Many states and localities have “paused” or rolled back their reopening plans due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Read more in the below chart. Also, be sure to see FMI’s state and local face covering mandates chart here and the FMI State Issues Crisis Tracker here.


State/last updated

Reopening Plan

Current Stay at Home/Emergency Declaration



On 6/3, Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Issues COVID-19 July 4th Guidance. See business guidelines here.

Governor Ivey has extended the Safer at Home order until 10/2 and the Public Health Emergency Order to 11/8, leaving liability protections and transportation waivers in place.Read more here.



Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued his “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan,” see it here. Industry guidance for phase 3 and 4, see it here. See all press releases here.

On 6/3, Alaska issued health mandate FAQ’s. See them here.



Gov. Ducey has posted all executive orders here. Department of Health guidance.


The state remains under an emergency declaration.

7/27: Slowing the Spread. 8/10: Reopening for Business guidance.



Gov. Hutchinson has created an economic recovery task force. Phase 2 began on 6/15.

Directives, effective June 15, 2020:

Business Limitations Phase II

Department of Health directives and guidance. 8/26 Directive on Face Coverings.

Masks effective as of 7/20. Here is a list of all executive orders.



Blueprint for a Safer Economy. On 7/13, the governor shut down bars without food sales, who have outdoor and/or indoor operations; indoor restaurants (outdoor seating and take out are allowed) and all indoor operations at wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms must close. Read more here and here. On 6/5 Governor Newsome issued Executive Order N-68-20, to temporarily allow manufacturer of OTC drugs and medical devices not currently licensed in CA. On 4/28/20, Gov. Newsom presented a four-phase plan for opening up the state. The state is in early phase 3. Here is a list of local ordinances. There is a face covering requirement in California: Face Covering Guidance.See all Department of Public Health Guidance here. See county variance info here. 6/28: Gov. announces closure of certain bars, more here.

Guidance (8/24) for returning to school or work after a positive test.


All reopening guidance.


7/24 playbook for safer reopening. Gov. Newsom’s stay-at-home order, issued on March 19 has no set end date, although it will end once the state begins Phase 4. The state remains under an emergency declaration. See all executive orders here and all guidance here.



Safer at Home Executive Order, expiring thirty (30) days from 8/21, unless extended further by Executive Order.

7/9 “Protect our Neighbors” orde rissued.Extending “Protect our Neighbors” 30 days past 8/7. See Local Orders and Variances here.

Disasteremergency was extended 30 days from 7/7.

Amending and extending “Safer at home” 30 days from 6/30. Mask order. Alcohol sales end at 10pm; read 7/21 EO here.

All ColoradoPublic Health and Executive Orders.



Gov. Lamont announced the state will pause on Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopen PlanHere are the sector rules that apply to businesses in this phase.Phase 3 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan, originally set to take place mid-July,is paused for now. Restaurants will remain at 50% capacity and inside gatherings of 25 and outside gatherings of 100 will remain in place. Connecticut's retailers will continue to operate under Governor Lamont’s 4/3 Safe Store Guidelines. On 7/30: Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

The state has an emergency declaration in place until 9/9/20.

Latest guidance, including travel advisory and quarantine requirement for almost 20 states, etc.See a 6/30 FAQ.



Read more about Delaware’s economic reopening here. The state is currently inPhase 2,which went into effect 6/15. Retail, including grocery, will go from 30% to 60% of fire marshal capacity. (Masks are still required. Read more here. 6/25 presser: delay in going to Phase 3.

24thmodification to State of Emergency released on 7/24; driving schools and senior centers. On 6/30, Gov. Carney issued the 23rdmodification of the State of Emergency, which includes the closure of Sussex County bars. On 6/6, the Governor issued the Third Extension of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware due to a Public Health Threat

District of Columbia


On 7/24,Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081on requirements for all residents or persons returning to or arriving to the District after travel from coronavirus (COVID-19) “high-risk areas” – locations where the seven day moving average daily new COVID-19 case rate is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. A list of “high-risk areas” will be posted by the DC Department of Health and will be updated every two weeks on

On 6/19, the mayor announced phase 2 will began on 6/22. Here are the guidelines.



The governor has created a “Reopen Florida Task Force.”Here is the final report, which lays out a three Phase plan. See Executive Order 20-139. All Executive Orders can be viewed here. Most up-to-date info on Covid, click here.

