04 April 2020 – Stay-at-home order issued for Alabama

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Alabama
Lead People/Agency: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and State Health officer Dr. Scott Harris

Overview: Stay-at-home order for the State of Alabama. Allows the continued operation of business and organizations that are deemed “essential” by state health officials. Allows individuals to leave home for food, medicine, or if they work for an “essential” service.
Full details here: https://www.al.com/news/2020/04/gov-kay-ivey-to-give-update-on-coronavirus-response.html

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base), Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: State health officials, speaking about the growing number of cases and greater potential threat, are the justification.
Evidence/Justification: The official order cites the existence and increase of COVID-19 cases as a threat to larger numbers of people throughout the state, and says that greater measures need to be taken to prevent further spread. There is no mention of scientific evidence for this threat. but pressure of local government officials.