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COVID-19: US State Policy Report – June 25, 2020

This report captures the shifting state, territorial and local government policies and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of the economy in the US by tracking public information from official sources, such as gubernatorial comments, executive actions and guidance.

The following states have new or updated information: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

Hereinafter, for ease of reference, the term “state” will refer to all US states, territories and the District of Columbia.


New Documents Released on June 25, 2020

  • California: Budget Emergency Declaration (see here)
  • Colorado: Executive Order allowing elective and voluntary surgeries to resume (see here)
  • Connecticut: Executive Order outlining mandatory 14 day quarantine for travelers (see here)
  • Hawaii: Gubernatorial announcement outlining traveler quarantine policy beginning on August 1 (see here)
  • Idaho: Gubernatorial announcement state will remain in Phase 4 for at least two more weeks (see here)
  • Iowa: Public Health Proclamation outlining re-opening guidelines for restaurants (see here)
  • Michigan: Executive Order extending remote notarizations (see here)
  • Nevada
    • Directive Requiring Face Masks in Public (see here)
    • Gubernatorial Announcement Gradually Lifting Eviction Moratorium and Introducing Rental Assistance Program (see here)
  • New Hampshire
    • Emergency Order 54 Regarding Refunds of Road Tolls to Private School Bus Owners for Transportation of Meals to Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic (see here)
    • Emergency Order 55 Extending COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program (see here)
    • Emergency Order 56 Temporarily Modifying Procedure Relative to Appropriations and Tax Payments (see here)
  • New York: Executive Order 205 Outlining Quarantine Restrictions in Travelers Arriving in New York (see here)
  • Pennsylvania: Amended Green Phase Executive Orders for 12 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 26 (see here)
  • Texas
    • Executive Order GA-27 Expanding Hospital Capacity (see here)
    • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Pause of Additional Reopening Phases (see here)
  • Washington
    • Memo to Local Government Officials Explaining Safe Start Reopening Guide (see here)
    • Proclamation 20-12.1 Regarding the Reopening of Institutions of Higher Education in Fall 2020 (see here)
    • Higher Education Reopening Guide (see here)
    • Secretary of Health Order Requiring Face Masks to be Worn in Public Statewide (see here)

State Actions on Reopening Economies

Note: Bold text denotes new or updated information.

Alabama:

  • Stay at home order expired on April 30
  • Safer at Home order expired on May 15
  • New “Safer at Home” order issued on April 28 (see here)
  • State Health Stay at Home order (see here)
  • Governor plans to issue new “safer at home” order on April 30, which only encourages individuals to stay home (see here)
  • Businesses will begin reopening on April 30 if they follow sanitation and social distancing protocols (excluding theaters, bowling alleys, night clubs, and gyms)
  • State Health Safer at Home Order, including new reopening guidelines (see here)
  • Executive Order Amending Stay at Home Order to Allow for Certain Activities to Resume (see here)

Alaska:

  • Stay at home order expired on April 11
  • Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan announced on April 22 (see here)
  • Businesses were permitted to reopen beginning on April 24
  • Officials estimate the next phase could begin on May 8, but unclear which sectors this would involve (see here)
  • Guidance for various industries available on webpage (see here)
    • Information on Phases 2-5 to be released soon
  • Update to Health Mandate 017 on Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels – Additional Guidance (see here)

Arizona:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 15
  • Executive Order 2020-18 Stay Home Stay Healthy (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-32, elective surgeries are permitted to resume on May 1 (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-34 Resuming Additional Business Operations for Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Dine-In Restaurants (see here)
    • Executive Order 2020-35 Reporting by Long-Term Care Facilities to Residents and Families Regarding COVID-19 (see here)
    • Reopening Guidance for Restaurants Providing Dine-In Services, permitted to begin May 11 (see here)
    • Reopening Guidance for Barbers and Cosmetologists, permitted to begin May 8 (see here)
  • Reopening Guidance for Retail, permitted to begin May 4 (see here)
    • Executive Order 2020-36 Implementing New Re-opening Protocols to Begin on May 16, after current order expires (see here)
    • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Certain Businesses to Open on May 13 (see here)
      • Guidance for re-opening public pools (see here)
      • Guidance for re-opening gyms and fitness centers (see here)
      • Guidance for re-opening spas (see here)

Arkansas:

  • Executive Order 20-13 Regarding Business Operations (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-20, establishing an Economic Recovery Taskforce (see here)
  • Phase One of allowing dine-in restaurants scheduled for May 11
  • “Ready for Business” program offers $15 million in grants for businesses to purchase PPE for employees (see here)
    • Reopening limited dine-in restaurant service on May 11 (see here)
    • Reopening gyms and fitness centers on May 4 (see here)
    • Department of Health Directive Regarding the Limited Reopening of Large Indoor Venues (see here)

California:

  • Indefinite Stay at Home order
  • Executive Order N-33-20 Stay at Home (see here)
  • The state will work with the Western Pact (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado) of states to introduce a phased reopening of the regional economy
  • Governor outlined four phase plan for reopening, with the second stage potentially weeks away (see here)
    • Second stage: reopening some lower risk workplaces with adaptations (retail with curbside pickup, manufacturing, offices where teleworking is not possible, additional public spaces) (see here)
  • Governor intends to close all state beaches and parks (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement regarding Stage 2 of reopening beginning on May 8 (see here)
    • Stage 2 does not include offices, seated dining at restaurants, shopping malls or schools at this point
  • Examples of businesses included: bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores
  • Guidance for Restaurants Reopening on May 27 (see here)
  • Guidance for Summer Camps and Private Camping (see here)
  • Executive Order D-2020-080 Allowing Elective Surgeries and Procedures under Certain Conditions (see here)

Colorado:

  • Stay at home order expired on April 26
  • Safer at home order expired on June 1, Coloradans are now strongly encouraged to stay home but not mandated to do so
  • Executive Order D-2020-079 Extending Safer at Home Order to June 1 with Some Amendments (see here)
  • Executive Order D-2020-044 issued on April 27 and will expire in 30 days, phasing in some reopening components for noncritical businesses (see here)
  • New EO includes social distancing measures and directs certain populations to continue sheltering in place
    • Retail and personal services can open on May 1 with certain sanitary restrictions (see here)
  • Non-critical offices can reopen on May 4 if implementing best practices and lower density
  • Best practices for businesses available on COVID-19 webpage (see here)
  • Colorado will join the Western Coalition (Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada) as of April 27
  • Gubernatorial announcement of the establishment of deadlines for re-opening decisions to be made (see here)
    • Governor will decide by May 25 whether to open ski resorts, summer camps, and restaurants (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Increased Testing Capacity (see here)
  • Executive Order D-2020-080 Allowing Elective Surgeries and Procedures under Certain Conditions (see here)
  • Executive Order D-2020-091 Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors (see here)
    • Still prohibits gatherings of 10+ people
    • Any businesses that must remain closed must be specifically identified by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Department of Public Health and Environment Announcement Calling for Industry Input on Reopening Guidelines (see here)
  • Reopening Guidance for Short-term Rentals (see here)
  • Draft guidance for re-opening houses of worship (see here)
  • Draft guidance on re-opening personal recreation facilities (see here)
  • Draft guidance on re-opening outdoor recreational facilities (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing elective and voluntary surgeries to resume (see here)

