Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday held a joint press conference to provide further updates on COVID-19. She was joined by the State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, as well as members of the Executive Committee of her Coronavirus Task Force.

Governor Kay Ivey issued a Safer at Home order to be applied Statewide. The order will be effective Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

In this new order, retail businesses will be allowed to reopen with only 50% occupancy. Anyone who leaves their home is encouraged to wear a face covering, such as a mask in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Also, Alabama beaches will be allowed to open with social distancing still in place.

Work gatherings are still to adhere to the rule of 10 people or less in one area. Gov. Ivey urged employers to make sure that all workplaces are sanitized and clean on a regular a basis.

Also, schools will remain closed. Restaurants, bars breweries are still limited to takeout, curbside delivery. Gyms, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and theaters are to remain closed.

Governor Ivey says that she and the Coronavirus Task Force will be working with the state health board to determine when those non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen.

Please see this info sheet for guidelines.

To see the complete Safer at Home order visit.