U.S. State Reopenings and COVID-19 Guidelines

U.S. State Reopenings and COVID-19 Guidelines

by Julia Sabik

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Bébé Voyage monitors the coronavirus situation closely and will update this U.S. state reopenings article weekly with the latest information on each state’s reopening restrictions and policies. We recommend that everyone keep themselves up to date with information from government and official medical websites, as well. As with any travel article published in Bébé Voyage, these views are published for informative purposes only. Bébé Voyage declines all responsibility related to actions taken by the Bébé Voyage community after reading the said articles. It is the reader’s responsibility to undertake travel plans that are in accordance with governmental mandates at the time of travel.

 

Updates (June 30)

 

Reversed Reopening

 

Florida:

Florida has also seen a spike in coronavirus cases from its early reopening. Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered for all bars to immediately close effective last Friday June 26. 

Many mayors in Miami-Dade county have implemented a new rule in the past week requiring the wearing of facial coverings in public in these cities. Failure to comply with this regulation can be met with a misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $500. However, there is also a countywide order requiring the wearing of masks indoors in public places where proper social distancing measures cannot be practiced. Miami-Dade beaches will all be closed for Fourth of July weekend, and gatherings will be limited to 50 people.

Texas:

In response to a surge of cases, Texas Governor Greg Abbot has paused reopening in Texas this previous Thursday 55 days after reopening. Restaurants can now only operate up to 50% capacity starting June 29, and bars are closed as of June 26. Governor Abbot also reduced the limit of people taking part in outdoor gatherings from 500 to 100 and has shut down river-rafting trips. The governor has also banned nonessential procedures in the following four counties: Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties. 

 

Paused Reopening

 

Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona has paused reopening as of June 25 due to recent surges in coronavirus numbers in the state. While the governor did not issue any further executive orders or restrictions, he urged people to stay at home and wear masks. Additionally, he recently required and plans to enforce that all businesses  practice proper social distance protocols and take employees temperatures. On June 17, the governor also allowed cities and towns to create their own policies requiring facial coverings in public.

Arkansas: 

This past Thursday, June 25, Governor Asa Hutchinson declared that he would halt plans to continue the reopening in Arkansas due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases. 

California

On June 21, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered seven counties and recommended eight additional counties to close all bar and nightclub services as COVID-19 “grows stronger.” More recently, San Francisco has announced that it will delay moving into its next phase of reopening that was scheduled to start this past Monday June 29. Therefore, tattoo parlors, outdoor bars, swimming pools, hair and nail salons, zoos, aquariums, and museums will remain closed. 

Delaware:

Delaware did not enter Phase Three of their reopening plan as scheduled for this Monday June 29. Governor Carney plans to continue monitoring data and release more concrete plans on the start of Phase Three early this week. He also expressed that some of the concerns regarding further reopening stem from people failing to practice basic public health precautions in places such as gyms, beaches, restaurants, and sporting events. 

Idaho:

Thanks to recent record highs of coronavirus infections, Idaho’s Governor Brad Little has declared that Idaho will remain at Stage Four, the last stage of reopening, for at least the next two weeks. While Stage Four allows for all businesses to reopen, it sets in place restrictions and guidelines. More specifically, the governor’s hope is that by remaining at Stage Four, it shows that COVID-19 remains a very real danger that requires people to take basic health precautions. 

Governor Little also announced that Idaho will begin a more regional approach to COVID-19 response, especially in regards to masks. More specifically, Ada County (which houses the city of Boise) reverts back  to Stage Three, meaning that bars will close, gatherings are limited to 50 people, and work-from-home recommendations will be reimposed. 

Kansas

Last week, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly recommended that communities pause reopening at Phase Three of the Ad Astra plan for at least two more weeks instead of beginning “Phase Out” as scheduled. Phase Three limits social gatherings to 45 people and requires all reopen businesses and facilities to follow public health guidelines. There remains no restriction on non-essential travel during this phase. Additionally, the governor has urged people to continue adhering to public health guidelines including wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings, and staying home when feeling sick.

