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Alabama’s March 27, 2020 Statewide Order – Social Distancing

April 1, 2020

Here is a summary of the Alabama’s March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Public Health Order:

1. Effective March 28, 2020 at 5:00 P.M., no more non-work related gatherings of 10 persons
or more; the 10-person restriction applies to employers.

2. Effective March 28, 2020 at 5:00 P.M., “non-essential” businesses are closed

  • Entertainment venues (theaters, clubs)
  • Athletic facilities and activities (gyms, pools)
  • Close-contact service providers (barbers, salons, spas)
  • Retail stores (furniture, clothing, books)

3. Effective March 19, 2020, at 5:00 P.M., all beaches are closed

4. Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all regular programs at Senior Citizen Centers are done except providing meals through curbside pick-up or delivery.

5. Effective Friday, March 27, 2020, schools are closed:

  • NO In-person teaching or classes at all schools, public and private
  1.  Employees can work from home or maintain flexible work schedules. If working from home is not possible, the employee must practice social distancing and follow public health guidelines.
  2. EXCEPTION–daytime special activities programs provided by local boards of education for children, ages 6 through 12, of First Responders and Licensed Healthcare Providers, and essential employees.
  •  All child day care centers are closed

6. Effective Friday, March 27, 2020, no more visitation at all Hospitals and Nursing Home/Long Term Care Facilities, except for compassionate care situations such as maternity and end-of-life.

7. Effective March 28, 2020 at 5:00 P.M., all dental, medical, or surgical procedures shall
be postponed except for emergencies or procedures needed to prevent serious harm

8. Effective March 19, 2020, at 5:00 P.M., restaurants and bars are closed, except for take-out or delivery with social distancing protocols. Restaurants are strongly encouraged to offer online ordering and curbside pick-up

9. This Order shall remain in full force and effect until 5:00 P.M. on April 17, 2020.

Prior to 5:00 P.M. on April 17, 2020, the Governor will decide whether to extend or relax the Order.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We update as soon as possible.

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