Connecticut:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 20, residents must remain home unless participating in one of the allowed activities (expanded as of May 20)
  • Executive Order 7H Coordinated Response (see here)
  • Governor announced members of Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group on April 23 (see here)
  • The state will act in conjunction with the other Northeastern Coalition states (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts)
  • Some businesses could begin reopening as early as May 4-7 if hospitalizations continue to decline (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement of a Meeting of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing State Beaches to Open Beginning Memorial Day Weekend (see here)
  • Guidance for Dental Offices Considering Expanding Operations Beyond Emergency Care to Include Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Coordinating with Rhode Island to Align Hair Salon and Barber Shop Reopenings in Early June (see here)
  • Restaurants and Retail Stores Begin to Reopen (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing barber shops to open beginning June 1 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Establishment of the Connecticut Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund Program (see here)
  • Executive Order 7WW Regarding A Technical Clarification on Ballot Petitioning Process; Alcohol Service by Caterers (see here)
  • Release of Phase 2 business guidelines to be implemented on June 17:
  • Executive Order outlining mandatory 14 day quarantine for travelers (see here)

Delaware:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 31 (see here)
  • The governor has released guidelines for reopening in three phases (see here)
  • The state will act in conjunction with the other Northeastern Coalition states (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts)
  • Best practices for businesses are available on COVID-19 webpage (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Interim Steps Allowing Small Businesses to Expand Services with Social Distancing (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement extending stay at home order until May 31 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Working Groups which will Plan Safe Return to School Buildings (see here)
  • 18th Modification to State of Emergency Concerning Communities of Worship (see here)
  • Updated Guidance for Communities of Worship (see here)
  • Delaware’s Reopening Plan and Guidance for Phase 1 (see here)

District of Columbia:

Florida:

  • Stay at Home order expired April 30
  • Executive Order 20-91 Safer at Home and Closing Nonessential Businesses (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-112 Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-111 Limited Extension of Essential Services and Activities and Vacation Rental Prohibition until May 4 (see here)
  • The governor has established a Reopen Florida Task Force Industry Working Group (see here)
  • Reopening will begin on May 4 excluding Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties (see here)
    • Certain businesses are excluded: movie theaters, bars, fitness centers, personal services (i.e., hair salons, nail salons, etc.)
  • Executive Order 20-21, extending Phase One of re-opening (see here)
    • Counties in phase one are able to open personal services (i.e. hair salons, nail salons, etc.)
  • Executive Order 20-122 Allowing Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to Begin Opening (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-123 Regarding Full Phase 1 of Plan for Florida’s Recovery (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-131 Allowing Youth Sport Activities to Resume (see here)
  • Executive Order outlining Phase 2 of re-opening beginning June 5 (see here)
    • Restaurants permitted to operate at 50% capacity
    • Movie theaters and auditoriums may operate at 50% capacity
    • Personal services may open with proper public health measures

Georgia:

  • Shelter in Place order expired on April 30
  • Executive Order 04.02.20.01 Shelter in Place (see here)
    • “Medically fragile and elderly” individuals must continue to shelter in place until May 13 (see here)
  • Executive Order 04.23.20.02 Reviving a Healthy Georgia, outlining guidelines for reopening the economy (see here)
  • Some businesses allowed to open as early as April 24
  • Dine-in services, movie theaters, barbershops, gyms, tattoo parlors, nail salons have all opened as of April 29 (see here)
  • Bars, night clubs, amusement parks, and live performance venues must remain closed (see here)
  • Executive Order Extending Public Health State of Emergency (see here)
  • Executive Order Allowing Overnight Summer Camps to Begin on May 31 (see here)
  • Executive Order Providing Reopening Guidelines (see here)
  • Executive Order Extending State of Emergency until June 12 (see here)

Hawaii:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 31 (see here)
  • Recovery website launched to offer resources for reopening of economy (see here)
  • Three stage plan for recovery, with all three stages operating concurrently
  • Gubernatorial Announcement of Reopening Plan (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Maui County, Kauai County, and Hawaii County to Reopen (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Lifting Quarantine Requirement for Inter-Island Travel on June 16 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement outlining traveler quarantine policy beginning on August 1 (see here)

Idaho:

  • Stay at Home order expired on April 30
  • Idaho Rebounds plan includes four stages beginning on May 1 and running through the end of June 2020 in a best-case scenario (see here)
  • First stage of reopening plan will run May 1 to May 15; entities that can reopen include places of worship (with strict sanitation guidelines), daycare facilities, camps (see here)
    • Second stage of opening (May 16 to May 29) would allow gyms and personal care services to reopen if they can meet proper requirements
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Now Available Protocols for Opening Bars, Outdoor Pools, Onboarding Seasonal Workers (see here)
  • Stage-by-Stage Business-Specific Protocols for Opening (see here)
  • Guidance for Safe Gatherings and Public Events (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Entering Phase 3 of Reopening (see here)
    • Movie theatres and bars will be allowed to re-open
    • Gatherings up to 50 allowed with social distancing guidelines Guidance for Outfitting Services (see here)
  • Guidance for Outfitting Services (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement state will remain in Phase 4 for at least two more weeks (see here)

Illinois:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 31
  • Executive Order 30 Implementing a Revised Stay at Home Order with New Requirements (see here)
    • Offers best practices for businesses permitted to reopen
  • Member of Midwestern Coalition which plans to jointly reopen economies in phases (Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Kentucky)
  • Publication of “Restore Illinois” Plan (see here)
  • Executive Order Outlining Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines (see here)
    • Gyms and fitness centers remain closed
    • Personal services allowed to re-open with face masks and proper social distancing
  • Declaration extending state of emergency until June 29

Indiana:

  • Stay at Home order expired May 1
  • Roadmap to Reopen Indiana Plan requires individuals to stay home during Stage 1, allows more movement during Stage 2 (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-22 Extending Stay at Home Order (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-26 Plan to Reopen Economy (see here)
  • Member of Midwestern Coalition which plans to jointly reopen economies in phases (Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky)
  • State Health Commissioner Announcement that Contact Tracing has Begun Across the State (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-28 Advancing the State to Stage 3 of Reopening Beginning May 22 (see here)

Iowa:

  • June 25 expiration of State of Emergency
  • No stay at home/shelter in place order has been enacted, but the state ordered non-essential businesses to close for the duration of the public health emergency (see here)
  • Public Health Proclamation Extending State of Emergency until June 25, and Allowing Bars, Wineries and Clubs to Reopen on May 28 (see here)
  • Proclamation which extended the state of emergency also allowed for some incremental reopening (see here)
  • Public Health Proclamation Allowing Dental Services and Other Businesses to Reopen (see here)
  • Extension of Emergency Declaration Allowing for Restaurants, Gyms, and Hair Salons to Open Beginning May 15 (see here)
  • Emergency Proclamation Allowing for Additional Reopenings (see here)
  • Public Health Proclamation outlining re-opening guidelines for restaurants (see here)

