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

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Kansas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 14: 256 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 7,468)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 14: 6 per 100,000 — 16th lowest (total: 164)
> Tests as of May 14: 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

The temporary statewide stay-home order expired on May 3. A phased reopening began on May 4. Restaurants can open if they maintain social distancing and limit crowds to no more than 10. Hair salons, gyms, museums, and theaters remain closed. Organized sports, community swimming pools, festivals, parades, and graduation ceremonies are not allowed. Gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited. Bars and restaurants must preserve a 6-foot distance between tables, booths and barstools.

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Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 14: 158 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 7,080)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 14: 7 per 100,000 — 21st lowest (total: 326)
> Tests as of May 14: 2,627 per 100,000 — 24th highest (total: 117,395)
> Days between first case on 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. Phase one of the state’s gradual reopening started on April 27, when nonessential medical services were allowed to resume with restrictions. Manufacturing and distribution, construction, vehicle or vessel dealerships, office based businesses, photography, and pet grooming and boarding are allowed to resume operations with limited capacity.

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Louisiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 14: 701 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 32,662)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 14: 50 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 2,315)
> Tests as of May 14: 5,105 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 237,904)
> Days between first case on 3/9/2020 and statewide stay-at-home effective date (3/23/2020): 14
> Population: 4,659,978

The stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire on May 15. Phase one of reopening the economy will begin then and last at least through June 5. Some restrictions will stay in place. Everyone in Louisiana should wear masks when in public. Banks, gas stations, and veterinary services are open. Restaurants can open at 25% capacity. They need to have 6 feet between customers and 10 feet between tables. Gatherings are limited to 10 people. Movie theaters, churches, and gyms can reopen with strict physical distancing protocols.

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Maine
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 14: 113 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 1,515)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 14: 5 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 66)
> Tests as of May 14: 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

The stay-at-home order is set to expire on May 31. An executive order requiring travelers to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days is in effect at least until then as well. Residents can visit businesses such as hair salons and barbershops under Phase one of the reopening, which started May 1. Under the Rural Reopening Plan, retail stores in 12 of 16 counties opened on May 11. Drive-in movies, stay-in-your-vehicle religious services, and golf are allowed. Another phase of the reopening is scheduled for June, when restaurants, fitness centers, and retail stores may be allowed to reopen.

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Maryland
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 14: 594 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 35,903)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 14: 29 per 100,000 — 10th highest (total: 1,748)
> Tests as of May 14: 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 will be allowed to expire on May 15. A safer-at-home advisory will be in effect but it won’t be enforced. Manufacturing, retail, haircuts, and worship services will be allowed to resume with limitations. Social distancing is still required everywhere. Public beaches have been allowed to open for exercise, but social distancing must be followed. Boating is permitted, but no more than 10 people can be on a boat at one time, including captain and crew. Shooting ranges are allowed to open. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Businesses deemed nonessential remain closed.

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