Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extends Safer-At-Home public health order through July 31

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the state’s Safer-At-Home public health order through July 31.

Ivey announced the extension at a press conference today (June 30). The extension left the current guidelines in place and added no new restrictions to the order.

The current public health order, last updated on May 21, includes several provisions, including the following:

  • requires employees of restaurants, gyms, salons and other businesses to wear masks when interacting with the public
  • prohibits all non-work gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent 6-foot distance between persons from different households
  • allows schools, day cares and camps to operate within social distancing and sanitation guidelines
  • limits retail businesses to 50% of their usual occupancy and requires them to enforce social distancing and frequent sanitation of surfaces
  • restricts visitation at hospitals and nursing homes
  • keeps Alabama beaches open
  • encourages everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing when going out in public.

The Safer-At-Home guidelines have been in place since the end of April and were set to expire on July 3.