Governor Ivey has issued a statewide ‘Stay at Home’ order. effective 5:00 PM Saturday, April 4th- April 30th at 5:00 PM, the entire state is on a mandatory ‘Stay at Home’ order. Gov. Ivey says that there are some exceptions. Essential activities are defined in the health order and are as follows:
• To obtain necessary supplies
• To obtain or provide necessary services
• To attend religious services
• To take care of others
• To work at essential businesses and operations
• To engage in outdoor activity
• To seek shelter
• To travel as required by law
Essential businesses and operations, listed below, must take all reasonable steps to avoid gatherings of 10 persons or more and maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons:
• Essential government functions
• Health-care providers and caregivers
• Essential infrastructure
• Manufacturing facilities
• Agricultural operations and farms,
• Essential retailers
• Essential services
• Media operations
• Education operations
• Financial services
• Professional services
• Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantages populations
• Construction and construction-related services
• Essential public services
• Military or defense operations
• Essential services or product providers
• Religious entities
• Federally designated critical infrastructure
• Other state-designated essential businesses and operations
In addition, effective immediately, any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall be quarantined to their place of residence for a period of 14 days after receiving positive test results. Quarantined persons may not leave their place of residence for any reason other than to seek necessary medical treatment.
The statewide order also requires quarantined persons to take precautions as directed by their health care provider or the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to prevent the spread of the disease to others. Persons needing assistance with their needs while under quarantine may contact Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) at https://alvoad.communityos.org/cms/.
Regarding grocery stores, pharmacies and other stores, the following rules apply:
Emergency maximum occupancy rate. A retail store shall allow no more than 50 percent of its normal occupancy load inside the store at any one time. The store must station enough staff at the store entrances and exits to enforce this requirement.
Social distancing. An employee of a retail store may not knowingly allow customers or patrons to congregate within six feet of one another.
Sanitation. A retail store shall take reasonable steps to comply with guidelines on sanitation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ADPH.
Permissible reasons for people to leave their residences and places where they may go are described in more detail in the Health Order which may be viewed at www.alabamapublichealth.gov
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida is being shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic until April 30.
The order mandates that Floridians stay home, effective 4/03, unless they’re going out for “essential services or activities.”
Sunny 105, your local station wants you to know who is open, and at what capacity. This list will be updated regularly, but if you have any questions if a particular business is open and when, please contact them directly prior to visiting. FOR THE LATEST LIST OF OPEN BUSINESSES CLICK HERE
A specific list of what “Essential Businesses” are, can be found HERE