As Alabama’s gyms, barbershops and dining rooms began to reopen on Monday, a UAB doctor was quarantining at his apartment after enduring COVID-19 symptoms the past few weeks.

Dr. Brandon White was walking out of UAB Hospital after contracting the coronavirus in April when Gov. Kay Ivey loosened safer at home restrictions to allow salons, churches and other businesses to reopen with some limits.

White, an ICU doctor at UAB Medical West in Bessemer who has also provided more than 4,280 meals for medical workers through his charity BHMCares, didn’t think it was right to reopen the state. While White said he doesn’t speak for UAB, Alabama reached 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases the same day it started to slowly reopen.

“I think it’s a horrible

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