It looks like the safer-at-home order has been extended until May 22, but Governor Ivey has made some changes to the original plan. So, who’s opening back up in Alabama?
Now, more local businesses will now reopen with social distancing guidelines and sanitation measures in place as of Monday, May 11. Although infection continues to spread, Gov. Ivey says she hopes that opening this next phase will begin the process of helping the economy recover.
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With proper social distancing in place, Gov. Ivey hopes Alabama will avoid another outbreak, however, the safest option is still to remain at home.
Who’s allowed to reopen on May 11th:
Businesses now allowed to reopen include barbershops, hair salons, close-contact service providers such as nail salons and tattoo services, gyms, and athletic facilities. ALL retail may now reopen at 50% capacity. Restaurants may now reopen with limited seating capacity and 6 feet distancing between tables.
Churches may also reopen and hold services under the amended order with guidelines in place. Beaches will open with no limit on gatherings but social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
Who will remain closed:
This will include theaters, night clubs, bowling alleys, senior citizen centers, and educational institutions. Daycares will remain limited to less than 12 children per room. Hospitals and nursing homes must continue to restrict visitation.
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