Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and Rep. Danny Garrett of The Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy held a press conference today. They highlighted their recommendations to the Governor to re-open businesses in Alabama. We heartily agree with the report’s statement that “Alabama’s economic vitality is critical to the health and prosperity of her citizens and will play a major role in the eventual defeat of COVID-19.” We encourage Governor Ivey to immediately reopen Alabama to the greatest extent possible .
Of utmost importance in these times is the protection of Alabamian’s rights under the U. S. Constitution – rights emanating from God. We pray for our leaders as they continue to respect our civil liberties, which are not luxuries to be enjoyed just in the good times. They are essential to who we are as a state and as a nation. We extend our continued prayers to our Governor and all those in authority over us as they move swiftly and advisedly to reopen our economy and enable us to protect both lives and livelihoods.
See the link to the complete report from the Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy at the bottom of this post. The committee report proposes that the following businesses would be required to adhere to strict guidelines including social distancing practices and safety protocols.
1. Retail Businesses
3. Close Contact Services, (Barbershops, nail and hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors)
4. Child Care Facilities
Open May 1st:
1. Medical/Health Services
2. Casinos, Racetracks, Planetariums
3. Exercise Facilities
4. Beaches (recreational activities: exercising, walking, fishing)
Open May 15th
1. Beaches (to sit in chairs or tents in groups of 10 or less but only with people you are already staying with)
2. Some athletic events