Special Report

Every State's Rules for Staying Open and Social Distancing

Kansas
> Face-covering mandate: Statewide
> Gathering size limit: 45 people
> Restaurants and bars: Open, limited capacity, physical distancing required
> Gyms: Open, with restrictions, safety precautions required
> Personal care businesses: Open, safety precautions required
> Movie theaters: Open, safety precautions required
> Youth sports: Resumed with specific guidelines
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11: 1,090 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 31,730)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of Aug. 11: 13 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 387)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Aug. 3 – Aug. 10: 9.9% — 19th largest (from 28,876 to 31,730)
> Population: 2,911,510

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Kentucky
> Face-covering mandate: Statewide until Sept. 7
> Gathering size limit: 10 people
> Restaurants and bars: Open at 50% indoor capacity, outdoor unlimited
> Gyms: Open with restrictions
> Personal care businesses: Open with restrictions
> Movie theaters: Open
> Youth sports: Resumed, with restrictions
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11: 789 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 35,254)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of Aug. 11: 17 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 775)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Aug. 3 – Aug. 10: 11.9% — 11th largest (from 31,508 to 35,254)
> Population: 4,468,402

Louisiana
> Face-covering mandate: Statewide
> Gathering size limit: 50 people indoors
> Restaurants and bars: Bars are open for curbside pick up only, restaurants at 50% capacity
> Gyms: Open
> Personal care businesses: Open at 50% capacity
> Movie theaters: Open
> Youth sports: Resumed
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11: 2,857 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 133,125)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of Aug. 11: 90 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 4,195)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Aug. 3 – Aug. 10: 9.2% — 22nd largest (from 120,846 to 131,961)
> Population: 4,659,978

Maine
> Face-covering mandate: Statewide
> Gathering size limit: 50 people indoors, 100 outdoors
> Restaurants and bars: Bars open for outdoor service, restaurants up to 50 people per room, 6 feet apart
> Gyms: Open, masks required
> Personal care businesses: Open, masks required
> Movie theaters: Open with restrictions
> Youth sports: May resume if meet strict criteria
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11: 303 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 4,050)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of Aug. 11: 09 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 126)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Aug. 3 – Aug. 10: 2.0% — 4th smallest (from 3,970 to 4,049)
> Population: 1,338,404

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Maryland
> Face-covering mandate: Statewide
> Gathering size limit: 10 people
> Restaurants and bars: Open for seated service only
> Gyms: Open at 50% capacity
> Personal care businesses: Open, with restrictions
> Movie theaters: Closed
> Youth sports: Resumed
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 11: 1,603 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 96,843)
> COVID-19-related deaths as of Aug. 11: 60 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 3,604)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Aug. 3 – Aug. 10: 5.6% — 13th smallest (from 91,144 to 96,258)
> Population: 6,042,718