Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order
1 ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19 (APPLICABLE STATEWIDE) AMENDED JULY 29, 2020
WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;
WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;
WHEREAS the State Board of Health has designated COVID-19 to be a disease of epidemic potential, a threat to the health and welfare of the public, or otherwise of public health importance;
WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, on recommendation of the State Health Officer, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, declared a state public health emergency exists in the State of Alabama;
WHEREAS on March 16, 2020, the Jefferson County Health Officer, in response to a rapidly growing number of cases of COVID-19 being detected in Jefferson County, issued an order suspending certain public gatherings in that county;
WHEREAS on March 17, 2020, the State Health Officer issued a similar order for counties surrounding Jefferson, including Blount, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties,
WHEREAS on March 19, 2020, the State Health Officer issued an order, and on March 20, 2020, March 27, 2020, April 3, 2020, April 28, 2020, May 8, 2020, May 21, 2020, June 30, 2020, and July 15, 2020, amended orders, of statewide application suspending certain public gatherings;
WHEREAS social-distancing and related measures remain necessary on a statewide basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS Ala. Code § 22-2-2 authorizes the State Health Officer, on behalf of the State Board of Health, to direct that conditions prejudicial to health in public places within the State be abated;
NOW THEREFORE, THESE PREMISES CONSIDERED, it is ordered that the following Safer at Home order be implemented statewide...
ABC Board Approves Operational Changes for Liquor License Holders
Out of concern for the health and safety of the general public, licensees and other key stakeholders, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board today approved an emergency order that limits the hours of operations for restaurants, bars and other entities that sell alcohol.
Daily COVID-19 cases in the state continue to climb, with almost 3,000 new cases reported this past weekend.
“The primary mission of the Alabama ABC Board is protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and we take this mission very seriously,” said ABC Board Chairperson Col. Alan Spencer. “We are very sensitive to the economic impact this rule will have. This is a gut-wrenching decision we are making today, but it is also gut-wrenching to see the number of Alabamians who are suffering from this disease. On balance, I am compelled to vote in favor of the rule. This will be a very short duration and will relieve this restriction as soon as possible.”
The emergency rule is...
Alabama Enacts Statewide Mask Requirement Effective July 16, 2020
From the Alabama Public Health Facebook Page...
Effective July 16, 2020 at 5 p.m., each person shall wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times when within 6 feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: an indoor space open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered.
Details and exceptions are outlined in today's emergency order from the State Health Officer which ends July 31 at 5:00 p.m. and is available on our website: go.usa.gov/xfbJX.
In cooperation with the Governor Kay Ivey, ADPH has created this info sheet: Mask Requirement Frequently Asked Questions: go.usa.gov/xfbJ5 related to the amended Safer at Home Order. Spanish version is coming soon.
Ardmore Veterans Museum Announces Temporary Closure Amid Covid Spike
Ken Crosson, President of the Ardmore Veterans Museum posted to the doors of the museum:
Due to the upswing of Covid-19 cases, the veterans museum will be closed until 31 July 2020.
The museum is located on Hamlett Street behind Piggly Wiggly on Main Street in Ardmore, Tennessee. It's normal hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Summer Concert Series: Singing on the Square Makes Announcement Regarding July 17, 2020 Show
The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, organizer of the Summer Concert Series: Singing on the Square, have been monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) public health crisis in Limestone County.
As with all decisions, weighing of the benefits against the harms including the well-being of our citizens – our friends, family and neighbors who are elderly, newborn, battling cancer, living with immune conditions, living with heart conditions or diabetes and other underlying health concerns; ...
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Announces COVID-Related Cancellation For Upcoming Nature Walks
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful via Facebook
We just received word that due to COVID-19 numbers rising, TVA advised its employees against group activities. Due to this, our remaining three walks at Marbut Bend have been cancelled. We will reschedule for fall if and when COVID-19 numbers go down. All who have reserved space will have first choice for the fall walks. We are so sorry for this especially because we love meeting all of you.
Athens-Limestone County Tourism is providing a collection of press releases and information regarding closures, modified hours of operation, and other information about Covid-19 and its impacts via this blog.
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