Special Report

Every State's Rules for Staying Open and Social Distancing

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Hawaii
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 15: 89 per 100,000 people — the smallest (total: 1,264)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of July 15: 2 per 100,000 people — the smallest (total: 22)
> Total tests administered as of July 15: 8,186 per 100,000 people — 12th smallest (total: 116,275)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 7 – July 14: 20.7% — 15th biggest increase (from 1,030 to 1,243)
> 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 Sept. 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 can open. 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.

Idaho
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 15: 668 per 100,000 people — 18th smallest (total: 11,718)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of July 15: 6 per 100,000 people — 7th smallest (total: 103)
> Total tests administered as of July 15: 7,590 per 100,000 people — 11th smallest (total: 133,142)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 7 – July 14: 45.5% — 2nd biggest increase (from 8,052 to 11,718)
> Population: 1,754,208

Idaho is in phase 4 of reopening. Counties in phase 4 will remain in it for at least two weeks due to a recent rise in new COVID-19 cases in the state. Ada County, which includes Boise, was moved back to phase 3 with bars closing their doors after being open for a few weeks.

In phase 4, gatherings of more than 50 people are 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. 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.

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Illinois
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 15: 1,221 per 100,000 people — 12th biggest (total: 155,506)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of July 15: 57 per 100,000 people — 8th biggest (total: 7,218)
> Total tests administered as of July 15: 16,023 per 100,000 people — 9th biggest (total: 2,041,440)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 7 – July 14: 4.8% — 10th smallest increase (from 148,452 to 155,506)
> Population: 12,741,080

The state remains in phase 4 of reopening. The limit on social gatherings expanded from 10 in phase 3 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.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on July 14 that he would issue orders to close bars and indoor dining, as well as impose other restrictions on businesses, if the spread of COVID-19 did not slow down across Illinois.

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Indiana
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 15: 787 per 100,000 people — 24th smallest (total: 52,685)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of July 15: 39 per 100,000 people — 13th biggest (total: 2,582)
> Total tests administered as of July 15: 8,643 per 100,000 people — 14th smallest (total: 578,409)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 7 – July 14: 8.3% — 16th smallest increase (from 48,626 to 52,685)
> Population: 6,691,878

Indiana is in phase 4 of reopening. 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.

Most restrictions will remain in place at least through July 17. Effective July 1, K-12 schools could begin operations for the 2020-2021 academic year. Fairs, festivals, and similar large outdoor events can now take place. The final phase 5 of reopening has no set date yet due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Iowa
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 15: 1,135 per 100,000 people — 16th biggest (total: 35,830)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of July 15: 24 per 100,000 people — 21st biggest (total: 756)
> Total tests administered as of July 15: 12,081 per 100,000 people — 22nd biggest (total: 381,301)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, June 7 – July 14: 12.2% — 20th smallest increase (from 31,927 to 35,830)
> Population: 3,156,145

Iowa’s casinos are 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 COVID-19 cases have been surging in big urban areas.

Businesses, including gyms, could begin to operate at full capacity with social distancing, 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.