Gov. Ivey amends Alabama’s ‘Safer-at-Home’ order; loosened restrictions begin May 22 at 5 p.m.

Governor Kay Ivey COVID-19 update

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Governor Kay Ivey held a joint news conference Thursday with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Amended Safer-at-Home
Amended Safer-at-Home (Source: Governor's Office)

Things that change:

  • Entertainment venues such as bowling alleys, theaters, and arcades may open subject to social distancing guidelines.
  • Athletic activities are allowed to begin subject to social distancing. Practices can begin May 23. Competitions can begin June 15.
  • Educational institutes are allowed to open June 1 subject to social distancing guidelines.
  • Child day care facilities may open subject to social distancing guidelines.
  • Summer camps may open subject to social distancing guidelines.

Things that stay the same:

  • Individuals are encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices.
  • Employers may open subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines.
  • Medical procedures are allowed unless State Health Officer notes otherwise.
  • Senior Citizen Centers will still suspend regular programming except meals at this time.
  • Hospitals and Nursing homes should still restrict visitation at this time.
  • Non-work gatherings should still maintain social distancing guidelines at this time.
  • Beaches are open with no limit on gatherings as long as social distancing is followed.
Safer-at-Home guide
Safer-at-Home guide (Source: Governor's Office)

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