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COVID-19 Executive Orders

COVID-19 Executive Orders

Alabama

Overview: Alabama’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, 2020, and restrictions have been eased with social distancing, cleaning requirements, and a mask mandate imposed until December 11, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Key Terms:

  • Alabama’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, 2020, with remaining restrictions in effect through December 11, 2020.
  • Effective July 16, 2020, all persons (with specified exceptions) must wear face coverings when within six feet of a person from another household in indoor spaces open to the general public, vehicles operated by a transportation service, or outdoor public spaces where ten or more people are gathered.
  • Most businesses may remain open, subject to social distancing and cleaning requirements, including:
    • regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (when practicable; and
    • maintaining a consistent six-foot distance between persons (when practicable).
  • Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs still may allow on-premises consumption of food or drink if they observe the required precautions.
  • Governor Ivey’s and the Dep’t of Public Health’s orders can be found here.

Alaska

Overview: Governor Dunleavy rescinded Alaska’s stay-at-home mandate and updated the state’s international, interstate, and intrastate travel orders on November 16, 2020.

Key Terms:  

  • Governor Dunleavy issued a guidance stating that all businesses may reopen on May 22, 2020, with only advisories (rather than mandates) encouraging businesses to follow social distancing and hygienic guidelines.
  • Interstate travelers (other than critical infrastructure employees) are required to produce negative test results, submit to testing, and/or to self-quarantine for various periods of time depending on the circumstances.
  • All in-state travel between communities that are not part of the “Road System” or “Marine Highway System” (as defined in the order) may be restricted by local communities unless the travel is for essential services, critical infrastructure, or critical personal needs. Intrastate travel to communities off of the “Road System” may require a negative coronavirus test.
  • Alaska does not require wearing a mask in public.
  • Governor Dunleavy’s orders can be accessed here.

Arizona

Overview: Arizona’s stay-at-home order expired May 16, 2020. Following a surge in coronavirus cases, Governor Ducey reinstated restrictions for certain businesses June 29, 2020, effective immediately, to be extended every two weeks until repealed.

Key Terms:

  • Arizona allowed its stay-at-home order to expire May 16, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. Certain restrictions remain in place.
  • Businesses must implement cleaning and social distancing policies based on guidance from the CDC, Department of Labor, OSHA, and ADHS to limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • On June 17, 2020, Governor Ducey permitted local governments to require face coverings in public. Several cities and counties have required such measures.
  • On June 30, 2020, Governor Ducey ordered the closure of bars without food licenses and theatres and prohibited public gatherings of more than fifty people.
  • Effective July 11, 2020 at 10:00 P.M., restaurants must limit indoor dining to 50% capacity.
  • Arizona does not require wearing masks in public.
  • Governor Ducey’s executive orders are available for download here.

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Arkansas

Overview: Arkansas is no longer under a stay-at-home order.

Key Terms:

  • Arkansas has no stay-at-home order and entered “Phase 2” of its reopening plan on June 15, 2020.
  • Effective July 20, 2020, all persons (with some specified exceptions) must wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors if they cannot maintain six feet of distance from persons of other households. The Department of Health updated the mask directive on August 26, 2020, to clarify that masks with valves are not allowed, while neck gaiters are strongly discouraged.
  • All businesses, manufacturers, and construction companies must implement social distancing and hygienic requirements.
  • Restaurants may resume dine-in service at 66% of total seating capacity.
  • Governor Hutchinson’s orders may be found here. Department of Health directives may be found here.

California

Overview: Governor Newsom issued a stay-at-home order March 19, 2020, effective immediately, currently effective until further notice. Many counties in California have issued their own specific guidance.

Key Terms:

  • California is currently under a state-wide stay-at-home order, which was modified May 8, 2020, to permit gradual reopening in accordance with California’s plan to reopen.
  • As of November 21, 2020, all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households must cease from 10 pm to 5 am, other than activities associated with critical infrastructure or as required by law.
  • California currently permits essential businesses to keep physical operations open, including those (i) exempted under the CISA Guidelines, and (ii) designated by the California State Public Health Officer.
  • California does not specify whether non-essential businesses may continue to maintain minimum basic operations.
  • As of May 8, 2020, California moved into Stage 2 of reopening, allowing gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces, including retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces (when telework not possible), limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care and essential businesses, with modifications.
  • Counties can apply to move more quickly through Stage 2, permitting indoor dining, in-person retail and indoor entertainment in such counties. Indoor dining and indoor entertainment that had previously been permitted in certain counties has now bene prohibited due to increased community spread of COVID-19.
  • As of June 18, 2020, individuals are required to wear face coverings in public.
  • As of July 13, 2020, indoor dining and other indoor activities were ordered to cease and in certain counties, offices for non-critical infrastructure were required to close.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained at all times.
  • California has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Newsom’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here. Additional resources related to reopening are available here.

Municipal: County specific guidance is available here.

Colorado

Overview: Colorado’s stay-at-home order expired April 26, 2020, and was replaced most recently with the Covid Dial order, in effect until November 30, 2020.

Key Terms:

  • Effective July 16, 2020, all persons over ten years old (with specified exceptions) must wear face coverings while in any public indoor space or while using or waiting to use the services of any taxi, car service, or mass transportation. The order has been extended to December 9, 2020.
  • Colorado adopted a COVID-19 Dial with colors corresponding to the level of risk in a county and the restrictions and precautions that must be observed. The Dial’s level is set on a county-by-county basis. The Dial is presently in effect until November 30, 2020.  Current county color levels may be viewed here and a chart of corresponding restrictions is available here.
  • Governor Polis’s orders and Public Health Orders are available here.

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Connecticut

Overview: Connecticut’s stay-at-home order expired May 20, 2020. On May 18, 2020, Governor Lamont issued an order detailing Phase 1 of Connecticut’s reopening plan, effective immediately and for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency.

