Sen. Jones: Alabama should issue statewide stay-home order

Apr 2, 2020

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones says he believes the state should issue a statewide stay-home order, as other states have done, to limit the spread of the coronavirus. 

The number of reported deaths in Alabama on Thursday climbed to more than 30.

The state reported that it had received nearly 75,000 unemployment claims in one week related to the virus. And Montgomery County disclosed that more than 5,000 medical masks received from the national stockpile were dry rotted.