Although the White House has advised all Americans to practice social removal, the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continues to increase. So governors across the nation are taking stronger action by issuing residence orders in their states.
By Wednesday, when all 16 current state orders enter into force, over 40% of the U.S. population will be officially invited to stay home.
These are the states that have implemented residence orders at home. CNN will update the list as others enter.
Last Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom was the first governor in the United States to establish mandatory restrictions on staying home to help fight coronavirus.
Since the entry into force of the order, all non-essential services such as restaurants, bars, gyms and convention centers have been closed.
Essential services such as groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, food banks, convenience stores and delivery restaurants remained open. So they have banks, local government offices that provide services and law enforcement.
While the order is not being carried out by the police, Newsom has invited all Californians to stay home. Residents who need to leave the house to take part in essential activities are invited to practice social removal.
Connecticut’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” policy will take effect on Monday at 8:00 PM.
Under the executive order of Governor Ned Lamont, all non-essential activities and non-profit entities are expected to close.
The order excludes any essential business or entity that provides essential services such as healthcare, catering, law enforcement and similar critical services, according to a press release.
Non-essential public meetings of any size must be canceled and if residents are to leave their home, the governor is advising not to travel in a group and to be at least 6 feet apart from each other where possible.
Governor John Carney has issued a nationwide residence order that will come into effect at 8am Tuesday and will remain in effect until May 15th or until the “threat to public health is eliminated”.
The order advises residents to stay home whenever possible and to close all non-essential activities, according to a press release.
Delaware residents can leave their home for essential activities, such as shopping, consulting a doctor and engaging in “other activities essential to their health and the health and well-being of their family members, including pets,” he said. Carney.
“The Delawareani can also engage in outdoor activities, but they must adhere to the guidelines on social distancing,” said Carney.
Governor David Ige issued a “home stay” order for Hawaii residents on Monday.
The order will take effect on Wednesday and will last at least April 30th.
“These actions are extreme, but necessary, to flatten the curve and lay the foundation for our recovery,” said Ige.
Exceptions have been made to the order for essential services, medical care and shopping.
The Illinois Government J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday that he was issuing a home stay order for the entire state.
The order entered into force on Saturday evening and lasts until April 7th. Residents can go to grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, hospitals and gas stations. They can still go running or hiking and take their dogs for a walk, according to the governor.
Since then Pritzker has called on the White House to issue a national residence order.
Governor Eric Holcomb issued a residence order at home on Monday, which will take effect on Tuesday shortly before midnight and runs until April 6.
Essential employees, including health workers, groceries and workers in transit, among others, can leave their homes. Indiana residents can leave their homes to exercise, Holcomb said.
The governor added that the Indiana National Guard is not helping to enforce the order, but is helping to distribute the hospital supplies that the state receives.
After announcing that Louisiana has the highest growth rate of coronavirus cases in the world, Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a home stay order to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
The order takes effect on Monday and ends on April 12, he said.
While state buildings and other essential activities such as grocery stores, pharmacies and medical offices will remain open, non-essential activities must close by 17:00. Monday evening.
Restaurants will only be open for drive-thru, delivery and takeaway options.
On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order that requires all companies and organizations that do not provide essential services to close physical workplaces, but these companies are encouraged to continue their operations remotely.
The order, in effect from Tuesday to noon until April 7th, limits meetings to 10 people in confined spaces, but does not prohibit meetings of more than 10 people in an open space, such as a park or sports field, according to a press release.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan residents to stay home unless they are critical workers. The order will go into effect at 12:01 on Tuesday and will last for at least the next three weeks, according to a press release from his office.
Whitmer is banning public and private meetings of any number of people. This does not apply to single families where people may already be living together.
“This is an unprecedented crisis that requires all of us to work together to protect our families and communities,” Whitmer said in the press release. “If we all get together, we take ourselves seriously and do our part by staying at home, we can stay safe and save lives.”
