed during the Safer-at-Home order:

  • In-Restaurant dining
  • Athletic facilities such as gyms
  • close-contact service providers such as barber shops and salons
  • child day care facilities that allow more than 12 children in a room
  • educational institutions

This order has a current expiration date of May 15.

Safer at Home Phases
Safer at Home Phases (Source: ADPH)

Some of Alabama’s elected officials weighed in on the new order.

See the above video for all of the Governor’s remarks.

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