Jefferson Co. Dept. of Health issues stricter order for entertainment venues

JeffCo entertainment venues to stay closed

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Department of Health has issued stricter orders for entertainment venues.

Dr. Mark Wilson said in a news conference Friday afternoon those venues will remain closed until midnight on June 6, 2020.

The venues are as follows:

  • Nightclubs
  • Concert Venue
  • Theaters
  • Auditoriums
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Tourist Attractions (museums and planetariums)
  • Race Tracks
  • Indoor Children’s Play areas
  • Adult Entertainment Venues
  • Casinos
  • Bingo Halls
  • Venues operated by social clubs

Read the full order below:

Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey relaxed restrictions on entertainment venues allowing them to reopen Friday afternoon, however Jefferson County has seen an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jefferson County has 1,478 confirmed cases and 86 deaths.

Dr. Wilson said he did speak with Alabama’s top health officer, Dr. Scott Harris, before making his decision.

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