Special Report

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

Colorado
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 400 per 100,000 — 17th highest (total: 22,797)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 23 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 1,299)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,381 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 135,611)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/5/2020 (est. 4,757 active infections)
> Population: 5,695,564

The stay-at-home order expired on April 26. A safer-at-home order is in effect. People are strongly encouraged to wear masks when outside and to stay at home as much as possible. Outside gatherings of more than 10 people are still not allowed. At-risk individuals and older people must stay at home. A phased opening of the economy started on April 27. Grocery stores, firearm stores, marijuana dispensaries, and gas stations are open. Retail businesses reopened with curbside pickup. Offices can reopen with 50% of the workforce. Salons and other places offering personal services can also reopen if implementing best practices, which entail everyone wearing masks and gloves, customers having to wait outside, and places where people sit sanitized frequently. Elective medical services have resumed. Working remotely continues for offices.

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Connecticut
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 1,092 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 39,017)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 99 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 3,529)
> Tests as of May 21: 5,338 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 190,718)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/8/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/4/2020 (est. 11,098 active infections)
> Population: 3,572,665

The stay-at-home order expired on May 20. Grocery stores must operate at half capacity. Safe-stores guidelines are mandated with every other register line out of service. A 6-foot minimum distance is required outdoors. People must wear a face mask in public. Parking capacity is limited at certain parks, and walk-ins are banned to limit the number of visitors. Social and recreational gatherings of more than five people and religious gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. An executive order extends restrictions on indoor fitness and movie theaters to June 20. Wineries, breweries and bars can deliver directly to homes. Schools remain closed but must continue providing meals to children under lunch and breakfast programs for consumption at home.

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Delaware
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 831 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 8,037)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 31 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 304)
> Tests as of May 21: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/29/2020 (est. 1,245 active infections)
> Population: 967,171

The stay-at-home order has been extended until May 31. When out, people must maintain at least a 6-foot distance from each other. All visitors older than 13 must wear masks when inside state parks, and reserves. Travelers from outside states have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Starting May 20, retail establishments, including clothing and shoe stores, may operate by appointment. Restaurants and bars can now apply to their local municipal or county jurisdiction to expand outdoor seating after June 1. Indoor services are limited to 30% capacity.

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Florida
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 223 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 47,471)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 10 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 2,096)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,628 per 100,000 — 21st highest (total: 772,669)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/1/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/29/2020 (est. 4,996 active infections)
> Population: 21,299,325

The stay-at-home order expired on May 4. Most of the state entered the first phase of a limited reopening. Retail stores and restaurants are now allowed to expand capacity to 50%. Libraries and museums can open at 50% capacity as well. Gyms and fitness centers can operate at limited capacity with sanitation protocols. Elective medical procedures can now take place. Amusement parks may submit reopening plans to the state. Professional sports teams may resume playing, and venues can open to games, events, and training but without fans.

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Georgia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 378 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 39,816)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 16 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 1,705)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,830 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 402,940)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/2/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/10/2020 (est. 5,892 active infections)
> Population: 10,519,475

The shelter-in-place order expired on April 30, except for people 65 and older and other at-risk individuals. They have to shelter in place at least until June 12. Some businesses, including gyms and hair salons are allowed to reopen. Places of entertainment such as bowling alleys, theaters, restaurants, and private social clubs are allowed to open as well. Bars, nightclubs, amusement parks, public swimming pools, and live performance venues remain closed until May 31. Businesses are ordered to follow strict sanitation and social distancing protocols through May 31. Restaurants can allow 10 customers per 300 square feet of space and accommodate tables with a maximum of 10 people, up from six.

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