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Beginning last Tuesday, Governor Chris Sununu announced that everyone at a pre scheduled gathering of over 100 people in New Hampshire must wear a face mask.
Governor Phil Scott has announced a new emergency order that will now allow towns in Vermont to close bars and restrict public gatherings.
Colorado Governor Jay Polis announced last Friday that Colorado’s statewide mask mandate has been extended until at least September 13.
As of August 15, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp has extended current COVID-19 restrictions for an additional 15 days.
North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper has extended current COVID-19 business and event restrictions until at least September 11.These restrictions mean that bars, gyms, movie theaters, and amusement parks will remain closed. Additionally, gathering sizes are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors with some exceptions.
Governor Herbert has announced that he has paused Utah’s COVID-19 reopening as schools re-open. However, he may allow the state of emergency for COVID-19 to expire on August 20.
Governor Inslee has loosened some religious gatherings restrictions in Washington State. Counties in Phase One of reopening can now hold outdoor religious services with up to 100 people assuming proper social distancing and facial coverings. Those in Phase Two can hold religious services with up to 200 people outside or at 25% capacity or 200 people inside assuming the same distancing and facial covering restrictions. Lastly, counties in Phase Three can have religious services indoors at 50% capacity or 400 people (whichever is less) or outdoors with up to 400 people with masks and proper social distancing.
As of August 16, Governor Mark Gordon has eased public health order to allow outdoor gatherings of up to 1,000 people or at 50% of a venue’s capacity assuming proper social distancing and sanitation measures. Indoor gatherings may now have up to 50 people without restrictions or 250 people assuming proper social distancing and sanitation measures.
Updates (August 4)
As of midnight July 28, Governor Andy Beshear ordered all bars to close and restaurants to reduce their indoor seating capacity back to 25%. This measure will be in effect until at least August 11.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders detailing procedures businesses must follow to stay open if allowed to open. Most indoor activities remain closed, and gyms and fitness studios must conduct their operations outside assuming proper social distancing measures and frequent equipment cleaning. Bars that earn more than 70% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages must close all indoor services. Similarly restaurants are required to keep customers outside except if passing through, but these restaurants may sell alcoholic beverages for customers to take home. Social distancing must be practiced at all times, and patrons may only order alcohol if seated at a table. These businesses must operate at 50% capacity. All gatherings must have proper accommodations for social distancing and are now limited to 10 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. However, malls, airport food courts, and other shared common places are exempt from these limits. Pools may open at decreased capacity, live audiences are not allowed at sports games, and casinos may operate at 15% capacity as long as everyone is wearing a mask. The second executive order encourages people to work from home when possible and requires businesses to implement measures to reduce the number of employees working each shift. Retail stores, museums, and libraries all must operate at a maximum of 25% capacity.
As of July 24, Mississippi bars will only be able to serve seated guests, and any bar or restaurant cannot serve alcohol past 11pm until 7am. Social gatherings are now limited to 10 people indoors or 20 people outdoors in addition to all previous social distancing measures.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced that indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 people in response to a growing number of house parties. However, this limit will not apply to weddings, religious services, or memorials which can still have up to 100 people.
Governor Mike DeWine has banned bars and restaurants from serving alcohol after 10 pm and gives patrons until 11 pm to finish previously ordered drinks as of July 31.
Governor McMaster has announced a statewide mask mandate that will go into effect on Monday, August 3. Masks are required in all restaurants and entertainment venues including gyms, theaters, parks, racetracks, and auditoriums. Masks will also be required in state government buildings beginning Wednesday, August 5. However, this rule does not apply to retailers, grocery stores, parking lots, sidewalks, or other outdoor public areas. Restaurants and bars cannot exceed 50% capacity and must space patrons six feet apart. Only eight people can sit around a table, and patrons may order drinks at a bar only to drink while sitting at a table. Large entertainment venues like stadiums, movie theaters, and performing-arts centers are limited to 50% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less.
Governor Phil Scott has initiated a mask mandate that came into effect August 1. The mandate requires people to wear a cloth covering their nose and mouth when in a public space (government buildings and places where other community members are present), indoors and outdoors, and social distancing is not possible. However, those younger than two or with medical or developmental disabilities that prohibit them from wearing a mask are exempt from this policy. This order will be in effect until at least midnight on August 15. However, Vermont retailers may expand to 50% capacity from 25% capacity with the start of the mask mandate.
