Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 145.4 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 8,280)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 6.3 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 357)
> Tests as of April 16: 7.1 per 1,000 — 16th lowest (total: 40,533)
> Days between first case (3/5/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/26/2020): 21
> Population: 5,695,564

The stay-at-home order was extended until April 26. Grocery stores, firearm stores, marijuana dispensaries and gas stations are among the businesses considered essential and are allowed to remain open. State parks are open, but playgrounds and picnic areas are closed. No gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed.

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Connecticut
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 413.0 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 14,755)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 24.3 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 868)
> Tests as of April 16: 14.0 per 1,000 — 11th highest (total: 50,143)
> Days between first case (3/8/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/23/2020): 15
> Population: 3,572,665

Grocery stores operate at half capacity. The “safe stores” guidelines mandate that every other register line would be out of service. A 6-foot minimum distance between people is required outdoors. Parking capacity is limited at certain parks and walk-ins are banned to limit the number of visitors. Restaurants are still open for delivery or takeout. Gyms and fitness centers are closed, but public parks are still open. A stay-at-home order is in effect until April 22.

Delaware
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 208.2 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 2,014)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.8 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 46)
> Tests as of April 16: 13.5 per 1,000 — 12th highest (total: 13,102)
> Days between first case (3/11/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 13
> Population: 967,171

A stay-at-home order is in place at least until May 15, requiring people to remain in their homes and avoid going out in public unless they are engaged in an “essential activity” or “essential travel.” When out, people must maintain at least a 6-foot distance from each other. All beaches are closed except for people exercising or walking their dogs. People can still go out to get groceries, exercise, take care of others, and for other essential activities.

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Florida
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 105.7 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 22,519)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.9 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 627)
> Tests as of April 16: 10.1 per 1,000 — 19th highest (total: 215,521)
> Days between first case (3/1/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/3/2020): 33
> Population: 21,299,325

Social distancing guidelines are in place at least until mid-May. A stay-at-home order is in effect until April 30. Delivery or takeout services only are allowed, and gyms are closed. No gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed. People can still go outside for exercise or to go fishing. WWE was declared an essential business and can operate during the stay-at-home order. Senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions must stay at home.

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Georgia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 146.5 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 15,409)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 5.5 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 579)
> Tests as of April 16: 6.5 per 1,000 — 13th lowest (total: 67,885)
> Days between first case (3/2/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/3/2020): 32
> Population: 10,519,475

A shelter-in-place order in effect at least until April 30. People can only go out to get essential supplies or go to the doctor, but they must maintain a 6-foot distance from one another. Child care facilities are open but must have no more than 10 people at the facility. Some beaches and parks are closed.

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