Kansas:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 3
  • Executive Order 20-24 Extending Stay at Home Order (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-29, Implementing the First Phase of Kansas’ Reopening Plan (see here)
  • Phase One of reopening plan began May 4
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Entering Phase 1.5 of Economic Reopening on May 18 (see here)
    • Personal services and fitness centers will be allowed to open with social distancing measures and appointment scheduling.
  • Executive Order 20-31 Initiating Phase 1.5 of Economic Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Entering Phase 2 of Reopening on May 22 (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-34 Implementing Phase 2 of Reopening Plan on May 22 (see here)

Kentucky:

  • Indefinite “Healthy at Home” order
  • Executive Order 2020-257 Healthy at Home (see here)
  • Released seven benchmarks for reopening the economy on April 17 (see here)
  • Governor’s 10 Rules for Reopening for businesses (see here)
  • Phase One Reopening: Elective medical procedures resumed on April 27 (see here)
  • Details for phases of reopening the health care industry (see here)
    • Outpatient surgeries and other invasive procedures can resume on May 6
  • Additional guidelines for reopening and how nonessential businesses can apply for reopening (see here)
    • May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding
      • Added on May 4: photography, office-based businesses (at 50 percent of pre-pandemic capacity) (see here)
    • May 20 – Retail, houses of worship
    • May 25 – Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services

Louisiana:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 15
  • Executive Order JBE-33-2020 Stay at Home (see here)
  • Expecting that churches and retailers would be allowed to reopen statewide beginning on May 16 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Preparation for Phase One of Reopening (video)
  • Launched “Open Safely” website to provide guidance to businesses as they reopen (see here)
    • Portal for businesses to register for guidance and support
  • Gubernatorial announcement stay-at-home order will expire on May 15 and state will enter Phase 1 of re-opening (see here)
  • Executive Order 58-JBE-2020 Implementing Phase One of Reopening Plan (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Phase Two of Reopening Beginning on June 5 (see here)
    • Businesses that may open at 50 percent occupancy include:
    • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
    • Shopping malls (including food courts, following restaurant guidance)
    • Gyms and fitness centers
    • Barber and beauty shops and nail salons
    • Movie theaters
    • Racetracks (no spectators)
    • Museums (including children’s museums), zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
    • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits
    • Massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board)
    • Pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks
    • Event Centers and wedding venues
    • Outdoor playgrounds and play centers

Maine:

  • Stay at Home order expired on April 30
  • Executive Order 28 Stay at Home (see here)
  • Executive Order 49 Safer at Home, allowing for gradual reopening guidelines effective through May 31 (see here)
  • Reopening plan announced on April 23, governor urged moving slowly and taking input from business community (see here)
  • “Together, We Are Maine” guidelines on reopening economy (see here)
    • Stage 1: May
    • Stage 2: June
    • Stage 3: July/August
    • Stage 4: TBD
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Newly Formed Economic Recovery Committee (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Rural Reopening Plan (see here)
  • COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Stage 2 Businesses (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Maine Lodging Providers to Accept Future Reservations for Stays with Arrival Dates of June 1 and Beyond (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Delaying the Opening of Fitness Centers and Nail Salons, and Opening Campgrounds for Memorial Day Weekend (see here)
  • Executive Order Easing Restrictions as Economy Reopens (see here)
    • Social gatherings of up to 50 allowed beginning June 1
    • Employees should continue to work at home if they are able to
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Accelerated Business Openings (see here)
    • In 13 counties, tasting rooms and bars may open for outside service and gyms and fitness centers, nail salons, and tattoo and piercing parlors may open with added health and safety precautions beginning on Friday, June 12. These establishments may reopen everywhere in all counties except for York, Cumberland, and Androscoggin Counties.
  • Updates to Guidance for Businesses in Different Sectors and Stages (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement of “Keep Maine Healthy” plan as an alternative to the state’s 14 day traveler quarantine requirement (see here)
  • Travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test in the first 72 hours of arriving to the state do not need to participate in the 14 day quarantine.

Maryland:

  • Indefinite Shelter in Place order
  • Executive Order 20-03-30-01 Stay at Home (see here)
  • “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” plan for reopening released on April 24 (see here)
  • Reopening plan includes three stages, but no official timeline or dates
  • Executive Order 20-05-13-01 Allowing Certain Businesses To Reopen, Including Retail Businesses at 50% Capacity (see here)
  • Stage One of “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” began Implementation on May 15 (see here)
  • Executive Order Allowing for Additional Reopenings (see here)
    • Parks and beaches may reopen at the direction of the local public health department
    • Retail establishments can operate at 50% capacity
    • Barber shops are permitted to open
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Implementation of Stage Two of Reopening Plan on June 5 (see here)
    • This stage will include the reopenings of personal services businesses and state government agencies.
    • Additional businesses permitted to reopen with precautions in place: real estate offices, travel agencies, auto dealer showrooms, bank branches and various other offices

Massachusetts:

  • Stay at Home advisory expired on May 18
  • Safer at Home advisory issued, in effect indefinitely (see here)
  • Advisory board tasked with creating recommendations for a phased reopening (see here)
  • No official guidelines on reopening of economy available yet, but will act in conjunction with the other Northeastern Coalition states (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware).
  • Gubernatorial announcement of Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards (see here)
  • Reopening Massachusetts Plan Released (see here)
  • Phase One of Reopening Plan Began Implementation on May 15 (see here)
  • Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices for Reopening (see here)
  • Guidance for Lodging and Restaurant Industries (see here)
    • Executive Order outlining Phase 2 re-opening guidelines (see here)
      • Retail businesses and personal services permitted to open
    • Gubernatorial announcement state will move to Phase 2 of re-opening on June 8 (see here)

Michigan:

  • Stay at home order expired on June 1
  • Shelter in Place order expired on May 15
  • Executive Order 100 Extending Stay at Home Order until June 12 (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-21 Temporary Requirement to Suspend Activities that are Not Necessary to Sustain or Protect Life (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-70 Opening Construction Sites (see here)
  • Governor plans to release guidelines for reopening on May 1
  • Construction allowed to resume beginning by May 7 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Six Phases of “Safe Start” Plan (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-88 Establishing a COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-92 Allowing for the Reopening of Retail Businesses, Office Work, and Restaurants and Bars with Certain Limits, in Upper Peninsula and Traverse City Regions (see here)
  • Executive Directive 2020-6 Appointing a Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety (see here)
  • Executive Order Allowing Auto Dealerships and Other Retail Businesses to Open by Appointment (see here)
  • Executive Order Outlining Requirements for COVID-19 Workplace Safety (see here)
  • Executive Order rescinding stay at home order and allowing restaurants, retail establishments, and outdoor gatherings of under 100 on June 8 (see here)

