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What Factors Led to the Adoption of Stay-at-Home Orders, and Did They Change Public Behavior?

As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in March 2020, US states adopted “stay at home” orders (SHOs) to limit their residents’ movements away from home and slow the spread of the virus. However, this public health intervention became politically polarized as many Democratic governors rushed to adopt SHOs, while many Republican governors resisted until the issue of White House recommendations on

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