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REOPENING OF BUSINESSES
Alabama Safer-at-Home Order extending through May 15, 2020 will replace Stay-at-Home order which expired April 30, 2020 at 5pm Under the new order, businesses may open subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines; certain higher-risk businesses and activities remain closed. Effective April 30:
  • All retail stores may open subject to 50% occupancy rate
  • Resumption of elective medical procedures subject to COVID-19 related rules
Still closed:
  • Entertainment venues (such as night clubs, theaters, bowling alleys)
  • Athletic facilities and activities (such as fitness centers and commercial gyms)
  • Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo services)
  • Dine-in restaurants
Read more: https://governor.alabama.gov/
Alaska Stay-at-Home Order expired April 21, 2020 Phase 1 of Gov. Dunleavy’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan is currently in effect. Under phase 1:
  • Retail business may resume but must operate at 25% capacity with a maximum of 20 customers.
  • Personal care services such as nail salons, barber shops, spas, tattoo shops etc. can resume by reservation only. Walk-ins are prohibited.
  • Outdoor gym and fitness classes may resume by reservation only. Indoor fitness activities are still prohibited.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% capacity. Group dinning is limited to household members only.
Information on phase 2-5 is expected soon. Read more: https://covid19.alaska.gov/reopen/
Arizona Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire April 30, 2020 but has been extended through May 15, 2020 Gov. Ducey issued an executive order stating that hospitals, dental offices and other health facilities can resume conducting elective surgeries on May 1, 2020. Under the extended Order : Retail businesses can begin curbside pick-up on May 4, 2020 followed by expanded in-person operations on May 8, 2020 as long as they implement social distancing and sanitation measures. Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/EO Read more: elective surgeries/executive order.pdf
Arkansas Arkansas does not have a Stay-at-Home Order. Gov. Hutchinson announced these dates for decisions regarding lifting restrictions:
  • May 4 - Gov. is expected to make an announcement regarding places of worship and larger venues
Resumption of nonessential out-patient procedures started April 27, 2020. On May 4 - Gyms and fitness centers may resume operations under certain safety guidelines On May 6 - Personal services, such as barber shops and salons, may resume operations under certain health and safety guidelines On May 11 - Restaurants may resume dine-in service at 33% capacity under guidelines that require daily health screening of staff, use of face masks and gloves, and strict social distancing. Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/gyms-fitness-centers Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/personal services reopen Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/limited-dine-in-restaurant-service Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/nonessential-procedures-may-resume
California No set end date for Stay-at-Home Order. Gov. Newsom’s 4-part plan to reopen California:
  • Stage 1- Safety and preparedness (he tweeted that CA is in stage 1 now)
  • Stage 2-Gradually open some lower-risk businesses and workplaces, adapted for social distancing Curbside pickup for retail businesses Reopen manufacturing businesses
  • Stage 3- Salons and gyms reopen with restrictions Sports (without live audiences) and movie theaters
  • Stage 4 Live sporting events with fans Concerts and festivals Convention
Gov. Newsom is expected to make an announcement this (week of May 4, 2020) to elaborate on changes and modifications regarding when businesses may reopen. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/politics/california-phased-reopening-plan/index.html
Colorado Stay-at-Home Order expired April 26, 2020 Mayor Hancock extended Denver’s stay-at-home order to May 8, 2020 Colorado moved into a new phase called “safer-at-home” where residents are recommended to stay home but not required to. Important dates under the order: April 27: Retail businesses can open for curbside delivery. Real estate home showings can resume. Voluntary or elective medical, dental, and veterinary surgeries and procedures may resume if facilities are following required safety protocols. May 1: Retail and personal services businesses may reopen if they are implementing best practices. May 4: Offices can reopen at 50% reduced in-person staffing capacity, if best practices are being implemented. Read more: https://www.colorado.gov/executive-order-safer-home
Connecticut Stay-at-Home Order expires May 20, 2020 Gov. Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group has proposed a four-stage plan that allows businesses to begin to return to normal operations as long as essential criteria are met to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the plan, the following businesses will be allowed to reopen May 20, 2020:
  • Restaurants (outdoor only - no bar areas)
  • Remaining retail
  • Offices (continue working from home where possible)
  • Personal services (hair and nail only)
  • Museums, zoos (outdoor only)
  • University research programs
Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus-Update-April-30
Delaware Stay-at-Home Order expires May 15, 2020 Delaware Division of Small Business and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership started hosing virtual Recovery Town Halls with members of the General Assembly, small businesses, and local Chambers of Commerce, to begin collecting feedback from small business leaders about Delaware’s economic reopening. Read more: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/04/23/governor announces reopening recovery/
District of Columbia Stay-at-Home Order expires May 15, 2020 On April 27, 2020 Mayor Bowser announced the members of the ReOpen DC Advisory Group, which will develop recommendations on reopening the District safely and sustainably through a plan based in science and tailored to the needs of the community. Read more: https://mayor.dc.gov/release/
Florida Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Gov. DeSantis has established a Re-Open Florida Task Force Executive Committee and Re-Open Florida Task Force Industry Working Group to assist in the development of a plan to reopen the economy. The Gov. issued a new executive order April 29, 2020. Under the order and effective May 4:
  • Elective medical procedures may resume.
  • Restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity under the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and OSHA.
  • Libraries and museums will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity, if the local government allows it and if child play areas remain closed
No change for gyms, bars and personal services. Read more: https://www.flgov.com/orders/EO_20-112.pdf
Georgia Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 All medical practices, dental practices, orthodontic practice and any other healthcare-related practices are permitted to begin treating patients as soon as practicable and are not limited to Minimum Basic Operations. The order does, however, encourage such businesses to adhere to the guidelines implemented by the CDC. All gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, estheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists are permitted to resume business. This business must follow the Minimum Basic Operations. Restaurants and dining services are allowed to reopen, subject to social distancing and sanitation directions. Retail stores are also allowed to resume operations under certain measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Movie theaters may resume operations subject to guidelines for Non-critical Infrastructure - along with additional industry specific guidelines. Entertainment venues like bars, nightclubs, public pools, and amusement parks shall remain closed to the public. Read more: https://gov.georgia.gov/2020-executive-orders
Hawaii Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire April 30, 2020 but has been extended through May 31, 2020 Florists will be able to begin operations on May 1, 2020 as long as they can do so in a way that is safe for employees and customers. Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/
Idaho Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Gov. Little announced a four-stage plan for reopening Idaho’s economy: Stage 1: May 1-15: Most stores and other businesses could reopen, but not restaurant dining rooms, bars, nightclubs, hair and nail salons, indoor gyms, recreational sites, or convention or entertainment centers. Stage 2: May 16-29: Restaurants could reopen their dining rooms once they submit plans to their local health district and have them approved. Hair salons, indoor gyms and recreation facilities could reopen as well, if they’re able to meet health and safety protocols. Stage 3: May 30-June 12: Public and private gatherings of 10 to 50 people would be allowed, if social distancing and other health precautions are observed. Stage 4: June 13-26: Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters and sporting venues could reopen under limited physical distancing protocols. Read more: https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/
Illinois Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire April 30, 2020 but Gov. Pritzker announced a further extension of the order through May 30, 2020* (*April 27, 2020 - A judge in Southern Illinois ruled against Gov. Pritzker’s extended Stay-at-Home Order and issued a restraining order to state Rep. Darren Bailey, exempting him from the Order.) The extended order includes modified restrictions beginning May 1, 2020: Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries and animal grooming services may reopen as essential businesses. These businesses must follow social distancing requirements. Non-essential retail stores may reopen but only to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery. The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgi-centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions Read more: https://www2.illinois.gov/ExecutiveOrder2020-32.aspx
Indiana Stay-at-Home Order expired May 1, 2020 Mayor Hogsett says the Stay-at-Home order in Indianapolis and Marion County will stay in effect until May 15, 2020 Gov. Holcomb’s revised Order clarified that essential businesses include garden centers, nurseries and pet groomers. Resumption of non-urgent medical procedures started on April 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. On May 1, 2020, Gov. Holcomb announced phased reopening plan for Indiana: Stage 1 is the phase Indiana has been in since mid-March. This phase includes essential manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, government, business and other critical operations, which will remain open. Stage 2 – Beginning May 4 for all counties except Cass, Lake and Marion (Lake and Marion counties may begin on May 11; Cass County may begin on May 18)
  • Essential travel restrictions lifted
  • Malls, retail and commercial businesses may operate at 50% capacity
  • Restaurants and bars that serve food may operate starting May 11 at 50% capacity, but bar seating will remain closed
  • Remaining manufacturers that were not considered essential will be able to open
  • Personal services such as barber shops and salons may reopen on May 11 by appointment only and must follow social distancing guidelines
Stage 3 is expected to begin May 24 through June13:
  • Gyms, fitness centers, sports facilities like playgrounds and basketball courts may open with restrictions and social distancing
  • Movie theaters may reopen at 50% capacity
  • Retail stores and malls may operate at 75% capacity
  • Social gatherings up to 100 people
Stage 4 is expected to begin June 14:
  • Cultural, entertainment and tourism may open at 50% capacity. This includes zoos, museums and the like
  • Retail stores and malls may open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place
  • Restaurants may open at 75% capacity, bar seating in restaurants may open at 50% capacity
