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Health care workers of Decatur Morgan Hospital wave as members of Epic Church parade around the facility to show support during the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, April 3, 2020, in Decatur, Ala. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Gov. Kay Ivey issued a stay-at-home order for all Alabamians Friday that will be effective Saturday at 5 p.m. until April 30

Ivey said she made the decision after it was determined that the safety measures the state was taking were not enough to stop the virus’s spread, calling it a threat to “our way of life.”

As of this report, 1,515 cases are reported in Alabama. Ivey said more than 200 healthcare have contracted the virus, and the median age impacted by the virus is 49.

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth voiced his support for the order, urging Alabamians to follow it to control the virus’ spread.

The order does have a few exceptions, which you can read below.

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