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Businesses reopening after Alabama’s “Safer at Home” order is amended

 

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What businesses will be reopening?

Governor Kay Ivey has amended Alabama’s Safer at Home order relaxing restrictions on restaurants, bars, breweries, gyms, hair salons, beaches and more. The businesses reopening after the amended order goes into effect will still be required to adhere to social distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines. The new changes will go into effect on Monday, May 11.

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Here’s what the amended order says:

NEW UPDATES:

NON-WORK GATHERINGS

Removing 10 person limit. 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. Specified
athletic activities are still not allowed

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

WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME:

INDIVIDUALS

Encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices

EMPLOYERS

Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines; certain higher-risk
businesses and activities remain closed

RETAIL STORES

All retail stores open subject to 50% occupancy rate, social-distancing and sanitation rules

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES (SUCH AS NIGHT CLUBS, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS)

Still closed

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

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Still closed to in-person instruction (except for daytime special activities programs)

CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES

Still must not allow 12 or more children in a room

HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

Still must implement policies to restrict visitation