  • State government buildings will reopen to the public
  • Professional office building employees may resume work at full capacity
  • Recreational sports leagues and tournaments may resume, and amusement parks, water parks and like facilities may open at 50% capacity
  • Large venues may open with adherence to social distancing guidelines and social gatherings of up to 250 will be allowed
Stage 5 is expected to begin July 4
  • Retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms and personal services may operate at full capacity
  • Conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, state fair and like events may resume
  • No restrictions on amusement and water parks
Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive Order Reopen.pdf Read more: https://backontrack.in.gov/files/getting IN back on track.pdf Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/ Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive Order 2020-22
Iowa Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order has been extended until May 27, 2020 Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation April 27, 2020 which loosens the following restrictions in certain counties: Restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, and other retails establishments may reopen at 50% capacity. Enclosed shopping malls can also reopen at 50% capacity, but play areas, large seating areas, and food courts must remain closed Race tracks may reopen its operations provided that it does not permit any spectators to attend its events in person. Read more: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/proclamation
Kansas Stay-at-Home Order expires May 3, 2020 Gov. Kelly introduced her framework, “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.” Phase One will take effect on May 4, 2020, via Executive Order 20-29. Phase 1 – Begins May 4 Under the phase 1, all businesses not prohibited may open if they can maintain 6 feet of distance between consumers, and fundamental cleaning and health practices are followed. The following business will not be allowed to open in this phase:
  • Bars, nightclubs
  • Casinos (non-tribal)
  • Theaters, museums and other leisure spaces
  • Fitness centers and gyms
  • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, and other personal services businesses
Phase 2 – Set to begin May 18 Under phase 2, bars and nightclubs will be allowed to open at 50% occupancy and casinos will open if compliant with health and safety guidelines. Education activities and venues will be allowed to operate; this includes child care facilities, libraries, swimming pools, community centers, organized sports facilities and tournaments. The following activities will not be allowed to open in this phase:
  • Outdoor and indoor large entertainment venues with capacity of 2,000 or more.
  • Fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades and graduations.
  • Summer camps.
Phase 3 – Set to begin June 1 During phase 3, all businesses and activities may open if they can maintain at least 6 feet of distance between consumers (individuals or groups). Phase out – Set to begin June 15 Under this phase, Stay-at-Home Orders are lifted and mass gathering limits are significantly relaxed. Read more: https://covid.ks.gov/Reopen-Kansas-Framework.pdf Read more: https://governor.kansas.gov/EO-20-29-Implementing-Phase-One.pdf
Kentucky Healthy-at-Home order has no set end date. Gov. Beshear is taking phased steps to reopen the healthcare sector in the state. Phase 1 which started April 27, allows healthcare services to resume non-urgent/emergent healthcare services, diagnostic treatments, radiology, and lab services in:
  • Hospital outpatient settings
  • Healthcare clinics and medical officers
  • Physical therapy settings and chiropractic offices
  • Optometrists
  • Dental offices
Phase 1 does not apply to long-term care settings, prisons and other industries or other settings, nor does it apply to elective surgeries or procedures. Phase 2 is set to start on May 6 allowing for outpatient/ambulatory surgery and invasive procedures to resume. Phase 3 is set to start on May 13 allowing hospitals and care facilities to begin doing non-emergency surgeries and procedures at 50% of their pre-COVID-19-era patient volume. Phase 4 is set to start on May 27 where most of the restrictions on types of procedures and volume will be left to the facilities to determine. On April 29, 2020 Gov. Beshear outlined, his plan to gradually reopen other businesses:
  • May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding
  • May 20 – Retail, houses of worship
  • May 25 – Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services
Restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, summer camps, day cares (except for essential health care workers) and public pools will remain closed until further notice. Read more: https://kentucky.gov/gradual reopening of businesses Read more: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Reopening of healthcare industry
Louisiana Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire April 30, 2020 but it will be extended until May 15, 2020 Gov. Edwards said the state is not where it needs to be to reopen but hopes to enter into the next phase of reopening soon, in mid-May. Under the extended order, malls will remain closed to the public, but stores may open for curbside delivery. Restaurants will be allowed to open their outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, without tableside service. Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/home-order-extended-may15/
