Special Report

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

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Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 98 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 4,375)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 5 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 225)
> Tests as of April 29: N/A
> Days between first case on 3/6/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/26/2020): 20
> Population: 4,468,402

The 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. “Phase one” of the state’s gradual reopening began on April 27 when nonessential medical services were allowed to resume with restrictions.

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Louisiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 586 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 27,286)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 38 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 1758)
> Tests as of April 29: 3,243 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 151,108)
> Days between first case on 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 until May 15. Everyone in Louisiana should wear masks when in public. Residents can only work from home unless they are providing essential services. Nonessential businesses are closed to the public. Banks, gas stations and veterinary services are open. Outdoor exercise is allowed as long as people maintain 6-foot distancing. Playgrounds are closed.

Maine
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 78 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 1,040)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 4 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 51)
> Tests as of April 29: N/A
> Days between first case on 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 May 31. All lodging businesses are suspended. Everyone is required to stay home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason. Residents will be able to visit businesses, such as hair salons and barbershops, and participate in activities under stage one of the reopening, which begins May 1. Drive-in movies, stay-in-your-vehicle religious services and golf will be allowed.

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Maryland
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 333 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 20,113)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 15 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 929)
> Tests as of April 29: N/A
> Days between first case on 3/5/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/30/2020): 25
> Population: 6,042,718

The stay-at-home order is in effect until terminated by the governor. This may happen in early May. An executive order is in effect to wear face coverings in any retail business or on public transportation. Breaking the rules can result in fines or jail time. Businesses deemed essential, including auto repair shops and certain manufacturers, can remain open. People can hunt, fish, and crab for food, but follow social distancing guidelines.

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Massachusetts
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 845 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 58,302)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 46 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 3153)
> Tests as of April 29: 3,687 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 254,500)
> Days between first case on 2/1/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/24/2020): 52
> Population: 6,902,149

A stay-at-home order and an order for nonessential businesses and organizations for in-person operations to remain closed has been extended until May 18. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Medical marijuana shops are still open, but recreational marijuana shops are closed. Schools are closed through the rest of the school year, and day care centers are closed until the end of June.