Key Terms:

  • As of May 20, 2020, restaurants (outdoor only), retail, offices (work from home to continue if possible), museums and zoos and outdoor recreation were permitted to reopen, subject to Phase 1 guidelines.
  • As of June 17, 2020, hotels and indoor dining (among others) were permitted to reopen subject to Phase 2 guidelines.
  • As of October 8, 2020, indoor capacity was increased at restaurants and personal service establishments (among others), subject to Phase 3 guidelines, though Connecticut is now back in Phase 2.1.
  • As of November 6, 2020, restaurants and bars must close in-person service from 10 pm to 5 am, subject to Phase 2.1 guidelines.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • workplaces, which are required to comply with applicable reopening guidelines;
    • workplaces, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing;
    • retail businesses, which are required to limit occupancy to 50%, install Plexiglas shields, provide employees with face coverings, require customers to wear face coverings and take other protective measures; and
    • individuals, who have been ordered to wear face coverings.
  • As of June 25, 2020, incoming travelers from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days. The list of such states, which is subject to change based on the data, is available here. As of October 27, 2020, visitors may test out of the mandatory 14 day quarantine requirement.
  • Governor Lamont’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here. Additional resources related to reopening are available here.

Delaware

Overview: Delaware’s stay-at-home order ended May 31, 2020, with a reopening plan now in place.

Key Terms: 

  • Delaware is currently under a state-wide stay-at-home order and has outlined a plan to begin Phase 1 of reopening June 1, 2020. Delaware is entered Phase 2 of reopening June 15, 2020 and was expected to enter Phase 3 of reopening on Monday June 29, 2020, though reopening has been delayed due to recent data.
  • As of June 1, 2020, restaurants, retail, malls, hair, gyms, realty, casinos and childcare have been permitted to reopen with modifications.
  • As of June 15, 2020, restaurants and retail will be permitted to increase indoor capacity to 60%.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • workplaces, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing and are required to provide face coverings;
    • individuals, who have been required to wear face coverings; and
    • children, who have been required to wear face coverings.
  • Delaware had imposed restrictions on incoming travelers, which expired June 1, 2020.
  • Governor Carney’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

District of Columbia

Overview: Mayor Bowser’s stay-at-home order from March 24, 2020, was lifted May 29, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • As of May 29, 2020, D.C. entered Phase 1 of its plan to reopen, which permitted offices (work from home encouraged), hotels, construction, restaurants (outdoor seating only), non-essential retail (curbside pick-up only) and hair services (by appointment only) to reopen with modifications.
  • As of June 22, 2020, D.C. entered Phase 2 of its plan to reopen, which permitted indoor dining and in-store non-essential retail to reopen with modifications.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • businesses, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing and are required to provide face coverings to employees and exclude persons not wearing face coverings;
    • retail food sellers, which are required to limit occupancy, install Plexiglas shields, provide employees with face coverings, require customers to wear face coverings and take other protective measures; and
    • individuals, who have been ordered to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • As of July 27, 2020, incoming travelers from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 were required to quarantine for 14 days. The list of such states, which is subject to change based on the data, is available here. As of November 9, 2020, receipt of a negative test has replaced the requirement to quarantine.
  • Mayor Bowser’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

Florida

Overview: Florida removed all COVID-related restrictions on businesses on September 25, 2020.  

Key Terms:

  • On August 5, 2020, Governor DeSantis rescinded the order requiring individuals travelling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Florida has not instituted a state-wide mask mandate, although some municipalities require wearing masks in public.
  • Governor DeSantis’s orders are available here.

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Georgia

Overview: Georgia’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, 2020.

Key Terms:

  • Individuals at high-risk for serious illness remain under a stay-at-home order with exceptions for participating in Essential Services, performing Necessary Travel, employment, or minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of a business.
  • Detailed social distancing, occupancy, and cleaning requirements for various types of businesses are set forth in the executive order of November 13, 2020.
  • Governor Kemp issued an order on August 15, 2020, allowing local orders requiring face coverings in counties with 100 or more Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons over the past fourteen days.
  • Governor Kemp’s orders are available here.

Hawaii

Overview: Hawaii’s emergency declaration order has been extended through October 31, 2020, including interisland and interstate travel orders.

Key Terms:

  • All businesses other than large venues and clubs must implement social distancing requirements and “Safe Practices” including: keeping workers six feet apart; making hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available; and maintaining separate operating hours for elderly and high-risk customers.
  • Masks must be worn in public.
  • All individuals travelling to Hawaii must self-quarantine for two weeks. However, interstate travelers may avoid the 14-day quarantine if they test negative at least 72 hours prior to the final leg of departure.
  • A partial inter-island travel quarantine was extended through December 31, 2020. Inter-island travelers arriving by air on any island except Oahu will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 
  • Governor Ige’s orders are available here.

Idaho

Overview: Idaho reinstituted previously lifted restrictions on November 14, 2020, and retreated to Stage 2 of its recovery plan.

Key Terms:

  • Businesses should comply with sanitation and social distancing guidelines, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and members of the public.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • Idaho has no state-wide mask mandate.
  • Local health districts and mayors may impose restrictions that are stricter than the state-wide orders.
  • Updates regarding Idaho’s COVID-19 response can be found here.

