Non-essential businesses ordered to close across Alabama

By Allison Marlow
Posted 3/27/20

This morning Governor Kay Ivey ordered the following non-essential businesses, venues and activities closed to non-employees by Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.

 

Night clubs

Bowling …

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Non-essential businesses ordered to close across Alabama

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This morning Governor Kay Ivey ordered the following non-essential businesses, venues and activities closed to non-employees by Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.

 

Night clubs

Bowling alleys

Arcades

Concert venues

Theaters, auditoriums, and performing arts centers

Tourist attractions (including museums and planetariums)

Racetracks

Indoor children’s play areas

Adult entertainment venues

Casinos

Bingo halls

Venues operated by social clubs

Fitness centers and commercial gyms

Spas and public or commercial swimming pools

Yoga, barre, and spin facilities

Spectator sports

Sports that involve interaction with another person of closer than 6 feet Activities that require use of shared sporting apparatus and equipment Activities on commercial or public playground equipment

Barber shops

Hair salons

Waxing salons

Threading salons

Nail salons and spas

Body-art facilities and tattoo services

Tanning salons

Massage-therapy establishments and massage services

Furniture and home-furnishings stores

Clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores

Department stores

Sporting goods stores

Book, craft, and music stores

 

Ivey said the targeted closings are meant to keep business from slowing to a halt across the state but still help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order will keep non-essential businesses closed until April 17.

The order also prohibits all non-work related gatherings of 10 people or more or social gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between individuals.

In addition, all non-emergency dental, medical or surgical procedures are cancelled and all public, private schools and colleges are ordered shuttered and limited to in-person instruction.

The order does allow restaurants and bars to continue to offer take-out and delivery options to customers.