Alabama shuts down some businesses

Governor signs public health emergency; closing ‘non-essentials’

On the recommendation of Alabama's State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state public health emergency and ordered 33 businesses deemed 'non-essential' and ordered them closed to non-employees beginning at 5 p.m. this past Saturday.

In the order signed Friday, Gov. Ivey said the it will remain in full effect until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17. She did note that a decision would be made at that time on whether or not to extend the order.

The order stated that beginning at 5 p.m. this past Saturday “All non-work related gatherings of...

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