Restaurant and Food Establishment FAQ. 7/1 amended emergency order 2020-09 regarding bar closures; 50% restaurant seating capacity, etc.



For the latest COVID status report, click here.

Gov. Brian Kemphas renewed the state of emergency until 10/10/20 by issuing Executive Order



See all special alerts and notices, including travel, here.

Gov. Ige issued the 12th State of Emergency.




Gov. Brad Little has issued “Idaho Rebounds” see the full plan here and see the stages here. It is a four-phase reopening and the state entered the final phase on 6/13.Stage 4 allows gatherings of more than 50 people, including at large venues such as sports arenas, as long as physical distancing and precautionary cleaning measures continue. In Phase 4, restaurants may now allow more than six people at one table.

On 9/3, Gov. Little extended Stage 4 for two more weeks. Idaho will stay in the final stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan for at least another two weeks. Idaho did not meet the epidemiologic and healthcare criteria to advance past Stage 4.



Gov. Pritzker issued a document, “Restore Illinois” on 5/5/20. This five-phased plan will reopen the state. Read more here. All four “health regions” of the state moved to Phase 4 on 6/26. In Phase 4, gatherings of 50 or more are allowed and restaurants and bars may reopen. Phase 5 is a full reopening of the state. Below Phase 5, masks need to be worn. Reginal mitigation plan.

Read all Executive Orders here.

*Summary of Changes

*Phase 4Industry-Specific Guidance

*All COVID-Related Executive Orders and Proclamations



The state will employ a five-stage approach to reopening. 7/1 announcement of “State 4.5.” See the state’s “Back on Track” plan here.

Third Continuation of Stage 4.5, see Executive Order here.



Gov. Reynolds announced effective 6/12, the 50% capacity limit currently in place for Iowa businesses will be lifted and businesses such as restaurants, bars and theaters will still be required to maintain social distancing measures. Here is guidance by the Dept of Health.

Gov. Kim Reynolds has renewed the state’s proclamation effective until 9/20.



On 7/29, Governor Laura Kelly announced she signed an Executive Order that will extend Executive Order #20-46, which helps make renewing driver’s licenses easier for people across the state. The order will remain in place until rescinded, until December 31, 2020 or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency expires, whichever is earlier.

The governor has put forth a plan: “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.”Phase 3 began on June 8, and on June 22 Governor Kelly recommended Kansas remain in Phase 3 of the Ad Astra Plan. Counties have the authority to maintain previous restrictions based on county health data. Review your county’s reopening plans, as reported to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.Read about the phases here. Read the plan here.

Guidance for business.

Reopening FAQ’s. Kansas Health Institute announcements.



All Executive Orders may be viewed here.

On 7/27, the governor announced that bars will be closed for two weeks, effective 7/28. Restaurants will be limited to 25% of pre-pandemic capacity indoors; outdoor accommodations remain limited only by the ability to provide proper social distancing. Public and private schools are being asked to avoid offering in-person instruction until the third week of August. To view the order from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services covering the new restrictions, click here.

On 7/10 Gov. Andy Beshear renewedan executive order that allows pharmacists to dispense emergency 30-day refills on prescriptions.

To reopen, businesses must meet minimum requirements (see them here) including face coverings for employees.See a complete opening lis there.

June 25, 2020: Barbershops/Cosmetology/Hair Salons 2.0 (up to 50% capacity)

June 29, 2020: Bars and Restaurants

Executive Order for State of Emergency relating to price gouging, effective 6/21/20

Healthy at Work



8/6 Face Coverings Mandate extended 30 days.




On 7/11, the governor announced a mandatory mask requirement and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains in Phase Two of the Roadmap for a Resilient Louisiana. Read the proclamation here.

The state will stay in Phase Two of reopening, keeping in place occupancy limits and other restrictions.Business and faith leaders can visit to receive guidance and updates from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Health. Businesses that require approval of reopening plans will be notified by the State Fire Marshal’s Office or the Louisiana Department of Health. For a guide listing businesses that can be open at any given time, visit

Mask Order, Phase 2 and Public Health Emergency extended until 9/11.





On 4/28/20, Gov. Mills unveiled her four phase reopening plan.All Executive Orders can be viewed here, including any extension to the State of Emergency, set to expire on 9/3/20.

