Alabama Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order

April 3, 2020

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Saturday.

“Folks, April stands to be very tough, and potentially very deadly,” Ivey said Friday afternoon. “You need to understand we are past urging people to stay at home. It is now the law.”

To read the complete order, click here.

“We’ve got to take this order dead serious; otherwise, the fact is more people will end up dying,” she said.

The order means that everyone in Alabama must stay home except to receive or perform essential services and activities including:

  • Obtain necessary supplies
  • Obtain or provide necessary services
  • Attend religious services
  • To take care of others
  • To work
  • To engage in outdoor activity
  • To seek shelter
  • To travel as required by law
  • To see family members

Non-essential businesses must remain closed as previously ordered. Non-work gatherings of 10 or more are prohibited. The occupancy of essential businesses such as grocery stores is limited to no more than 50%. Religious services mch involved less than 10 people who stay at least six-feet apart or a drive-in type service.

Anyone that does leave home must make a reasonable effort  to maintain a six-foot separation from other people.

To read the complete order, click here.


19 Responses to “Alabama Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order”

  1. Dave on April 6th, 2020 7:51 am

    Thank you Governor Ivy, we didnt know Alabama had a “starve a child campaign”
    When voting times come…we will not forget your inability to be human

  2. JustSaying on April 6th, 2020 6:04 am

    I live just across the state line and go into Alabama several times a week for several things. Order or not, if everyone had used common sense and did what we were asked to do, it wouldn’t have got to this point! So we all need to take a breath and pray for each other, our community, our leaders (as they are people too), our country and our world! These leaders get criticized either way they turn! God is trying to get our attention!!!

  3. Master Mechanic on April 5th, 2020 1:10 am

    I Walk 3-5 miles daily,if I wear a mask am i safe & legal ? I never shake hands & don’t stop to chat with people……

  4. Sammie on April 4th, 2020 7:39 pm

    Your wayyyyyyyy late governor

  5. JOHN on April 4th, 2020 12:56 pm

    @ too late governor. What would make you happy? The National Guard or the UN going door to door? You would probably think that was doing the bear minimum. Maybe we should put body scanners at everyone’s doors.

  6. Atom on April 4th, 2020 7:35 am

    So 21 deaths in a state with nearly 5 million people…and she orders a de facto martial law. I wish someone would ask her on what authority she has to do this? Doesn’t anyone else think the response is an extreme disproportion to the threat?

  7. Van on April 4th, 2020 6:36 am

    So you can’t get it from church? That’s normally a social gathering… Also outdoor activity? Unless solo. Don’t make sense.

  8. Brianh on April 4th, 2020 5:49 am

    I really wish you all would read the comments that you have made and then ask yourself, how is ANY of these orders legal or Constitutional.

  9. Concerned Observer on April 3rd, 2020 11:36 pm

    And I know, comparing someone’s life to a business closing isn’t anything close to being the same thing. I’m not comparing the two. I’m merely saying any decision will have consequences and more than likely those making said decisions will get criticized for whatever choice they make. For what it’s worth, I’m considered essential. I have a wife and kids, one of which does have immune system issues (minor). I do what I can to stay safe. But my family needs to be provided for (now and in the future) and there are other people who depend on the work I do.

  10. DJC on April 3rd, 2020 10:27 pm

    I do not see this as a late reaction. As you can see, shelter in place orders haven’t been effective in slowing the spread in other states. Can’t blame the governor for allowing us to work as long as possible.

  11. Jerry on April 3rd, 2020 10:26 pm

    Too late why didn’t she do it 3 weeks ago ? negligence

  12. John on April 3rd, 2020 9:06 pm

    There is no Divine Intervention at play. This reality may be painful, but as adults, we need to give up on fairy tales. We need to grow up and face the world as it is: beautiful, dynamic, awe-inspiring, and sometimes, brutal and violent…

  13. gmh on April 3rd, 2020 8:56 pm

    Looks like she has exceptions for pretty much everything. Even more than Florida.

  14. John on April 3rd, 2020 7:51 pm

    Just another cyb move so they can say they tried. Pretty much like trying to catch water with a strainer. On your own folks. If you have been out and about the last few days you know what I mean. Just wait a few more weeks and you’ll find out who your friends are and what you can expect in the future from all those you’ve placed on pedestals.
    Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways…John

  15. Just saying on April 3rd, 2020 7:44 pm

    There are icebergs ahead Governor.

    So, I’ll summarize. You can do whatever you want except for the small businesses and in which case you are screwed.

  16. Dwn on April 3rd, 2020 7:43 pm

    50 states.

    50 different responses to the same disease.

  17. To late Governor on April 3rd, 2020 6:25 pm

    Just like Florida, to late.

  18. bill on April 3rd, 2020 6:00 pm

    You only have to look at the national news today for this to be a long overdue wake up call. This virus is killing Americans at an alarming rate. Use common sense, protect yourself as well as your family, be selfless, think of others – the more it spreads the bigger the chances of you or your loved ones getting infected..First and foremost pray for divine intervention. God bless us all and keep us in your care…

  19. Oversight on April 3rd, 2020 5:55 pm

    Day late and a dollar short.

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