Governor Ivey held a press conference today at 11 a.m. and announced that the current “Shelter at Home” order will expire on Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. She created a new order that is called “Safer At Home”. Here are some of the new guidelines that will go into effect on April 30:
- Beaches will re-open with social distancing guidelines in place.
- No gatherings of more than 10 people and must keep a 6 foot distance from one another (if you’re with people outside of your household).
- She emphasized that mayors of the coastal communities have committed to enforcing these guidelines.
- Retail establishments can re-open with 50% occupancy.
- Restaurants will remain take-out, delivery and curbside pick-up only.
More details on the above “Safer At Home” order can be found at WRBL’s (Montgomery) site: https://www.wrbl.com/news/safer-at-home-alabama-governor-announces-phased-re-opening-of-economy/. Here is the official link to her announcement, including a FAQ on beach guidelines: https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2020/04/governor-ivey-issues-safer-at-home-order/.
We’ll continue to keep you posted as we get more details. Hopefully, by allowing our beaches to re-open, it will stimulate guest bookings. This is a good first step in re-opening our economy.