Special Report

Every State’s Rules for Reopening and Social Distancing

Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 536 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 45,620)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 16 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 1,338)
> Tests as of June 4: 4,125 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 351,354)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/13/2020 (est. 3,625 active infections)
> Population: 8,517,685

A stay-at-home order is in effect until June 10. All counties were allowed to begin reopening as of May 28, though Gov. Ralph Northam said the state would not move into Phase 2 until June 5 at the earliest. In Phase 2, restaurants can provide indoor dining at 50% occupancy, and fitness centers can open indoor areas at 30% occupancy. Museums, zoos, aquariums, gardens, and outdoor sporting and performance venues can open with restrictions. Swimming pools may expand operations to indoor and outdoor exercise. Diving and swimming instruction can resume as well in Phase 2.

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Washington
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 298 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 22,484)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 15 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 1,135)
> Tests as of June 4: 5,007 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 377,327)
> Date of first confirmed case: 1/21/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/24/2020 (est. 2,770 active infections)
> Population: 7,535,591

A stay-at-home, stay healthy order was in effect until May 31 and since it has been replaced by a Safe Start reopening plan. Most of the state’s counties are in Phase 2 of reopening, in which restaurants, salons, and stores can open in a limited capacity. In-person real estate activities such as sales and appraisals with up to three people and fitness and training services have been allowed to resume since May 19 in counties that are in Phase 2 of reopening.

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West Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 112 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 2,018)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 4 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 78)
> Tests as of June 4: 5,778 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 104,333)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/17/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/6/2020 (est. 224 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 but not required to stay inside. The primary elections were moved from May 12 to June 9. As of May 26, West Virginia was in its fifth week of its reopening plan, allowing state park cabins, museums, and zoos to reopen. Bars are also allowed to serve at 50% capacity.

Since May 30, spas and massage businesses have been allowed to open. The same applies to swimming pools, bowling alleys, pool halls, roller rinks, and other indoor amusement venues. Movie theaters will be permitted to reopen on June 5. Out-of-state visitors are no longer required to self-quarantine.

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Wisconsin
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 334 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 19,400)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 11 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 616)
> Tests as of June 4: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 2/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/30/2020 (est. 1,312 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, though most have lapsed throughout May.

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Wyoming
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 158 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 915)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 3 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 17)
> Tests as of June 4: 4,473 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 25,843)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Est. peak date: 5/8/2020 (est. 93 active infections)
> Population: 577,737

The state never issued a statewide stay-at-home order. Gyms, barbershops, hair salons, other personal care services, and elective surgeries have resumed 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, 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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