Gov. Ivey Amends Safer at Home Order to Include Statewide Mask Requirement


MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her fourteenth 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 July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
 
NEW UPDATES:
MASKS Masks required in public when interacting within 6 feet with people of another household, subject to certain exceptions
 
WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME:
 
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 All retail stores may 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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