Here's When Your State's Lockdown Is Expected to Start to Lift

A new report provides well-informed projections as to when each state will start to ease its restrictions.

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One of the more uncertain elements of the COVID-19 pandemic is the question of how long self-quarantining and the near-nationwide lockdown will last. "When is this quarantine going to be over?" is the question on so many minds. Now, a new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is providing the first reliable answers, with information as to when each U.S. state can expect to see lockdowns lift.

IHME—an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington—looked at a variety of considerations in estimating when each state can consider an "opening up." The IHME based their research on when each state is projected to fall below 1 prevalent case of COVID-19 per 1 million people.

And based on those initial estimates, the earliest that some states may be able to ease current social distancing policies—as long as they continue strong containment measures—appears to be May 4. However, some states may need to wait until mid-June, presuming of course, that there isn't a new spike or second wave of the coronavirus outbreak. Read on to find out when your state is projected to ease stay-at-home guidelines, based on the IHME report. And for more helpful coronavirus information, check out 13 Actual Facts That Debunk Common Coronavirus Myths.

Alabama

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As early as the week of May 18

Alaska

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As early as the week of May 11

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Arizona

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Arkansas

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

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California

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As early as the week of May 18

Colorado

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As early as the week of May 18

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Connecticut

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Delaware

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As early as the week of May 18

Florida

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Georgia

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Hawaii

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As early as the week of May 4

Idaho

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As early as the week of May 11

Illinois

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As early as the week of May 25

Indiana

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As early as the week of May 25

Iowa

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Kansas

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Kentucky

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Louisiana

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As early as the week of May 18

Maine

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As early as the week of May 18

Maryland

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Massachusetts

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Michigan

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As early as the week of May 18

Minnesota

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As early as the week of May 25

Mississippi

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Missouri

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Montana

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As early as the week of May 4

Nebraska

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Nevada

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As early as the week of May 18

New Hampshire

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As early as the week of May 11

New Jersey

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

New Mexico

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As early as the week of May 18

New York

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

North Carolina

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As early as the week of May 11

North Dakota

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Ohio

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As early as the week of May 18

Oklahoma

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Oregon

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As early as the week of May 25

Pennsylvania

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Rhode Island

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

South Carolina

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

South Dakota

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Tennessee

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As early as the week of May 25

Texas

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As early as the week of Jun. 1

Utah

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Vermont

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As early as the week of May 4

Virginia

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As early as the week of Jun. 8

Washington

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As early as the week of May 18

West Virginia

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As early as the week of May 4

Wisconsin

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As early as the week of May 18

Wyoming

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As early as the week of May 25

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