Alabama stay-at-home order will expire April 30, be followed by ‘safer at home’ order

Credit: Office of Governor Kay Ivey

The “safer at home” order will expire on May 15.

Posted: Apr 28, 2020 10:55 AM
Updated: Apr 28, 2020 11:55 AM

UPDATE: Gov. Ivey announced the stay-at-home order will expire on April 30 at 5 p.m., and a “safer at home” order will take effect at that time. The “safer at home” order will expire on May 15.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said the state has not met the 14-day sustained decline in coronavirus cases as stated in the White House’s plan for reopening states. He said this is why the state is not fully reopening.

Under the “safer at home” order, people are encouraged, but not ordered, to stay home and follow good sanitation practices.

Businesses may open but are subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines. However, certain higher-risk businesses and activities are to remain closed. 

All retail stores are allowed to open but must have a 50% occupancy rate and follow social distancing and sanitation rules. 

Restaurants and breweries are still limited to take-out, curbside or delivery services.

Beaches may open, but no gatherings of 10 or more people are allowed. People must also maintain six feet of separation.

Elective medical procedures are allowed, and providers must follow rules and guidelines from public health officials. Hospitals and nursing homes must still restrict visitation.

Non-work gatherings are still limited to fewer than 10 people with six feet of separation between people. “Drive-in” gatherings are allowed if people stay in their cars with people from their own households.

Regular programming at senior citizen centers is still suspended, but meals may still be available through curbside pick-up or delivery.

Educational institutions, including schools and universities, are still closed for in-person instruction, excluding daytime “special activities programs,” the state says.

Child daycare facilities still must not allow 12 or more children in one room.

The following will remain closed under the “safer at home” order:

  • Entertainment venues (Ie. Night clubs, theaters and bowling alleys)
  • Athletic facilities and activities (Ie. Fitness centers and commercial gyms)
  • Close contact service providers (Ie. Barber shops, hair salons and tattoo providers)

FROM EARLIER:

Gov. Kay Ivey is holding a news conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to give an update about the state’s response to coronavirus.

Ivey will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and members of the Executive Committee of her Coronavirus Task Force.

We expect an update on whether or not Ivey will extend the state’s stay-at-home order that’s set to expire at 5 p.m. on April 30.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

You can find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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Mobile36294737
Madison32616468
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Montgomery22739519
Shelby22174218
Baldwin19873289
Lee15039157
Calhoun13832293
Morgan13753254
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Marshall11448211
Houston10124264
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Cullman8984182
Lauderdale8612214
DeKalb8489175
Talladega7606165
Walker6585259
Jackson6545104
Autauga632492
Blount6236127
Colbert6001121
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Dale4671107
Russell406933
Franklin399878
Covington3993106
Chilton3898103
Escambia379173
Tallapoosa3622143
Clarke344053
Chambers3431111
Dallas3422142
Pike293373
Marion288695
Lawrence284985
Winston258368
Bibb246160
Geneva240370
Marengo238857
Pickens225457
Barbour213651
Hale212269
Fayette202057
Butler201466
Henry183541
Cherokee178039
Monroe166739
Randolph164840
Washington156836
Macon147745
Crenshaw146255
Clay145954
Cleburne139841
Lamar133733
Lowndes132751
Wilcox122925
Bullock117336
Conecuh107024
Perry106127
Sumter99732
Coosa90224
Greene88532
Choctaw55323
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Cases: 779449

Reported Deaths: 11501
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Knox46250587
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Sumner21448318
Montgomery17484213
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Madison10123230
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Anderson8044158
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Giles375297
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White339366
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Macon337273
Hardin331563
Lauderdale309642
Henry301275
Marion294744
Scott288144
Wayne287630
Overton285557
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