AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that the statewide Safer at Home health order has been extended through April 9 at 5 p.m.

The amended health order extends existing regulations to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including requiring facial coverings in public, social distancing and regulations for various types of businesses. 

Ivey also announced that she plans to lift the facial covering requirements after April 9. 

Some of the previous regulations were adjusted, including:

  • Raising the maximum number of visitors at hospitals and nursing homes to two.
  • Allowing senior citizen centers to resume programs outdoors only.
  • Removing limits on party sizes at restaurants while maintaining social distancing or partition requirements.
  • Allowing summer camps to resume, subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines.