The Auburn City Council rescinded the local state of emergency at a specially called meeting on Thursday.
The resolution went into effect on Aug. 28 and was extended on Sept. 15. It was set to expire on Oct. 7, but the Council previously decided the resolution would coincide with the statewide health order. The statewide Safer at Home Order is still in place after Ivey extended it to Nov. 8 on Wednesday.
The state of emergency resolution previously restricted sales of alcohol to unseated customers at bars and restaurants. The local state of emergency allowed for police officers to fine noncompliant businesses no more than $500 during the period in which it was in effect. The resolution also allowed for the City to suspend sales of alcohol if a business was noncompliant or did not follow proper social distancing guidelines.
The Council unanimously decided to rescind the local state of emergency, effective immediately, with no questions or discussions taking place.
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