Louisiana:

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he would pause reopening at Phase Two in Louisiana for an additional 28 days (until at least July 24). This phase requires that most establishments like restaurants, retailers, casinos, and barbershops limit occupancy to 50% while bars are limited to 25% occupancy. A handful of additional businesses like amusement parks and carnivals remain closed. The state also plans on increased enforcement of social distancing measures at businesses, involving workers taking “proactive trips” to businesses and an option of revoking permits. While the governor said he does not plan on reversing the reopening, he did state it remained an option if numbers continued to climb.

Maine:

While Maine’s reopening plan originally scheduled bars to reopen July 1, Governor Janet Mills has decided to delay this reopening “until further notice.” Bars in Maine will be able to continue outdoor service, and restaurants are still able to serve customers indoors assuming proper social distancing protocols. 

Michigan:

While Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer hoped to move Michigan to Phase Five of reopening this week, she has decided to delay further reopening in response to recent spikes in cases in several counties. Therefore, many businesses including theaters, indoor gyms, personal services, and overnight camps remain closed. 

Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak from Nevada has decided that Nevada is “not ready” to enter Phase Three, the next phase of reopening, due to a steadily increasing number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in the state. In accordance with Nevada’s reopening plan, some business establishments such as bars, nightclubs, and adult entertainment establishments remain closed. The governor has also stressed the importance of continuing protective measures such as staying home, wearing facial coverings, and washing hands in order to continue reopening.

New Mexico

New Mexico has decided to put Phase two of reopening on hold for a week or more due to an upward trend in the spread of the coronavirus. This pause has delayed the limited reopening of theaters, casinos, and bars. The state has previously issued a public order requiring masks in public places, and the governor threatened stricter enforcement of this order if people do not voluntarily wear them. Additionally, the governor also reiterated the importance of social distancing, staying home as much as possible, and hand washing if reopenings are to continue. 

North Carolina: 

On June 24, Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will remain at Phase Two, “Safer at Home,” for at least three more weeks. Additionally, the governor also announced that North Carolina will now require its people to wear face coverings when in public places where physical distancing is not possible. These announcements came in the wake of a recent increase in spread of the coronavirus within North Carolina.

Oregon

Oregon previously halted all reopening in mid-June in what Governor Kate Brown described as a “statewide yellow light.” As of last Wednesday, seven of  Oregon’s most populous counties now require facial coverings when in public.

Washington State:

Due to a surge in cases, Governor Inslee halted many counties from moving to the next phases of reopening June 27, as Phase Four would “essentially mean no restrictions” with large gatherings and resumed recreational activities. As of June 23, Washington State requires people to wear face coverings when in public. 

 

Continued Reopening

 

Illinois

In Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker has reopened museums, zoos, bowling alleys, and indoor dining at restaurants thanks to a “trajectory of relative success.”

Kentucky

Kentucky, adhering to its “Healthy At Work plan” has reopened bars and restaurants, eased youth sports restrictions, opened public swimming pools, and raised the social-gathering limit to 50 people this Monday June 29.

New Hampshire

On June 29, many businesses were allowed to reopen under the “Safer at Home” advisory including amusement parks, movie theaters, performing arts venues, adult day services, and arts and music education. While these sectors are allowed to reopen, some businesses have decided to remain closed for now. 

New Jersey

This Monday, June 29, New Jersey has reopened indoor malls (requiring masks and limited to 50% capacity) and motor vehicle inspection stations. New Jersey also plans to open amusement parks, arcades, and indoor dining July 2. Indoor entertainment businesses (movie theaters and arcades), valet parking services, children’s communal play areas, and stroller rentals in public places remain closed during this time. The governor has also announced that the state may progress to Stage Three in the upcoming weeks rather than months if cases continue to slow, allowing expanded indoor dining, limited entertainment, and the reopening of bars.

