Special Report

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

Hawaii
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 45 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest (total: 641)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 1 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 17)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,260 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 46,304)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/17/2020 (est. 84 active infections)
> Population: 1,420,491

Stay-at-home, work-at-home orders are in effect until May 31. People must quarantine themselves for two weeks if traveling between islands or risk fines up to $5,000 and a year in prison. Everyone over age 5 has to wear a mask outdoors. The state is under phase one of its reopening. A 14-day self-quarantine for everyone arriving in Hawaii as well as inter-island travelers is in effect until June 30. Agriculture businesses, including landscaping, can reopen, though restrictions differ by county. The same applies for car washes and dealerships, child care services, and shopping malls. All businesses are required to follow social distancing requirements – stay 6 feet away from one another, limit service capacity, limit in-person work, and decrease the number of high-touch surfaces.

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Idaho
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 141 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 2,476)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 4 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 77)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,186 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 38,344)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/13/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/27/2020 (est. 378 active infections)
> Population: 1,754,208

The stay-at-home order expired on April 30. A 14-day self-quarantine for people entering Idaho continues through the month of May. People are encouraged to wear masks when in public and work from home whenever possible. Nonessential travel is now allowed but should be minimized. Idaho entered stage two of its reopening on May 16. In this stage, 95% of businesses can open if they follow safety protocols. Salons, indoor gyms, and dine-in restaurants can reopen but limit capacity to 50% and limit tables up to six people. Both public and private gatherings are limited to 10 people.

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Illinois
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 788 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 100,418)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 36 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 4,525)
> Tests as of May 21: 5,044 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 642,713)
> Date of first confirmed case: 1/24/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/27/2020 (est. 15,777 active infections)
> Population: 12,741,080

A shelter-in-place order is in effect at least through May 30. Some restrictions were loosened starting May 1, including resumption of elective surgeries, golfing, and allowing nurseries and garden centers to reopen. Retail stores can offer delivery or pickup services. All state parks, and the concession stands in them, will open by May 29. Fishing and boating will be allowed in groups of no more than 10, up from two. Restaurants can open for outdoor sitting at the end of the month as well. Anyone over the age of 2 must wear a face covering when indoors at a public space or when outdoors at a public place where a 6-foot distance between people cannot be maintained.

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Indiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 437 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 29,274)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 26 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 1,716)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,925 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 195,738)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/12/2020 (est. 5,533 active infections)
> Population: 6,691,878

The stay-at-home order expired on May 4. Most of the state will begin phase three of its reopening on May 22, with the three delayed counties — Lake, Marion, and Cass (which are the hardest hit counties) — possibly joining on June 1. Gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed, up from 25. Malls and other nonessential retailers as well as restaurants can open at 75% capacity. Bars and gyms remain closed. Churches can begin holding services with no limits on the number of attendees. Retail stores, public libraries, and offices have opened. Some businesses, like dentists, greenhouses, nurseries, and pet groomers, are allowed to reopen with restrictions. Outside, people must maintain a 6-foot distance from others and are encouraged to wear face coverings.

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Iowa
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 492 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 15,533)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 12 per 100,000 — 23rd highest (total: 381)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,492 per 100,000 — 23rd highest (total: 110,211)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/8/2020
> Est. peak date: 5/15/2020 (est. 1,834 active infections)
> Population: 3,156,145

The state never issued a statewide stay-at-home order but instituted some restriction on nonessential businesses. Restaurants, retail stores, and malls can now reopen at 50% capacity. They have to allow or require the use of masks or face coverings. Dental services can resume, campgrounds can open, and fitness centers can open but to customers with appointments only. People over 65 or who are at higher risk of more severe COVID-19 illness are encouraged to stay home. People who have been in contact for more than 30 minutes with a person who was confirmed to have COVID-19 should self-isolate for 14 days. Schools will be able to resume learning and activities, including high school baseball and softball, on June 1.

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