From The Tribune staff reports
HOOVER — The Riverchase Galleria in Hoover will reopen next week following the state’s adoption of Gov. Kay Ivey’s safer-at-home order this past Thursday.
The mall announced that it will reopen this coming Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
Ivey’s safer-at-home state reopening model relaxes several orders enacted within the previous statewide stay-at-home order, which shuttered all non-essential businesses as a result of the growing number of coronavirus infections.
The safer-at-home order opens all retail businesses with a few catches: They are to reopen with 50% capacity and must practice social distancing and hand sanitation. The order failed to call for the reopening of several institutions throughout the state: educational facilities, restaurants, bars, breweries, entertainment venues, athletic faculties and close-contact service providers.
The “Safer at Home” order is as follows:
- Individuals are encouraged to stay at home.
- Businesses can open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines; certain higher-risk businesses and activities remain closed.
- All retail stores are to reopen with 50% capacity. Must practice social distancing and hand sanitation.
- Beaches are to open with no gatherings of 10 people or more and must maintain 6 feet of separation.
- Medical procedures are allowed and must follow COVID-19-related rules.
WHAT STAYS THE SAME
- Non-work gatherings are still limited to 10 people or less with 6 feet of distance maintained.
- Senior citizen centers are still to suspend regular programming except meals.
- Schools are still closed.
- Childcare facilities must not allow 12 or more children in room.
- Hospitals and nursing homes implement policies to restrict visitation.
- Restaurants, bars and breweries are closed to dine in; take-out, curbside or delivery only allowed.
- Night clubs, theaters, bowling alleys, gyms, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo services still closed.