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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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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 160380

Reported Deaths: 2713
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23573377
Mobile16994316
Tuscaloosa10462140
Montgomery10352198
Madison942298
Shelby750465
Baldwin671269
Lee657165
Calhoun464761
Marshall442651
Etowah434151
Morgan422335
Houston419334
DeKalb349228
Elmore324653
St. Clair304042
Limestone293631
Walker283793
Talladega271437
Cullman255725
Lauderdale233842
Jackson219417
Autauga208231
Franklin206432
Colbert206032
Blount197225
Russell19603
Chilton190432
Dallas188127
Coffee180711
Dale178952
Covington175929
Escambia174931
Chambers136847
Clarke136617
Pike134514
Tallapoosa133987
Marion110331
Barbour10429
Marengo102622
Butler101241
Winston94013
Geneva9217
Lawrence86933
Pickens86918
Bibb85015
Randolph83516
Hale77730
Cherokee75614
Clay75312
Washington75112
Henry7236
Lowndes71628
Monroe65510
Bullock65017
Crenshaw60930
Perry5956
Fayette58913
Cleburne5739
Wilcox57012
Conecuh56513
Macon53920
Lamar5085
Sumter47421
Choctaw39312
Greene34616
Coosa2093
Out of AL00
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 251774

Reported Deaths: 3207
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby36855568
Davidson32175341
Knox1295692
Rutherford12143115
Hamilton11952110
Williamson723556
Sumner6230112
Wilson478560
Putnam449957
Montgomery427558
Out of TN417134
Madison385180
Sullivan384648
Bradley364123
Washington361553
Sevier340823
Maury340738
Blount340436
Robertson264044
Hamblen249548
Tipton240623
Unassigned23306
Dyer228535
Gibson219249
Coffee194326
Hardeman190933
Greene182154
Obion181123
Trousdale17778
Bedford175320
Anderson172714
Dickson172219
Fayette170825
McMinn167337
Lawrence166520
Loudon165311
Cumberland162327
Wayne16067
Carter159834
Weakley157926
Jefferson157522
Monroe148629
Warren146110
Lauderdale145117
Henderson142626
Hardin141622
Macon135725
Roane13467
Franklin130522
Haywood130528
Hawkins123225
Overton123218
White120014
Johnson11667
Carroll115826
Marshall115611
McNairy114428
Rhea113018
Cocke109714
Cheatham107912
Campbell104412
Bledsoe10264
Smith100514
Lake9883
Giles98636
Fentress92611
Lincoln9253
Crockett87620
Hickman81015
Henry80912
Marion79410
DeKalb75117
Chester73515
Decatur66711
Grainger6174
Grundy57811
Union5493
Claiborne5346
Polk52713
Jackson4596
Humphreys4574
Unicoi4453
Morgan4447
Cannon4272
Benton4269
Houston42517
Lewis4225
Clay41015
Scott3945
Sequatchie3572
Stewart33811
Meigs3306
Perry3295
Pickett2769
Moore2712
Van Buren2102
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