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

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Massachusetts
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 1,289 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 88,970)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 88 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 6,066)
> Tests as of May 21: 7,099 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 489,953)
> Date of first confirmed case: 2/1/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/4/2020 (est. 19,251 active infections)
> Population: 6,902,149

The stay-at-home order expired on May 18. A safer-at-home advisory is in effect, recommending residents to stay home except for engaging in permitted activities. People over 65 or with underlying conditions should stay home except for essential errands. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Everyone over age 2 must wear a face mask in public places, including grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and taxis. Grocery stores and pharmacies have to provide special shopping hours for residents 60 and older. After May 25, beaches, parks, drive-in movie theatres, zoos, outdoor gardens, and preserves will be allowed to open. Fishing, hunting, and boating will be permitted as well.

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Michigan
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 530 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 53,009)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 51 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 5,060)
> Tests as of May 21: 4,534 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 453,244)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/10/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/5/2020 (est. 14,695 active infections)
> Population: 9,995,915

The stay-at-home order has been extended until at least May 28. Residents can be criminally penalized for breaking social distancing rules. Restrictions on activities such as boating and golfing have been eased. Large store retailers are now allowed to resume selling nonessential items in stores and are no longer required to close off certain areas, such as garden centers. Auto plants resumed work on May 18 at 25% capacity. Construction, real estate, and more outdoor work resumed May 7. People are required to wear non-medical grade face coverings indoors, and employers must provide masks to their workers.

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Minnesota
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 315 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 17,670)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 14 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 777)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,982 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 167,338)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/28/2020 (est. 2,802 active infections)
> Population: 5,611,179

The stay-at-home order expired on May 17. Some recreational activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking have been allowed to resume since April 18. Industrial jobs that are not customer-facing can resume if social distancing and sanitary procedures are in place. Employees who can work from home should continue to do so. Retail stores, malls, and other nonessential street businesses can reopen at 50% occupancy and if they follow physical distancing guidelines. Residents can gather in groups of no more than 10 people, with social distancing measures observed. Restaurants, bars, salons and gyms will remain closed.

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Mississippi
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 401 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 11,967)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 19 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 570)
> Tests as of May 21: 4,041 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 120,680)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/18/2020 (est. 2,297 active infections)
> Population: 2,986,530

The shelter-in-place order expired on April 27. Only medically vulnerable people are required to stay home. A safer-at-home order is in effect until May 25. The state is in phase two of reopening. Restaurants can offer in-house dining at 50% seating capacity. Gatherings outside are allowed for groups of no more than 20 people. Parks are now open with limited hours. Some nonessential businesses like florists and clothing stores are allowed to deliver or offer curbside pickup. Retail businesses can reopen at no more than 50% of their store capacity. Parks and public swimming pools can also reopen, but people have to keep a distance between one another of at least 6 feet. People are encouraged to wear masks in public, but not required.

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Missouri
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 21: 181 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 11,080)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 21: 10 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 616)
> Tests as of May 21: 2,584 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 158,296)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/19/2020 (est. 1,991 active infections)
> Population: 6,126,452

The stay-at-home order expired on May 3. Phase one of the reopening will last until the end of the month. All businesses may reopen but have to follow social distancing guidelines. Restaurants, manufacturing plants, gyms, hair salons, and churches can resume activities. Sporting events and social gatherings can resume, though local governments can impose stricter limitations. Large venues, concerts, and movie theaters are allowed to resume activities, but the seating has to be spaced out to comply with social distancing guidelines. Retail outlets, including grocery stores, must limit the number of customers allowed inside. The ban on social gatherings has been lifted, but people must adhere to social distancing.

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