Clarifications to questions about public gatherings regarding the March 27 health orders


CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.
(256) 246-1714

In response to questions about public gatherings regarding the health orders from March 27, the Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing these clarifications:

  • No non-work gatherings of ten or more people are permitted.  
  • No non-work gatherings of less than ten people are permitted, unless a consistent six-foot distance between persons can be maintained.  
  • A specific list of nonessential businesses was included in the health order issued yesterday. Businesses not included on this list are permitted but must take all reasonable steps to avoid gatherings of ten or more persons and to maintain a six-foot distance between persons. 


County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.