Special Report

Every State’s Rules for Reopening and Social Distancing

Kansas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 349 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 10,170)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 8 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 222)
> Tests as of June 4: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/26/2020 (est. 696 active infections)
> Population: 2,911,510

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

Phase 2 is scheduled to last until June 7. After that date, gatherings of up to 45 people will be permitted, and nonessential travel may resume.

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Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 233 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 10,410)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 10 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 450)
> Tests as of June 4: 5,196 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 232,199)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/27/2020 (est. 1,324 active infections)
> Population: 4,468,402

Movie theaters and fitness centers were allowed to reopen on June 1, and museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries, and distilleries may reopen on June 8. Campgrounds can reopen on June 11 as can child care services, with reduced capacity, on June 15. Venues such as bars that hold 50 or fewer people, and gatherings of up to 50 people, can reopen starting June 29, depending on whether they meet safety criteria. Businesses that were permitted to operate at 33% capacity beginning May 22 will be allowed to increase that capacity to 50% on June 22, provided they comply with guidelines.

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Louisiana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 883 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 41,133)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 59 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 2,759)
> Tests as of June 4: 8,629 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 402,087)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/9/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/24/2020 (est. 7,882 active infections)
> Population: 4,659,978

The stay-at-home order expired on May 15 and the state entered Phase 1 of reopening, which 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, places of worship, and gyms can reopen with strict physical distancing protocols.

When Louisiana shifts to Phase 2 on June 5, places of worship can expand to 50% capacity with social distancing, and businesses such as massage and tattoo parlors, spas, bars bowling alleys, and wedding venues can open with reduced capacity.

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Maine
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 00 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 02)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 7 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 95)
> Tests as of June 4: 4,127 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 55,237)
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/12/2020
> Est. peak date: 3/31/2020 (est. 204 active infections)
> Population: 1,338,404

Another phase of Maine’s reopening began in June, as fitness centers and retail stores were allowed to reopen. Restaurants in York, Cumberland, and Androscoggin counties opened for outdoor dining service on June 1. Dine-in service is not permitted. Dine-in and outdoor service was permitted in Penobscot County starting June 1. Maine lodging providers began accepting reservations for stays with an arrival date of June 1 or later for Maine residents and for non-residents who comply with the state’s 14-day self-quarantine mandate. Gatherings of people were increased to 50 from 10 as of June 1.

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Maryland
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 4: 924 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 55,858)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of June 4: 44 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 2,668)
> Tests as of June 4: N/A
> Date of first confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Est. peak date: 4/6/2020 (est. 6,509 active infections)
> Population: 6,042,718

Maryland is shifting to Phase 2 of its reopening plan on June 5 by lifting the order requiring the closing of nonessential businesses. The businesses include retail shops, specialty vendors, information technology companies, design studios, advertising and architectural firms, and media production companies, among others.

Employees able to telework are encouraged to continue to do so. Other guidance from the state for the workplace includes wearing face coverings; conducting temperature checks for workers; implementing split schedules; and staggering shifts.

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