In New Jersey, a home stay order has been in effect since Saturday. The order prohibits all meetings, such as celebrations, according to Governor Phil Murphy.
The executive order provides for the closure of all retail activities with the exception of essential activities, including pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries, grocery stores, petrol stations, pet shops, laundromats, banks, convenience stores. liquor and mail and delivery shops.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced that she has instituted “state home teaching” starting at 8 am Tuesday, according to a series of tweets on her official account.
“All new Mexicans are asked to stay home, except for trips essential to health, safety and well-being,” Grisham wrote in a tweet.
The Governor also said that “all business except those deemed essential to public health, safety and well-being will be ordered closed,” according to the series of tweets.
“Our society must continue to function, but in an extremely limited way,” he said.
On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all workers from nonessential companies to stay home.
On the basis of the executive order, which entered into force on Sunday evening, Cuomo said that civil fines and mandatory closings will be imposed on companies that do not comply with the provisions.
Civil fines, however, will not be issued for people who violate the policy, the governor said. Non-essential meetings are limited and individuals are asked to limit outdoor recreation to contactless activities.
For essential workers who need to go out in public, Cuomo has encouraged social removal. Grocery stores, grocery delivery service and public transportation are still operational.
On Sunday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he was issuing a nationwide residence order.
The order will take effect on Monday at 11.59pm and will remain in effect until at least April 6, said DeWine.
Essential takeaway businesses and restaurants will be allowed to remain open.
The governor encouraged the Ohioians to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others if they need to leave.
On Monday, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order that told Oregon residents to stay home except for basic needs.
The order, with immediate effect, prohibits all unnecessary social and recreational meetings, regardless of size, according to your office.
The order closes retail businesses where it is difficult to avoid close personal contacts, such as barber shops, arcades, gyms and theaters. Companies that are not closed by order must implement social distancing policies to remain open, his office said.
Failure to comply with the new order could be punished as a crime.
“If companies don’t respect this order, we’ll shut them down,” said Brown.
Governor Jay Inslee issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, requesting Washington residents to stay home for the next two weeks.
The order is effective immediately. There are exceptions for critical jobs and food purchases.
The order does not prohibit people from going out for a walk, says Inslee, but people must keep themselves at a distance of six feet from each other.
“This weapon – distancing ourselves – is the only weapon we have against this virus,” Inslee said in a televised speech.
The order includes banning all meetings and “closing many companies”. Inslee says that the only activities authorized to remain operational for the next two weeks are those “essential for the proper functioning of our community or that are capable of allowing employees to work remotely from home”. These essential positions include medical professionals and pharmacists.
While the general order takes effect immediately, the governor’s office says that non-essential activities must close until Wednesday.
“It’s time to crouch to win this fight,” said Inslee.
Governor Jim Justice announced Monday that he is issuing a home stay order to take effect on Tuesday at 8:00 pm.
Justice is directing all West Virginia residents to leave the house only for essential needs. It is allowed to go for a walk, ride a bicycle and be in nature to exercise, but people should be at least 6 feet away from others.
All non-essential businesses should close and restaurants should only offer takeout, delivery or drive-thru, the governor said.
States close non-essential activities or issue quarantines
Several states have ordered the closure of all nonessential activities, but have stopped issuing official residence orders.
it released 6 guidelines for 6-foot public social removal on Monday. Companies that fail to comply with this guideline must close by 17:00. Tuesday.
Adam Crum, commissioner of the state’s Department of Health and Social Services, also said that public recreational meetings of over 10 people are prohibited until further notice.
Georgia issued the order for the “medically frail” to seek shelter on the spot. Issued the mayor of Atlanta a 14-day stay order
Monday night via Twitter.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment
he has ordered 14-day quarantines for the kansans who have traveled to California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Washington since Monday.
CNN Amir Vera, Melanie Schuman, Devon Sayers, Gregory Lemos, Laura Ly, Andy Rose and Sarah Jorgensen contributed to this report.