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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order with New Mask Requirement

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Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her fourteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until July 31, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. 

Amended Safer at Home Order

Mask Order FAQ

Safer at Home Info Sheet 1

Safer at Home Info Sheet 2

Safer at Home Info Sheet 3

Fourteenth Supplemental Emergency Proclamation

Resources for Businesses

PSAs

When do I have to wear a mask? 
When you are within six feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: 

  • An indoor space open to the public
  • A vehicle operated by a transportation service
  • An outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered 

Do kids have to wear a mask? 
Children who are six years old or younger do not have to wear a mask. 

Do I have to wear a mask outside? 
Only in outdoor public spaces where ten or more people are gathered. Masks are not required on beaches as long as you maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from non-household members.  

Do I have to wear a mask in my place of worship?
Masks are not required in places of worship. However, they are strongly encouraged.

Do I have to wear a mask when exercising? 
No. However, six feet of distance still must be maintained between you and anyone from another household.

What is considered a mask or face covering? 
The requirement allows all kinds of masks to be used—whether store-bought, homemade, or improvised from household items like scarves, bandanas, or t-shirts. The key is for the mask to cover your nostrils and mouth. 

Do I have to wear a mask at a restaurant?
Any person while consuming food or drink, or seated at a restaurant to eat or drink, does not have to have a mask on. A mask is required when you are waiting to be seated and when you are entering the restaurant.

Do I have to wear a mask on the beach?
Masks are not required on beaches as long as you maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from non-household members.

What if I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask? 
Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents him or her from wearing a facial covering is exempt from this requirement.

Where can I go to find out more information about the state-wide mask requirement? 
All of the information is listed on the Governor’s website - governor.alabama.gov.