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Birmingham extends shelter-in-place until end of April

The city of Birmingham has extended its shelter in place order until April 30.

The Birmingham City Council voted unanimously to implement the order, which requires residents to stay home except for essential activities like getting food, seeking medical care or performing critical work functions. It was set to expire at midnight.

Mayor Randall Woodfin and the city council agreed Friday to extend the order.

Solitary outdoor exercise is also allowed.

Woodfin is holding a press conference at 12:15 p.m. to discuss the extension.

 

Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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