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  • Stay-at-home orders are being issued by local and state governments as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • While all states have declared emergencies, some have not yet issued statewide stay home orders.
  • Almost 300 million Americans across at least 38 states, 48 counties and 14 cities have been asked to stay at home.

In lieu of a nationwide stay-at-home order, governors across the country have taken their constituents’ public health safety into their own hands. Here is the latest for residents of the 50 states and six territories in the United States (and compare it to their estimated peak dates for coronavirus deaths and resource use):

Alabama

After declaring a public health emergency, Alabama issued a stay at home order on April 3 until 5 p.m. on April 30. 


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Alaska

After declaring a public health disaster emergency for COVID-19, Alaska issued a statewide social distancing mandate on March 28 until further notice.

American Samoa

After declaring a state of emergency, American Samoa closed their borders and instituted a curfew from 4 p.m. until 6 a.m. starting on March 21 until further notice. 

Arizona

After declaring a state of emergency, Arizona issued a stay-at-home order from 5 p.m. on March 31 until April 30.  

Arkansas

There is no statewide stay-at-home order in Arkansas, although the state has declared an emergency

The City of Little Rock has issued a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. as well as a daytime curfew from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays for youth under the age of 18 starting on March 30 and ending on April 17.

California

After declaring a state of emergency, California became the first state to issue a stay-at-home order beginning March 19 until further notice.


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Colorado

After declaring a state of emergency, Colorado issued a stay-at-home order from March 26 until April 30. 

Connecticut

After declaring a state of emergency, Connecticut issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order beginning at 8 p.m. on March 23. While the order lays out recommendations, it stops short of making any measures mandatory. 

Delaware

After declaring a state of emergency, Delaware modified the declaration to order residents to shelter-in-place of their residence beginning at 8 a.m. March 24 until further notice.

District of Columbia

After declaring a public health emergency, D.C. issued a stay-at-home order on March 30 until May 15

Florida

After declaring a state of emergency, Florida issued a stay-at-home order on April 1 until further notice

Georgia

After declaring a state of emergency, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he would issue a shelter-in-place order on April 3 until April 30. 


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Hawaii 

After declaring a public health emergency, Hawaii issued a stay-at-home order beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 25 until 11:39 p.m. on April 30

Idaho

After declaring a state of emergency, Idaho issued a stay-at-home order starting at 1:30 p.m. on March 25 until April 30.

Illinois

After declaring a state of emergency, Illinois issued a stay-at-home order beginning 5 p.m. on March 21 until further notice. 

Indiana

After declaring a public health emergency, Indiana issued a stay-at-home order starting at 11:59 p.m. on March 24 that has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on April 20. 

Iowa

There is no statewide stay-at-home order in Iowa, although the state issued a state of public health disaster emergency on March 17 until further notice. 

Kansas

After declaring an emergency, Kansas issued a stay-at-home order taking effect on 12:01 a.m. March 30 until April 19. 

Kentucky

After declaring a state of emergency, Kentucky told residents to stay home on March 27 until further notice and has taken a number of measures to restrict movement. 

Louisiana

After declaring a public health emergency, Louisiana issued a stay-at-home order beginning 5 p.m. March 23 until April 30

Maine

After declaring a civil emergency, Maine issued a stay-at-home order starting 12:01 a.m. April 2 until April 30.

Maryland

After declaring a state of emergency, Maryland issued a stay-at-home order starting at 8 p.m. on March 30until further notice. 

Massachusetts

After declaring a state of emergency, Massachusetts issued a stay-at-home advisory on March 24. Governor Baker has since established a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to continue until 11:59 p.m. on May 4. 

Michigan

After declaring a state of emergency, Michigan issued a suspension of nonessential activities starting 12:01 a.m. on March 24 until 11:59 p.m. on April 13. 

Minnesota

After declaring a peacetime emergency, Minnesota issued a stay-at-home order starting at 11: 59 p.m. March 27 until April 30. 

Mississippi

After declaring a state of emergency, Mississippi issued a shelter-in-place of residence order starting at 5 p.m. on April 3 until 8 a.m. April 20. 