Maine Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire April 30, 2020 but Gov. extended the order in the form of a new “Stay Safer at Home” Order which will extend through May 31, 2020 Gov. Mills outlined a 4-stage plan for reopening the state. Stage 1 will begin on May 1, and will allow reopen for personal services such as barber shops, hair salons, and pet grooming. Stage 2 will begin in June, and would allow for some degree of opening with reservations, capacity limits, and other measures for restaurants, fitness centers, nail technicians, and retail stores for broader in-store shopping. Stage 3 will begin in July through August and would allow for some degree of opening for bars, personal services such as spas, tattoo and piercing parlors, and massage facilities. Stage 4 contemplates lifting restrictions and allowing all businesses and activities to resume with appropriate safety precautions. Read more: https://www.maine.gov/governor/
Maryland No set end date for its Stay-at-Home Order Gov. Hogan stated that Maryland has not yet hit their Covid-19 peak, cases are on the rise, and they are therefore not ready to open back up for business. However, he outlined the state’s phased reopening plan: Phase 1 would include the lifting of the stay-at-home order, the reopening of some small businesses, retail shops, golf courses and other recreational activities. Elective outpatient surgeries in certain counties might be able to resume and some local governments could reopen. Outdoor religious gatherings could resume. Phase 2 would include the reopening of more businesses and nonessential workers could return to work. Some restaurants and bars could reopen on a case-by-case basis and crowd-size limits on social gatherings could increase. Indoor religious gatherings could also resume. Phase 3 would include the allowance of larger social gatherings, the reopening of entertainment venues and the lifting of restrictions at hospitals and nursing homes. Read more: https://governor.maryland.gov/
Massachusetts Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 4, 2020 but it will be extended until May 18, 2020 Gov. Baker announced the formation of the Reopening Advisory Board. The group will meet with key stakeholders and solicit input from a variety of constituencies over the next 3 weeks to develop a report by May 18, 2020 that will include DPH approved workplace safety standards, industry frameworks and customer protocols and guidelines. https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-extends-non-essential-business-closures-to-may-18th-announces
Michigan Stay-at-Home Order now expires May 15 Gov. Whitmer issued an Order which allows:
  • Landscapers, lawn-service companies, and nurseries to return to work, subject to strict social distancing
  • Retailers that do not sell necessary supplies may reopen for curbside pick-up and for delivery
  • Big box stores can reopen closed areas, like garden centers
  • Bike repair and maintenance can come back online
Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-07, which will allow on May 7, resumption of construction, real estate activities and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors. Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/Executive Order 2020-70.pdf
Minnesota Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 4, 2020 but has been extended until May 18, 2020 On April 26, workers in non-customer facing industrial, manufacturing and office-based businesses were allowed to return to work. Before workers can return, employers must establish and implement a COVID-19 preparedness plan and each plan must provide for the business’ implementation of Minnesota OSHA Standards and MDH and CDC Guidelines in their workplaces. Starting May 4 and under Gov. Walz's extended Order, traditional retailers may reopen for curbside or deliver, including:
  • Household goods rental
  • Maintenance services
  • Repair services
  • Pet grooming
  • Salons and barber shops (cannot provide any services)
Read more: https://mn.gov/governor/extended order/curbside or delivery Read more: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-40.pdf
Mississippi Safer-at-Home order extending through May 11, 2020 replaced Stay-at-Home order which expired April 27, 2020 Under the Order: Retail businesses are to implement reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of customers in their stores at one time to no greater than 50% of their store capacity. Healthcare professionals and facilities may resume performing elective medical and dental procedures and surgeries Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery service. Places of amusement or entertainment, like movie theaters and museums will remain closed. Gyms, salons, barbershops and all other personal care facilities will remain closed, other than curbside pick-up, drive-thru, or delivery for retails sale of their products but not services. Read more: https://safer-at-home-order.pdf
Missouri Stay-at-Home Order expired May 3, 2020 Gov. Parson announced the first phase of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen on May 4 and extend through May 31. Under phase 1 of the plan: All businesses can be open provided that the social distancing guidelines set forth in the new health order are followed. Retail sales to the public must limit the number of customers in each retail location to the following standards based on the workplace’s fire or building code occupancy:
  • For smaller locations (less than 10,000 square feet), they must maintain 25% or less of the authorized occupancy
  • For larger locations (10,000 square feet or greater), they must maintain 10% or less of the authorized occupancy.
