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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: 46424

Reported Deaths: 1032
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson5687161
Mobile4315136
Montgomery4275109
Tuscaloosa238248
Marshall181511
Madison16208
Lee146337
Shelby141424
Morgan11575
Baldwin10399
Walker101825
Elmore97519
Dallas9189
Franklin90616
Etowah83413
DeKalb7905
Chambers64727
Autauga64312
Butler63728
Tallapoosa60669
Russell5890
Unassigned53826
Houston5366
Limestone5251
Lauderdale5146
Cullman4905
Lowndes47922
Pike4525
Colbert4426
St. Clair4402
Escambia4358
Calhoun4035
Coffee3923
Covington38110
Bullock36910
Barbour3622
Jackson3432
Talladega3337
Dale3261
Marengo32011
Hale31722
Wilcox2958
Clarke2876
Sumter28512
Winston2773
Chilton2762
Blount2581
Monroe2442
Pickens2446
Marion24114
Randolph2289
Conecuh2187
Macon2029
Choctaw19912
Bibb1981
Greene1888
Perry1791
Henry1403
Crenshaw1253
Washington1217
Lawrence1130
Cherokee1117
Geneva860
Lamar801
Fayette721
Clay692
Coosa601
Cleburne391
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 55986

Reported Deaths: 685
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby12549208
Davidson12234132
Rutherford323437
Hamilton300736
Sumner172755
Williamson151515
Trousdale15035
Knox13929
Out of TN12307
Wilson106017
Putnam9267
Robertson87511
Bradley8744
Sevier8573
Unassigned8302
Lake6960
Tipton6625
Bledsoe6241
Montgomery6207
Bedford5898
Macon5114
Maury4063
Hamblen3974
Hardeman3744
Fayette3443
Madison3392
Loudon3021
Rhea2930
Blount2723
Dyer2703
McMinn25518
Cheatham2432
Dickson2310
Washington1970
Cumberland1934
Lawrence1926
Anderson1662
Lauderdale1643
Sullivan1592
Jefferson1481
Gibson1471
Monroe1416
Smith1362
Coffee1320
Greene1222
Hardin1197
Obion1172
Cocke1160
Haywood1082
Franklin1013
Marshall1011
Warren1000
Hickman950
Wayne900
Marion874
McNairy841
Lincoln780
Giles771
White773
Carter751
Roane710
DeKalb700
Overton671
Weakley671
Hawkins662
Grundy652
Campbell621
Claiborne590
Henderson560
Unicoi560
Carroll491
Chester480
Grainger480
Polk480
Henry470
Crockett443
Johnson440
Sequatchie420
Cannon410
Humphreys352
Perry350
Meigs340
Jackson330
Morgan291
Fentress250
Stewart250
Decatur240
Scott210
Union190
Clay180
Moore170
Houston160
Benton131
Hancock90
Lewis70
Van Buren70
Pickett60

 

 

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