Special Report

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

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Michigan
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 393 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 39,262)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 36 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 3567)
> Tests as of April 29: N/A
> Days between first case on 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. The stay-at-home order has been extended and is in effect at least until May 15. Restrictions on activities such as boating and golfing have been eased. Large retailer stores are now allowed to resume selling nonessential items.

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Minnesota
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 75 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 4,181)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 5 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 301)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,138 per 100,000 — 6th lowest (total: 63,829)
> Days between first case on 3/6/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/27/2020): 21
> Population: 5,611,179

The stay-at-home order was extended until May 3. 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. Schools are closed for the rest of the school year. Some recreational activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking have been allowed to resume since April 18.

Mississippi
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 212 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 6,342)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 8 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 239)
> Tests as of April 29: 2,157 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 64,412)
> Days between first case on 3/11/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/3/2020): 23
> Population: 2,986,530

The shelter-in-place order expired on April 27. Some nonessential businesses like florists and clothing stores can start delivery or curbside pickup. Now, only medically vulnerable people are required to stay home. Retail businesses can reopen at no more than 50% of their store capacity. Places that cannot avoid sustained person-to-person contact, such as theme parks, salons, or gyms, are to remain closed.

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Missouri
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 119 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 7,303)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 5 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 314)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,257 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 77,037)
> Days between first case on 3/7/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (4/6/2020): 30
> Population: 6,126,452

The stay-at-home order, in effect until May 4, will not be extended. After that, all businesses may reopen following social distancing guidelines. Restaurants, manufacturing plants, gyms, hair salons, and churches will be able to resume activities. Sporting events and social gatherings can resume, though local governments can impose stricter limitations. Kansas City’s stay-at-home order is scheduled to remain in effect through May 15.

Montana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 42 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 451)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 29: 1 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 15)
> Tests as of April 29: 1,242 per 100,000 — 10th lowest (total: 13,191)
> Days between first case on 3/13/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/28/2020): 15
> Population: 1,062,305

The shelter-in-place order expired April 24. A phased opening started on April 27. Churches resumed Sunday services, and retailers reopened with social distancing guidelines in place. Schools have the option to return to in-classroom instruction beginning May 7, but several districts continue with remote instruction.

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