Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order - extended to Dec. 11 with some businesses able to increase occupancy; mask mandate remains in place

November 5, 2020
Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order - extended to Dec. 11

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.

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.