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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Alabama, Florida issue shutdowns

Both states issue stay-at-home orders


April 9, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a mandatory statewide shutdown order last Wednesday in wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey followed suit Friday with both states virtually closing all non-essential businesses.

Alabama's shutdown began at 5 p.m. Saturday saying “every person is ordered to stay at his or her place of residence except as necessary to perform essential activities.”

The order says a person can leave their residence to purchase food or other consumer goods necessary to maintain a person's daily routine or to maintain safety, sanitation and rout...

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