Ad Spot

State allows museums, theaters to reopen with indoor occupancy limit

MONTGOMERY – Entertainment venues such as museums, theaters, concert auditoriums and bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen with restrictions Friday at 5 p.m. under revised stay-at-home order announced this afternoon by Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Entertainment venues are subject to restrictions including 50% of the normal occupancy load indoors as determined by the fire marshal and facial coverings required for employees that are in regular contact with patrons. A 6-foot distance must be maintained between guests from different households.

“We can’t not sustain a delayed way of life as we search for a vaccine,” Ivey said while announcing the new health order. “There are many viruses that we live with, and that we have worked necessary precautions into our daily lives. Similarly, it’s now time that we move forward and further open our state.”

Summer camps, athletic activities and educational institutions and child day care facilities are also allowed to resume under the new health orders with social distancing measures.

“Standing by and letting our businesses collapse while we have hundreds of thousands of folks hurting and suffering is not an option,” Ivey said. “We have to keep our businesses open and keep our people working.”

The resumption of team athletic activities will be limited “to practices that involve conditioning, skill drills, and similar activities” through June 14. Beginning June 15, “participation in team athletic activities may proceed in any respect” subject to social distancing measures.

Those guidelines say “players, coaches, officials, and spectators shall refrain from high fives, handshakes, and other physical contact except to the extent necessary … to directly participate in the athletic activity.” Players, coaches, and officials also are to “wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times except when a player or official is directly participating in the athletic activity.” Coaches and players also are not allowed to share water coolers or bottles.

The new order expires at 5 p.m. July 3.

Madison

Brooks to speak at Republican women’s October meeting

Madison

Madison school district quarantines 170 due to COVID-19

Bob Jones High School

May cited as ‘Sailor of the Day’ on USS Carl Vinson

Madison

Patriots football team hit with COVID-19, homecoming game cancelled

Madison

Robby Parker wins top state PTA superintendent award

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Liberty Middle And Sparkman Ninth Grade Earn Sportsmanship Awards

Bob Jones High School

FCA Message From The Mound- Sunday

Harvest

Christian Job Corps to livestream Circles event

Madison

Summer Knights stands as school year’s first chess tourney

Madison

Smith takes smiles from lawns to Lay’s in new promotion

Harvest

Amendment 4 on Nov. 3 ballot can streamline Alabama constitution

Madison

Community Rock Garden at Heritage adds beauty, civic pride

Bob Jones High School

17 MCS students among National Merit Semifinalists

Madison

Orr to speak to Republican Women of Madison on Sept. 16

Huntsville

American Legion Honor Guard adds decorum, patriotism at events

Madison

Two more MARS buses benefit residents with transportation

Madison

Applications open for Madison Street Festival grants

Huntsville

WEDC to introduce Doyennes at ‘Women Honoring Women’ fundraiser

Madison

Monte Sano Art Festival returns this weekend

Madison

Several retail businesses announced for Clift Farm development

Madison

Harshtha Chander earns national-level award in Reflections arts contest

Madison

Free community food givaway set for Saturday at Toyota Field

Madison

Elementary schools in Madison have successful first day

Madison

Digital version of The Madison Record – Sept. 9, 2020

x