New York

As of June 26, five of ten of New York’s regions have entered Phase Four, the final phase, of New York State’s reopening plan. In this phase, schools, low-risk arts, entertainment, and recreational businesses are allowed to reopen assuming proper social distancing measures. However, movie theaters, shopping malls, and gyms remain closed. Gatherings are now allowed to have up to 50 people. 

The rest of New York State remains in Phase Three  except for New York City, which has been in Phase Two since June 22. New York City plans to enter Phase Three of reopening on July 6, allowing for gatherings up to 25 people, indoor and outdoor dining, recreational sports to resume, and further openings of personal care services such as nail salons, massage businesses, spas, and tattoo and piercing parlors. However, Governor Cuomo has hinted that he may slow the Phase Three reopening process for New York City, especially in regards to indoor dining, and will work to finalize details in the next few days. 

Virginia                

Virginia has announced that it plans to enter Phase Three  of reopening July 1. Phase Three allows for social gatherings with up to 250 people. Additionally, many businesses would reopen or have restrictions relaxed including entertainment venues and zoos (at 50% capacity with up to 1,000 people), personal services, child care facilities, gyms and pools (at 75% capacity),  and restaurants and non-essential retail without capacity limitations. Overnight summer camps will remain closed in this phase.

 

Reopening Policies for the 50 States

Alaska

The state is following a “reopen Alaska responsibly” plan.

Visitors arriving in the state are required to follow a mandatory 14-day quarantine unless they are able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests must have been taken within 72 hours before entering Alaska. If your test is more than 72 hours old but less than five days, you can still enter the state without a mandatory quarantine but will have to take another test upon landing. You will have to quarantine until the test results are back. Returning residents and visitors will be required to sign a health declaration form.

The state has reopened a number of businesses and locations including restaurants, bars, retail stores, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, gyms, pools, libraries, theatres, bowling alleys, and museums.

 

Arizona

The “stay at home” order has now been replaced by a “return stronger plan.

Most businesses have now reopened including retail stores barbershops, salons, restaurants, pools, gyms, spas, and casinos. Most hotels and resorts have also reopened, with home-sharing now also allowed.

Recently, the governor declared he will not block mayors from requiring masks in their cities, but mask-wearing in public places is not required statewide.

 

Arkansas

The state did not have a statewide stay-at-home order. For more information, click here.

Most businesses have now reopened including campgrounds, gyms, pools, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, restaurants, bars, theaters, stadiums, museums, bowling alleys, and casinos.

Hotels and resorts are open. Home-sharing is fine. All parks and golf courses are open.

 

California

The state is in a continuous phase of reopening, with a large number of businesses now open again including hair salons and barbershops, restaurants, and retail shops.

Hotels are beginning to reopen though many remain closed or are open for government use only, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The hotels that are reopening are seeing major changes, including social distancing and frequent disinfecting, and many restaurants will remain closed.

As of June 18, California requires face masks in public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. For more information, click here.

 

Colorado

The “stay at home” order has now been changed to a “safer at home and in the vast great outdoors” plan, allowing residents to spend more time outside the home through practicing social distancing in the great outdoors.

A number of businesses and locations have now reopened including salons, personal services, retail stores, offices, manufacturing, campgrounds, pools, playgrounds, gyms, and restaurants.

 

Connecticut

Phase Two of reopening took effect on June 17.

The state has implemented a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone entering the state by plane, train, or car.

Cloth face coverings are required in public wherever close contact is unavoidable.

A number of businesses and locations have reopened including restaurants, retail stores, malls, hair salons, barbershops, museums, zoos, casinos, offices, and beaches. Phase two openings specifically include amusement parks, hotels, indoor dining, indoor recreation, libraries, outdoor events, personal services, and sports and fitness facilities.

