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

Credit: Office of Governor Kay Ivey

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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Confirmed Cases: 90890

Reported Deaths: 1611
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Mobile9086191
Montgomery6249143
Madison501425
Tuscaloosa397463
Baldwin321023
Shelby305032
Marshall296630
Unassigned273453
Lee250540
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Etowah193026
DeKalb170113
Elmore160237
Calhoun15609
Walker147063
Houston131912
Dallas128823
Russell12331
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Franklin119620
Limestone119613
Cullman114111
Colbert109312
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Autauga102420
Escambia97915
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Jackson8283
Chambers82138
Tallapoosa81478
Dale78520
Butler75235
Blount7363
Chilton7106
Coffee7095
Covington70920
Pike6607
Barbour5635
Lowndes55224
Marion54224
Marengo52014
Clarke4869
Hale45926
Bullock43811
Perry4294
Winston42911
Wilcox4059
Monroe3914
Randolph38810
Bibb3743
Conecuh37310
Pickens3679
Sumter36118
Lawrence3100
Washington31011
Macon30913
Crenshaw2863
Choctaw27412
Henry2453
Cherokee2427
Greene24211
Geneva2320
Clay2175
Lamar1982
Fayette1745
Cleburne1211
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Confirmed Cases: 110636

Reported Deaths: 1092
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Davidson19400202
Rutherford607253
Hamilton566147
Knox403236
Williamson326922
Sumner317870
Unassigned29544
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Wilson207221
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Bradley171310
Sevier17135
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Putnam154413
Robertson145017
Hamblen122913
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Maury10815
Washington10662
Madison91213
Bedford87110
Macon83213
Sullivan8069
Hardeman80111
Lake7490
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Loudon6533
Fayette6208
Anderson6075
Dickson5951
Gibson5672
Dyer5557
Cheatham5485
Rhea5021
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McMinn48920
Lawrence4786
Obion4354
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Warren4034
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Cumberland3796
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Monroe3669
Roane3642
Smith3633
Hawkins3624
Giles3519
McNairy3165
DeKalb3051
Franklin2864
Weakley2763
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Lincoln2541
Hickman2310
Carroll2283
Crockett2263
Claiborne2210
Henry2160
Wayne2161
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Polk1651
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Scott1040
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Meigs980
Benton971
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