Minnesota:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 18
  • Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home (see here)
  • Stay at Home Order Extended to May 18 (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-40 allows some workers at “non-critical” businesses to return (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-48 Extending and Modifying Stay at Home Order (see here)
  • Presentation on reopening the economy (see here)
    • Allowing additional retail businesses to reopen operations (delivery/curb-side pickups)
  • Executive Order 20-62 Allowing Church Services, Weddings and Funerals to Continue with Social Distancing Guidelines in Place (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-63 Providing Additional Reopening Guidelines (see here)
    • Personal services allowed to re-open
    • Restaurants and bars still limited to outdoor service only
  • Executive Order allowing some streets to be closed down for outdoor dining (see here)
  • Executive Order outlining additional re-opening guidelines (see here)

Mississippi:

  • Shelter in place order expired on April 27
  • Executive Order 1477 Safer at Home (see here), allowing some retail businesses to reopen, expired on June 1
  • Executive Order 1478 Revising Stay at Home Order Allowing Restaurants to Open with Certain Public Health Restrictions (see here)
  • Executive Order 1488 Extending Modified Safer at Home Order until June 1 (see here)
  • Executive Order Implementing Reopening Guidelines for Certain Counties (see here)
    • Highlighted counties will be allowed to re-open retail businesses and other places of employment with certain requirements for employer PPE until the stay at home order is lifted on May 25.
  • Executive Order 1484 allowing for certain facilities to re-open (see here)
    • The EO allows:
      • Pools to re-open
      • Non-essential employees to begin returning to work
    • Hospitals to resume elective procedures
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Limited Reopening of Tattoo Parlors, Pursuant to Executive Order 1486 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Additional Reopenings and Guidelines (see here)
  • Executive Order 1487 Allowing Outdoor Recreation Parks and Amusement Parks to Reopen (see here)

Missouri:

  • Department of Health Stay at Home order expired May 3 (see here)
  • State of Emergency extended until June 15
  • “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan includes multiple phases (see here)
  • Phase One of reopening plan began on May 4 and will last until the end of May; allows return to most activities as long as social distancing is implemented (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Phase One Will be Extended through June 15 (see here)

Montana:

  • Stay at home directive expired on April 27
  • Reopening the Big Sky: Phased Approach (see here)
  • Other directives are set to expire at the end of the state of emergency, or are otherwise still in place
  • See April 22 Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement allowing for gyms, movie theaters, and museums to open on May 15 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Entering Phase Two of Reopening on June 1 (see here)

Nebraska:

  • Directed Health Measures (DHMs) have been changed to ease some restrictions (see here)
  • Dental practices and dine-in at restaurants will be allowed to reopen on May 4 (see here)
  • All 19 DHMs (one for each county) will be active until May 31 (see here)
  • Phase One of reopening began May 4
  • Schools scheduled to reopen after July 1 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement allowing youth baseball and softball to resume June 1 (see here)

Nevada:

  • Certain non-essential business closures and Safer at Home order expired on May 15
  • Emergency Directive 016 Extending Certain Directives and Allowing Some Activities to Resume (see here)
  • Governor has said some parts of the order will be extended, no details available as of April 27 (see here)
  • Joined Western states coalition (Oregon, Washington, California) to coordinate reopening on April 27 (see here)
  • “Nevada United Road Map to Recovery” reopening plan (see here)
    • Phase One includes allowing hospitals to resume medically necessary procedures
  • Dining in at restaurants permitted beginning on May 9 (see here)
  • Road to Recovery Phase One Initial Guidance (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Moving Nevada into Phase Two of Reopening Plan on May 29 (see here)
    • Includes guidance on which businesses may reopen throughout Phase Two (with restrictions, and not necessarily at the start of the phase):
      • Gyms and fitness facilities
      • Bars and taverns
      • Salons providing skin or aesthetic services
      • Day and overnight spas
      • Massage services
      • Body art and piercing establishments
      • Aquatic facilities and swimming pools
      • Water parks
      • Museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums
      • Movie theaters, bowling alleys, indoor malls, and other indoor venues (not including casinos)
      • Mini golf and amusement parks
    • Events without spectators (i.e., sporting events, concerts, entertainment, etc.)
    • Places of worship
  • Directive Requiring Face Masks in Public (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Gradually Lifting Eviction Moratorium and Introducing Rental Assistance Program (see here)

New Hampshire:

  • June 15 expiration of Stay at Home order
  • State of emergency lasts until at least May 15 (see here)
  • Emergency Order 40 extending stay at home order until May 31 (see here)
  • Announced informal coordination with Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine (see here)
    • Hope is to have everything fully reopened and functioning by July or August 2020
  • Stay at Home 2.0 Timeline (see here)
  • Executive Order extending stay at home order until June 15 (see here)
  • Executive Order extending state of emergency until June 26 (see here)

New Jersey:

  • Indefinite Stay at Home order
  • Releasing phased reopening plan on April 27 (see here)
  • Executive Order 107 Stay at Home (see here)
  • Executive Order 133 Reopening State Parks and Golf Parks (see here)
  • Executive Order 140 Naming Members of Restart and Recovery Advisory Council (see here)
  • “Hard Dates” on economic re-opening likely to come later this week (see here)
    • Executive Order 142 Allowing Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Businesses and Resumption of Non-Essential Construction (see here)
    • Allows certain re-openings to begin on Monday, May 18
  • Executive Order 143 Allowing Beaches, Boardwalks, Lakes, and Lakeshores to Open on May 22 with Social Distancing Measures in Place (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Multi-State Agreement on Beach Reopenings (see here)
  • Multi-Stage Reopening Plan Released (see here)
  • Guidelines Regarding Elective Surgeries (see here)
  • Administrative Order Allowing In-Person Sales to Resume at Car, Motorcycle, and Boat Dealerships and Bicycle Shops (see here)
  • Guidance for Hospitals to Resume Elective Surgery and Invasive Procedures (see here)
  • Guidance for Ambulatory Surgery Centers to Resume Elective Surgery and Invasive Procedures (see here)
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Seasonal Farm Workers and Employers (see here)
  • Executive Order 148 Increasing Allowed Capacity of Outdoor Gatherings (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Allowing Modified In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Beginning on July 6 (see here)
    • Excludes institutions of higher education
  • NJ Department of Education Guidance for K-12 Commencement Ceremonies (see here)
  • Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Guidance for Higher Education Commencement Ceremonies (see here)
  • Safety Guidelines to Reopen Childcare Centers (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports (see here)
  • Administrative Order allowing horse racing to resume on June 1 with no spectators (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Phase Two of Reopening Beginning on June 15 (see here)
    • Outdoor Dining and Indoor, Non-Essential Retail Allowed as of June 15
    • Hair Salons and Barber Shops May Reopen on June 22
  • Executive Order Permitting Outdoor Dining Starting on June 15 (see here)