 

Delaware

Anyone traveling to Delaware from out of state is subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Delaware entered phase 2 of reopening June 15. A limited number of businesses have reopened including beaches, pools, gyms, retails stores, malls, museums, libraries, galleries, live performances, casinos, barbershops, hair salons, tanning salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage therapy practices.

For more information on Delaware’s response to Covid-19, click here.

 

Florida

The state is following a “plan for Florida’s recovery,” and began Phase 2 as of June 5 except for the following counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

Anyone entering Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut is still required to self-quarantine for 14 days (or the entirety of their visit, whichever is shorter).

Limited reopening includes restaurants, bars, retail stores, beaches, trails, gyms, sporting venues (no spectators), cinemas, concert halls, bowling alleys, tattoo parlors, massage therapies, and tanning salons.

 

Georgia

Georgia was one of the first states to restart its economy with an early reopening.

Businesses have largely reopened with minimal restrictions including gyms, bowling alleys, theaters, private social clubs, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, hair salons, barbershops, and restaurant dining.

 

Hawaii

The state is following a “beyond recovery: reopening Hawaii” strategy. It’s currently on its third reopening phase, the “Act With Care” impact level.

Some businesses and locations started to reopen with safe practices from May 31, including beaches, piers, docks, state parks, pools, waterparks, campgrounds, retail stores, pet groomers, nail salons, tattoo parlors, salons, barbershops, construction sites, offices, and restaurants.

 

Idaho

Idaho is now on stage four of its reopening plan, however Ada County will be moved back to Stage three starting Wednesday June 24th due to a rise in cases in the state’s capital of Boise.

Idaho had a 14-day quarantine in place, but that has been lifted. State officials are now simply asking people from out-of-state to “self-quarantine” per CDC guidelines.

Businesses have largely reopened if able to meet proper distancing and protection protocols, including gyms, pools, waterparks, restaurants, bars, hair salons, and movie theaters. Gatherings of more than 50 people are allowed where proper distancing and protection measures are possible.

 

Illinois

The state is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan with the majority of businesses now open, including state parks, boating, golf courses, gyms, pet grooming, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, spas, waxing centers, tattoo parlors, retail stores, manufacturing, and offices. While restaurants have reopened, they are only able to provide delivery, take-out, and drive-through services.

Gatherings are still limited to 10 people or fewer with proper distancing required.

 

Indiana

The state is following the “back on track Indiana” plan, and it is currently on Stage 4 of its reopening.

The state has reopened a limited number of businesses and locations including libraries, cinemas, manufacturing, offices, restaurants, spas, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, retail stores, gyms, pools, tennis and basketball courts, and  campgrounds.

Hotels and golf courses are open. Masks are recommended, and gatherings of up to 250 people are allowed if in accordance with CDC social distancing guidelines.

 

Iowa

The state did not have a statewide stay-at-home order and reopened the majority of its businesses and locations back in May, including libraries, cinemas, museums, zoos, aquariums, casinos, outdoor venues, bowling alleys, amusement parks, campgrounds, gyms, playgrounds, skating rinks, skate parks, medical spas, tanning salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, restaurants, bars, and retail stores.

For more information, click here.

 

Kansas

The state is currently in phase three of reopening, but individual counties may maintain previous restrictions. For county reopening information, click here.

All education, activities, venues, and establishments are open to operate per public health guidelines. These businesses include restaurants, bars, retail stores, offices, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, gyms, community centers, sports facilities, pools, theaters, cinemas, and bowling alleys. Mass gatherings of 45 people or more are not recommended.

Nonessential travel can resume. Those who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine for 14 days:

  • Maryland
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise
  • Traveled internationally

 

Kentucky

The “Healthy at home” plan has been in effect since March 26, and businesses are reopening in Kentucky’s phased approach, “Healthy at Work.”

Limited reopening of businesses and locations including manufacturing, offices, pet grooming, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, retail stores, restaurants, distilleries, cinemas, bowling alleys, museums, aquariums, libraries, outdoor attractions, gyms, and campgrounds. Bars, public swimming facilities, and gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed starting June 29.

