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: 101496

Reported Deaths: 1821
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson13578262
Mobile10747221
Montgomery6999153
Madison555035
Tuscaloosa435080
Unassigned406169
Baldwin374429
Shelby338137
Marshall320738
Lee273647
Morgan244320
Etowah220934
DeKalb186614
Calhoun185319
Elmore178339
Walker156265
Houston145913
Limestone139313
Russell13912
St. Clair138120
Dallas134825
Franklin131022
Cullman124612
Colbert123218
Lauderdale121320
Autauga119622
Escambia109417
Talladega108714
Jackson10794
Tallapoosa87879
Dale85629
Chambers84838
Blount8355
Chilton8309
Clarke82710
Coffee7816
Butler77536
Covington75521
Pike7167
Marion59226
Barbour5866
Lowndes57524
Marengo57217
Bullock49311
Hale48726
Bibb4575
Winston45611
Washington45313
Perry4484
Wilcox44510
Monroe4256
Pickens41310
Randolph40411
Conecuh39710
Sumter37019
Lawrence3603
Macon34414
Crenshaw3338
Choctaw29012
Cherokee2888
Clay2785
Geneva2692
Henry2683
Greene25511
Lamar2372
Fayette2275
Cleburne1301
Coosa1063
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Confirmed Cases: 128511

Reported Deaths: 1313
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Shelby23943319
Davidson21280221
Rutherford683455
Hamilton654756
Knox494641
Williamson370225
Sumner353873
Unassigned31513
Out of TN302419
Wilson241123
Bradley206615
Montgomery204115
Sevier19479
Putnam187820
Robertson159621
Trousdale15836
Hamblen145615
Washington13822
Blount137315
Maury13299
Madison124423
Tipton123312
Sullivan110615
Hardeman97518
Bedford95511
Macon87313
Lake7980
Loudon7793
Gibson7659
Dickson7433
Bledsoe7272
Fayette7258
Anderson7227
Dyer6969
Henderson6362
Cheatham6229
Obion6194
Jefferson6164
Lawrence6137
Carter5936
Coffee5843
McMinn58320
Warren5674
Rhea5662
Greene5529
Haywood5477
Lauderdale5359
Weakley5295
Hawkins52010
Cocke5145
Roane5102
Cumberland5027
Hardin4938
Monroe46910
Smith4674
Giles40213
McNairy4006
DeKalb3791
Franklin3594
Carroll3526
Lincoln3251
Marshall3254
Johnson3180
White3155
Henry3071
Claiborne2960
Hickman2901
Crockett2855
Campbell2611
Chester2402
Marion2395
Overton2351
Wayne2312
Decatur2263
Polk2245
Grainger2120
Unicoi1800
Benton1731
Union1660
Cannon1590
Jackson1371
Morgan1331
Humphreys1313
Scott1302
Grundy1242
Sequatchie1151
Meigs1130
Fentress1040
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