Many businesses on a "specific list" in Alabama will be closed until April 17, Gov. Kay Ivey said in a press conference on Friday, May 27.
"Places where people closely interact with each other and often touch one another will need to temporarily shut their doors," Ivey said.
In her press conference, Ivey specifically mentioned nail salons, day spas, barbershops, gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys and concert venues as places which need to close.
"This is a matter of life and death," Ivey said.
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Despite these closings, Ivey did not issue a statewide shelter-in-place order, saying "our economy does not need a full shelter-in-place order."
Instead, Ivey said that closing these businesses and limiting social gatherings will be the best way to combat the virus.
"If people want to do more individually by imposing your own shelter in place, you do not need my permission to do so," Ivey said.
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