Health Order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amendment to the Safer at Home order that will allow a wide range of businesses to reopen with restrictions, including restaurants, bars, hair salons and gyms. 

The amended order, which goes into effect on Monday and expires at 5 p.m. on May 22, still prohibits some businesses and activities, including night clubs, bowling alleys, theaters and performing arts centers from reopening. 

The amended order also removes the 10-person limit on non-work related gatherings, meaning churches can resume holding in-person services as long as the six-foot social distancing requirement is consistently maintained.

Restaurants can resume on-premises dining, but must limit party size to no more than eight people and maintain at least six feet between tables or bar stools. 

Restaurant employees will also be required to wear a mask or other facial covering at all times when interacting with patrons, as well as wash their hands thoroughly immediately before providing services within six feet of a client. 

The order also allows the reopening off all public and private beaches, although a consistent six-foot distance must be maintained. 

To see the full list of rules, read the amended order attached to this article. 

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