Alabama closes beaches, on-site dining, to fight Coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020

Alabama has ordered the closures of day cares, beaches and on-site dining in restaurants as the state tries to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the order, which expands an order to all sixty-seven counties that had previously been in place for six counties surrounding Birmingham. The order lasts until April fifth. Alabama's largest coastal city, Gulf Shores, had already announced the closure of public beaches because throngs of young people on spring break were ignoring rules meant to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.