Special Report

Every State’s Rules for Reopening Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

 
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Hawaii > Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 25: 59 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 835) > COVID-19-related deaths as of June 25: 1 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 17) > Total tests administered as of June 25: 83,301 > Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 17 – June 24: 10.7% — 24th biggest increase (from 740 to 819) > Est. peak date: 3/22/2020 (est. 66 active infections) > Population: 1,420,491

The state lifted the 14-day quarantine requirement for those traveling between islands on June 16, but it is requiring thermal screening at the airport. Travelers may be prevented from flying if they have a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. After Aug. 1, people visiting Hawaii who test negative up to three days prior to arriving in the state won’t have to self-quarantine.

Beaches are open for recreational activities and as long as social distance is maintained. Malls, car washes, nonemergency medical visits, and retailers were allowed to reopen. The state is in phase 2 of reopening, allowing indoor gathering places and exercise facilities, as well as museums, theaters, personal services, and dine-in restaurants to reopen. Boaters can allow up to 10 people per boat (unless all people aboard are from the same household). Surf schools and kayak rentals can operate with a 10-person limit.

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Idaho > Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 25: 265 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 4,645) > COVID-19-related deaths as of June 25: 5 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 90) > Total tests administered as of June 25: 80,060 > Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 17 – June 24: 31.2% — 4th biggest increase (from 3,540 to 4,645) > Est. peak date: 3/25/2020 (est. 301 active infections) > Population: 1,754,208

Idaho is in phase 4 of reopening. As of June 13, gatherings of more than 50 people will be allowed where social distancing can be practiced. Nonessential travel is permitted to locations without ongoing transmission of the virus. Bars and movie theaters can reopen if they meet safety protocols, and nightclubs and large venues can open with limited standing-room capacity. Restaurants can allow more than six people at one table. Employees can return to offices if they practice social distancing. The state still encourages face mask use and maintaining 6 feet of distance from others in public.

Phase 4 is scheduled to end on June 26, after which the state is supposed to enter the Idaho Rebounds Plan. It’s unclear if this will happen due to an increase in coronavirus infections.

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Illinois > Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 25: 1,087 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 138,540) > COVID-19-related deaths as of June 25: 53 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 6,770) > Total tests administered as of June 25: 1,428,841 > Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 17 – June 24: 3.2% — 8th smallest increase (from 134,185 to 138,540) > Est. peak date: 4/24/2020 (est. 12,149 active infections) > Population: 12,741,080

The state is scheduled to begin phase 4 of reopening on June 26. In phase 4, the limit on social gatherings will expand from 10 to 50 people. Businesses in sectors such as health, fitness, movies, theaters, museums, and zoos can either open or expand capacity limits. Indoor dining can resume with groups of no more than 10 people, with tables spaced 6 feet apart in seated areas. Standing areas can’t exceed 25% of capacity. Indoor movie theaters can admit no more than 50 guests or 50% of full capacity.

People must wear masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others. Public and private schools in the state can reopen for limited in-person summer school.

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Indiana > Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 25: 645 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 43,140) > COVID-19-related deaths as of June 25: 36 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 2,386) > Total tests administered as of June 25: 431,883 > Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 17 – June 24: 5.2% — 14th smallest increase (from 41,013 to 43,140) > Est. peak date: 4/4/2020 (est. 4,854 active infections) > Population: 6,691,878

Phase 4 of reopening began on June 12. Access restrictions to state government building were lifted. Professional office building employees will be able to resume work at full capacity. Retail stores and malls can open at full capacity. Restaurants can expand indoor dining to 75% capacity. Bars, nightclubs, bar seating in restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and similar entertainment facilities can open at 50% capacity with social distancing rules in place. Recreational sports can resume with restrictions. Amusement and water parks can open at 50% capacity with restrictions. The Department of Motor Vehicles resumed walk-in services, but driving skills exams are still not available.

Since June 15, any person who lives or works in Indiana, showing symptoms or not, has been able to be tested for COVID-19 for free.

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Iowa > Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 25: 843 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 26,601) > COVID-19-related deaths as of June 25: 22 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 690) > Total tests administered as of June 25: 268,434 > Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 17 – June 24: 9.1% — 22nd smallest increase (from 24,379 to 26,601) > Est. peak date: 4/30/2020 (est. 1,458 active infections) > Population: 3,156,145

Iowa’s speedways, racetracks, and amphitheaters were allowed to reopen on June 1. Casinos were also allowed to reopen, as well as amusement parks, bowling alleys, pool halls, and arcades. Bars and other establishments that serve alcohol can reopen for indoor and outdoor seating. However, some restaurants and bars in major Iowa cities are voluntarily choosing to temporarily close doors again as the number of COVID-19 cases surges in big urban areas.

As of June 12, businesses, including gyms, could begin to operate at full capacity with social distancing and hygiene and public health measures. Swimming pools, indoor playgrounds, theaters and performance venues, senior citizen centers, and adult day care facilities can reopen in compliance with state guidance.