Special Report

Every State’s Rules for Reopening and Social Distancing

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Colorado
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 18: 521 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 29,673)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of June 18: 29 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 1,631)
> Total tests administered as of June 18: 259,546
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 10 – June 17: -18.4% — 9th smallest decline (206 to 168)
> Population: 5,695,564

Gov. Jared Polis signed an order on June 1 shifting Colorado to a Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order from the previous Safer at Home order. The new order now encourages people to go outside while maintaining social distancing. Playgrounds and swimming pools are allowed to open at limited capacity. Public and private gatherings are limited to 10 people. Nonessential employees are strongly encouraged to keep working from home for at least until the end of June.

Restaurants are now allowed to serve alcoholic beverages in expanded outdoor dining spaces. After June 18, bars will be able to reopen at 25% capacity or 50 people indoors, whichever is fewer. Overnight camps will be allowed if they have no more than 25 children outdoors and 10 indoors. Cosmetic and personal services can reopen as well. Indoor gatherings of up to 100 people and outdoor events of up to 175 people can resume, as long as people can stay at least 6 feet apart.

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Connecticut
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 18: 1,272 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 45,429)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of June 18: 118 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 4,219)
> Total tests administered as of June 18: 365,916
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 10 – June 17: -11.5% — 3rd smallest decline (175 to 155)
> Population: 3,572,665

Connecticut announced that summer camps will be allowed to open 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. As of June 2, child care facilities have been allowed to have 50 kids, up from 30. Outdoor and in-person graduation ceremonies can be held after July 6. State campgrounds will open for the season on July 8. Campers can make reservations online beginning June 20.

Delaware
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 18: 1,080 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 10,444)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of June 18: 44 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 426)
> Total tests administered as of June 18: 86,593
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 10 – June 17: -3.8% — 2nd smallest decline (57 to 55)
> Population: 967,171

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

Personal care businesses remain at 30% capacity. Outdoor gatherings are allowed but of no more than 250 people. Child care facilities can now open for all families but with group size limits. People are strongly encouraged to continue teleworking and keep their children at home if possible.

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Florida
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 18: 403 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 85,926)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of June 18: 14 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 3,061)
> Total tests administered as of June 18: 1,512,315
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 10 – June 17: 78.3% — 7th largest increase (1,230 to 2,193)
> 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 dine-in service at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside. Movie theaters and entertainment venues can operate at 50% capacity also. There are restrictions on salons and barbershops. All Florida counties, except Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, entered phase 2 on June 5.

The easing of restrictions comes as the number of new COVID-19 cases in Florida has been rising. The state Department of Health reported an increase in new cases since June 1. Residents are advised not to gather in groups of more than 50 people. Elderly people and those with preexisting conditions are encouraged to avoid crowds of any size.

Georgia
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 18: 573 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 60,254)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of June 18: 25 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 2,587)
> Total tests administered as of June 18: 762,336
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 10 – June 17: 19.0% — 10th smallest increase (732 to 871)
> Population: 10,519,475

The general shelter-in-place order expired on April 30, and the shelter-in-place order for older state residents and other at-risk individuals expired on June 12. Gatherings of 25 people or more were allowed in Georgia as of June, provided social distancing is maintained. Gov. Brian Kemp permitted amusement park rides, carnivals, circuses, and water parks to open beginning June 12 in compliance with health requirements.

Effective July 1, live performance venues can open if they meet certain criteria. There will be exceptions for drive-in performances, private recording sessions, livestream performances, rehearsals, events without spectators, and non-ticketed events. Exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, business retreats, and other conventions can be held as of July 1. Overnight summer camps are open but people can attend only if they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 12 days.

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