Stay at home: These states have issued orders for residents not to go out amid COVID-19 pandemic 

State governments across the nation have implemented stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders in response to the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. Here is a list of states where all or some of their residents have been ordered or encouraged to stay at home over health and safety concerns.

Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a stay at home order on March 28. Violators could face up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $25,000. 

Arizona 

On March 30, Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order that would remain effective until April 30. According to reports by the Associated Press, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open. The order suspends visitations to nursing homes until further notice.

California

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on March 19 for residents to, “stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.” Other California leaders, such as San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, issued similar orders for their respective cities and communities.

Colorado

While there has not yet been a statewide stay at home directive issued to residents, multiple cities and municipalities within the Centennial State have issued similar orders, including Denver.

Connecticut

On March 20, Gov. Ned Lamont signed an order asking residents to stay safe at home and “directing all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities in Connecticut to prohibit all in-person functions if they are able to,” according to a press release.

Delaware

Gov. John Carney ordered that by Tuesday, March 24 at 8 a.m. ET, non-essential businesses were to close and that Delawareans were“to stay at home whenever possible," according to a news release
 

District of Columbia

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for District residents on Monday afternoon following similar orders in Virginia and Maryland. The order will remain in place through April 24. Anyone who convicted of violating the order could be fined up to $5,000, spend 90 days in prison, or both.

Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order that will limit people to only essential errands outside their home in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The "stay-at-home" order will begin on April 3rd at 12:01 a.m. It will last until April 30th.

Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that he will issue a shelter-in-place order April 2, for the entire state of Georgia.

The order was originally supposed to be end April 13, but Kemp extended the order until April 30, saying the virus had "was hitting our state hard." The extention and new orders comes after Georgia passed 9,800 cases of coronavirus. As of Wednesday at noon, over 360 people have died because of the virus.

Hawaii

Gov. David Ige issued a stay at home and work from home order on March 25. Anyone caught violating the order could face a fine of up to $5,000 or as much as a year in Jail. 

Idaho

Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order on March 25 requiring residents to self-isolate whenever possible. The order is effected for 21 days in which officials will evaluate whether to extend the mandate at a later time. 

Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended an executive order requiring that residents stay at home as coronavirus cases in the state continue to rise. The new order will last until April 30, as the state saw a total of 5,994 confirmed cases by the end of March. 

Indiana

Starting Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET, residents of the Hoosier state were to stay at home except in necessary circumstances, such as taking care of others and obtaining necessary supplies

Kansas

Gov. Laura Kelly became the 22nd state in the country to impliment a stay at home order on March 30. The mandate will be effective until at least April 19, at which local authorities will evaulate whether or not to extend it. 

Kentucky

A website for Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear detailed steps that the Bluegrass State has taken to combating COVID-19, including closing all “public-facing businesses that encourage public congregation,” according to the website.

Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a stay at home order on March 22. The order allows for state residents to perform essential tasks and take walks and exercise outside at a safe distance from others, but recommends not going to work or visiting friends if unnecessary.

Maine

Gov. Janet Mills stay at home order went into effect on April 2. “We are in the midst of one of the greatest public health crises this world has seen in more than a century," Mills said. 

Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order issuing a 'stay at home' directive for the state of Maryland to go into effect Monday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Hogan said that there are now 1413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state – including the youngest reported case in a 1-month-old infant. The number of deaths in Maryland has reached 15. 

Massachusetts

Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday, March 23 that a two-week stay at home order for Massachusetts residents would be executed on Tuesday, March 24 and last through Tuesday, April 7 at noon. The order also required businesses that do not provide “COVID-19 essential services” to close, while encouraging others to work remotely when possible. Restaurants and bars are still able to provide takeout service.

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Michigan

On March 23, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an order that said, “effective at 12:01 am on March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they do so,” according to a news release

Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz implemented a stay at home order which went into effect on March 28. "We are asking you — because it is going to take cooperation and collaboration — stay home," he said.

Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves announced a shelter-in-place order which will be effected on April 3 at 5 p.m. 
 

Missouri

Kansas City and St. Louis each issued stay at home orders to their respective residents. The state itself has yet to enact a similar order for all residents.

Nevada

On April 1, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statewide directive telling Nevadans to stay at home, with an exception for essential trips.

The Democratic governor had already asked Nevada residents two weeks ago to stay home and ordered a closure of casinos and non-essential businesses, but on Wednesday he decided to formalize his request that Nevadans stay home with a written order.

Unlike the orders issued by some other governors, Sisolak’s directive does not include a penalty for those who violate it.

Montana

Gov. Steve Bullock announced a staty at home order which went into effect March 28. 

Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak's stay at home order went into effect on April 1, after the state shut down all nonessential businesses. 

New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Sununu issued a stay at home order which went into effect on March 28. The state has put up a list of exceptions to the mandate online. 

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that directed residents to stay at home except in special circumstances, such as obtaining groceries, medicine or visiting family.

New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Grisham announced that starting on Tuesday, March 24, New Mexico would be under a statewide stay-at-home instruction. "All New Mexicans are instructed to stay at home except for outings essential to health, safety, and welfare," the governor tweeted.

New York

The “New York State on PAUSE” order requires that 100% of the workforce “must stay at home, excluding essential services,” according to a state government website. The order also has more specific directions, such as non-essential gatherings of any size being banned.

North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper issued an official statewide stay at home order effective March 30 at 5 p.m. "Even if you don’t think you have to worry about yourself, consider our nurses, doctors, custodial staff & other hospital workers who will be stretched beyond their capacity if we are unable to slow the spread of this disease," he said on Twitter.

Ohio

Gov. Mike Dewine announced that from March 23 through April 6, Ohio residents would be under a “stay at home order.” 

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Oklahoma 

Gov. Kevin Stitt's stay at home order became effective March 30 at 11:59 p.m. 

Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown issued a “stay at home except for essential needs” order on March 23. Individuals are still allowed to go to locations such as grocery stories and pharmacies while practicing social distancing measures, but are not allowed to go to social gatherings, fitness centers, dine-in restaurants and bars and other areas.

Pennsylvania 

As of March 23, there has yet to be a statewide stay at home order for all Pennsylvanians. However, leaders within major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia have executed similar orders, and the state itself has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their physical locations

Puerto Rico 

Gov. Wanda Vázquez imposed a nightly curfew limiting residents travel outside their homes which went into effect March 15 at 6 p.m. 

Rhode Island

Gov. Gina Raimondo issued a stay at home order effective March 28. 

Tennessee

Nashville issued a “safer at home” order to its residents, and Memphis did the same. The state itself, however, had not issued a stay at home order for all residents as of March 23.

Texas

A Dallas County judge issued a “stay home stay safe order” that would begin at 11:59 p.m. CT on March 23. There is no larger stay at home order in place for all Texas residents as of March 23. 

Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott issued a stay at home order effective March 25 at 5 p.m. “I need all Vermonters to understand that the more quickly and closely we follow these stay-at-home measures, the faster and safer we can get through this and get our daily lives, and our economy, moving again," Scott said. 

Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay at home order on March 30 which will remain in place until June 10, 2020. 

Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered non-essential businesses to close and for state residents to stay at home unless necessary until April 6. 

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay at home order that would be in effect starting at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 24. "The order directs all West Virginians to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs," according to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources website.

Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers has heavily encouraged residents to stay at home when possible, but announced that he would enact a safer at home order starting on Tuesday, March 24.