Alabama reopening met with mix of relief, concern

May 11, 2020


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Alabama’s dine-in restaurants, bars, salons and gyms prepped to reopen Monday as the state eases restrictions during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. 

The state is lifting restrictions on nonwork gatherings of 10 or more people beginning Monday. Businesses including restaurants, hair salons, bars, breweries and gymnasiums can reopen with rules including increased cleaning, crowd limits and, in some cases, the use of face masks.

Some business owners expressed relief at being able to resume work. Others have expressed concern that virus cases could rise as restrictions ease.