On Thursday July 30, Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency and issued a statewide order making face masks mandatory in most public buildings in Wisconsin. Through this order, everyone above the age of five must wear a mask when indoors or when in an outdoor space enclosed to the public such as outdoor bars or restaurants, park structures, or public transit. However, there are some situational exceptions to this mandate including while eating, drinking, or when communicating with those hard of hearing. The mask mandate went into effect Saturday, August 1 and expires September 28.
Governor Brian Kemp has extended previous coronavirus regulations regarding restaurants and other businesses through August 15.
Governor Holcomb announced that Iowa will remain in Stage 4.5 through at least August 27, but local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines if desired. In the same executive order, the moratorium on evictions from rentals and prohibition on filing for foreclosure until August 14.
The state of Iowa has announced increased enforcement measures to ensure social distancing at bars and restaurants. As of July 31, a new three strike system will give bars and restaurants three chances to make sure they are following social distancing guidelines until their food and alcohol permits are permanently revoked. Upon the first offense, an establishment with an alcohol permit will be required to pay a $1,000 fine while businesses with only a food license will be let off with a warning. These establishments will both face a seven day suspension of their licenses due to a second offense.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has paused economic reopening efforts in Maryland and expanded the state’s mask mandate to require residents to wear facial coverings indoor public spaces at businesses as of Wednesday July 29. Maryland is also asking that residents refrain from traveling to states with positivity rates above 10% (Florida, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Arizona, Nebraska, and Idaho), and if they do, they should get tested immediately and self-quarantine for 14 days.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has extended the current public health order into much of August as of July 30. However, Wineries and distilleries may now open at 25% capacity.
Governor Gina Raimondo has paused Rhode Island’s reopening efforts at Phase Three for an additional four weeks from July 29. However, social gatherings are now limited to 15 people rather than the previous 25.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced that the state has abandoned a phased reopening approach for a long-term mitigation strategy to be released at a later date. In this shift, he recognizes that regulation and enforcement will have to happen at the local level rather than statewide. The governor also announced that bars in 3 counties within Nevada may reopen at 50% capacity as of July 29, 2020.
Wineries and distilleries may now open at 25% capacity thanks to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s new health order from Thursday, July 30.
Beginning last Monday, Mayor Muriel Browser announced that all travelers coming from a “hot spot” state for nonessential activities must self-quarantine for 14 days. Those traveling from Virginia and Maryland are exempt, and the list of hot spot states will be updated every two weeks.
Updates (July 28)
Governor Newsom is utilizing new state rules to help tailor reopenings, including public and private school reopenings, to individual counties in California. To look for current information about each specific county, click here.
On Friday, July 24, Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order mandating masks statewide beginning Monday, July 27. Those over the age of eight are required to wear masks when in public indoor spaces, public transportation, or outside when social distancing is not physically possible. Additional mask requirements exist around schooling. However, anyone with medical conditions, performing strenuous activity, eating, or drinking are exempt from this policy. Children ages two to seven are recommended but not required to wear masks.
Beginning Saturday, July 26, Minnesota’s new mask mandate requires people to wear masks when in indoor public spaces or when working outdoors and social distancing is not possible. Children under five years of age people with medical or mental health conditions that make mask wearing difficult are exempt from this policy. People are also allowed to remove their masks when eating, drinking, or exercising to the point where wearing a mask is difficult.
As of July 24, 2020 bars and taverns will no longer be able to serve indoors.
Beginning Thursday, July 23 at 6pm, Ohio Governor Mark DeWine issued a statewide mask mandate. Everyone above the age of ten in Ohio is required to wear a mask when in public indoor spaces, outside and social distancing is not possible, or when waiting, riding, driving, or operating public transportation. People with medical conditions, disabilities or when exercising, officiating a religious service, involved in public safety, eating, or drinking are exempt from this wearing masks.
Oregon has increased restrictions on bars and restaurants statewide, requiring them to close by 10 pm. Additionally, Governor Brown extended the statewide mask mandate to include children five years of age or older beginning Friday July 24, 2020.