New Mexico:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 15
  • Public Health Order Closing Businesses and Instructing Residents to Stay Home (see here)
  • No reopening plan released, but the governor has said she welcomes input from businesses and employee groups as she creates one (see here)
  • Modifications to Public Health Order Allowing Limited Reopening of Businesses and Requiring Masks in Public Places (see here)
  • Amended Public Health Order Allowing Outdoor or Patio Services at Dine-In Restaurants with Some Restrictions (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Restaurants to Open with Indoor Seating and Retail Businesses to Operate at 50% Capacity (see here)

New York:

  • June 13 expiration of state of emergency, stay at home not mandated
  • Executive Order 202.31 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency (see here)
    • Extends “On PAUSE” until May 28
  • Reopening plan announced on April 26, phase one begins with construction and manufacturing (see here)
  • When reopening occurs, hotels and restaurants will reopen together (see here)
  • Gubernatorial remarks regarding tentative reopening beginning on May 15 (see here)
    • Reopening plan allows construction, manufacturing, and some retail stores with curbside pickup to reopen first
    • Situation will be evaluated after two weeks to determine whether the next phase can be implemented
  • Gubernatorial release of “NY Forward Reopening Plan” (see here)
    • Low-risk activities will begin to open on May 15
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Counties Eligible to Resume Elective Surgeries (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Regions Which Have Met Seven Metrics Required for Reopening after May 15 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Multi-State Agreement on Beach Reopenings (see here)
  • Executive Order 202.31 Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Additional Guidelines for Phase One Reopenings (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Westchester and Suffolk Counties to Resume Elective Surgeries and Ambulatory Care (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Reopening of Horse Racing Tracks on June 1, Without Spectators (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Updating Regions Permitted to Reopen to include: Western New York, Central New York, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier Mohawk Valley (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Capitol County to Reopen (see here)
  • Rockland County now eligible to resume elective surgeries and ambulatory care (see here)
  • Executive Order 202.33 Allowing Gatherings of under 10 Individuals for Nonessential Purposes (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Mid-Hudson Valley Region to Begin Reopening, Long Island on Track to Begin Reopening on May 27 (see here)
  • Executive Order Authorizing Businesses to Deny Entry to Patrons Not Wearing Face Coverings (see here, waiting for official document)
  • Executive Order Allowing Personal Services and Other Nonessential Businesses to Reopen (see here)
  • Executive Order Outlining Additional Regulations for Counties (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement New York City Will Enter Phase One of Reopening on June 8 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement dentists offices can re-open beginning June 1 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Western New York to Enter Phase Two of Reopening on June 2 (see here)
  • Executive Order 202.36 Allowing Low-Risk, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Businesses Providing Such Activities to Open in Regions Cleared for Phase 1 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Capital Region to Enter Phase Two of Reopening on June 3 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement outdoor dining will be permitted when Phase 2 begins on June 4 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement New York City will be permitted to resume elective surgeries on June 8 (see here)
  • Executive Order temporarily suspending some education regulations (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement outdoor graduations up to 150 people will be allowed beginning June 26 (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing retail store owners to conduct customer temperature checks and allowing restaurants to expand outdoor seating without normally required licenses (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing special education summer school to be held in person (see here)
  • Executive Order 205 Outlining Quarantine Restrictions in Travelers Arriving in New York (see here)

North Carolina:

  • Stay at home order expired on May 8
  • Announced three phase reopening plan on April 23 (see here)
  • Executive Order 135 extended Stay at Home order to May 8 (see here)
  • Executive Order 138 Easing Restrictions on Businesses, Traveling and Gathering, Phase 1 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Entering Phase Two of Reopening on May 22 (see here)
  • Executive Order 141 Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings in Phase 2 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement of Workplace Safety Training Program Related to COVID-19 (see here)

North Dakota:

  • Nonessential business closure order expired on April 30
  • Executive Order 2020-06.4 Smart Restart Protocols for Businesses Resuming or Continuing Operations (see here)
  • “ND Smart Restart” plan is a phased approach to reopening the state (see here)
  • Guidance for businesses reopening released (see here)
  • Guidance for Large Gatherings (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-06.6 Regarding Reopenings of Various Businesses, update to previous EO (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Contact Tracing App Using Exposure Notification Technology from Apple and Google (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement state is entering next phase of re-opening (see here)
  • Executive Order implementing a phased approach to allowing in person visits at nursing homes (see here)

Ohio:

  • Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Advisory encourages people to stay home, but does not require it; waiting for official document to be released
  • Stay Safe Ohio Order (see here)
  • Health order allowing health care providers to reassess elective procedures that had been postponed (see here)
  • State Health Director’s Stay Safe Ohio order allowing for phased reopening of some businesses (see here)
    • Excluding: schools, restaurants, bars, personal services, adult day support, child care services, entertainment/recreation centers, gym
  • Timeline of reopening:
    • May 1 – Elective medical procedures, general wellness visits, dentists, veterinarians
    • May 4 – Manufacturing, distribution, construction, and general office environments
    • May 12 – Consumer and retail services
    • More about all excluded entities (see here)
  • Reopening Plan published on May 7, with reopening beginning on May 15 (see here)
    • Counties must apply for approval to begin reopening. If approved, Phase One allows the reopening of the following under specific safety guidelines:
      • Restaurants and bars for sit-down service
      • Personal care and services businesses, including barbers and salons
      • In-person gatherings of up to 25 people
  • Establishment of Advisory Groups to guide re-opening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement of the Openings of Personal Services Businesses (Tattoo Shops and Massage Parlors) (see here)
    • Guidance for massage/ cosmetic therapy (see here)
    • Guidance for tattoo parlors (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Reopening of Various Sectors (see here)
    • Childcare Providers and Day Camps on May 31
    • Campgrounds on May 21
    • Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (certain services) on May 26
    • Gyms and Fitness Centers on May 26
    • Adult and Youth Sports Leagues (non-contact, limited contact) on May 26
    • Public and Club Pools on May 26\
    • Horse Racing (no spectators) on May 22
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Enforcement Team for Bar and Restaurant Safety Checks (see here)
  • Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Advisory, moving from orders to strong recommendations (see here)
  • Public Health Order Reopening Gyms and Dance Studios (see here)
  • Public Health Order Reopening Sports Facilities (see here)
  • Amended Public Health Director Order Allowing K-12 School Facilities to be Used for Summer School Purposes (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Reopening of Certain Facilities on June 10 (see here)
    • Day camps and residential camps may reopen at any time.
      • Facilities include:
      • Aquariums
      • Art galleries
      • Country clubs
      • Ice skating rinks
      • Indoor family entertainment centers
      • Indoor sports facilities
      • Laser tag facilities
      • Movie theaters (indoor)
      • Museums
      • Playgrounds (outdoor)
      • Public recreation centers
      • Roller skating rinks
      • Social clubs
      • Trampoline parks
      • Zoos
  • Gubernatorial announcement allowing casinos, racinos, amusement parks, and water parks to open on June 19 (see here)
  • Public Health order amendment allowing nursing home visitors to be admitted during end of life situations or during outdoor visits (see here)

Oklahoma:

  • Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan (phased) released on April 22 (see here)
  • Declaration of State of Emergency and certain restrictions released on April 24 (see here)
  • Phase Two of reopening set to begin on May 15 (see here)

Oregon:

  • Indefinite Stay at Home order
  • Executive Order 20-12 Stay Home, Save Lives (see here)
  • Framework for Reopening Oregon released on April 14, but does not discuss in depth (see here)
  • Executive order 20-22 Allowing for Resumption of Non-urgent Health Care Procedures, released on April 27 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Limited Opening of Some State Parks, Outdoor Recreation Facilities, and Ski Resorts (see here)
  • Oregon, along with the Western Pact of states, sent a letter to congressional leadership asking for federal support (see here)
  • Executive Order 20-25 “A Safe and Strong Oregon,” Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19 and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon’s Economy (see here)
  • Reopening Oregon resource page (see here)
  • General Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 released on May 16 (see here)
  • Phase One Reopening Guidance for Personal Services Providers (see here)
  • Phase One Reopening Guidance for Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Brewpubs, Wineries, Tasting Rooms, and Distilleries (see here)
  • Phase One Reopening Guidance for Shopping Centers and Malls (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Clackmas County to Enter Phase 1 (see here)

Pennsylvania:

  • Statewide stay at home order expired May 8, but different counties are in different stages of reopening
  • Extension of Stay at Home Order (see here)
  • Process to Reopen Pennsylvania explains three phases and the criteria for each phase, with the hope that May 8 can begin the first phase (see here)
  • Outdoor facilities permitted to begin reopening on May 1 (see here)
  • 24 Counties Move to “Yellow Phase” of Reopening on May 8 (see here)
  • Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Conduct In-Person Operations during the COVID-19 Emergency, intended for businesses reopening during the state’s “Yellow Phase” (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding 13 Counties Moving to Yellow Phase of Reopening on May 15 (see here)
  • Executive Order Allowing Certain Counties to Enter the Yellow Phase of Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding 24 Counties Moving to Yellow Phase of Reopening on May 8 and Extending Red Phase for Other Counties (see here)
  • Executive Order Extending Stay at Home Order for Certain Counties (see here)
  • Guidance for Businesses in Each Phase of Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Moving an Additional 12 Counties to Yellow Phase of Reopening on May 22 (see here)
  • Amended Executive Order Allowing Counties to Move to Yellow Phase of Reopening (see here)
  • Amendment to Business Closure Order Allowing Limited Real Estate Operations Statewide (see here)
  • Guidance for Real Estate Businesses Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Moving Eight Counties to Yellow Phase and 17 Counties to Green Phase on May 29, Remaining Red Counties to Move to Yellow on June 5 (see here)
  • Amended Executive Order Moving 12 Counties to Yellow Phase on May 22 (see here)
  • Guidance for Summer Camps and Recreational Programs (see here)
  • Executive Order Elaborating on Reopening Process for Green Phase Counties, Guidance on Outdoor Dining in Yellow Phase Counties, Dining in Green Phase Counties, and Professional Sports in Yellow Phase Counties (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Additional Guidance for Different Phases of Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Moving Centre County to Green Phase of Reopening (see here)
  • Executive Order Elaborating on Reopening Processes in Green and Yellow Phases (see here)
    • Professional sports teams permitted to begin competitions without spectators once in yellow or green phase
    • Gatherings of over 250 people are prohibited, whether spontaneous or planned
    • Churches, synagogues, and other places of worship are excluded from the above limitation
  • Guidance for Restaurants in the Yellow and Green Phases of Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Sixteen More Counties Will Enter Green Phase of Reopening (see here)
  • Amended Green Phase Executive Order, moving 16 counties to Green Phase on June 5 (see here)
  • Amended Yellow Phase Executive Order, moving 10 counties to Yellow Phase on June 5 (see here)
  • Amended Green Phase Executive Orders for 12 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 26 (see here)

Puerto Rico:

  • June 15 expiration of curfew
  • Extension of lockdown and curfew orders until May 25 (see here)
    • Same executive order allows certain commercial businesses and industries to resume operations on May 11, if certain requirements are met
  • Curfew extended until June 15, but limited reopenings permitted (see here)

Rhode Island:

  • Stay at home expired on May 8 and was replaced with an order detailing opening procedures and limiting all social gatherings to 5 (see here)
  • Governor hopes to be able to lift stay at home order on May 9, beginning multiphase reopening of the state (see here)
  • No detailed plan has been released yet
  • Executive Order implementing Phase 2 of reopening beginning June 1 (see here)

South Carolina:

  • Executive Order 2020-26 Extending Existing COVID-19 State of Emergency to December 30, 2020 (see here)
  • Indefinite Stay at Home order
  • Executive Order 2020-30 Rescinding Self-Quarantine, Lodging, & Travel Restrictions for Individuals Entering S.C. from High-Risk Areas (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-31 Modifying Home or Work Order & Authorizing Outdoor Dining Services (see here)
  • Governor had allowed for the incremental opening of economy, but then backtracked and issued an additional emergency declaration (including stay at home orders) on April 27 (see here)
  • Governor has created the group “accelerateSC” to advise on safely reopening the economy; includes business, governmental, and health care officials (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement that additional business openings could begin as early as the week of May 11 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement that gyms, fitness centers, and commercial pools can re-open on May 18 (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-36 Additional Modification of Non-Essential Business Closures (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-37 Additional Incremental Modification of Non-Essential Business Closures (see here)

South Dakota:

  • No official guidelines on reopening of economy available yet
  • Executive Order 2020-22 Transitioning State Employees Back to Work (see here)
  • Working on reopening individual businesses (i.e., meat producers) rather than an overall plan (see here)
  • Meat-processing plants expected to reopen within a matter of days due to state and federal support (see here)

Tennessee:

  • Stay at home order expired on April 30
  • Executive Order 30 Allowing Tennesseans to Return to Work Safely While Encouraging Continued Adherence to Health Guidelines to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 (see here)
  • Governor plans to allow stay at home order to expire on April 30 (see here)
  • Governor released “Tennessee Pledge,” the plan for reopening the state’s economy; first businesses to reopen will be restaurants and retail stores beginning on April 27 (see here)
  • Tennessee Pledge plan asks businesses to create safe conditions rather than utilizing a statewide mandate (see here)
  • Executive Order 33 Allowing the Reopening of Close Contact Personal Services Pursuant to New Safety Guidelines (see here)
  • Executive Order 35 Allowing the Reopening of Small Group, Non-Contact Entertainment and Recreational Venues Pursuant to New Safety Guidelines (see here)
  • Executive Order 38 Expanding the Number of Tennesseans Who May Return to Work (see here)

Texas:

