Stay-At-Home 2.0 Order Slated To End In New Hampshire Soon

CONCORD, NH — The state of New Hampshire has created a new program to encourage Granite Staters to get a new coronavirus test — and Gov. Chris Sununu is signing up to get one, too.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ new “asymptomatic spread assessment program” or ASAP testing initiative has been created to find residents who might be infected with COVID-19 and just do not know it. Sununu said he had not had a test yet either but has not symptoms since the pandemic started in early March. But now, he would be getting one, too.

“We really want to encourage everyone, even if you don’t have no symptoms at all, to get a test,” Sununu said. “There is a lot of asymptomatic spread that has been identified, not just here in New Hampshire, but across the country, and we want everyone to know those doors

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More AL Businesses To Reopen As Ivey Amends Safer-At-Home Order

MONTGOMERY, AL — Restaurants, barber shops and more small businesses will be allowed to reopen in Alabama on Monday as Gov. Kay Ivey amended the “stay-at-home” order while also extending it until May 22. Although cases of COVID-19 continue to spread, Ivey said at a Friday news conference she believes opening this phase of local businesses can help the economy recover and — with social distancing — can prevent another outbreak.

“I want to thank every Alabamian for doing their part to help us combat this awful virus,” Ivey said. “I know it has been tough on y’all, but it ain’t been a picnic for me either.”

The new order goes into effect May 11:

Under the amended order:

  • Churches may reopen and hold services but with social distancing guidelines

  • Restaurants can open at 50 percent occupancy rate.

  • Barber shops and salons, will be able to open with

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Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order

Washington — The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to lift an executive order from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf that mandated the closure of all businesses in the state deemed nonessential as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

A group of businesses and other entities in the state asked the high court last week to block enforcement of Wolf’s executive order, which was issued March 19 in response to the coronavirus. There were no noted dissents. 

The Pennsylvania businesses argued Wolf’s lockdown order was unconstitutional and filed an emergency request with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguing it went beyond Wolf’s authority. The state court, however, sided with Wolf and rejected the challenge. The businesses then asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lower court’s decision.

“The executive order and similar orders by governors across the country is doing substantial, unprecedented damage to the economy,” the

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