Ivey orders closure of certain non-essential businesses

Mar 27, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is ordering the closure of certain businesses, such as non-essential retail stores and entertainment venues, as the state tries to limit the spread of the coronavirus. 

The list of businesses being directed to close in the new statewide health order includes places where people are in close contact, such as gyms, barber shops, theaters, casinos and nail salons. It does not include manufacturing facilities.

At least 571 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state through limited testing.