On 6/22, Gov. Mills announced a delay in reopening bar service.

Division of Disease Surveillance page.



Stage 3 announcement slated to start 9/4. Some localities may not go to State Three. The state left many decisions to local communities, although most jurisdictions have adopted Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan.Prince George’s and Montgomery counties adopted modified versions of the plan.

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 30. There is no current potential end date. Marylanders will be required to wear face coverings in stores and on public transportation as of April 18.



An executive order was issued on 7/24 that will go into effect on 8/1 to require any travelers to the state to quarantine for 14 days unless they can provide a negative test result for COVID-19.

The governor has announced a 4-phased opening approach, see it here. Gov. Baker announced that on July 6, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. For the City of Boston, Phase III and the gatherings order will take effect on Monday, July 13. Read more here.

Massachusetts Business Guidance for Opening:

*Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

*COVID-19 Control Plan Template

*Compliance Attestation Poster

*Employer Poster

*Worker Poster

*Find Supply Vendors



All Executive Orders may be viewed here.

7/13 executive order on temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicable to the renewal of licenses for the food-service industry; reissued on 8/10.

On 6/8, bars and restaurants opened at 50% capacity and the Stay at Home Order was lifted. The state is currently in Phase 4.Here is more information on the 6 Stages.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Declaration of Emergency continues through 7/16.

Executive Order 2020-126 (Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies; issued 6/17)

Executive Order 2020-114– business.



Executive Order 20-74 requires all open critical businesses to have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan implemented and posted by 6/29. Click here for a template. Minnesota is in Phase 3. Read about the different phases here.

Executive Order 20-74 (Phase III) (6/5/20). Minnesota is stillin Phase III.

7/25 face covering EO.Get mask signs here.



Executive Order 1496 issued on 6/10, allows for statewide safe return with some limitations on mass gatherings and it has been extended until 8/3.Special restrictions for certain counties:Gathering limits, face covering requirements, and more as of 7/20.

On 8/ 31 the governor signed Executive Order 1520 amends “Safe Return” until 9/14.

Reopening Guides and Recommendations

Chart of Executive Orders, what they are, and when they expire; see it here.



See all Executive Orders here. On 6/16, the state entered Phase 2. Governor Parson signed Executive Order 20-12 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through December 30, 2020, in order to utilize federal CARES Act funding. Extending the state of emergency will also allow continued flexibility in deploying resources around the state as Missouri reopens and recovers from COVID-19.

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan


Executive Order 20-12– State of Emergency extended until 12/30/20.



See all Executive Orders here. “Reopening the Big Sky Phased Approach” will open the state in a three-phased approach. Read it here. Phase 2 reopening took effect 6/1. Find additional state resources by clicking here.

State of Emergency proclamation



Phase 3 and Phase 4 Directed Health Measures Extended Until 9/13.

To see an outline of the Phase 3 DHM changes, click here.

To see an outline of the Phase 4 DHM changes, click here.

For all guidance documents, click here.



Governor Sisolak has moved from using opening “stages” to using a county by county approach. Read the most recent report here.

See all the governor’s directives and declarations here.

New Hampshire


The latest information on COVID containing state resources and guidance may be viewed here. Any business, organization, entity, property owner, facility owner, organizer, or individual that recklessly violates any Emergency Order, rule, or regulation issued under the State of Emergency shall be subject to civil penalties of up to $1,000 for each violation or day that a violation continues (Emergency Order #65).

Safer at Home guidance is here. See all emergency orders here.

New Jersey


The state is currently in Stage 2, read more here. Gov. Murphy has laid out six key principles for reopening, see it here. Gov. Murphy has issued a travel advisory for those states who have a high COVID rate. All visitors from these states must self-quarantine for 14 days:Exemptions to this advisory are those traveling for business, for example, truckers.

See all executive orders here.


Here is a FAQ.


New Mexico


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham has announced a phased reopening planHere is the current status. On 8/26, the governor announced opening guidelines, via Emergency Public Health Order.

Click here for the latest updates from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

New York


Malls in New York City will be allowed to reopen starting 9/9 with a 50 percent occupancy limit but will be subject to strict safety protocols. Read about more openings here.Go to forward.ny.govto find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase;regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.By Executive Order, those coming into New York from states with high COVID rates must quarantine for 14 days, with exceptions for certain business. Read more here. Gov. Cuomo issuedexecutive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.