Missouri

After declaring a state of emergency, Missouri issued a stay at home order on April 6 until late evening on April 24. 

Montana

After declaring a state of emergency, Montana issued a stay-at-home order starting at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 through April 24. 

Nebraska

There is no statewide stay-at-home order in Nebraska, although the state issued a state of emergency on March 13. 

Nevada

After declaring a state of emergency, Nevada issued a stay-at-home order on April 1 until April 30. 

New Hampshire

After declaring a state of emergency, New Hampshire issued a stay-at-home order from 11:59 p.m. March 27 until 12:01 a.m. on May 4. 

New Jersey

After declaring a state of emergency, New Jersey issued a stay-at-home order starting 9 p.m. March 21 until further notice

New Mexico

After declaring a state of emergency on March 19, New Mexico issued a stay-at-home order as an amendment until further notice.

New York 

After declaring a state of emergency, New York issued a stay-at-home order starting 8 p.m. on March 22 until further notice.

North Carolina

After declaring a state of emergency, North Carolina issued a stay-at-home order starting 5 p.m. on March 30 until further notice.

North Dakota

There is no statewide stay-at-home order in North Dakota, although the state issued a state of emergency on March 13. 

Northern Mariana Islands

After declaring a state of emergency, the Northern Mariana Islands issued a stay-at-home order on March 30 establishing a 7 p.m. curfew for residents until further notice

Ohio

After declaring a state of emergency, Ohio issued a stay-at-home order beginning 11:59 p.m. on March 23 that has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on May 1.

Oklahoma 

There is no statewide stay-at-home order in Oklahoma, although the state issued a state of emergency on March 15. 

ClaremoreEdmond, MooreNorman, Oklahoma City, SallisawStillwater and Tulsa have all issued their own stay-at-home orders. 

Oregon

After declaring a state of emergency, Oregon issued a stay-at-home order starting March 23 until further notice

Pennsylvania

After declaring a state of emergency, Pennsylvania issued a stay-at-home order starting at 1 p.m. on April 1 until April 30.

Puerto Rico

After declaring a state of emergency, Puerto Rico issued a stay-at-home order starting at 6 p.m. on March 15 until further notice. 

Rhode Island

After declaring a state of emergency, Rhode Island issued a stay-at-home order on March 28 until April 13. 

South Carolina

After declaring a state of emergency, South Carolina issued a stay at home order  starting 5 p.m. on April 7 until further notice.

South Dakota

There is no statewide stay-at-home order for South Dakota, although the state declared a state of emergency on March 13. 

Tennessee

After declaring a state of emergency, Tennessee issued a stay-at-home order starting 11:59 p.m. on March 31 until April 30. 

Texas

After declaring a state of emergency, Texas issued a stay at home order on March 31 until April 30

U.S. Virgin Islands

After declaring a state of emergency, the U.S. Virgin Islands issued a stay-at-home order on March 23 until further notice

Utah

There is no statewide stay-at-home order for Utah, although the state declared a state of emergency on March 6.

Davis CountySalt Lake County and Summit County have issued their own stay-at-home orders. 

Vermont

After declaring a state of emergency, Vermont issued a stay-at-home order starting 5 p.m. on March 25 until May 15. 

Virginia

After declaring a state of emergency, Virginia issued a stay-at-home order on March 30 until June 10. 

Washington

After declaring a state of emergency, Washington issued a stay-at-home order starting midnight on March 25 until midnight on April 8.

West Virginia

After declaring a state of emergency, West Virginia issued a stay-at-home order starting 8 p.m. on March 24 until further notice.

Wisconsin

After declaring a state of emergency, Wisconsin issued a stay-at-home order starting 8 a.m. on March 25 until 8 a.m. on April 24. 

Wyoming

After declaring a state of emergency, Wyoming issued a stay-at-home order on March 28 until 11:59 p.m. on April 17.

This list was last updated April 15 at 6 p.m.


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Published on Apr 03, 2020