Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday she is ordering the closure of all nonessential businesses in the state due to the coronavirus outbreak.
All nonessential businesses are being asked to close at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Ivey said they have broken their nonessential businesses into four categories:
- Entertainment, athletic venues, nonessential “close contact” service establishments, and nonessential retail stores.
The businesses will remain closed through April 17.
Ivey went on to say that she will not be issuing a statewide shutdown.
As of Friday morning, Alabama has recorded 540 cases of coronavirus.