Ivey issues amended safer at home order

Published 11:32 am Friday, May 8, 2020

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Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued an amended Safer at Home Order to be applied statewide. The order, which includes an expanded list of items to reopen, will be effective Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

“We must keep our people safe and healthy,” said Ivey during the press conference on Fri.

Ivey and Alabama Department of Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris emphasized the need to proceed with caution.

“Our test numbers have been fairly flat over the last few days. We very much need people to think about themselves. If you are a person that is older, please minimize your travel,” said Harris.

The amended safer at home order will allow restaurants, salons, barber shops, and gyms to open with certain guidelines in place. The new order also allows all non-work gatherings of any size that can maintain the 6 ft. social distance to occur. Below are the official guidelines released by  Gov. Ivey’s office.