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As Governors Envision Reopening, Here’s What Restrictions Look Like in Each State

April 24, 2020

From the WebMD website

Updated April 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET

COVID-19 has affected the entire country, but each state has its own measures in place to try to slow the spread and repair the damage.

While the White House announced federal guidelines for a phased reopening of the country on April 16, President Trump has acknowledged that “each state is very different.” Governors have responded to the guidelines largely along party lines, and many have since unveiled their own frameworks for reopening their states’ economies safely and gradually. Some have even announced regional partnerships to coordinate the easing of restrictions.

Trump has said that some states may choose to begin reopening even before May 1. Many states have already extended stay-at-home orders, prolonged school closures, and delayed elections until after that date. Others are set to reevaluate and perhaps lift certain restrictions by the end of April. Several have heard calls from protesters to do so.

Each day brings changes. NPR is tracking developments in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia so you can see what’s changed and how states compare. To stay on top of the latest updates, scroll down or click on the state’s name from the list below.

Here’s what each one has done so far

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