  • Stay at home order expired on April 30
  • Governor has announced his intent to let the stay at home order expire on April 30 (see here)
  • Issued Executive Order GA-18 on April 27; this initiates Phase One of the reopening plan, establishes a statewide minimum standard health protocols, creates a statewide contact tracing program, and issues special guidance for vulnerable populations (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Forthcoming EO on Expanded Business Openings and Surge Response Teams (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Phase Two of Reopening Beginning on May 18 (see here)
  • Executive Order GA-23 Relating to Expanding to Phase Two Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Limited Reopening of Driver’s License Offices (see here) Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Phase III to Reopen Texas (see here)
    • Effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50 percent capacity, with very limited exceptions. Businesses that previously have been able to operate at 100 percent capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits.
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Pause of Additional Reopening Phases (see here)

US Virgin Islands:

  • Safer at Home order expired on May 4
  • Safer at Home Order allowing for phased reopening (see here)

Utah:

  • Stay at home directive expired on May 1
  • Stay at Home Directive (see here)
  • Utah Leads Together Plan updated on April 17 includes framework for reopening (see here)
  • Executive Order Updating State Risk to “Moderate” and Phasing in Additional Businesses (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-22 Moving the Utah COVID-19 Public Health Risk Status to Yellow With Certain Exceptions (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-24 Moving Public Health Risk Status in Summit County and Wasatch County to Yellow (see here)
  • Executive Order 2020-27 Moving the Utah COVID-19 Health Risk Status to Yellow (Low Risk) in Grand County, West Valley City, and Magna (see here)

Vermont:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 15
  • Addendum 14 to Executive Order 01-20 encourages Vermonters to stay home, but does not mandate it
  • Addendum Six to Executive Order 01-20 Stay Home, Stay Safe (see here)
  • Addendum 12 to Executive Order 01-20 Work Smart & Stay Safe – Restart VT Phase III (see here)
  • Addendum 13 to Executive Order 01-20 Play Smary and Play Safe, Restart Phase V reopening some outdoor recreation facilities (see here)
  • Governor created the Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force to manage the reopening of the state economy (see here)
  • Executive Order 01-20 Detailing Phased Reopening of Certain Businesses (see here)
  • Addendum 15 to Executive Order 01-20 Regarding Outdoor Restaurants, Bars and Other Establishments that Offer Food and Drink (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Dental Procedures, Summer Camps, and Other In-Person Activities Will be Permitted to Resume (see here)

Virginia:

  • June 10 expiration of Stay at Home order
  • Executive Order 55 Stay at Home (see here)
  • Governor has discussed a phased reopening plan in conjunction with Maryland and the District of Columbia, noting that the earliest Phase One could begin in earnest would be May 8 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial announcement of Phase One re-opening guidelines to begin no sooner than May 15 (see here)
    • Retail stores will be allowed to open with a 50% occupancy, but gyms and fitness centers will remain closed
  • Executive Order outlining Phase One restrictions (see here)
  • Executive Order allowing some Northern Virginia counties to delay economic reopening until May 28 (see here)
  • Executive Order 65 Regarding Phase Two of Reopening Plan, excluding the City of Richmond and the Northern Virginia Region (see here)

Washington:

  • Stay at Home order expired on May 31
  • Proclamation 20-25 Stay Home Stay Healthy (see here)
  • Proclamation 20-25.4 Adjusting and Extending Stay Home, Stay Health to May 31, allowing some activities and businesses to resume (see here)
  • Washington’s Recovery Plan released on April 21, will be a phased approach (see here)
  • Guidance on Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart (see here)
  • Washington’s Phased Approach to Reopening, Phase 1 begins Tuesday, May 5 (see here)
  • Guidance Regarding Religious and Faith-based Organization Drive-in Services (see here)
  • Guidance for Resuming Vehicle and Vessel Sales (see here)
  • Memo on Resuming Vehicle Sales (see here)
  • FAQs on Vehicle and Vessel Sales Memo (see here)
  • Update to Risk-Assessment Dashboard (see here)
  • Memo Regarding Reopening of Car Wash Industry (see here)
  • Guidance for Phase 1 Reopening of Car Wash Industry (see here)
  • List of Approved Essential Programs (see here)
  • Essential Workforce Education Program Standards for Phase 1 (see here)
  • Guidelines for Commercial Driver’s License Training and Testing (see here)
  • Guidance for resuming dine-in restaurant service in Phase 2 (see here)
  • Memo Regarding the Reopening of Personal Services Businesses (see more)
  • Guidance and Requirements for Phase 2 Personal Services Reopening (see more)
  • Memo Regarding the Reopening of Professional Services Businesses (see more)
  • Guidance and Requirements for Phase 2 Professional Services Reopening (see more)
  • Memo Regarding Clarifications on Phase 1 and Requirements for Phase 2 Reopening of Outdoor Recreation Centers (see here)
  • Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Centers – Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Reopening (see here)
  • Memo on Resuming Construction (see here)
  • Guidance for Phase 2 Construction Reopenings (see here)
  • Memo on Resuming Professional Photography (see here)
  • Guidance for Phase 2 Professional Photography Reopenings (see here)
  • Memo Regarding Updates to Golf Guidance for Phases One and Two (see here)
  • Guidance for Golf Reopenings in Phase One (see here)
  • Guidance for Golf Reopenings in Phase Two (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Statement on Voluntary Contact Information Collection for Patrons of Reopened Businesses (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing All Elective Medical and Dental Procedures to Resume (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement of New Criteria for Additional Counties to Apply to Move to Phase Two of Reopening (see here)
  • Memo on Resuming Pet Grooming (see here)
  • Guidance on Phase Two Reopening of Pet Grooming (see here)
  • Memo Regarding Phase Two Real Estate Requirements (see here)
  • Guidance for Phase Two Real Estate Reopenings (see here)
  • Memo Regarding Resuming Fitness and Training Operations (see here)
  • Guidance for Phase Two Fitness and Training Reopenings (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Safe Start Phases (see here)
  • Department of Health Announcement Moving Additional Counties to Phase Two of Reopening (see here)
  • Memo Regarding Outdoor Recreation, Phase 1 Clarifications and Phase 2 Requirements (see here)
  • Updated Guidance for Outdoor Recreation in Phases One and Two (see here)
  • Guidance for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations Reopening in Phases One and Two (see here)
  • Phase One Guidance for Higher Education & Critical Infrastructure Workforce Training (see here)
  • Phase Two Guidance for Higher Education & Critical Infrastructure Workforce Training (see here)
  • Extension of 23 Proclamations Relating to COVID-19 (see here)
  • Proclamation Regarding the Transition From “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” to “Safe Start – Stay Healthy,” County-By-County Phased Reopening (see here)
    • Counties must apply to enter reopening
    • Expires on July 1
  • Agricultural Safety Plan Interpretive Guidance (see here)
  • Memo on Reopening Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (see here)
  • Phase 1 Guidance for Reopening Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (see here)
  • Memo on Resuming Certain Library Services (see here)
  • Phase 2 Guidance for Curbside Library Services (see here)
  • Memo on Phase 2 Reopenings of Drive-in Theaters (see here)
  • Phase 2 Guidance for Drive-in Theaters (see here)
  • Proclamation 20-19.2 Regarding Evictions and Relating Housing Practices (see here)
  • Memo to Local Government Officials Explaining Safe Start Reopening Guide (see here)
  • Proclamation 20-12.1 Regarding the Reopening of Institutions of Higher Education in Fall 2020 (see here)
  • Higher Education Reopening Guide (see here)
  • Secretary of Health Order Requiring Face Masks to be Worn in Public Statewide (see here)

