Special Report

Every State's Rules for Staying At Home and Social Distancing

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Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 76.3 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 6,500)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.3 per 100,000 — 23rd lowest (total: 195)
> Tests as of April 16: 5.2 per 1,000 — 7th lowest (total: 44,169)
> Days between first case (3/7/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/30/2020): 23
> Population: 8,517,685

A stay-at-home order is in effect until June 10. It is unlawful to gather in groups of 10 or more people. Those violating social distancing rules can be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries the possibility of jail time up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500. Some brick-and-mortar retail businesses may continue to operate. Beaches are closed statewide except for fishing and exercise.

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Washington
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 143.1 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 10,783)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 7.5 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 567)
> Tests as of April 16: 16.5 per 1,000 — 6th highest (total: 124,283)
> Days between first case (1/21/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/23/2020): 62
> Population: 7,535,591

A stay-at-home order in effect until May 4. All gatherings for social, spiritual, and recreational purposes are banned. Only essential businesses are allowed to remain open. People can still go on bike rides, garden, and walk the dogs as long as they follow social distancing rules. Sports courts and playgrounds are closed. All K-12 schools are closed through the end of the year.

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West Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 39.8 per 100,000 — 6th lowest (total: 718)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.7 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 12)
> Tests as of April 16: 9.9 per 1,000 — 20th highest (total: 17,821)
> Days between first case (3/17/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 7
> Population: 1,805,832

A stay-at-home order is in effect until further notice. Out-of-state citizens must self-quarantine for 14 days. State park campgrounds are closed. If people fail to comply, they may be fined up to $500 or imprisoned for up to a year. People can leave their homes but only for essential activities such as going to the grocery store, checking on relatives, picking up a prescription, or receiving nonelective medical care.

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Wisconsin
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 64.0 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 3,721)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 3.1 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 182)
> Tests as of April 16: 7.4 per 1,000 — 21st lowest (total: 43,047)
> Days between first case (2/5/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/25/2020): 49
> Population: 5,813,568

A stay-at-home order is in effect Wisconsin until April 24. When outside, people must at all times maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from any other person. Public gatherings are banned, and schools and nonessential businesses are closed. All but essential travel is prohibited. Violation or obstruction of the order is punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, or up to $250 fine, or both.

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Wyoming
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 15: 48.8 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 282)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 15: 0.2 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 01)
> Tests as of April 16: 5.5 per 1,000 — 9th lowest (total: 3,169)
> Days between first case (3/11/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date: No statewide stay-at-home order as of April 16.
> Population: 577,737

All places of public accommodation are closed. Child care centers are closed as well except for the children of essential workers. Drive-thru, delivery, and pickup only services are allowed. Schools, colleges, and trade schools are closed at least until May 1. Anyone returning to Wyoming from any other state or country must self-quarantine for 14 days.

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