Special Report

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

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Kansas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 51.3 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 1,494)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.6 per 100,000 — 24th highest (total: 76)
> Tests as of April 16: 5.0 per 1,000 — 6th lowest (total: 14,668)
> Days between first case (3/7/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/30/2020): 23
> Population: 2,911,510

A temporary, statewide stay-home order is in effect until April 19. Residents can only go out to see a doctor, buy groceries, or care for elderly relatives. Outdoor activities are allowed only if people maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another.

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Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 51.3 per 100,000 — 11th lowest (total: 2,291)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.7 per 100,000 — 23rd highest (total: 122)
> Tests as of April 16: Not available to public
> Days between first case (3/6/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/26/2020): 20
> Population: 4,468,402

A stay-at-home order is in effect until further notice. Travel from Kentucky to other states is limited. Residents can leave the state only to care for loved ones, see a doctor, go to work, if they have a court order, or to get groceries. If people leave for other reasons, they have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Gas stations and liquor stores are among the businesses that are still open.

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Louisiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 471.1 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 21,951)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 23.7 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 1,103)
> Tests as of April 16: 25.9 per 1,000 — 2nd highest (total: 120,819)
> Days between first case (3/9/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/23/2020): 14
> Population: 4,659,978

An order directing all Louisiana residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside beyond essential needs is in effect. Residents have to work from home unless they are providing essential services. Nonessential businesses are closed to the public. The stay-at-home order has been extended until April 30. Gas stations, and veterinary services are open. Outdoor exercise is allowed as long as people maintain a 6-foot distance. Playgrounds are closed.

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Maine
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 15: 57.5 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 770)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 15: 1.8 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 24)
> Tests as of April 16: 11.1 per 1,000 — 17th highest (total: 14,846)
> Days between first case (3/12/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/2/2020): 21
> Population: 1,338,404

An executive order requiring travelers to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days is in effect at least until April 30. All lodging businesses are suspended. Until April 30, everyone is required to stay at home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason. Schools must continue to provide remote learning options for students until at least May 1.

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Maryland
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 166.0 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 10,032)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 5.8 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 349)
> Tests as of April 16: 9.7 per 1,000 — 21st highest (total: 58,843)
> Days between first case (3/5/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/30/2020): 25
> Population: 6,042,718

Social distancing guidelines are enforced. Breaking the rules can result in fines or jail time. Businesses deemed essential, including auto repair shops and certain manufacturers, can remain open. Local school districts will continue to implement distance learning options. People can hunt, fish, and crab for food but follow social distancing guidelines. Recreational boating is not an acceptable outdoor activity. A stay-at-home order is in effect until terminated by the governor.

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