Municipal: Ada County

Illinois

Overview: Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order was replaced by a relaxed version April 30, 2020, effective May 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020. The stay-at-home order was replaced with Phase 3 reopening guidelines on May 29, 2020

Key Terms: 

  • As of May 29, 2020, Illinois entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan, which permitted manufacturing, non-essential businesses and offices (telework encouraged), restaurants (outdoor seating only), personal care services, fitness centers and retail to reopen with modifications specified in the Phase 3 order and detailed in industry specific guidelines.
  • As of June 26, 2020, Illinois entered Phase 4 of its reopening plan, which permitted health and fitness, movies and theater, museums and zoos, and indoor dining at restaurants to reopen with modifications detailed in industry specific guidelines. Certain regions with high community spread are subject to mitigation measures, including a prohibition on indoor dining.
  • As of November 4, 2020, businesses must institute remote work for high risk individuals, and shall evaluate whether additional workers can telework. Also, indoor dining has ceased and restaurants and bars must close from 11 pm to 6 am.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • businesses, which are required to provide employees face coverings and comply with safety measures specified in the Phase 3 order and detailed in industry specific guidelines; and
    • individuals, who are required to wear face coverings (additional guidelines for restaurants and bars are available here).
  • Illinois has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers on a state-wide level, though Chicago has instituted travel restrictions.
  • Governor Pritzker’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

Indiana

Overview: On May 1, 2020, Governor Holcomb announced a plan to get Indiana “Back on Track.” Indiana had been in Stage 5 of that plan, but beginning on November 15, 2020, until December 12, 2020, the Stage 5 measures have been rescinded.

Key Terms: 

  • On November 13, 2020, Governor Holcomb issued an order rescinding Stage 5 of its reopening plan, which had been referred to as “The New Normal During a Global Pandemic.”
  • The updated order continues to use the county-by-county color-coded system that will be updated weekly, with four levels of monitoring. Additional restrictions may be imposed under this color-coded system.
  • Regardless of the color-coded system, all individuals are encouraged to adhere to CDC guidance, self-quarantine and obtain a COVID-19 test when warranted, and exercise appropriate social distancing.
  • Every person over 2 years old must wear a face covering when inside a public building (except private offices), in an outdoor public space where social distancing is not feasible, or in public transportation, subject to certain exceptions.
  • Business must implement COVID-response plans and restaurants and bars must space groups at least six (6) feet apart.
  • Hospitals are directed to implement evidence-based criteria to ensure sufficient capacity to care for patients.
  • Governor Holcomb’s orders are available here.

Iowa

Overview: Iowa issued a mask mandate and tightened restrictions on gatherings through December 10, 2020.

Key Terms:

  • Governor Reynolds issued a state-wide mask mandate on November 16, 2020.
  • Gatherings must be limited to 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors.
  • Businesses are subject to cleaning and social distancing requirements, including maintaining six feet of distance between parties.
  • Governor Reynolds’ orders are available here (through links embedded in official press releases).

Kansas

Overview: Kansas’s stay-at-home order expired May 3, 2020. On April 30, 2020, Governor Kelly announced, “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.”

Key Terms: 

  • Kansas’s Ad Astra phased plan to reopen the state “set[s] the regulatory baseline in each phase of the framework,” subject to additional restrictions imposed by local governments.
  • Beginning June 8, 2020, Kansas moved into Phase Three, with a mass gathering limit of 45 individuals. On-site staffing for employers may resume and nonessential travel is allowed. On June 22, 2020, Governor Kelly recommended that Kansas remain in Phase 3.
  • On November 18, 2020, Governor Kelly signed an order establishing a face coverings protocol.
  • Counties may continue to impose additional restrictions.
  • A 14-day home quarantine is mandated only when traveling from certain locations, including North and South Dakota.
  • Governor Kelly’s orders and FAQs are available here.

Municipalities: 

  • County reopening plans are available online.

Kentucky

Overview: Governor Beshear issued an order on May 8, 2020, effective May 11, 2020, which provides for a “Healthy at Work” plan to reopening Kentucky.

Key Terms: 

  • Governor Beshear’s “Healthy at Work” order continues to encourage residents to stay home, but provides that additional businesses will be allowed to reopen over time beginning May 11, 2020, including manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain businesses; construction; and office-based businesses (limited to 50% of pre-pandemic capacity).
  • The full timeline and list of businesses allowed to reopen is continually updated and available online.
  • Businesses closed due to COVID-19 that are not yet scheduled to reopen may submit reopen proposals via an online application.
  • On July 9, 2020, Governor Beshear also signed an order requiring face coverings be worn in situations that represent a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, as specified in the order.
  • Governor Beshear’s orders can be found here.

Louisiana

Overview: Governor Edwards issued a stay-at-home order March 22, 2020, effective March 23, 2020, which was replaced with a Phase One order effective May 15, 2020, a Phase Two order effective June 5, 2020 and a Phase Three order effective September 11, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Louisiana is currently in Phase 3 of its plan to reopen. Louisiana has also established an “OpenSafely” website, which allows businesses to register to receive updated communications and guidance on reopening.
  • Non-essential retail, restaurants, offices, casinos, malls, gyms, salons and other businesses have been permitted to reopen with modifications. Industry-specific reopening guidelines are available here.
  • All individuals are required to wear face coverings when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or space open to the public, whether indoor or outdoor.
  • Louisiana has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Edwards’ orders are available here. Additional resources are available here.

Municipal: City of New Orleans

Maine

Overview: On May 29, 2020, Governor Mills issued an order implementing a Restarting Plan. On October 6, 2020, Governor Mills issued an order implementing phase four of that plan, as revised again on November 4, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Maine is currently implementing a Restarting Plan. Per Governor Mills’ latest order, the indoor gathering limit is 50 persons. Per previous order, the distinction between essential and non-essential businesses shall continue to be phased out, and the previous “Safer at Home” restrictions are eased.
  • The Governor has further delegated authority to the Commissioners of DECD and DHHS to issue activity-specific requirements designed to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19, in consultation with the Maine CDC and other agency commissioners and the Attorney General.
  • Face coverings must be worn in public settings regardless of the ability to maintain physical distance.
  • All out-of-state travelers must complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Governor Mills’ orders are available here.

