Special Report

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

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Massachusetts
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 433.5 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 29,918)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 16.1 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 1,108)
> Tests as of April 16: 19.1 per 1,000 — 4th highest (total: 132,023)
> Days between first case (2/1/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 52
> Population: 6,902,149

Both the stay-at-home order and an order for nonessential businesses and organizations with in-person operations to remain closed have been extended until May 4. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Medical marijuana shops are still open, but recreational marijuana shops are closed.

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Michigan
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 280.7 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 28,059)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 19.2 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 1,921)
> Tests as of April 16: Not available to public
> Days between first case (3/10/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 14
> Population: 9,995,915

Residents can be criminally penalized for breaking social distancing rules. Schools are closed, and large assemblages and events are banned. Travel is restricted, and in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life is prohibited. The stay-at-home order has been extended and is in effect at least until April 30. All public and private gatherings of any size outside of a family home are banned.

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Minnesota
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 32.2 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 1,809)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.6 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 87)
> Tests as of April 16: 7.2 per 1,000 — 17th lowest (total: 40,242)
> Days between first case (3/6/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/27/2020): 21
> Population: 5,611,179

A stay-at-home order was extended until May 4. People can still leave their homes to pick up essential items such as groceries or food, prescriptions, and gas; to relocate for safety reasons; or go to work if their job is deemed essential. Stores providing essential supplies, such as grocery stores, are open. Schools are closed until May 4. Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing are allowed but people must maintain distancing rules.

Mississippi
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 112.5 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 3,360)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.1 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 122)
> Tests as of April 16: 12.6 per 1,000 — 13th highest (total: 37,733)
> Days between first case (3/11/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/3/2020): 23
> Population: 2,986,530

A shelter-in-place order is in effect until April 20. If people go out for essential activities, they have to stay 6 feet away from each other and cannot gather in groups of more than 10 people. Evictions are suspended. All nonessential businesses are closed. All places of amusement and recreation are closed.

Missouri
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 79.9 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 4,895)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.4 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 147)
> Tests as of April 16: 8.2 per 1,000 — 25th highest (total: 50,432)
> Days between first case (3/7/2020) and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/6/2020): 30
> Population: 6,126,452

A stay-at-home order is in effect until April 24. People can still access essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, or engage in outdoor recreation, but they have to stay at least 6 feet away from one another. All state office buildings are closed to the public; however, essential state functions continue to operate. Takeout food orders are still allowed, and playgrounds are also open.

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