There are currently no limitations on social gatherings as long as necessary precautions are taken. So, amusement parks and attractions, concerts, funerals, museums, school graduations and weddings will be permitted. Read more: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/ Read more on Plan: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/businesses/
Montana Stay-at-Home directive expired on April 26, 2020 for individuals and April 27, 2020 for businesses Main Street and retail businesses can become operational with reduced capacity and where strict physical distancing protocols can be maintained. Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, and casinos can become operational on or after May 4, 2020 under strict physical distancing and reduced capacity protocols in accordance with state guidelines. Businesses such as movie theaters, gyms, concert halls and other places of assembly will remain closed. Beginning May 7, all schools will have the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery at the discretion of local school boards. Read more: https://covid19.mt.gov/Portals/
Nebraska No Stay-at-Home Order. The state has “Directed Health Measures”(DHM) which is extended through May 3, 2020 DHM changes: On May 4, beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, and tattoo parlors/studios in the above LHDs will be permitted to open. On May 4, restaurants will be allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50% capacity Bars, gentlemen’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor movie theaters, indoor theaters/playhouses will remain closed statewide until May 31. Read more: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press
Nevada Stay-at-Home Order was set to end April 30, 2020 but was extended through May 15, 2020 Gov. Sisolak announced the state’s “Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery” plan. Under phase 1 of the plan, all retail businesses will be allowed to operate under curbside commerce models starting May 1. Phase 1 is set to last 2-3 weeks. The governor’s office is considering the gradual reopening of dine-in restaurants and personal care services. No decision has been made on allowing reopening under a certain percentage of occupancy. All final decisions on how gaming establishments reopen will be determined by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Bars and nightclubs, malls, large sporting events will remain prohibited in phase 1. Read more: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/ROADMAP-TO-RECOVERY.pdf
New Hampshire Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 4, 2020 but has been extended until May 31, 2020 Gov. Sununu announced that the state was taking steps to reopen the economy in a “phased approach that is supported by facts, science and data.” Dates for reopening under the plan: May 4 -
  • Health care workers may resume elective procedures
May 11 -
  • Salons, barber shops and cosmetology businesses can reopen for basic services under safety guidelines
  • Retail stores may begin allowing customers to enter stores at 50% occupancy
May 18-
  • Restaurants may resume outdoor food service; Seated indoor dining is not permitted
Hotels, gyms, bowling alleys and similar places where large crowds may gather will remain closed for the time being. Read more: https://www.governor.nh.gov/-stay-at-home.htm
New Jersey Stay-at-Home Order does not have an end date. Gov. Murphy signed an executive order, April 28, 2020, creating a commission charged with advising the administration on the timing and preparation for the state’s recovery from the shutdown. Read more: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/.pdf
New Mexico Stay-at-Home Order now ends May 15, 2020 Gov. Grisham extended order allows for partial reopening of business deemed non-essential. Beginning May 1-
  • Retailers will be allowed to conduct curbside pickup and delivery
  • Federally licensed firearm retailers may open by appointment only as needed conduct background checks and to allow individuals to take possession of firearms ordered online.
  • Pet services- including adoption, grooming, daycare and boarding are permitted to operate. Veterinarians are permitted to operate.
