Alabama

Look for future updates as destinations continue to open more sectors of Alabama tourism economy. The state is ready to welcome visitors when they are ready to travel and look forward to welcoming you back to the beaches when the time is right for you!

  • Updated Guidelines:
    • Public Gatherings: There are no limitations on numbers of people allowed to gather, but 6-foot social distancing between people from different households must be enforced. This means church worship services, weddings and funerals can resume and must follow specific state guidelines.
    • All restaurants, bars, breweries and similar establishments (such as ice cream shops and coffee shops) can open to dine-in customers, but must limit any party size to no more than 8 people, must ensure 6-foot social distancing between tables, must require employees to wear face masks, and must do away with self-service options like drink stations, buffets and salad bars.
    • Athletic facilities including fitness centers, yoga studios and other group exercise class facilities can open at up to 50% allowed capacity. Employees must wear face masks when interacting with customers and recreational water or spa facilities (sauna, hot tub, showers, etc.) are to remain closed. Pools may open, but people must maintain 6-foot social distancing.
    • Hair salons and barber shops; nail, waxing and tanning salons; spa and massage therapy facilities; and body art and tattoo studios can open. These businesses must enforce social distancing, follow specific cleaning guidelines and employees must wear face masks at all times.
    • All employers must take reasonable steps to protect employees by following specific state guidelines.
  • Still in effect:
    • Hotels, vacation rentals and RV parks/campgrounds are open.
    • All beaches, recreational trails, public fishing piers, golf courses and miniature golf courses, historic Fort Morgan and boating activities are open for normal use, now with no limit on numbers of people in group gatherings. People must maintain 6-foot social distancing between themselves and others not in their group.
    • Charter fishing, dolphin cruises, kayaking, sunset sails and other water-based activities are open, but boats must maintain 6-foot social distancing between customers not of the same household or group. Operators must also regularly disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.
    • Retail stores are open and must limit shoppers to 50% of the store’s normal occupancy rate and enforce social distancing.
    • Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined to their place of residence for 14 days after receiving a positive test result. Visitors must choose whether to return home to quarantine or quarantine in their hotel room or vacation rental.
    • Residents and visitors are still strongly encouraged to continue limiting trips out of their home/residence and continue following good hygiene/sanitation practices.
    • Residents and visitors are still strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in public.
    • Residents and visitors must continue to practice social distancing in all settings, keeping a minimum 6-foot distance from others who are not in their household.
  • Still closed:
    • Attractions including museums, planetariums, arcades, bowling alleys and racetracks
    • Indoor children’s play areas and commercial and public playground equipment
    • Night clubs
    • Casinos and bingo halls, as well as venues operated by social clubs
    • Concert and theater venues
    • Spectator sporting venues and sporting events

For Alabama’s updated “Safer at Home” reopening plan, click here.

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