Municipal: Portland

Maryland

Overview: Governor Hogan’s March 30, 2020 stay-at-home order is being gradually eased, with the latest additional guidance issue in orders dated November 17, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • On April 24, 2020, Governor Hogan released the “Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery” staged reopening plan.
  • The latest guidance on reopening can be found in an order issued November 17, 2020, which provides for 50% capacity limits in retail establishments, personal services establishments, recreation facilities (indoors), foodservice, fitness centers, and other businesses as specified in the order.
  • All persons over age 5 must wear face coverings indoors while in public, on publish transportation, and in other specified circumstances.
  • The state recommends but does not require travelers to be tested within 72 hours of traveling to Maryland.
  • Governor Hogan’s orders can be found here.

Massachusetts

Overview: Governor Baker’s stay-at-home expired May 18, 2020.
Key Terms: 

  • Massachusetts has announced a preliminary Four-Phase Approach to reopening, with additional details provided in a “Reopening Massachusetts” report released May 18, 2020.
  • As of October 5, 2020, lower risk communities in Massachusetts are permitted to move to in Phase 3, Step 2. However, per an order dated November 2, 2020, all residents are advised to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.; and per another order of that date, all persons over age 5 must wear a face covering when in a public locations, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Business allowed to reopen are subject to sector-specific guidance, which is continually updated online.
  • On May 18, 2020, Massachusetts also released Guidance for industries on the reopening plan which specifies the phase in which certain industries may re-open.
  • Travelers entering Massachusetts must complete a travel form prior to arrival unless arriving from a lower-risk state and to either quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test administered up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Current guidance on Reopening Massachusetts may be found here.

Municipal: Nantucket

Michigan

Overview: Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order has been rescinded as of June 1, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Michigan’s regions are currently in Phase 4 and Phase 5 of its plan to reopen, as applicable. The latest reopening order is effective as of October 9, 2020.
  • As of November 18, 2020, Michigan is under a three week pause order, requiring remote work and closure of indoor dining.
  • On October 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Michigan ruled that Governor Whitmer did not have the authority to issue COVID-19 related executive orders. Governor Whitmer filed a motion requesting the effectiveness of the court’s ruling be delayed to October 30, 2020, during which time her executive orders would remain in place. Following such order, state agencies, including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, have stepped in to issue COVID-19 related orders.
  • As of April 24, 2020, non-essential retailers may offer curb-side pick-up.
  • As of May 7, 2020, construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors has been permitted to resume.
  • As of May 11, 2020, manufacturing may resume.
  • As of June 1, 2020, non-essential businesses may reopen (work from home required if possible) with modifications.
  • As of June 4, 2020, retailers may reopen with modifications.
  • As of June 8, 2020, restaurants may reopen with modifications.
  • As of June 10, 2020, salons, movie theaters, and gyms may reopen with modifications in regions entering Phase 5 of Michigan’s plan to reopen.
  • As of October 9, 2020, movie theaters and performance venues have reopened state-wide.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • businesses, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing and are required to exclude persons not wearing a face covering;
    • Food-selling establishments and pharmacies, which are required to take additional safety measures; and
    • individuals, who are required to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Michigan has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Whitmer’s orders are available here and here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

Minnesota

Overview: Governor Walz’s stay-at-home order expired May 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m..

Key Terms: 

  • On November 18, 2020, Governor Walz signed a further order implementing a four week dial back on certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Social gatherings are prohibited among any individuals who are not members of the same household, including both indoor and outdoor gatherings, subject to certain exceptions (e.g., educational services for youth). Unnecessary travel is strongly prohibited, and persons arriving in Minnesota from other states are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Any worker who can work from home must do so. Businesses that reopen are subject to requirements including capacity restrictions depending on the type of business.
  • On July 22, 2020, Governor Walz also signed an order requiring face coverings be worn in certain instances. This order remains in effect.
  • Out-of-state travelers are asked to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
  • Governor Walz’s orders are available here.

Mississippi

Overview: Mississippi is currently under a “Safe Recovery Order” effective September 30, 2020, until December 11, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Mississippi is currently under a statewide “Safe Recover Order” in which all persons are strongly encouraged to follow CDC and Mississippi Department of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and every person shall wear a face covering in certain circumstances. By order of November 10, 2020, the Safe Recovery Order was extended to December 11, 2020.
  • Public and private social gatherings are limited to groups of no more than 20 people indoors or 100 people outdoors.
  • All businesses and non-profit entities may be open and shall make reasonable, good-faith efforts to comply with CDC and Mississippi Department of Health regulations and guidelines.
  • Additional guidance specific to certain businesses, restaurants, and universities is specified in the order.
  • Governor Reeves’s orders are available here.

Municipal: 

Missouri

Overview: On June 16, 2020, Missouri moved into Phase 2 of the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan,” in which there is no statewide public health order. Missouri is fully open.

Key Terms: 

  • Missouri is fully open. Individuals and businesses are still encouraged to follow certain health guidelines available online.
  • Local officials still permitted to enact more stringent rules.

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Montana

Overview: Montana is in the midst of “Reopening the Big Sky,” a phased approach to reopening Montana.

Key Terms: 

  • Montana’s previous stay-at-home order has been replaced with a plan to allow phased reopening. The duration of each phase will be regularly evaluated in consultation with public health and emergency management professionals.
  • On May 19, 2020, Governor Bullock issued a directive implementing the second phase of re-opening Montana.
    • Effective June 1, gatherings in groups of up to 50 people are permissible.
    • Restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and other listed establishments may operate at 75% capacity.
  • On July 15, 2020, Governor Bullock issued a directive providing for the mandatory use of face coverings in certain settings.
  • On November 17, 2020, Governor Bullock issued a further directive providing for capacity restrictions in bars and restaurants and public gathering limits where social distancing is not possible.
  • The latest information is available at the online Joint Information Center.

