Alabama’s Amended Safer at Home Order

Effective: July 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. | Updated Expiration August 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her seventeenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Link to Amendedment: https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2020/07/Safer-at-Home-Order-Final-7.29.20.pdf

Amendment Inclusion

Educational institutions. 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:

  1. Social distancing. Schools shall take reasonable steps, where practicable, to maintain six feet of separation between persons of different households.
  2. Sanitation. Schools shall take reasonable steps, where practicable, to regularly disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.
  3. Facial coverings. Each employee, and each student in second grade or above, 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.

In addition to complying with the requirements of this paragraph, educational institutions are strongly encouraged to adopt and implement additional measures to supplement these minimum rules. Guidance applicable to public K-12 schools is available at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/adoe-school-sponsored-activities.pdf

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