Guidance for business offices

See all executive orders here, including extension of Emergency Declaration and all COVID press releases here.


North Carolina


Stay Ahead of the Curve” is the three-phase plan for reopening.

Gov. Cooper issued Executive Order 163 2020, effective 9/4/20; which allows the state to move into phase 2.5 of lifting statewide coronavirus restrictions by easing restrictions on business operations and mass gatherings; requires face masks to be worn in public; extends price gouging period.

North Dakota


Gov. Doug Burgum outlined the open for business plan, see it here.

Check herefor all announcements.



Governor DeWine announced “Responsible Restart Ohio.”

See all Executive Orders here and all Health Orders here.



The “Open Up and Recovery Plan” is a three phase approach to open up the state. See all Department of Health Executive Ordershere.

Oklahoma is in Phase 3. See more here.



Click here to see what phase each county is in.



On 9/1, State of Emergency is extended until 11/3.



The last county has moved to green (more here).Click here to find out what phase counties are in. The guidance for businesses can be found here.

Gov. Tom Wolfissued a “Process to Reopen” see it here.

Rhode Island


On 6/29, the governor announced the state would move to Phase 3, read more here. On 8/28, the governor extended Phase III by Executive Order 20-67 until 9/28, unless further extended.

See all Executive Orders here.

Quarantine Emergency Declaration until 10/3, see it here.Emergency Declaration in effect until 10/2.

South Carolina



On 8/2 Executive Order 2020-50 was released, which consolidates previous executive orders relating to the COVID and imposes additional emergency measures. State laws says that Declarations of Emergencies will automatically expire after 15 days, so only Order 2020-48 remains in effect, separately.

A new state of emergency EO, good for 15 days, was released on 8/10. See it here.

See the state’s reopening guidelines here.

South Dakota


Gov. Kristi L. Noem has not issued a stay-at-home order but issued a Road to Recovery/Back to Normal plan.

See all Department of Health orders here. See all Executive Orders here.



Executive Order 59 was released on 8/28 and extended until 9/30, to address COVID health directives. Nashville COVID response, see it here.

Gov. Bill Lee extended the state of emergency until 8/29/20. Here is opening upbusiness guidance. See business resources here. See this COVID info hub for all COVID Executive Orders.



On 6/26, Gov. Abbott announced a pause in the reopening process. See Executive Order GA-28. The state will stay at Phase 3, with business open at 50% capacity due to an uptick in COVID cases. On 7/2, Gov. Abbott issued an updated Executive Order GA-28 regarding additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and he also issued Executive Order GA-29, requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.

See a list of health protocols here. See all Executive Orders here.




Gov. Herbert has launched his “Utah Leads Together” plan (version 2), see it here. On 6/19, the governor announced rural counties can move to green. Read more about guidance for business here. See all state and local directives and orders here.

8/20 Executive Order 2020-57 extends the Utah COVID level of restriction.



See the Resource Center, here.

9/1 modifications to the Stay at Home Order.



Virginia moved to Phase 3 on 7/1 and currently remains there. Hereare the Phase 3 business guidelines. See all Executive Orders here.

Gov. RalphNortham extended the State of Emergency indefinitely.



Reopening guidance for business, see it here. County by county opening status, see it here.

8/26 - Updated Safe Start guidance for modified Phase 1 counties.


Click here to see “Safe Start Washington.”.Business Signage toolkit

West Virginia


See all opening updates here.

See West Virginia Strong, the Comeback,here, with all available guidance.



On 5/13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided that Health Secretary Andrea Palm should have issued her stay at home regulations through the rulemaking process to give lawmakers veto power over agency policies. This means that Gov. Evers’ (D) Stay at Home order is overturned and the state is now open, although some localities, such as Milwaukee, have decided to continue to impose a stay at home order, see Milwaukee’s here. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) had brought forward the lawsuit.

Reopening guidelines. New statewide mask order on 7/30.



“A Transition Plan for a Healthy Wyoming” can be viewed here. See all Wyoming public health guidance here. Click here for all executive orders.

8/27 Executive Order, extended through 9/15, addresses bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms, etc.