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Read Gov. Kay Ivey’s updated May 11 “safer-at-home” order for yourself

On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Alabama will ease additional restrictions beginning Monday, allowing restaurants, bars and other businesses to reopen with social-distancing restrictions.

You can read the order and breakdowns provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Summaries of the order

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Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.



The number of doses administered in Alabama has dropped by more than 40 percent since April 13.


Gov. Kay Ivey's order was previously set to expire Wednesday. She's also extending the state of emergency until July 6.


A separate report shows Black Alabamians, women make up a disproportionate percentage of low wage workers without health insurance. 


The ACLU, the ACLU of Alabama and the New York City-based law firm Lambda Legal say a lawsuit would be imminent.