Special Report

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

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Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 367 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 31,247)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 12 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 1,040)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,477 per 100,000 — 11th lowest (total: 210,965)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/14/2020 (est. 3,997 active infections)
> Population: 8,517,685

A stay-at-home order is in effect until June 10. It’s unlawful to gather in groups of 10 or more people. Those violating social distancing rules can be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries the possibility of jail time up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500. Elective medical procedures are now allowed. Dentist offices are open to nonemergency appointments. Beaches and parks are open for the purpose of socially distant exercise. Retailers and personal care businesses may reopen at 50% capacity as long as they adhere to CDC guidelines. Restaurants can open for outdoor dining, and outdoor fitness classes will be allowed to resume. Northern Virginia, however, near D.C., is expected to stay shut down until at least May 28.

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Washington
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 250 per 100,000 — 23rd lowest (total: 18,811)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 14 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 1,031)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,890 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 293,120)
> Date of first confirmed case: 1/21/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/20/2020 (est. 3,259 active infections)
> Population: 7,535,591

A stay-at-home, stay healthy order is in effect until May 31. The order is expected to be completely lifted by July 12. People can still go on bike rides, garden, and walk their dogs as long as they follow social distancing rules. Sports courts and playgrounds are closed. Since May 15, more retail businesses were allowed to do curbside pickup. Vehicle sales, car washes, landscaping, house cleaning, and drive-in church services have been allowed since May 15 if they follow social distancing protocols.

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West Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 87 per 100,000 — 4th lowest (total: 1,567)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 4 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 69)
> Tests as of May 21: 4,504 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 81,343)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/17/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/2/2020 (est. 251 active infections)
> Population: 1,805,832

The stay-at-home order expired on May 3. A safer-at-home order is now in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay inside but are not required. Restaurants may open for outdoor dining. Personal service businesses can also open but with appointments and customers waiting outside. Elective medical procedures resumed April 28. Church and funeral services can resume. Public gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. The primary elections were moved from May 12 to June 9.

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Wisconsin
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 231 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 13,413)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 8 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 481)
> Tests as of May 21: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 2/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/27/2020 (est. 1,287 active infections)
> Population: 5,813,568

A stay-at-home order was supposed to be in effect until May 26, but the state’s Supreme Court struck it down on May 13. All restrictions were then lifted. Some districts have imposed their own stay-at-home orders, so not all businesses statewide are open.

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Wyoming
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 103 per 100,000 — 6th lowest (total: 596)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 2 per 100,000 — 4th lowest (total: 11)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,145 per 100,000 — 21st lowest (total: 18,168)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/5/2020 (est. 114 active infections)
> Population: 577,737

The state never issued a statewide stay-at-home order. Anyone returning to Wyoming from any other state or country must self-quarantine for 14 days. Gyms, barbershops, hair salons, other personal care services, and elective surgeries have resumed on May 1 with limits on the number of customers in the facility. Gatherings of up to 25 people are now allowed. Restaurants can start offering indoor and outdoor dining. Movie theaters and performance venues can reopen with no more than 25 people. Gyms can reopen locker rooms and can also offer personal training as well as group classes for up to 20 participants. Child care facilities can allow up to 25 people in a classroom.

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