Municipal: Less-restrictive local ordinances are preempted

Nebraska

Overview: While Governor Ricketts has not issued a stay-at-home order, he has announced a series of Directed Health Measures placing certain restrictions on businesses, restaurants, and gatherings, in jurisdictions affected by COVID-19.

Key Terms: 

  • Nebraska is currently in Phase III of a multi-phased plan to reopen the economy.
  • General gatherings are limited to the greater of 25 persons (excluding staff) or 25% of rated occupancy (not to exceed 3,000).
  • Restaurants and bars may reopen at 100% of the rated occupancy, with a maximum of eight persons per table.
  • Indoor gatherings are permitted up to 50% of rated capacity (not to exceed 10,000 persons).
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted up to 75% rated capacity (not to exceed 10,000 persons).
  • Face masks are required to be worn at all indoor businesses.
  • Governor Ricketts’s executive orders are available here.

Nevada

Overview: Governor Sisolak’s stay-at-home order has been replaced with a plan to reopen the state.

Key Terms: 

  • Nevada was previously reopening under a plan to return to work using a phased approach, however, as of July 28, 2020, Nevada abandoned a phased reopening in favor of flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Nevada currently permits essential businesses to keep physical operations open, including those (i) specified in the order exempted and (ii) designated by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management.
  • Nevada permits non-essential businesses to continue to maintain minimum basic operations.
  • As of May 9, 2020, restaurants, hair care providers and retail have been permitted to reopen.
  • Casinos may reopen June 4, 2020.
  • Nevada has issued a travel advisory for incoming travelers.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • businesses, with specific guidelines for grocery stores, which are required to limit occupancy, provide employees with face coverings and take other protective measures; and
    • individuals, who are required to wear face coverings.
  • Governor Sisolak’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here. Additional resources related to reopening are available here.

New Hampshire

Overview: Governor Sununu’s stay-at-home order has been replaced by a plan to reopen the state economy. 

Key Terms: 

  • New Hampshire’s Governor’s Economic Re-Opening Taskforce has instituted a Stay at Home 2.0 plan to ease restrictions and begin reopening the New Hampshire economy.
  • Businesses will be allowed to reopen pursuant to industry-specific guidelines
  • All businesses allowed to reopen must adhere to Universal Guidelines including the following:
    • Require sick employees to stay home
    • Develop screening process for all employees
    • Promote frequent hand hygiene
    • Implement workplace cleaning and disinfection practices
    • Update Employee Illness Policy
  • Currently, individuals entering the state from high-risks areas are required to quarantine for a 14-day period.
  • Face masks are required to be worn at indoor business and scheduled gatherings of 100 or more people.
  • Additional reopening guidance is available here.
  • Governor Sununu’s executive orders are available here

New Jersey

Overview: Governor Murphy issued a stay-at-home order March 21, 2020, effective March 21, 2020, which was revoked on June 9, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • New Jersey is under a plan to reopen, currently in Stage 2 as of Monday, June 15.
  • As of Monday 18, 2020, non-essential construction, non-essential retail (curbside pick-up only) and drive-in or drive-through recreational and entertainment events have been permitted to resume.
  • As of Monday, June 15, 2020, outdoor dining and in-person retail have been permitted to resume.
  • Offices are open, though telework should be accommodated where practicable.
  • As of September 1, 2020, gyms have been permitted to reopen.
  • As of September 4, 2020, indoor dining has been permitted to resume. However, as of November 12, 2020, restaurants and bars must close in-person service from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • A full reopening list is available here.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • workplaces, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing;
    • retail businesses, which are required to limit occupancy to 50%, install shields, provide employees with face coverings, require customers to wear face coverings and take other protective measures; and
    • individuals, who have been ordered to wear face coverings; as of November 5, 2020, New Jersey has strengthened its mask requirement to require masks be worn when indoors, except where impracticable, such as when eating, drinking or receiving a service.
  • As of June 25, 2020, incoming travelers from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days. The list of such states, which is subject to change based on the data, is available here.
  • Governor Murphy’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

New Mexico

Overview: Governor Grisham announced a modified stay-at-home order by Secretary of Health Kunkel, currently effective through December 11, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • New Mexico is under a modified state-wide stay-at-home order, effective through December 11, 2020, but has announced the All Together New Mexico Plan to gradually reopen the economy.
  • New Mexico currently allows essential businesses to remain open but must comply with the “COVID Safe Practices (CSPs)” sections of the All Together New Mexico Plan.
  • All businesses not deemed “essential businesses” must reduce in-person workforce at each business location by 100%.
  • Retail businesses may not exceed the less of either 25% of its maximum occupancy or 75 customers.
  • All persons are directed to wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when eating or drinking.
  • All persons arriving in New Mexico from a state with a positive test rate higher than 80 per 1,000,000 residents or a test positivity rate greater than or equal to 5% over a seven day rolling average, or from outside the United States, must self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
  • Governor Grisham’s executive and public health orders are available here. Additional resources and frequently asked questions are available here.

New York

Overview: Governor Cuomo issued a stay-at-home order March 20, 2020, effective March 22, 2020, which was effective through June 27, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • New York currently is under a state-wide stay-at-home order and has outlined a plan to reopen, which was modified as of May 14, 2020 to permit gradual reopening in accordance with New York’s plan to reopen.
  • Essential businesses may keep physical operations open, including those (i) specified in the initial order, (ii) specified in additional guidance and (iii) that have requested and received an exemption.
  • As of October 5, 2020, restrictions on businesses, dining and gathering size were implemented with respect to certain neighborhoods with significant community spread. In “red” areas, non-essential businesses are required to close, dining is limited to takeout only and mass gatherings are prohibited; in “orange” areas, personal-care service businesses are required to close, dining is limited to outdoor only and mass gatherings are limited to 10 people; and in “yellow” areas, mass gatherings are limited to 25.
  • As of November 13, 2020, restaurants and bars must close in-person service from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • workplaces,
    • individuals, who have been ordered to wear face coverings.
  • As of June 25, 2020, incoming travelers from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 were required to quarantine for 14 days. As of November 4, 2020, visitors may test out of the mandatory 14 day quarantine requirement. The list of such states, which is subject to change based on the data, is available here. International travelers from countries with significant community spread are also required to quarantine for 14 days. The list of such countries, which is subject to change based on the data, is available here.
  • Businesses may refuse entry to individuals not wearing face coverings.
  • Governor Cuomo’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here. Additional resources related to reopening are available here.