 

Louisiana 

This state is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening, which includes wearing face masks when in public.

The state has reopened a number of businesses and locations with a limited capacity, including restaurants, bars, gyms, state parks, pools, bowling alleys, skating rinks, malls, cinemas, museums, zoos, aquariums, casinos, salons, barbershops, spas, and tattoo parlors. All amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, children’s indoor play areas, arcades, and theme parks are still closed.

 

Maine

Maine is following a “keep Maine healthy”strategy.

The state is allowing residents of New Hampshire and Vermont to travel to Maine without testing or quarantine, and visit Maine lodging as of June 12. Lodging establishments will be able to accept guests outside of these states starting June 26.

A limited reopening of businesses and locations includes hair salons, barbershops, pet groomers, state parks, boating, golf courses, remote campgrounds, hunting and fishing, RVs parks, restaurants, and retail stores.

 

Maryland

The state remains largely closed to tourism, but restrictions vary widely county by county.

Some areas continue to enforce a 14-day quarantine on out-of-state visitors.

A limited reopening of businesses and locations includes golf courses, outdoor shooting ranges, marinas, campgrounds, beaches, pools, day camps, retail stores, manufacturing, constructions offices, hair salons, barbershops, nails salons, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries.

For more information click here.

 

Massachusetts

Travelers, for the time being, are urged — but not required — to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the state.

Massachusetts began their second step of Phase 2 reopening June 22, allowing indoor dining, personal services, and raised occupancy limits from 25% to 50%.  During Phase 1, a limited businesses and locations reopened including golf courses, beaches, parks, constructions, manufacturing, retail stores, hair salons, barbershops, and outdoor dining.

For more information click here.

 

Michigan

The state is currently in Phase 4 as case numbers are “improving,” (numbers are still considered high, but the numbers of new cases and deaths have consistently fallen). This is a part of its 6-step “MI safe start” plan to reopen.

Anyone traveling to the state from out-of-state is asked to quarantine for 14-days. Most business and organizations have reopened with distancing measures in place, including golf courses, beaches, parks, fishing, hunting and boating, construction, manufacturing, offices, hotels, lodging, retail, hair salons, barbershops, pet grooming, and outdoor dining.Hotels are back open with new safety protocols.State parks and beaches are back open, but swimming pools are closed.

Face coverings are required, and gatherings are permitted assuming proper social distancing.

 

Minnesota

Michigan’s “Stay at home” order expired on May 17, and Michigan now operates under Phase 3 of its “Stay Safe Plan.”

All businesses are permitted with restrictions and capacity limitations including manufacturing, offices, child care, retail stores, malls, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, campgrounds, outdoor recreation, religious services, gyms, restaurants, bars, theaters, bowling alleys, museums, and indoor and outdoor events.

Social gatherings are limited to 25 people outdoors or 10 people indoors, and all employees are asked to telework if possible. Facial coverings are strongly encouraged but not required.

 

Mississippi

All businesses were allowed to reopen on June 1. However, local governments may have more restrictions in place.

Hotels and gambling houses are also open.

For more information click here.

 

Missouri

The state is following the “show me strong” strategy and has moved to Phase 2 as of June 16.

All statewide restrictions have been lifted, and there is currently no statewide health order. However, local officials have the ability to instate further rules and regulations for their respective counties. Social distancing is still encouraged.

 

Montana

The state is in phase two of its reopening plan.

All businesses can be operational, and most restaurants, hotels, bars, and attractions have already reopened with social-distancing restrictions. Gatherings are limited to 50 people unless proper physical distancing can be maintained.

Outdoor recreation is encouraged with physical distancing and increased sanitation measures. Montana’s Glacier National Park has reopened. A few of the hotels in Glacier and Yellowstone parks will remain closed for the season, but some are open or will open for the summer season.

