Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask ordinance through August 31

Gov. Kay Ivey extends mask ordinance through August 31
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris give an update on COVID-19. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday an extension of the ‘Safer-at-Home’ order and statewide mask ordinance through August 31.

See the full briefing below:

Gov. Ivey extends statewide mask ordinance

See the ‘Safer-at-Home’ order below:

The mask order, which is part of Ivey’s amended Safer at Home order, says “Masks required in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household, subject to certain exceptions.”

NEW UPDATES:

MASKS- Masks required in schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and students in second grade and above

WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME:

MASKS - Masks required in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household, subject to certain exceptions

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.

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