Governor Wanda Vazquez has re-closed various businesses in Puerto Rico including bars, casinos, and movie theaters. Vazquez has also extended a 10pm- 5am curfew, rolled back restaurant capacity limits to 50%, and forbade social groups and sunbathers from the islands’ beaches through July 31. While Puerto Rico is now open to visitors, tourists must self-quarantine for 14 days or present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Puerto Rico will also not advertise itself as a tourist destination until August 15.
Governor Phil Scott has announced that beginning August 1, most people will be required to wear a mask when in all public indoor locations and public outdoor locations where social distancing cannot be practiced. Those under the age of two or who have medical issues that complicate the use of masks are exempt from this mandate. Additionally, people will not have to wear masks when eating, drinking, or exercising.
Governor Jay Inslee has called for increased restrictions in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases statewide. People are now required to wear face mask coverings in common spaces (such as elevators, university housing, hotels, and congregate settings like nursing homes) in addition to the current mask requirements. Additionally, indoor dining will now be limited to those living in the same household, so mixed groups will have to eat outdoors. He has also decreased limits for total restaurant capacity and diners per table. Alcohol sales must now end by 10 pm, and bars must now close all indoor services. Fitness centers and gyms will also face decreased capacity limits. These changes to restaurants and gyms will begin July 30. Movie theater occupancy will now be decreased to 25% in Phase Three. Additionally, the opening of all family entertainment and recreation centers will now be pushed back until Phase Four of reopening. Lastly, wedding ceremonies and funerals will see changes beginning August 6. Receptions are no longer allowed, and all ceremonies will face a 20% maximum occupancy or 30 people (whichever is less).
Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that travelers coming to the D.C. area from certain coronavirus hotspots are asked to isolate for 14 days upon arrival unless they are traveling for essential business.
Governor Doug Ducey has extended his executive order from June 29, mandating the closure of all gyms, nightclubs, bars, waterparks and movie theaters for an additional two weeks from July 29.
Governor Brad Little has announced that Idaho has fallen short of benchmarks necessary to move forward with reopening, so Idaho will stay in Phase Four for at least two more weeks. While Idaho has continued to see a growing number of COVID-19 cases, the governor kept his stance that he will support local-level government’s decisions on reopening and mask mandates. However, he did urge everyone to wear a mask.
Iowa Governor Reynolds has extended its disaster proclamation that was set to expire on July 25 for an additional 30 days and will now expire on August 23. This proclamation continues existing requirements enforcing social distancing measures for fitness centers, casinos, senior citizen centers, bars and indoor restaurants, and additional businesses. More specifically, bars and restaurants must require patrons to socially distance and can only serve customers if they remain seated at a bar or table.
On July 23, Governor John Bel Edwards extended the current mask mandate and bar closures of Phase 2 through August 7. However, he did not enact more restrictive measures that would have moved the state back to Phase 1.
Mississippi’s Governor Tate Reeves extended the previous order requiring masks in public settings and limiting nonessential gatherings to 10 people in 13 counties originally issued July 10. He also added 10 additional counties to the list.
Governor John Carney made additional modifications to Delaware’s State of Emergency Declaration on July 24 allowing for more reopenings. Driver’s education classes can now resume, and senior centers may now reopen at 30% capacity. However, some businesses must now operate with increased restrictions and responsibilities. Beginning Monday, July 27 at 8 am, all food and drink establishments will be required to ask customers whether they would like to leave their contact information on file to help with contact tracing. Additionally, personal care services may continue to operate at 60% capacity, but if customers have to take their masks off for their services (such as make-up applications or facials), the professional providing the service must wear a mask and face shield.
On Friday, July 24, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the state will relax statewide coronavirus-related restrictions, allowing some counties to move to Phase Four of reopening beginning August 1. Phase Four removes restrictions on restaurants, bars, child care centers, and other indoor businesses. Additionally, outdoor event venues can operate at 100% capacity, and indoor venues can operate at 75% capacity. This said, any gathering of 500 people or more must submit a plan to the local health department for approval. In this phase, social distancing also transitions from being a mandate to a recommendation.
