Here are Alabama’s non-essential businesses that are closing until April 17

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Friday morning the state of Alabama ordered all “nonessential” businesses to close until April 17 in order to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), becoming the latest in a growing number of states to order similar closures.

Alabama has decided the following businesses are non-essential and will be closed beginning Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.:

Entertainment venues

• Night clubs
• Bowling alleys
• Arcades
• Concert venues
• Theaters, auditoriums and performing art centers
• Tourist attractions (including museums and planetariums)
• Racetracks
• Indoor children’s play areas
• Adult entertainment venues
• Casinos
• Bingo halls
• Venues operated by social clubs

Athletic facilities and activities

• Fitness centers and commercial gyms
• Spas and public or commercial swimming pools
• Yoga, barre and spin facilities
• Spectator sports
• Sports that involved interaction with another person closer than 6 feet
• Activities that require use of shared sporting apparatus and equipment
• Activities on commercial or public playground equipment

Non-essential “close-contact” service establishments

• Close-contact service providers as follows:
• Barbershops
• Hair salons
• Waxing salons
• Threading salons
• Nail salons and spas
• Body-art facilities and tattoo services
• Tanning salons
• Massage-therapy establishment and massage services

Non-essential retail stores

• Furniture and home-furnishing stores
• Clothing, shoe and clothing-accessory stores
• Jewelry, luggage and leather goods store
• Department stores
• Sporting goods stores
• Book, craft and music stores

If the business is not listed, it’s not included in the new order. Violations of Ivey’s new order can result in fines of up to $500.