West Virginia:

  • Indefinite Safer at Home order
  • Executive Order 32-20 Safer at Home, no longer mandating stay at home (see here)
  • Executive Order 33-20 Removing Three Counties from List of “Hotspots” (see here)
  • Governor has discussed some components of reopening, but no full plan released yet; parts of strategy include reopening daycares and restaurants (see here)
  • “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” reopening plan (see here)
    • Week One phase of reopening begins on April 30
    • Each phase of the reopening process for Weeks 2-6 will begin on Monday of each subsequent week
    • Guidelines for Phase Two businesses reopening available
  • Guidelines for reopening certain businesses (see here)
    • Small businesses with 10 or fewer employees
    • Restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining options
    • Religious entities and funeral homes
    • Professional service businesses such as hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, and pet grooming are also permitted to reopen in the “Week 2” phase
  • Week 2 of multi-phased reopening plan begins on May 4 (see here)
    • Includes reopening of small business with 10 or fewer employees, restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining options, religious entities, and funeral homes.
    • Reopening Guidance for Wellness Centers Operated by or with West Virginia Licensed Health Care Providers (see here)
    • Reopening Guidance for Drive-in Theaters (see here)
  • Week 3 of reopening plan is scheduled to commence on May 11 (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Reopening of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System on May 21 (see here)
  • Week 4 of reopening plan is scheduled to commence on May 21 (see here)
    • Allowed openings include:
      • Indoor dining at restaurants at 50% capacity (Guidance)
      • Large/specialty retail stores (Guidance)
      • State park campgrounds for in-state residents only (Guidance for all campgrounds)
      • Outdoor recreation rentals (kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs and similar equipment) (Guidance)
      • Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators
      • Hatfield McCoy Trail System (Guidance)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Tanning Businesses to be Included in Phase 4 Reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Fitness Centers, Gyms, and Recreation Centers to Reopen in Next Phase on May 18 (see more)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Whitewater Rafting (see more) and Zip-lining (see more) Businesses to Reopen in Next Phase on May 21 (see more)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Rock-climbing and Fishing Businesses to Reopen on May 15 (see more)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Reopening of Gymnastics, Dance, Cheerleading, and Martial Arts Centers on May 18 (see here)
  • Executive Order 37-20 Formalizing May 18 Reopenings (see here)
  • Guidance for Low-Contact Sports Training Facilities, Dance Studios, and Similar Facilities Reopening (see here)
  • Guidance for Fitness Centers, Gymnasiums, and Recreation Centers (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding the Reopenings of:
    • Indoor Shopping Malls on May 21
    • Indoor and Outdoor Bars at 50% Capacity, Museums and Visitor Centers, and Zoos on May 26
    • Casinos on June 5
    • Spas and Massage Businesses on May 30 (see here)
  • Guidance for Indoor Shopping Malls (see here)
  • Executive Order 39-20 Implementing Week Four of Reopening Plan (see here)
    • Rescinds self-quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers;
    • Allows the following to reopen:
      • Indoor dining at restaurants
      • Large/specialty retail stores
      • State park campgrounds for in-state residents only
      • Hatfield McCoy Trail System
      • Outdoor recreation rentals
      • Outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators
      • Tanning businesses
      • Whitewater rafting
      • Ziplining
      • Indoor malls and similar facilities
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Permitted Reopenings (see here)
    • Swimming pools (May 30)
    • Bowling alleys (May 30)
    • Pool halls (May 30)
    • Roller rinks (May 30)
    • Movie theaters (June 5)
    • Casinos (June 5)
  • Executive Order 40-20 Formalizing May 26 Reopenings (see here)
    • State Park cabins and lodges – in-state residents only
    • Indoor bars at 50% capacity and outdoor bars (guidance)
    • Museums and visitor centers (guidance)
    • Zoos (guidance)
  • Guidance documents available for businesses permitted to reopen in Weeks 5 and 6
    • Swimming pools (see here)
    • Bowling alleys and other places with indoor amusement (see here)
    • Limited video lottery (LVL) facilities (see here)
    • Casinos (see here)
  • Executive Order Permitting Public Gatherings to Increase from 25 to 100 People and Allowing Casinos and Movie Theater (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Permitting Campgrounds to Reopen to Out-of-State Visitors (see here)

Wisconsin:

  • Emergency Order 28 Safer at Home (see here)
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the governor’s “Safer at Home” order on May 13 (see here)
  • Badger Bounce Back plan released, using “gating criteria” to determine timeline for reopening (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Regarding Expanded Contact Tracing Efforts (see here)

Wyoming:

  • Governor discussed plan to reopen on April 23, will be implemented in phases (see here)
    • Public Health Order Opening Certain Businesses (see here)
    • Public Health Order Allowing Restricted Openings of Personal Services Businesses (see here)
    • New Public Health Orders Allow Gyms, Barber Shops, Hair Salons, and Other Personal Care Services to Reopen Under Specific Operating Conditions (see here)
  • Modified Public Health Order Allowing Restaurants to Offer Indoor and Outdoor Dining Service under Specific Conditions (see here)
  • Modified Public Health Orders Expanding the Public Gathering Limit and Permitting Larger Gatherings for Religious Service (see here)
  • Gubernatorial Announcement Allowing Restaurants to Resume Dine-In Services (see here)
  • Fifth Modification to Public Health Order 2 Prohibiting Gatherings of Greater than 25 People with Some Exemptions (see here)
    • Religious and faith-based organizations are exempted
    • Outdoor events may not exceed 250 people
    • In effect from June 1 to June 15
  • Fifth Modification to Public Health Order 3 Regarding Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Therapy Services, Tattoo, Body Art, and Piercing Shops, and Cosmetology, Electrology, and Esthetic Services (see here)
    • Allows for limited reopenings of these businesses and services
    • Mandates face coverings and appointment-only services
    • In effect from June 1 to June 15
  • Fifth Modification to Public Health Order Regarding Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gymnasiums, Child Care Facilities, K-12 Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools (see here)
  • Allows dine-in services to resume with social distancing measures and cleaning protocols
  • Gyms may reopen with social distancing measures and cleaning protocols
  • Spas and saunas to remain closed
  • Movie theaters, performance theaters, opera houses, concert halls, and music halls may reopen with social distancing measures and cleaning protocols
  • Child care providers may reopen with no more than 25 children in one room
  • Educational facilities may reopen with limits
  • In effect from June 1 to June 15

Several states are coordinating closely with others within geographic vicinity on pandemic response and economic recovery efforts, including:

Northeastern Coalition:

  • New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts

Western Coalition:

  • California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada
    • On May 11, the coalition sent a letter to Congressional leadership asking for federal support (see here)

Midwest Coalition:

  • Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
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