Special Report

Every State’s Rules for Reopening and Social Distancing

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Colorado
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 475 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 27,060)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 26 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 1,494)
> Tests as of June 4: 3,418 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 194,697)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/2/2020 (est. 3,909 active infections)
> Population: 5,695,564

Gov. Jared Polis signed an order on June 1 shifting Colorado to Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors from the previous Safer at Home order. The new order now encourages people to go outside while maintaining social distancing. It also extends Safer at Home requirements like limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people for another 30 days. People are asked to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart. Playgrounds and swimming pools are allowed to open at limited capacity.

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Connecticut
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 1,206 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 43,091)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 112 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 3,989)
> Tests as of June 4: 7,680 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 274,396)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/8/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/5/2020 (est. 10,932 active infections)
> Population: 3,572,665

Connecticut announced that summer camps can reopen on June 29, in compliance with state requirements. As of June 1, barbershops, hair salons and tribal casinos were allowed to reopen. Gov. Ned Lamont’s order on limits on social gatherings was amended, and as of June 1, outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people were allowed, in compliance with social distancing protocols of 6 feet apart and wearing of masks.

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Delaware
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 1,008 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 9,746)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 40 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 386)
> Tests as of June 4: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/17/2020 (est. 978 active infections)
> Population: 967,171

Delaware’s state museums reopened on June 1 for self-guided tours. Personal care services such as massage therapy are allowed to reopen at 30% capacity on June 8. Delaware will begin Phase 2 of reopening on June 15, with retailers, restaurants, and other establishments allowed to expand to 60% capacity from 30% during Phase 1.

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Florida
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 283 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 60,183)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 12 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 2,607)
> Tests as of June 4: 5,202 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 1,107,952)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/1/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/1/2020 (est. 4,674 active infections)
> Population: 21,299,325

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Phase 2 of the reopening of Florida’s economy on June 3. Under Phase 2, bars and pubs may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside for dine-in service. Movie theaters and entertainment venues can operate at 50% capacity also. Restrictions on salons and barbershops. All Florida counties, except Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, enter Phase 2 on June 5.

The easing of restrictions comes as the number of new COVID-19 cases has been rising in Florida. The state Department of Health reported an increase in new cases every day this week beginning on June 1.

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Georgia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 466 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 49,028)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 20 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 2,139)
> Tests as of June 4: 5,455 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 573,816)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/2/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/1/2020 (est. 5,222 active infections)
> Population: 10,519,475

Though the shelter-in-place order expired on April 30, older state residents and other at-risk individuals remain under shelter-in-place orders until June 12. Additionally, all Georgians are encouraged to remain home whenever possible and to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet in public. Gatherings of 25 people or more were allowed in Georgia as of June, provided social distancing is maintained. Gov. Brian Kemp permitted operators of amusement park rides, carnivals, circuses, and water parks to open beginning June 12 in compliance with health requirements.

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