Last Wednesday, July 23, Governor Phil Murphy announced that yoga, pilates, and martial arts studios can begin holding indoor classes again at 25% capacity as other sports considered high-risk for spreading the virus may begin holding drills and practices outdoors. However, all participants in these classes must wear masks and stay six feet apart. New Jersey has also asked those coming from 31 high-risk states to voluntarily-self quarantine for 14 days. The state also extended its mask orders to require people to also wear their mask outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
New Travel Requirements
Similar to New Jersey, New York has instituted a 14-day quarantine policy to those traveling from coronavirus “hotspot” states. Now, 31 states are considered “hotspots” for this list.
Massachusetts has asked travelers to self-quarantine upon arrival since March. However, new travel rules beginning August 1 will require travelers from states considered “higher risk than Massachusetts” to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, self-quarantine for 14 days or face a fine. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule and additional stipulations to follow when quarantining. For more information, click here.
Updates (July 21)
Beginning July 16, everyone in Alabama must wear a mask when in a public indoor space, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor space with more than 10 people. The new statewide mask order from Governor Ivey supersedes all other local orders. However, there are many exemptions to this, such as for children six years of age and under, those with medical conditions or disabilities preventing them from wearing a mask, while exercising, and for essential service and job functions. For a full list of exemptions, click here.
Beginning Monday, July 20, Arkansas will now mandate all those in indoor environments exposed to non-family members to wear masks covering the nose and mouth if social distancing cannot be followed.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced a statewide mask mandate on July 16. This mandate requires that anyone above the age of 11 wear a mask anywhere public or indoors except for those who have a medical condition or disability preventing them from doing so.
Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock has issued a mask mandate requiring people ages five and up in counties with more than four active COVID-19 cases to wear masks when in indoor public spaces. For a list of exemptions, click here.
This past week, Oregon has extended its mandate on facial coverings to include outdoor gatherings where social distancing protocols cannot be followed. Indoor gatherings will now be limited to 10 people as well. However, faith-based events, gyms, and retail are exempt from this limit.
Governor Tom Wolf announced a series of new restrictions that took effect Thursday, July 16. First, all restaurants must now serve at 25% capacity, and alcohol must be served with food, effectively shutting down many bars and nightclubs. Teleworking is officially recommended again. Finally, the governor has lowered gathering limits to 25 people indoors and 250 people outdoors.
While Governor Inslee declared a pause in statewide reopening on July 14 until July 28, he has also mandated a 10-person limit on indoor or outdoor gatherings in counties currently in Phase Three of reopening beginning Monday, July 18. This limit, however, does not apply to weddings, funerals, religious services, or businesses with indoor operations. Counties in Phase Two of reopening will maintain the same 5-person limit for social gatherings.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s state of emergency through August 11, allowing her to continue issuing and enforcing executive orders regarding the virus.
While Hawaii originally planned on allowing travelers to visit beginning August 1, Governor Ige announced that Hawaii now plans to delay opening its borders to out-of-state visitors until September.
On July 16, Utah Governor Gary Herbert modified the state’s color-coded reopening plans, specifically the stipulations of the orange phase, to allow schools statewide to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year.
Updates (July 14)
California Governor Gavin Newsom closed all bars and indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos, museums, and cardrooms statewide Monday July, 13 in hopes of slowing down the virus spread. Additionally, California’s larger counties such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Orange are also closing other “non-essential” businesses including fitness centers, malls, hair salons, personal care services, and places of worship.
As of July 2, all Colorado bars have been closed for in-person service. However, bars may still sell take-out alcohol, and bars that also function as restaurants may still serve patrons food indoors assuming proper social distancing practices.
As of July 3, an executive order by Governor Laura Kelly requires everyone to wear masks while in public except for children under five, adults with disabilities, mental health problems or medical conditions preventing safe mask wearing, when eating in a restaurant, or when exercising. However, counties may adopt different rules, either more strict or relaxed.
This past Thursday July 6, Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order requiring everyone wear face masks when in public.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that beginning Monday, July 13 everyone in public above the age of eight will be required to wear a mask unless facing a serious medical condition preventing one from doing so. Additionally, all bars will close in-person service and must transition to take-out only. Lastly, indoor gatherings will now be limited to 50 people.
On July 8, Governor Janet Mills announced an executive order that requires large businesses in Maine such as restaurants, outdoor bars, retail stores, tasting rooms and lodging establishments in the populous and coastal cities of Maine to implement enforceable measures ensuring their customers wear facial coverings.