North Carolina

Overview: Governor Cooper issued a stay-at-home order March 27, 2020, effective March 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., effective through May 8, 2020. Following the expiration of the stay-at-home order, North Carolina began a multi-phase reopening of its economy.

Key Terms: 

  • Beginning at 5:00 on November 13, 2020, North Carolina entered an extended Phase 3 period, effective through December 4, 2020.
  • During Phase 3, North Carolina citizens may leave their residences for any reason but are encouraged to follow social distancing and face covering protocols.
  • All businesses are allowed to reopen but must adhere to Core Signage, Capacity, Screening and Sanitation Requirements.
  • Establishments that sell and serve alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption are prohibiting from doing so between 11 :00 pm and 7:00 am.
  • All citizens are required to wear face coverings inside all public settings such as grocery stores, pharmacies or other retail or public-serving businesses. Employers who have workers perform work outside of their home are directed to make good-faith efforts to provide face coverings for workers to use at their place of employment.
  • Governor Cooper’s executive orders are available here.

North Dakota

Overview: While Governor Burgum has not issued a stay-at-home order, he has announced a series of executive orders placing certain restrictions on businesses, restaurants, etc.

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Ohio

Overview: Ohio is currently under an Urgent Health Advisory.  Businesses are gradually being permitted to reopen pursuant to the RestartOhio Plan. 

Key Terms:  

  • Ohio’s previous state-wide stay-at-home order has been replaced by the Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory. This health advisory lifts restrictions requiring Ohioans to stay at home and lifts the overall travel restrictions and quarantine requirements if someone travels to Ohio.
  • Beginning November 19, 2020 and lasting for three weeks, Governor DeWine has issued a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Ohio’s RestartOhio Plan details the guidelines for businesses to reopen.
  • Ohio currently permits Essential Businesses and Operations to keep physical operations open including those (i) exempted under the CISA Guidelines, or (ii) designated in the order.
  • Ohio currently permits non-essential businesses to maintain Minimum Basic Operations.
  • Businesses allowed to keep physical operations open must follow Social Distancing Requirements, where possible, including:
    • Maintaining six feet of distancing between employees and customers.
    • Providing hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available to employees and customers.
    • Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers
    • Posting online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely.
  • Pursuant to a Public Health Order issued November 13, 2020, all retail businesses, with certain exceptions identified in the order, must require all employees and customers to wear a face coverings while on the premises.
  • Governor DeWine’s executive and public health orders are available here.

Oklahoma

Overview: Governor Stitt eased stay-home restrictions effective April 24, 2020, directing businesses and citizens to adhere to the statewide Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan.

Key Terms: 

  • Governor Stitt announced a multi-phase plan to begin reopening businesses starting April 24, 2020.
  • Oklahoma currently permits essential businesses to keep physical operations open, including those (i) exempted under the CISA Guidelines, or (ii) defined as essential by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce .
  • Effective November 17, 2020, all persons on property owned or leased by the State of Oklahoma are required to wear facial coverings.
  • Governor Stitt’s executive orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here.

Oregon

Overview: Governor Brown’s stay-at-home order was replaced on May 15, 2020, with an order implementing a phased approach to re-opening Oregon’s economy.

Key Terms: 

  • Oregon is currently in a "freeze period" to its multi-phase plan to reopen the economy until December 2, 2020.
  • Face masks are required to be worn at all indoor private and public workplaces as well as indoor and outdoor public spaces.
  • Retail businesses are allowed to remain open, but must comply with any applicable Oregon Health Authority guidance, including limiting capacity to 75%.
  • During the freeze period, food and drink establishments are prohibited from offering food and drink for on-premise consumption, inside or outside.
  • Businesses for which close personal contact is difficult to avoid must remain closed, including arcades, barber shops, hair salons, gyms and fitness studios, skating rinks, theaters, and yoga studios.
  • For business allowed to keep physical operations open, work in offices is prohibited whenever telework and work-at-home options are available. When telework and work-from-home options are not available, businesses must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.
  • Governor Brown’s executive orders are available here.

Pennsylvania

Overview: Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order March 19, 2020, effective March 19, 2020, which expired June 4, 2020.

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  • As of June 19, 2020, 54 counties are in the green phase of reopening and 13 are in the yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s plan to reopen.
  • As of May 8, 2020, businesses moving into the yellow phase of reopening were permitted to reopen with modifications (though telework must continue if feasible). Retail stores were permitted to reopen (in person non-essential retail permitted, though curbside pick-up delivery are preferable).
  • As of May 29, 2020, restaurants and bars, hair salons, gyms, spas, casinos, theaters and shopping malls in counties entering the green phase were permitted to reopen with restrictions. As of July 3, 2020, all counties are in the green phase of reopening.
  • As of July 16, 2020, additional restrictions on bars and restaurants went into effect and teleworking was mandated unless not possible.
  • As of November 18, 2020, Pennsylvania has strengthened its mask requirement to require masks be worn when indoors with members outside of an individual’s household, regardless of physical distance.
  • Social distancing is required to be maintained by
    • businesses, which are required to develop and implement practices for social distancing and are required to provide face coverings to employees; and
    • individuals, who have been required to wear face coverings in stores and in public spaces.
  • Incoming travelers from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 are advised to quarantine for 14 days. As of November 20, 2020, visitors may test out of the mandatory 14 day quarantine requirement.
  • Governor Wolf’s orders are available here. Additional resources related to workplace compliance are available here. Additional resources related to reopening are available here.