Read more: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/modified order.pdf
New York Stay-at-Home Order lasts until May 15, 2020 Gov. Cuomo announced that New York will follow the CDC’s recommendation and not have major reopening within the state until state and regional hospitalization rates see a decline for 14 days. He furthered stated that the state will reopen in phases. Phase 1 will include opening construction and manufacturing functions with low risk. Phase 2 will open certain industries based on priority and risk level. Businesses considered “more essential” with inherent low risks of infection in the workplace and to customers will be prioritized, followed by other businesses considered “less essential” or those that present a higher risk of infection spread. The state would leave 2 weeks between phases so it can monitor the effects of what it has done. Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/
North Carolina Stay-at-home Order now expires May 8, 2020 Gov. Cooper outlined the state’s plan to lift restrictions in 3 phases. Businesses will not be able to reopen until phase 2, which would allow limited opening of restaurants, bars, fitness centers, personal care services, and other businesses that can follow safety protocols. Read more: https://governor.nc.gov/news/
North Dakota No Stay-at-Home Order. However, nonessential businesses are closed in the state through April 30, 2020 The following businesses will be allowed to reopen starting May 1 subject to safety protocols: Recreational facilities, health clubs and athletic facilities; theaters; bars and restaurants; licensed cosmetologists, including salons and barber shops; and personal care services including tattoo parlors, tanning and massage facilities Read more: https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/
Ohio Stay-Safe-Ohio Order extending through May 29, 2020 repladed the Stay-at-Home Order, which expired May 1, 2020 Beginning May 1, 2020, all medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility may move forward. Dental services and veterinary services may also proceed if a safe environment can be established. Beginning on May 4, 2020, manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Also on May 4, 2020, general office environments may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Beginning on May 12, 2020, consumer, retail and services, may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Dine-in restaurants and bars, personal appearance and beauty businesses, entertainment, recreation, and gyms will remain closed. Gov. DeWine announced that he will form two separate advisory groups to develop best practices for reopening these businesses. Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/Stay-Safe-Ohio-Order.pdf
Oklahoma Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order recommends that vulnerable populations stay home, until May 6, 2020. Gov. Stitt’s 3 part plan to reopen Oklahoma began April 24, 2020. On April 24, 2020, personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, and pet groomers were permitted to reopen for appointments only, but must adhere to sanitation protocols. Elective surgeries were permitted to resume as well. Beginning May 1, 2020, the following businesses can reopen: Dining, entertainment, movie theatres and sporting venues can operate using CDC recommended social distancing and sanitation protocols. Gyms can reopen if they adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing and sanitation Protocols. Phase 2 is set to begin May 15, 2020, and bars will be allowed to operate with diminished standing room occupancy where applicable and under social distancing and sanitation protocols. Read more: https://www.okcommerce.gov/ Read more:: https://www.sos.ok.gov/executive order/.pdf
Oregon Stay-at-Home Order does not have an end date. Hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices that meet requirements for Covid-19 safety and preparedness will be able to resume non-urgent procedures on May 1, 2020. Read more: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-22.pdf
Pennsylvania Stay-at-Home Order expires May 8, 2020 Gov. Wolf is using a three-phase approach that will guide the state’s reopening. The system consists of red, yellow and green phases, with the entire state starting in the red phase. The first group of counties to move into the yellow phase starting May 8 are:
  • Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango and Warren.
Under the yellow phase, state officials will ease some restrictions and allow more businesses to open, but customers can still expect mitigation efforts such as curbside pickup/delivery only and potential limitations on the number of people allowed in store. Closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place. Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/
Rhode Island Stay-at-Home Order expires May 8, 2020 Gov. Raimondo announced a detailed 4 phase plan to reopen Rhode Island which will begin on May 9, 2020. The plan consists of three phases with projections that some businesses will begin to open during phase I. Read more: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38234
South Carolina Statewide Work-or-Home Order will be lifted May 4, 2020 and returned to voluntary status Businesses that are opened: Furniture and home-furnishings stores; Clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores; Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores; Department stores, with the exception of hardware and home-improvement stores; Sporting goods stores; Book, craft, and music stores; Flea markets; and Florists and flower stores. Businesses must adhere to strict social distancing requirements, such as operating at 20% occupancy. Starting May 4 - Restaurants may provide outdoor dining services. Indoor dining could start on May 11, if the outdoor dining works well. It's still being determined what to do about relaxing other rules, including hair salons, gyms and public venues. Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/mcmaster-lift-work-or-home-order-may-4th Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/