While not statewide, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called for all bars in southern and central Michigan to stop indoor service in response to a surge in statewide coronavirus cases.
Nevada has begun to reverse its reopening plans this past Friday, July 10, by ordering bars in the Las Vegas and Reno areas to close after experiencing a surge in cases. This order brings these counties back to Phase One of Nevada’s reopening rules.
The Governor of New Mexico recently announced various rollbacks of the states earlier reopening efforts. Starting July 13, restaurants in New Mexico will be required to shut-down indoor seating services, but bars and restaurants may continue to operate their outdoor services at 50% capacity or provide take-out options. Also beginning July 13, all state parks in New Mexico will be closed to non-residents. Contact sports such as soccer and football have been cancelled for the fall.
Another new public order taking effect on Monday, July 13 requires that all individuals wear face coverings when in public. This policy is now enforceable, with violators facing fines of up to $100.
Using its newly-instated alert system, Ohio has required people in counties with a level 3 alert to wear masks when in public.
On Monday, July 13 Oregon expanded its mask mandate to include outdoor gatherings when social distancing cannot be maintained. Additionally, indoor gatherings will now be limited to 10 people except for faith-based events, gyms, and restaurants.
Governor Henry McMaster has announced that beginning July 11, restaurants, bars, breweries, and other establishments in South Carolina will be prohibited from selling alcohol after 11 pm. This action was taken in hopes of slowing the spread of coronavirus in the state’s below-40 population.
Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont declared that Connecticut will pause Stage Three of reopening due to the recent jump in coronavirus cases nationwide. This means that bars will remain closed, but state campgrounds did still reopen July 8. Additionally, restaurants must still operate at 50% capacity, and gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
Idaho Governor Brad Little announced that the state will remain in Stage Four of reopening for failing to meet the required criteria to continue reopening for the second time. The state will remain in Stage Four for an additional two weeks. More specifically, Ada County remains in Stage Three of reopening.
While Governor Little and health officials strongly recommend wearing a mask when in public, it is not required statewide. Only the following five cities in Idaho require that masks be worn in public: Boise, Hailey, McCall, Driggs, and Moscow.
Last Monday July 6, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that he will be pausing New Jersey’s reopening plan at Stage 2 indefinitely due to an increase in the state’s transmission rate to above 1. This announcement means that gyms, indoor dining, movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other businesses that have yet to reopen will remain closed for the time being.
Updates (July 7)
Governor Doug Ducey has begun reversing reopening in Arizona due to the recent surges in the state’s coronavirus cases. Bars, nightclubs, cinemas, gyms, and waterparks are now all closed, and gatherings are limited to 50 people. This directive will be in effect until at least July 27.
California has reversed reopening in most of the state in response to a surge of coronavirus cases. Bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters, and indoor restaurants in most of the state have been ordered to close for three weeks in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.
Effective as of July 3, Kansas will now require the use of face masks when in public, on public transportation/ride-sharing vehicles, or while in lines to enter indoor spaces when social distancing is not possible.
New Mexico has recently introduced travel restrictions requiring out-of-state visitors to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. Face masks are still required in public, and police will begin fining people that fail to follow this policy. The governor of New Mexico has delayed additional reopening until July 15.
As of Wednesday, July 1, an executive order issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown requires the use of face masks in indoor public spaces. However, children under 12 as well as people with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks are exempt from this requirement.
While the reversal is not statewide, Nashville has reverted back to Phase Two this past Thursday, July 2. In this modified Phase Two which started July 2, Nashville closed bars and tightened restrictions on restaurants and other businesses for at least two weeks in hopes to contain the spread of new coronavirus cases.
Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order effective July 1 that requires the use of facemasks in public in counties with 20 or more active COVID-19 cases. This order does not apply when eating, drinking, swimming, or exercising, and children under 10 years old are also exempt from wearing masks.
Additionally, the governor gave mayors and county judges the ability to place restrictions on outdoor social gatherings of over 10 people.
As of July 1, Michigan has abandoned plans for additional reopenings originally scheduled for July 4. While the state’s reopening is paused for the time being, the governor has hinted at taking a “more conservative” approach when considering further reopenings.