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Puerto Rico

Overview: Puerto Rico allowed almost all businesses to reopen June 12, 2020, but rolled back openings on July 16, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Businesses must meet social distancing, occupancy, and cleaning requirements (see OE-2020-048, outlining detailed industry-specific requirements).
  • Masks are required in public and inside businesses.
  • There is a curfew from 10 P.M. to 5 A.M. each day, except for Essential Workers (see OE-2020-080).
  • Beginning July 15, 2020, all visitors travelling to Puerto Rico must test negative 72 hours before arrival or must quarantine for two weeks upon arrival (see OE-2020-52).
  • Governor Vázquez Garced’s orders can be found here.

Rhode Island

Overview: On May 9, 2020, Governor Raimondo lifted the stay-at-home order, leaving certain restrictions in place.

Key Terms: 

  • Rhode Island is currently in Phase 3 of a three-phase plan to re-open the economy until December 17, 2020.
  • Indoor and outdoor venues of assembly, including convention centers, concert halls, festivals, etc., may operate at up to 66% of capacity, or 1 person per 100 square feet, to a cap of 125 people for indoor venues and 250 people for outdoor venues.
  • Office-based businesses are permitted to allow 66% of workers to work on site, as long as physical distancing standards and other Phase III guidance are adhered to.
  • Retail businesses are permitted to allow 1 customer per 100 square feet of store area open to customers.
  • Restaurants are permitted to allow indoor dining up to 66% of the establishment’s regular seating capacity. Bars may reopen for seated service subject to the same capacity limitations.
  • Businesses allowed to open physical operations are subject to certain guidelines:
    • Businesses must provide, at their own expense, cloth face coverings for employees to wear unless their employees are able to maintain at least six (6) feet of distance from other employees.
    • Customer facing businesses must take steps to require customers to wear face coverings.
  • Rhode Island has imposed restrictions on incoming travelers from any international location or domestic location with a high community spread rate. Such travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days, or, in the case of domestic travelers only, until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Until December 5,2020, any person who is in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, is required to wear a face mask.
  • Governor Raimondo’s executive orders are available here.

South Carolina

Overview: Governor McMaster lifted the state’s order effective May 4, 2020, but certain restrictions and non-essential business closures remain in effect.

Key Terms: 

  • South Carolina’s state-wide Home or Work Order has been lifted, although citizens are encouraged to continue to limit their movements outside of their home and certain non-essential businesses must remain closed.
  • South Carolina currently permits Essential Business and Critical Infrastructure Operations to remain open.
  • non-essential businesses, including gyms, nail salons, spas and barbershops are allowed to reopen.
  • All businesses allowed to keep physical operations open are subject to certain restrictions:
    • Emergency Maximum Occupancy Rate: maximum occupancy must be limited to five customers per 1,000 square feet of retail space, or twenty percent (20%) of the occupancy limit as determined by the fire marshal, whichever is less.
    • Social Distancing Practices: businesses must not knowingly allow customers to congregate within six (6) feet of one another.
  • Sanitation: business must implement all reasonable steps to comply with sanitation guidelines promulgated by the CDC, DHEC or any other state or federal public health officials.
  • Face masks are required to be worn inside of restaurants, statewide.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption is prohibited between 11:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m
  • Governor McMaster’s executive orders are available here.

South Dakota

Overview: Governor Noem rescinded the order restricting certain retail businesses and South Dakota is under a “back to normal” plan as of April 28, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • South Dakota rescinded its order restricting certain businesses, with a “back to normal” plan released on April 28, 2020.
  • South Dakota has not imposed a statewide mask requirement.
  • South Dakota has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Noem’s executive orders are available here.

Tennessee

Overview: Governor Lee’s stay at home order expired, with guidelines for businesses that reopen, effective April 29, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Tennessee’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, with guidelines for businesses that reopen as of April 29.
  • Employers and businesses are expected to comply with the Governor’s Economic Recovery Group Guidelines (e.g., Tennessee Pledge) for operating safely, currently effective through December 29, 2020.
  • Six counties – Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox and Sullivan – may continue to follow individual, county-specific reopening plans created in consultation with State and local health departments, including any mask requirements.
  • As of July 3, mayors in 89 counties have been granted the authority to issue local mask requirements, which has been extended through December 29, 2020.
  • Tennessee has not imposed a statewide mask requirement.
  • Tennessee rescinded its prior travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Lee’s executive orders are available here, with guidelines for reopened businesses can be found here (see links to guidelines in left-hand side panel, under “Economic Recovery” heading).

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Texas

Overview: Governor Abbott issued a statewide order March 31, 2020, effective April 2, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., currently effective until amended or rescinded, and with guidelines for services that reopen.

Key Terms:  

  • Texas is under an order requiring individuals to “minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact,” but has released a phased reopening plan that began with certain nonessential retail on April 17.
  • Beginning Wednesday, October 14, all counties where COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than 15% of hospital capacity can open all businesses other than bars to 75% capacity, and County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars at 50% occupancy.
  • All opened services and activities are required to comply with designated occupancy levels and DSHS minimum standard health protocols.
  • Governor Abbott has expanded the ability of mayors and county judges to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of over 100 people.
  • Effective July 3, all Texans are required to wear a face covering in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Texas terminated its travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Abbott’s executive orders are available here.

