Gov. Ivey Amends Safer at Home Order Removing Occupancy Rates for Some Businesses


MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her nineteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

 

View the Full Amended Safer at Home Order

 

WHAT’S NEW:

OCCUPANCY RATES

Emergency occupancy rates will be removed for retailers, gyms and fitness centers, and entertainment venues

 

USE OF PARTITIONS

An exception to social-distancing rules will be allowed for many businesses—including barber shops, hair salons, gyms, and restaurants—if people are wearing masks and separated by an "impermeable” barrier

 

WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME

 

MASKS IN SCHOOLS

Masks required in schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and students in second grade and above MASKS Masks required in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household, subject to certain exceptions

 

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES (SUCH AS ARCADES, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS)

May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

 

ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

Allowed subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

 

CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES

May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

 

SUMMER CAMP

May open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

 

INDIVIDUALS

Encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices

 

EMPLOYERS

Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines

 

RETAIL STORES

Subject to 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

 

HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

Subject to restrictions, patients and residents will be allowed visits from one caregiver or one visitor at a time

 

SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS

Regular programming still suspended except meals still available through curbside pick-up or delivery

 

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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