Millions of people in the United States have been ordered to stay home when non-essential businesses are closed and residents are encouraged or encouraged to social distance or self-quarantine . And around the world, countries are locked in an effort to limit the spread of– from Italy to India to the UK. This begs questions: Are you on curfew or shelter in place? Will the police intervene if you leave the house? Where can you go and what can't you do? How can you ?
The rules and definitions depend on where you live, but in general the restrictions tighten when countries strengthen to swell in cases and deaths related to COVID-19.
Continue to browse for areas involved in on-site protection, curfews, travel bans and what defines important versus non-essential businesses. This story is often updated as the situation develops.
On-site protection: Here's what the states do
On-site protection is a rather restrictive directive that instructs residents to stay home and only provide essential information, such as going to the necessary medical appointments and grocery store. In general, you can walk for errands and recreation while– and you can walk your dog and garden. You can also drive to and from important services, but driving around for fun is out. But many companies, such as gyms and cinemas, are closed while residents stay home. US states from New York to Hawaii have ordered people to stay indoors.
While there is generally no police action for protection in place, in some regions, such as the counties of the San Francisco Bay Area, you may be fined or imprisoned if you do not follow.
California: Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area began protecting on-site as ofand extended to a state mandate starting March 19. Seniors over 65 are ordered to stay indoors, except for walks and necessary meetings and are encouraged not to go to the stores. On March 22, Prime Minister Gavin Newsom requested a presidential declaration on major disasters to get federal assistance with the crisis.
Colorado: As of 26:00 on March 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Police Coloradans to stay at home. The governor said he also requested a presidential declaration on major federal aid declaration of disaster.
Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont issued an order for "Stay Safe, Stay Home" for March 23, shutting down non-essential corporations state and asking residents to avoid contact with others when they are outside.
Delaware: As of March 24, Prime Minister John Carney ordered residents of the state to protect on the spot and close non-essential businesses. The state provided a long list of what can and cannot remain open.
Hawaii: Gov. David Ige ordered anyone in the state – both residents and tourists – to stay at his residence, including hotels, condominiums, townhouses, apartments or other apartment buildings, from March 25. The governor had previously ordered someone arriving in the state for self-quarantine.
Idaho: Gov. Brad Little ordered residents to stay at home for at least 21 days, with the exception of important services and outdoor exercises, staying 6 feet from other individuals.
Illinois: As of March 21, Gov. JB Pritzker has state protection in place, with important services such as pharmacies and clinics remaining open.
Indiana: From March 25 to April 7, Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered residents to stay home, with the exception of important services and prohibited restaurants on site.