 

Nebraska

The state did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order. Most of the state is in Phase 2 or reopening, but the hardest hit counties (Dakota, Hall, Merrick, and Hamilton) are still in Phase 1 without relaxed restrictions.

The state reopened a number of businesses and locations including bars, restaurants, zoos, cinemas, pools, salons, barbershops, and tattoo parlors. Public gatherings can have up to 25 people as of June 1.

For more information, click here.

 

Nevada

Nevada is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, “Nevada United.”

Visitors and Nevadans returning to the state are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

The reopening includes golf courses, tennis courts, state parks, gyms, pools, retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, museums, art galleries, zoos, cinemas, and bowling alleys.

For more information, click here.

 

New Hampshire

The state is currently discouraging visitors from entering the state, and it is recommending (but not requiring) a 14-day quarantine upon entry for all non-residents.

A limited reopening of businesses and locations includes retail stores, barbershops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo shops, acupuncturists, golf courses, beaches, and restaurants.

Hotels and vacation rentals are currently unavailable and can only be reserved by essential workers.

For more information, click here.

 

New Jersey

New Jersey entered Stage 2 of reopening June 15.

Visitors are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival home. Bridges, tunnels, and other transportation routes remain open.

An increased number of business have reopened during stage two. Open businesses include golf courses, beaches, retail stores, outdoor dining, swimming pools, and personal care. Face masks are encouraged outside the home and required for entering essential businesses.

For more information, click here.

 

New Mexico

Out-of-state visitors and everyone who has traveled through an airport are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Reopening of businesses and locations includes state parks, golf courses, gyms, pools, pet groomers, hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, nail salons, retails stores, offices, and restaurants. People are requested, but not required, to wear face masks in public spaces except when eating, drinking, exercising, or otherwise advised.

For more information, click here.

 

New York

New York’s stay-at-home order expired on May 31.

New York City, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island are currently in Phase 2 of reopening. Businesses have largely reopened with proper distancing measures in place except for malls (excluding curb-side pickup service), indoor restaurants and bars (excluding take-out and delivery service), large event venues, gyms, amusement parks, movie theaters (except for drive-ins), personal care businesses (excluding hair salons and barber shops), and gambling facilities.

The rest of New York State has entered Phase 3 of reopening. Phase 3 allows for indoor and outdoor dining and all personal care businesses.

New York State requires facial covering and adhering to proper distancing measures in public.

Airbnbs are widely available in both New York State and New York City, and there don’t appear to be any restrictions on home-sharing at this time.

For more information, click here.

 

North Carolina

Stay-at-home order expired on May 22 but people are still encouraged to stay at home in Phase 2 of North Carolina’s “Safer at Home” approach to reopening. This phase will be in place at least until June 26.

Limited reopening includes retail stores, restaurants, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, and pools. Gyms, bars, night clubs, and indoor entertainment venues remain closed. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people, and indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

For more information, click here.

 

North Dakota

The state did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order but is following the “North Dakota Smart Restart” plan. The governor has deemed North Dakota at a “low” risk level.

All businesses are allowed to reopen in accordance with new industry protocols requiring social distancing and increased sanitation. These industries include restaurants, bars, sports venues, salons, personal care services, cinemas, music, hotel and tourism, retail, and entertainment venues.

 

Ohio

Ohio’s stay-at-home order expired on May 29, and Ohio is reopening through Responsible RestartOhio.

Ohio has allowed most businesses to reopen including manufacturing, distribution, construction, offices, retail stores, salons, barbershops, restaurants, bars, campgrounds, gyms, pools, sports leagues, bowling alleys, aquariums, skating rinks, playgrounds, country clubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, and art galleries. Facial coverings and social distancing measures are advised but not required.

For more information, click here.

 

Oklahoma 

Oklahoma did not have a statewide stay-at-home order and is currently on Phase 3 of its three-phased reopening plan, Open Up and Recover Safely.

