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.