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Coronavirus Restrictions by State: October 2020

Southeastern states responded to the novel coronavirus in remarkably similar ways at the beginning of the pandemic. Shutdowns and stay-at-home orders were the norm.

In recent months, however, some states have reopened more than others. For example, Mississippi used to have a statewide mask mandate, like Alabama does currently. Today, none of Alabama’s neighboring states have comprehensive mask requirements.

The purpose of this survey is to provide a current view of what restrictions southeastern states are implementing within their borders. We also take a look at how Alabama has faired in flattening the curve as a result of the mask mandate that began on July 16th.

The full report may be accessed by clicking here.