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State Health Officer COVID-19 Order

March 19, 2020

Alabama issues order mandating social distancing measures on a statewide basis until April 6, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Order mandates the following:

  • All gatherings of 25 persons or more are prohibited;
  • All gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons are prohibited;
  • All beaches shall be closed;
  • All schools shall be closed;
  • All preschools and childcare centers shall be closed except those “operated for the exclusive benefit of essential employees” such as government workers, hospitals, fire, police, long-term care, pharmacies, and grocery stores;
  • All hospitals and long-term care facilities shall prohibit visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel;
  • All elective dental and medical procedures shall be delayed; and
  • All restaurants, bars, breweries, or similar establishments shall not permit on-premises consumption of food or drink.

A copy of the complete Order can be found here.

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