Alabama: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Considering the current situation, the state health officer of Alabama has announced a statewide Stay at Home Order. Effective till April 30, 2020, the suspension on certain public gatherings were also introduced prior to the recent Safer at Home orders introduced on May 1, 2020 until May 15, 2020.
Post this order, the state has allowed all types of construction work, irrespective of any restrictions. But still, Jefferson and Mobile County health officers are allowed to issue any strict requirements concerning the situation of the shutdown.
However, the most recent amendment made as emergency proclamation by Governor Ivey comes with new Safer at Home orders under which statewide mask requirement has been raised. Issued on July 15, the order contains distancing and masks guidelines for public indoor places as well as transportation services or any place with gathering of more than 10 people.
October 2020 Update: According to Kiplinger, the entire business industry is moving back on track. Especially, the construction is looking to be a strong growth area with more and more job opportunities since Alabama is primary spot where automotive industry is looking for its expansion.
Governing Body: The Office of Alabama Governor