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‘Our citizens have been hurting..:’ Ivey extends Alabama’s Safer at Home coronavirus order

Alabama's governor says this is to avoid a new Stay at Home order.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 9:57 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 2:33 PM

Gov. Kay Ivey held a news conference on Tuesday to provide an update about the state’s coronavirus response. She extended the state's current Safer at Home order until July 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. 

The order was originally set to expire on Friday at 5 p.m.

Credit: Office of Governor Kay Ivey

"We've lost family and friends to a new aggressive deadly virus," Ivey said. "People who have never filed for unemployment have experienced pain in the loss of their job. Our citizens have been hurting in multiple ways."

"We're learning how to live with this disease and need to continue to do what we need to do to avoid another Stay at Home order," she said.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said the state will make its dashboard for coronavirus data easier to understand and will roll out color-coded upgrades Tuesday afternoon. He said those numbers will be updated every Friday, and we can expect to see more specific information for each county.

"There are many people who aren't getting the message," Harris said. "Our state has opened up in many ways, but right now is not a time to let our guard down."

The following rules remain the same under the extended order:

  • 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 Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • SUMMER CAMP Remain open with rules and guidelines available
  • INDIVIDUALS Encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices
  • EMPLOYERS Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines
  • RETAIL STORES All retail stores open subject to 50% occupancy rate, social-distancing and sanitation rules
  • MEDICAL PROCEDURES Allowed unless prohibited in the future by the State Health Officer to preserve resources necessary to diagnose and treat COVID-19; providers must follow COVID-19-related rules and guidance from state regulatory boards or public health authorities
  • SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS Regular programming still suspended except meals still available through curbside pick-up or delivery
  • HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES Still must implement policies to restrict visitation
  • NON-WORK GATHERINGS Still required to maintain 6 feet of distance between persons not from same household
  • RESTAURANTS, BARS AND BREWERIES May open with limited table seating, 6 feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines
  • ATHLETIC FACILITIES (SUCH AS FITNESS CENTERS AND COMMERCIAL GYMS) Athletic facilities may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CLOSE-CONTACT SERVICE PROVIDERS Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo services) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • BEACHES Open with no limit on gatherings. Must maintain 6 feet of separation.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6433170
Mobile4753139
Montgomery4430112
Tuscaloosa263253
Madison21199
Marshall192611
Shelby164225
Lee157237
Morgan12695
Baldwin120711
Walker106131
Elmore102920
Dallas9969
Etowah95114
DeKalb9417
Franklin93216
Autauga67614
Russell6750
Chambers67427
Unassigned65328
Butler65129
Tallapoosa62869
Limestone6223
Houston5857
Cullman5716
Lauderdale5686
St. Clair5133
Colbert4956
Calhoun4905
Lowndes48122
Escambia4808
Pike4725
Coffee4244
Jackson4182
Covington41412
Barbour3942
Dale3911
Talladega3897
Bullock37710
Marengo35211
Hale34823
Chilton3232
Clarke3126
Wilcox3038
Blount2961
Winston2965
Sumter29113
Marion27514
Pickens2696
Randolph2589
Monroe2553
Perry2362
Conecuh2308
Bibb2211
Macon2159
Choctaw21212
Greene1959
Henry1533
Washington1418
Crenshaw1273
Lawrence1250
Cherokee1237
Geneva960
Lamar871
Clay852
Fayette821
Coosa651
Cleburne421
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 61006

Reported Deaths: 738
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby13423223
Davidson13162143
Rutherford352539
Hamilton330538
Sumner189756
Williamson170816
Knox15919
Trousdale15085
Out of TN138410
Wilson114817
Putnam10117
Bradley9594
Robertson92413
Sevier9153
Unassigned9102
Montgomery7327
Lake6970
Tipton6967
Bledsoe6291
Bedford6239
Macon5977
Hamblen4724
Maury4543
Hardeman4114
Fayette3685
Madison3522
Blount3403
Loudon3322
Rhea3150
Dyer2913
McMinn27619
Cheatham2693
Washington2610
Dickson2580
Lawrence2326
Cumberland2134
Sullivan2104
Anderson1952
Jefferson1821
Lauderdale1804
Gibson1771
Monroe1556
Greene1512
Smith1502
Coffee1410
Cocke1360
Hardin1257
Warren1230
Obion1192
Haywood1183
Franklin1163
Marshall1152
Wayne1150
Carter1031
Giles1031
Hickman1030
McNairy1011
Marion944
Hawkins862
Lincoln860
DeKalb850
White853
Roane810
Overton721
Henderson710
Weakley701
Campbell691
Claiborne680
Grundy652
Chester630
Unicoi590
Grainger560
Polk550
Carroll521
Crockett523
Henry510
Cannon490
Sequatchie490
Jackson470
Johnson460
Humphreys392
Meigs380
Perry370
Morgan311
Decatur270
Fentress260
Scott260
Stewart260
Union250
Moore210
Clay200
Houston200
Benton151
Hancock110
Lewis110
Van Buren90
Pickett70

 

 

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