Formed by Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth (R-AL) and chaired by State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force’s “Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy” on Friday released its plan to begin getting Alabamians back to work.
Entitled “Reopening Alabama Responsibly Phase One,” the plan was unveiled in a press conference by Ainsworth and Garrett at the State House in Montgomery.
The plan has been presented to Governor Kay Ivey, who ultimately controls when Alabama’s economy can reopen.
The plan recommends many sectors of the economy get back to work “immediately,” including retail; close-contact services such as barbershops and salons; and restaurants (but not bars). Others, such as beaches, would reopen May 1. Social distancing and protective measures would be put in place for all areas covered by the report, hence the word “responsibly” in the plan’s title.
You can read the full report here.
Yellowhammer News will also breakdown the report’s contents in a separate article.