All businesses and locations are able to reopen assuming proper adherence to CDC social distancing protocols. Some of these businesses include salons, barbershops, spas, pet groomers, tattoo parlors, state parks, gyms, restaurants, bars, cinemas, sports venues, museums, nightclubs, and offices.

To know more, click here.

 

Oregon

Most of the counties are now in Phase 2 of reopening.

Businesses were allowed to start reopening in Oregon on May 15. Phase 2 allows restaurants, bars, personal care services, gyms, pools, indoor entertainment, and recreational sports to open assuming proper health guidelines, physical distancing, size limits, and sanitation guidelines. While local gatherings are limited to 25 with no traveling in Phase 1, Phase 2 allows social, civic, and faith-based gatherings to meet in larger, physically-distanced groups.

 

Pennsylvania

By June 5, all of the state was in some phase of reopening.

Masks are mandatory when out in public.

Businesses and locations now open include golf courses, marinas, gyms, beaches, restaurants, bars, outdoor dining, hair salons, barbershops, spas, casinos, theaters, shopping malls, and retail stores.

 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s stay at home curfew expired on June 15.

All ports are closed and air travelers have to undergo enhanced health screenings and self-quarantine for 14 days. Puerto Rico plans to formally open to inbound tourism on July 15. Ponce and Aguadilla airports will reopen July 6.

Businesses and locations that have reopened include restaurants, salons, barbershops, pet grooming, retail stores, and beaches. Hotels, pools, fitness centers, and spas (excluding saunas) are also currently open. Event venues will be reopened in phases, with large outdoor and drive-in events having opened June 16 and indoor venues opening July 1. Masks and social distancing are required in all public spaces.

 

Rhode Island

Rhone Island has entered Phase 2 of reopening.

Domestic restrictions have been largely lifted. Only people coming from a place with a stay-at-home order or similar restriction are asked to quarantine for two weeks.

Businesses and locations that have reopened with restrictions include state parks, beaches, gyms, casinos, retail stores, offices, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and restaurants. Social gatherings are still limited to 15 people or less.

For more information, click here.

 

South Carolina

The stay-at-home order expired on May 4.

Travelers returning home from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread are recommended to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left that area.

Most Business and locations have reopened, including retail stores, beaches, piers, docks, gyms, pools, restaurants, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, museums, and amusement parks,

For more information, click here.

 

South Dakota

The state did not issue a statewide stay at home order but has a “back to normal” plan, which offers guidelines for businesses to reopen.

Restaurants have never closed but guests are requested to keep to social distancing rules and encouraged to wear cloth masks when out in public.

 

Tennessee

Tennessee’s “stay-at-home” order expired on April 30.

Most businesses are allowed to reopen with distancing measures in place and encouraged increased employee protection measures. Hotels and home-sharing are open and allowed with new safety measures.

For more info, click here.

 

Texas

Texas had one of the shortest stay-at-home orders.

Most businesses and locations have reopened including state parks, pools, gyms, natural caverns, water parks, zoos, retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums, libraries, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, salons, barbershops, offices, and manufacturing.

For more information, click here.

 

Utah

The state did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order, but it is following a color code risk phase system. 

Most of the state is in the yellow, low-risk zone. In the yellow zone, all businesses and locations are allowed to reopen. The following guidelines are encouraged in this zone: limiting gatherings to 50 people or less, maintaining social distancing, wearing face coverings when unable to maintain social distancing, and checking symptoms prior to sporting events or meetings.

The rest of the state is in the green, new-normal zone except for Salt Lake City, which is in the orange, moderate-risk zone. In the green zone, businesses remain opening, plus large gatherings and venues are allowed with increased hygiene measures. However, social distancing, symptom checking, and facial coverings are still encouraged.

