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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 21: 293 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 8,539)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 6 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 178)
> Tests as of May 21: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/1/2020 (est. 670 active infections)
> Population: 2,911,510

The temporary statewide stay-home order expired on May 3. A phased reopening began the next day. The second phase of reopening the state begins May 22 and will last through June 7. Restaurants can open if they maintain social distancing and limit crowds. Hair salons, gyms, museums, and theaters will remain closed. Organized sports, community swimming pools, festivals, parades, and graduation ceremonies are not allowed. Gatherings of more than 15 people will be prohibited. Bars and restaurants must preserve a 6-foot distance between tables, booths, and barstools. Casinos and indoor leisure spaces can open as well.

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Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 183 per 100,000 — 15th lowest (total: 8,167)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 8 per 100,000 — 21st lowest (total: 376)
> Tests as of May 21: 3,551 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 158,672)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/4/2020 (est. 1,139 active infections)
> Population: 4,468,402

A stay-at-home order is in effect until further notice. 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. Some parts of the economy started reopening on May 11. Manufacturing and distribution, retail, construction, vehicle or vessel dealerships, office-based businesses, photography, and pet grooming and boarding are allowed to resume operations with limited capacity. Hair salons and barbershops will reopen on May 25. Gatherings of more than 10 people are now allowed yet.

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Louisiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 758 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 35,316)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 53 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 2,485)
> Tests as of May 21: 6,137 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 285,970)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/9/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/28/2020 (est. 8,982 active infections)
> Population: 4,659,978

The stay-at-home order expired on May 15. Phase one of reopening will 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 21: 136 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 1,819)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 5 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 73)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,819 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 37,725)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/12/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/5/2020 (est. 235 active infections)
> 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 the end of August. People are required to wear cloth face coverings in public. 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. Reopenings in more populous areas are not scheduled until June.

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Maryland
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 700 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 42,323)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 35 per 100,000 — 10th highest (total: 2,123)
> Tests as of May 21: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/10/2020 (est. 6,102 active infections)
> Population: 6,042,718

The stay-at-home order expired on May 15. A safer-at-home advisory is in effect but it won’t be enforced. Manufacturing, retail, haircuts, and worship services will be allowed to resume at limited capacity. 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. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed either. Businesses deemed nonessential remain closed. Maryland residents returning home from out of state are directed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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