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Utah

Overview: Governor Herbert rescinded Utah’s stay-at home “directive” and issued an order enacting statewide restrictions, currently effective through November 23, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Utah is no longer under its stay-at-home directive, but is subject to statewide COVID-19 restrictions, as described and incorporated in the order.
  • Utah has imposed a statewide mask mandate, currently effective through November 23, 2020.
  • Utah’s travel declaration form requirement expired May 1, 2020 and Utah has not imposed any subsequent travel restrictions.
  • Governor Herbert’s executive orders are available here.

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Vermont

Overview: Governor Scott issued a stay-at-home order March 24, 2020, effective immediately, and revised and currently effective through December 15, 2020 to incorporate all current re-openings and restrictions.

Key Terms: 

  • Vermont is under a revised order, which was extended to December 15 and incorporates a phased reopening plan that began April 20.
  • Businesses are required to operate in accordance with the occupancy limits and physical distancing, health and sanitation and training requirements set forth in ACCD Work Safe Guidance.
  • All businesses are to reinstitute or reemphasize telecommuting or work from home procedures, as described in the order.
  • Enhanced restrictions have been imposed on social gatherings, restaurants, bars, and recreational sports, effective November 14.
  • Effective August 1, all Vermonters are required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings any time it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet with others from outside their household.
  • Effective November 10, Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.
  • Governor Scott’s executive orders are available here.
  • Restart status for all sectors and all related guidance can be viewed here.

Virginia

Overview: Governor Northam’s stay-at-home order expired but restrictions are still in place pursuant to the State’s order incorporating its phased reopening plan, effective June 5 and currently effective until amended or rescinded.

Key Terms:  

  • The state’s original stay-at-home order was supplemented with a general phased reopening plan and then replaced with an order incorporating all current re-openings and restrictions.
  • All businesses still need to continue to follow guidelines pursuant to the order and any relevant specific sector-related Phase III guidelines.
  • Enforcement has been strengthened within essential retail businesses, with violations now enforceable through the Virginia Department of Health as a Class One misdemeanor, pursuant to the order.
  • The Eastern Region is subject to additional restrictions, as described in the order.
  • Virginians, aged five and older, are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, as amended and effective November 15.
  • Virginia has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Northam’s executive orders are available here.
  • Phase Three guidelines can be found here.

Washington

Overview: Governor Inslee issued a stay-at-home order March 23, 2020, effective immediately, and currently effective until amended or rescinded, with a phased reopening that began May 5, 2020.

Key Terms: 

  • Washington is under a stay-at-home order, which was extended until amended or rescinded, with a phased reopening plan that officially began on May 5, 2020 and has since transitioned to a county-by-county approach.
  • As of June 27, Washington has paused county progressions to Phase 4.
  • Enhanced statewide restrictions have been implemented, for a four-week period of November 16 through December 14, as detailed in the order and accompanying guidance.
  • When on the job, all employees must wear a facial covering except when working alone or when the job has no in-person interaction as detailed in the reopening plan; employers must provide these cloth facial coverings to employees.
  • Beginning July 7, no business may operate, allow a customer to enter a business, or conduct in-person business with a customer in any public setting unless the customer is wearing a face covering; individuals are prohibited from entering a place of business without wearing a face covering.
  • Beginning July 25, the statewide facial covering while in a public space requirement will be expanded to require face coverings in all common spaces, such as elevators, hallways and shared spaces in apartment buildings, university housing and hotels, as well as congregate setting such as nursing homes.
  • Washington has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Inslee’s executive orders are available here. All of the Governor’s reopening guidance for businesses and workers can be found here.
  • Governor Inslee has encouraged local governments to use its Safe Start Reopening Guide as a resource as they work to develop their own Safe Start plans for reopening.

West Virginia

Overview: Governor Justice’s stay-at-home order was replaced with a safer-at-home order April 30, 2020, effective May 4, 2020, until terminated by subsequent executive order.

Key Terms: 

  • West Virginia is now under a safer-at-home order, with a phased reopening plan that began on April 30 with certain health care operations and to continue with additional businesses being allowed to reopen over the course of 10 weeks – the State completed week 10 of its reopening plan as of July 5.
  • Businesses included in each phase of the reopening plan are not required to resume operations on any specific date; the plan provides the option for reopening, not a requirement.
  • Effective November 14, all West Virginians age 9 and older are required to wear a face covering at all indoor public places, even where adequate social distancing can be maintained.
  • West Virginia has rescinded its travel restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Justice’s executive orders are available here.
  • All reopening guidelines can be found here.

Wisconsin

Overview: As of May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned its stay-at-home order, which is no longer valid or enforceable.

Key Terms: 

  • Wisconsin was under a stay-at-home order, with a phased reopening plan. However, absent a local order to the contrary, businesses are no longer bound by the restrictions in the state order and are not required to cease operations any longer. The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state order on May 13, deeming it unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.
  • Effective August 1, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit, through November 21st (with an expected extension).
  • Beginning October 8th, groups larger than 25% of the indoor room’s occupancy, as determined by the local municipality, are prohibited.
  • Wisconsin has not imposed travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.

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Wyoming

Overview: Two statewide public health orders were updated, effective May 15, 2020, to reopen certain businesses that were previously required to close and ease restrictions on reopened businesses; gatherings remain limited.

Key Terms: 

  • Wyoming has restricted certain business operations, with specified businesses authorized to reopen beginning May 1, with restrictions further loosened as of May 15 and currently effective through December 15.
  • Restaurants that offer indoor and outdoor dining service, along with movie theaters and performance venues, are allowed to reopen under specific conditions, as reflected in the updated order.
  • Gatherings continue to be limited, as reflected in the updated order.
  • Wyoming does not have a statewide mask requirement.
  • Wyoming no longer imposes travel restrictions or restrictions on incoming travelers.
  • Governor Gordon’s executive orders are available here.

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