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:
- 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.
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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