Governor Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi will pause its reopening efforts as of Wednesday, July 1 in response to a surge of coronavirus cases in the state. While the governor originally planned to completely reopen by July 1, he decided this timeline was no longer feasible with the recent growth in cases.
North Carolina will remain in Phase Two of reopening until July 17 in response to recent surges in cases. As of Wednesday, July 1, face masks are now required in public and private places when social distancing is not possible.
Governor Mike DeWine unveiled a Public Health Advisory Alert System that assigns each county in Ohio one of four colors indicating different levels of danger. Those levels are based upon different metrics: new cases per capita, sustained increase in new cases, proportion of new cases that are not congregate cases, sustained increase in emergency room visits, sustained increase in outpatient visits, sustained increase in new COVID-19 hospital admissions, and intensive care unit occupancy. While these levels are only advisory at the moment, Governor DeWine has said that higher alert levels may be met with increased restrictions by county in the future.
Governor Jay Inslee plans on announcing changes to his coronavirus reopening plan this week. In the meantime, his office has announced a short-term extension on current coronavirus restrictions until July 9 that were supposed to expire last Wednesday, July 1. This means that nightclubs and concerts will remain closed, and gatherings of more than 50 people are still prohibited. The governor also announced an emergency order that requires face masks to be worn in public.
While reopening efforts are not paused, they have been slowed down. Due to the national increase in coronavirus cases, Indiana has moved to a newly-created stage in their reopening process, “Stage 4.5,”. In this stage, all restrictions from Stage Four apply with additional reopening in regards to K-12 schools and extracurricular activities, horse-racing and country/state fair racing with spectators, youth overnight camps, fairs and other outdoor events, and large conventions.
Maine entered Stage Three of their reopening plan Monday, July 6. This stage allows additional businesses such as spas, outdoor and indoor amusements, movie theaters, performing arts venues, and overnight summer camps to voluntarily reopen assuming proper sanitary practices. Maine continues to require facial coverings in public when social distancing is hard to maintain.
Most of Massachusetts entered the first step of Phase Three of reopening Monday, July 6. Boston and Summerville will move to Phase Three the following week after requesting more time to prepare for reopening.
In this first step of Phase Three, indoor and outdoor gatherings limits have increased to 25 and 100 people respectively. Additionally, Phase Three allows museums, movie theaters, outdoor performing venues, historical and cultural sites, fitness centers, health clubs, and certain indoor recreational activities to reopen. Professional sport teams may also resume competition without spectators. Bars and dance floors remain closed. The State continues to require face masks in public when social distancing is not possible.
Governor Charlie Baker explained that Massachusetts will remain in this phase for a long time, as the state can only transition to the last phase, Phase 4, when there is a vaccine or other effective treatment.
This past Thursday, July 2, many additional businesses reopened in New Jersey including casinos, racetracks, outdoor amusements parks, water parks, museums, libraries, indoor recreation, gyms and fitness centers, and indoor pools. Outdoor gatherings are now limited to 500 people, but the limit on indoor gatherings remains at 100 people or at 25% capacity. All indoor dining remains closed. Lastly, facial coverings are still required when in public.
New York City entered Phase Three of reopening without indoor dining Monday, July 6. It was the last part of the state to enter Phase Three.
All of Pennsylvania’s counties are officially in the “green” mode. However, some counties are in a “modified green” mode with limited restrictions such as Philadelphia that still prohibits indoor dining. Masks are required in public when safe social distancing cannot be practiced.
Rhode Island began Phase Three of Reopening Tuesday, June 30. Phase Three increases limits on the following social gatherings sizes: 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors for regular gatherings, and 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors for gatherings with licensed catering. For public events venues, up to 125 people may gather indoors, and 250 people can meet outdoors with proper social distancing.
The Governor also reinstated new travel restrictions in the light of recent surges in many states. Travelers coming from states with test positivity rates of more than five percent must quarantine for two weeks unless they can show a negative test for the disease taken within 72 hours of arrival. Rhode Island continues to require facial coverings in public places.
Virginia entered Phase Three as planned on July 1 but decided last minute to prohibit bar seating in this phase.
Updates (June 30)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
- Been on a cruise ship or river cruise
- Traveled internationally
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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’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.
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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.
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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.
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’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.
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.
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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,
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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’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.
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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.
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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’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.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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