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:  Here is the official link to her announcement, including a FAQ on beach guidelines:

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.