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Gov. Ivey issues amended Safer at Home order through July 3, will reopen more businesses

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Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order that includes an expanded list of businesses to reopen.

Posted: May 21, 2020 1:54 PM
Updated: May 21, 2020 2:50 PM

UPDATE: Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order that includes an expanded list of businesses to reopen.

The order will be effective Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. through Friday, July 3, at 5 p.m.

Ivey said our numbers are not as good as we could hope, and many nursing homes are still a hot bed for coronavirus.

On Friday, Alabama’s unemployment rate for April will be announced.

This week, the state made a deal with Apple and Google to use their contact tracing apps.

“It's now time that we move forward and further open our state,” Ivey said.

She said we need to learn to live with the new normal of dealing with coronavirus.

The state says new updates under the amended order include the following:

  • ENTERTAINMENT VENUES (SUCH AS ARCADES, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS) Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (Starting June 1 at 5 p.m.) Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES (Starting May 23 at 5 p.m.) Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • SUMMER CAMP (Starting May 23 at 5 p.m.) Remain open with rules and guidelines available

FROM EARLIER:

Gov. Kay Ivey is holding a news conference on Thursday to provide an update about the coronavirus pandemic.

Ivey is joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. They are expected to give an update about Alabama’s amended Safer at Home order that’s set to expire on Friday at 5 p.m.

Coronavirus cases have continued to climb while the state has been under the order. Harris said Butler, Mobile, Marshall and Franklin counties are experiencing outbreaks.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 16310

Reported Deaths: 590
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Jefferson167397
Montgomery144634
Marshall6609
Tuscaloosa63212
Lee52632
Franklin4986
Shelby47019
Tallapoosa41063
Butler39113
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Madison3154
Elmore3007
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Walker2821
DeKalb2403
Etowah24011
Dallas2323
Coffee2191
Lowndes21610
Morgan2111
Sumter2106
Autauga1923
Houston1854
Bullock1763
Pike1730
Colbert1612
Calhoun1523
Marengo1506
Choctaw1487
Russell1480
Lauderdale1452
Hale1416
Wilcox1327
Barbour1301
Clarke1282
Randolph1247
Marion11711
St. Clair1081
Pickens964
Dale960
Talladega963
Chilton931
Greene914
Cullman880
Limestone860
Winston770
Covington751
Jackson742
Bibb711
Henry702
Macon672
Crenshaw662
Washington656
Blount531
Escambia483
Lawrence460
Geneva400
Perry360
Conecuh351
Coosa341
Monroe342
Cherokee332
Clay272
Lamar210
Cleburne131
Fayette130
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 21285

Reported Deaths: 353
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Davidson482660
Shelby4615105
Trousdale13924
Rutherford109022
Sumner84345
Hamilton67015
Bledsoe6081
Williamson53210
Tipton4283
Putnam4285
Robertson4262
Lake4130
Wilson3828
Knox3565
Out of TN3394
Bedford2704
Montgomery2583
Rhea1970
Hardeman1920
Madison1742
Loudon1370
McMinn13614
Macon1193
Cheatham1140
Cumberland1111
Fayette1102
Dickson1070
Bradley1051
Blount893
Maury810
Washington750
Unassigned750
Sevier752
Coffee660
Wayne630
Gibson601
Sullivan602
Monroe592
Lauderdale561
Hickman540
Dyer490
Franklin491
Greene482
Anderson401
Marion371
DeKalb370
Grundy321
Hawkins312
Smith301
Hamblen302
Haywood302
Henry300
Marshall291
Jefferson280
Obion281
White280
Carroll271
Weakley260
Overton250
Meigs250
Lincoln250
Lawrence240
Warren220
Cocke200
Carter191
Morgan170
Campbell171
Cannon170
Jackson170
Crockett161
Roane160
Johnson150
Polk150
Henderson140
Humphreys131
Chester130
Perry130
Sequatchie130
Giles120
McNairy120
Fentress120
Hardin112
Scott110
Stewart100
Claiborne80
Houston80
Benton71
Grainger60
Clay60
Decatur50
Union40
Van Buren40
Lewis30
Moore30
Unicoi30
Pickett30
Hancock10

 

 

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