South Dakota No stay-at-home order No business was ever required to close in South Dakota. Read more: https://covid.sd.gov/docs/COVID_SDPlan_BackToNormal.pdf
Tennessee Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Mayor Cooper is extending the Nashville’s Safer-at-Home Order through May 8, 2020 Restaurants and retail stores are permitted to reopen provided they operate at 50% capacity. The Order will apply only in Tennessee counties without their own public-health departments, meaning large cities, are allowed to set their own timeline. Personal care businesses will remain closed. Entertainment, recreational and certain other gathering venues will remain closed. Read more: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/.pdf
Texas Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 All retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums, and libraries are permitted to reopen on May 1, 2020 but must limit their capacity to 25% of their listed occupancy. Some businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, bars and gyms will remain closed. However, they may reopen as early as May 18, 2020 as long as the state sees 2 weeks of data to confirm no flare-up of COVID-19. Read more: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO.pdf
Utah Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order expired May 1, 2020 Gov. Herbert announced on April 28, 2020 that Utah is ready to move into the next stage of the plan to reopen (color orange). Under this phase, dine-in restaurants, gyms, barber shops and nail salons will be allowed to reopen by May 1, 2020 but must adhere to strict social-distancing measures. Guidelines for regions within the state may differ. Read more: https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/.pdf
Vermont Stay-at-Home Order expires May 15, 2020 Farmers Markets may open May 1, 2020 with strict alterations that focus on food distribution and prevent congregating. Starting May 4, construction and landscaping companies, manufacturers, and distribution operations can have 10 people working at a time. These employers can then return to full operation May 11 if they complete a training program and adopt a series of preventative measures Resumption of in-person shopping at outdoor retail operations, such as garden centers and greenhouses offering mulch, stone, plant, tree, seed sales; provided, however, these operations shall not permit any more than a maximum of 10 total people including customers and staff. Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/ADDENDUM TO EO.pdf Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/.pdf
Virginia Stay-at-Home Order expires June 10, 2020 Gov. Northam said he'll present new guidelines next week (week of May 4, 2020) regarding the state's reopening..
Washington Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 4, 2020 but has been extended through May 31, 2020 Gov. Inslee’s extended Order revealed a 4-phase plan to reopening the state. Phase 1 starts May 5:
  • This phase is the state’s initial stay-at-home with some modifications, including allowing low-risk construction
  • Retail businesses may use curbside pickup
  • Auto sales and car washes could resume with restrictions.
Phase 2:
  • Retail in-store operations allowed with restrictions
  • Barber shops and salons may reopen
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% capacity and tables of 5 people or less
  • Domestic services, such as nannies and housekeeping may resume
  • Some professional services may resume, although teleworking will still be encouraged
Phase 3:
  • Restaurants may operate at 75% capacity and bars at 25%
  • Gyms, recreational facilities, like pools, and movie theaters may operate at 50% capacity
  • Libraries, museums and government buildings may also reopen.
  • Nightclubs and entertainment venues will remain closed
Phase 4:
  • Worksite staffing would be unrestricted, although workers should follow social distancing
  • Bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues can return to full capacity.
There will be at least 3 weeks in between each phase to monitor effects. 10 counties are eligible to apply to the Department of Health for more rapid reopening based on low case numbers, deaths, and having enough PPE and medical capacity. The counties are: Columbia, Garfield, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Kittitas, Ferry and Grays Harbor. Read more: https://www.governor.wa.gov/washingtons-phased-approach
West Virginia No end date for Stay-at-Home Order Gov. Justice’s plan to reopen West Virginia will take place once positive test results remain below 3% from April 27 through Wednesday, April 29. Week 1 phase of reopening began on April 30, 2020 which includes the return of elective medical procedures. By week 2, businesses with less than 10 employees, personal care services, and restaurants with outdoor dining would be allowed to return. Weeks 3 through 6 would cover businesses including office/government buildings, specialty retail stores, parks and/or restrooms and facilities at parks, gyms, fitness centers, recreation centers, dine-in restaurants, hotels, casinos, spas/massage establishments, and other businesses. Read more: https://coronavirus.wvgovstatus.com/WV_Strong_The_Comeback.pdf
Wisconsin Stay-at-Home Order expires May 26, 2020 Nonessential business that may reopen:
  • Curb-side drop-off of goods or animals for the purposes of having those goods or animals serviced, repaired, or cared for by the business.
  • Outdoor recreational rentals, including boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, golf carts, snowmobiles, and ATVs.
  • Entirely automatic car washes and self-service car washes may open for service.
Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/04/27.pdf
Wyoming No stay-at-home order (Public Health Orders cover specific businesses) Starting May 1, 2020 gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services may reopen adhering to public health guidelines outlined in the new orders. Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/order Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/order

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