Special Report

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

Idaho
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 109 per 100,000 — 16th lowest (total: 1,917)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 3 per 100,000 — 15th lowest (total: 58)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,143 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 20,052)
> Days between first case on 3/13/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/25/2020): 12
> Population: 1,754,208

The stay-at-home order expired at the end of April. Some nonessential businesses and houses of worship can reopen on May 1 but have to “prepare operational plans” that include limits on the number of people in a business at a time. The first stage of the reopening plan is set for May 1 through May 15. Places of worship can open if they adhere to strict physical distancing. Day care centers and camps can also reopen.

Illinois
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 378 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 48,102)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 17 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 2125)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,901 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 242,189)
> Days between first case on 1/24/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/21/2020): 57
> Population: 12,741,080

A shelter-in-place order is in effect at least through May 30. Schools are to remain closed until the end of the school year. Some restrictions will be loosened starting May 1, including resuming elective surgeries, golfing, allowing curbside service at retail stores, letting nurseries and garden centers reopen.

Indiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 248 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 16,588)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 13 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 901)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,303 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 87,181)
> Days between first case on 3/6/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 18
> Population: 6,691,878

The stay-at-home order expires May 1, and the governor won’t decide before then whether to extend it. Daycares remain open. State parks remain open, but playgrounds are closed. Gyms and fitness centers are closed, but exercising outdoors is permitted as long as people maintain 6-foot physical distancing. Some businesses, like dentists, greenhouses, nurseries, and pet groomers, are allowed to reopen with restrictions. More restrictions may be eased in early May.

Iowa
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 202 per 100,000 — 17th highest (total: 6,376)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 4 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 136)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,262 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 39,823)
> Days between first case on 3/8/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date: No order issued as of Apr. 29
> Population: 3,156,145

There was no statewide stay-at-home order as of April 28. Nonessential businesses are closed at least until April 30. Anyone who refuses to limit social gatherings could face misdemeanor charges. Schools are closed through the rest of the school year. Businesses and churches in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties will be allowed to reopen. Restaurants, fitness centers, retail stores, and malls can reopen Friday at 50% capacity in mostly rural countries.

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Kansas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 120 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 3,491)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 4 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 124)
> Tests as of April 29: N/A
> Days between first case on 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 May 3. 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. Schools are closed through the rest of the school year.

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