Athletics, education and entertainment can return under amended Safer at Home order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Beginning at 5:00 tomorrow, the state will be under an amended Safer at Home order at the direction of Gov. Kay Ivey.

In the amended order there are more suggestions on guidance and safety procedures for businesses and other gatherings.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Athletics including youth sports
    • Permitted team activities
      • From May 22, 2020, at 5:00 P.M., until June 14, 2020, participation in team athletic activities is limited to practices that involve conditioning, skill drills, and similar activities, subject to the rules of this paragraph. Beginning June 15, 2020, participation in team athletic activities may proceed in any respect subject to
        the rules of this paragraph.
    • Social distancing
      • Players, coaches, officials, and spectators shall not congregate within 6 feet of a person from another household except to the extent necessary—and only to the extent necessary—for players, coaches, and officials to directly participate in the athletic activity.
      • Players, coaches, officials, and spectators shall refrain from high fives, handshakes, and other physical contact except to the extent necessary—and only to the extent necessary—for players, coaches, and officials to directly participate in the athletic activity.
    • Facial coverings
      • Players, coaches, and officials shall wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times except when a player or official is directly participating in the athletic activity.
    • Sanitation.
      • Players, coaches, and officials shall not share water coolers, drinking stations, water bottles, cups, or other drinking devices. Organizers of athletic activities shall take reasonable steps, where practicable, to regularly disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.
  • Entertainment
    • Social distancing
      • Employees shall not knowingly allow patrons or guests to congregate within six feet of a person from another household.
      • Employees shall take reasonable steps to prevent people from congregating in lobby areas, break rooms, and other common areas.
  • Education
    • Effective June 1, 2020, all schools, public and private— including elementary, secondary, postsecondary, technical, and specialty schools, and colleges and universities—shall comply with the following rules:
      • Schools shall take reasonable steps, where practicable, to maintain six feet of separation between persons of different households.
      • Schools shall take reasonable steps, where practicable, to regularly disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.
      • Employees shall, to the greatest extent practicable, wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times when in regular interaction within six feet of a person from a different household.

Here is the Governor’s updated order in full:


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