The orange zone (currently Salt Lake City) allows high-contact businesses to operate under strict protocols. Take-out, delivery, and pickup dining services are encouraged over dine- in services though dine-in services are allowed with “extreme precaution.” In this zone the following guidelines are encouraged: limiting social gatherings to 20 people or less, practicing social distancing of 6 feet, wearing facial coverings in public settings, and limiting out-of-state-travel.

 

Vermont

Vermont’s stay-at-home order expired on June 15.

The reopening of businesses and locations includes manufacturing, construction, state parks, golf courses, trails, gyms, retail stores, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, museums, theaters, and restaurants.

The state is reopening hotels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. However, only Vermont residents or nonresidents who can verify they have quarantined for the past 14 days can book lodging.

For more information, click here.

 

Virginia

Virginia’s stay-at-home order expired on June 10. The state is in Phase Two of its reopening.

Most businesses and locations have reopened in Phase 2 with physical distancing guidelines, increased sanitation practices, and enhanced work safety measures. These businesses include retail stores, salons, barbershops, campgrounds, beaches, pools, restaurants, bars, fitness centers, museums, and aquariums. Overnight summer camps, most indoor event venues, amusement parks, fairs, and carnivals remain closed.

Gatherings are limited to 50 people or less.

Washington State: 

On May 31, Washington’s governor began the state’s four-phase “Safe Start” plan for reopening the state on a county-by-county basis. A county must apply to the secretary of Health to change phases and is judged upon meeting targets for the following metrics: outbreaks, increased hospitalizations or deaths, health system capacity and other factors. Each phase can be modified, and the level of reopening by county currently ranges from Phase One to Phase Three. 

Counties in Phase One require the high-risk populations to remain at home, prohibit non-religious gatherings, and urge limiting non-essential travel. Some outdoor recreational activities are open (hunting, fishing, golf, boating, hiking), and various businesses are allowed with proper safety precautions including all essential businesses, retail with curb-side pickup, existing construction, car washes, and Auto/RV/boat/ORV sales. 

Phase Two guidelines encourage, but do not require, at-risk populations to stay home and allow essential and limited non-essential travel partaking Phase One and Two activities. Gatherings are limited to five people outside one’s household. In this phase, many more businesses have reopened including drive-in movie theaters, libraries with curbside pickup, in-store retail purchases, restaurants and bars at 50% capacity, personal services (hair and nail salons, barbers, etc), and limited group fitness facilities.

Phase Three similarly encourages at-risk populations to stay home. In this phase, all non-essential travel may resume. Gatherings may have up to 50 people, and recreation sports activities may resume with 50 or fewer people. Other recreational facilities such as gyms and public pools may reopen at 50% capacity. Phase three allows for businesses to further reopen including libraries, museums, and all business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 50 people.

 

Washington D.C.

The stay-at-home order expired on May 31, and D.C. has just transitioned to Phase Two of its reopening.

Face masks when in public are recommended but not mandatory.

Outdoor dining, barbershops, and salons reopened with limitations during Phase 1. Under Phase 2 restaurants and stores will be able to open at 50% capacity indoors. Gyms, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, playgrounds, and libraries can also reopen assuming proper social distancing measures. Public pools are expected to reopen mid-July.

Mass gatherings are limited to 50 people except for houses of worship, which can have up to 100 people or operate at 50% capacity (whichever is less).

 

West Virginia

A new executive order has rescinded a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers from out of state.

Limited reopening of businesses and locations includes gyms, salons, barbershops, pet groomers, tanning salons, recreation centers, state parks, campgrounds, museums, zoos, restaurants, bars, retail stores, malls, and bowling alleys.Hotels are open too.

For more information, click here.

 

Wisconsin

The stay-at-home order expired on May 13 by a Supreme Court order, and the state is now following the “Badger bounce back” plan.

Limited reopening of businesses and locations includes golf courses, state parks, pet groomers, and retail stores.

 

Wyoming

The state did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order.

Limited reopening of businesses and locations includes gyms, hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, restaurants, and cinemas.

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park have reopened.

For more information, click here.

 

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