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.
Current Stay at Home/Emergency Declaration
For health guidance and current status of Alabama’s 67 counties, click here. See business guidelines here. Additional resources, including additional info from Alabama state agencies, see it here. See all state of emergency orders here.
Gov. Ducey new executive order implements additional funding for hospital staffing, ADHS Holiday Guidance, testing at airports, vaccination tracking, and more.
The state remains under an emergency declaration.7/27: Slowing the Spread. 8/10: Reopening for Business guidance
11/13/20: establish gov’s winter COVID taskforce.
Gov. Hutchinson has created an economic recovery task force. Phase 2 began on 6/15.
Directives, effective June 15, 2020:
Department of Health directives and guidance. 8/26 Directive on Face Coverings. Guidance on when COVID positive employees can return to work. Masks effective as of 7/20. Here is a list of all executive orders. Subscribe for updates here.
Employer Guidance on AB 685: (Chapter 84, Statutes of 2020) is a new California law that requires employers to notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and to report workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 to the local health department. Employer FAQ on AB 685.10/28 Executive Order directs the California Department of Transportation to create a process for issuing temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way, allowing businesses located along state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking areas, where safety permits.
The Blueprint for a Safer Economy shows a four-tier, color coded system that shows which counties can reopen. See it here. See all Department of Public Health Guidance here.See all executive orders here.
Guidance (8/24) for returning to school or work after a positive test.
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.
10/30 Executive Order harmonizes the Protect Our Neighbors, Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, and Stay at Home directives, combining them into one simplified framework: The Dial. Each county or region is subject to the corresponding directives based on its level on the dial. Read more here.
On 11/14, Governor Polis amends and restates Executive Orders D 2020 045, D 2020 080, D 2020 114, D 2020 145, D 2020 169, D 2020 198, and D 2020 225
Gov. Lamont signed an EO increasing the amount that businesses can be fined for violations of the state’s COVID-19 sector rules and capacity limits to $10,000 per violation. The governor said he is taking this action – which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on 11/26. Press release and Order.
1/19/20: State of Emergency extended until state law ends it.
On November 20, Gov. Carney issued third revision to COVID-19 order.
See all State of Emergency declarations, here, including most up-to-date.
District of Columbia
Quarantine, testing, travel doc
10/7 extension of public emergency and additional measures in phase two, in effect until 12/31/20 unless repealed, modified or superseded.
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. Phase 3, right to work, see it here. 11/3 Emergency Order extended 60 days. Most up-to-date info on Covid, click here.
Restaurant and Food Establishment FAQ.
Florida Dept of Health website.
Governor Kemp signed Executive Order 11.13.20.01, renewing current COVID-19 restrictions through November 30, 2020.Gov. Brian Kemp has renewed the state of emergency until 11/30.
See all special alerts and notices, including travel, here.
Gov. Ige issued the 15th State of Emergency until December 10.
One Idaho pledge.
11/13 Disaster Proclamation for 30 days. Executive Order Number 71 — Reissues most executive orders, extending a majority of the provisions through December 12, 2020.
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The state will employ a five-stage approach to reopening. The state is in Stage Five. See Stage Five continued through 11/14. See the state’s “Back on Track” plan here. The mask mandate is extended until 10/17.All Executive Orders can be viewed here.
Renewal of Emergency Declaration through 12/1.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has renewed the state’s disaster proclamation.
The governor has put forth a plan: “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.” 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. Executive Order No. 20-66, amending provisions related to drivers’ license and vehicle registration and regulation during state of disaster emergency, and until 1/26/21, unless rescinded or extended; see it here.
Guidance for business.
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 renewed an executive order that allows pharmacists to dispense emergency 30-day refills on prescriptions.
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. Execept for New Orleans which elected to stay in Phase 2, the state is currently in Phase 3; here are some restrictions:Businesses such as restaurants, spas, gyms, etc. will be allowed to open at 75% while still following social distancing guidelines; bars can reopen on a parish-by-parish basis IF the parish is testing under 5% positivity for two weeks. If they meet that criteria, parish leaders still have to approve the reopening. Those bars will be at 25% occupancy and open for table service ONLY. On-premise alcohol sales will end at 10 p.m. for all restaurants, bars, casinos, etc. Nobody under 21-years-old will be allowed in these reopened bars. Social gatherings such as weddings or parties will be capped at 50% or 250 people, whichever is lower. Same for any outdoor events. Casinos will stay under Phase 2 rules: 50% capacity. Sporting events such as high school football will be capped at 25% capacity. Social distancing is required. For a guide listing businesses that can be open at any given time, visit gov.louisiana.gov/page/can-this-business-open.
RENEWAL OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR COVID-19
11/19/20: new closure of 9pm for some business. 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, currently set to expire on 10/1/20.
Division of Disease Surveillance page.
10/16 Exec Order; allows reopening of certain businesses and facilities, subject to local regulation, and generally requires use of face coverings. Stage 3 announcement slated to start 9/4. See all press releases on COVID here. Localities may be in different opening stages.
Gov. Hogan renewed Maryland’s State of Emergency on Oct. 30.
Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 30. There is no current potential end date.
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 I there. 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:
In October, the Michigan Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, determined the governor did not have the authority under state law to issue any additional emergency declarations pertaining to the pandemic after 4/30, which was the last date when the Legislature allowed the governor to declare an emergency, having declined to extend an earlier declaration. On 10/9, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order under section 2253 of the Public Health Code restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and childcare facilities, placing capacity limitations on stores, bars and other public venues and providing for safer workplaces, see it here.
See all rescinded executive orders here.
Emergency Executive Order extended until 11/12; see it here. Covid response and preparation page is here. See Executive Order 20-99, Implementing a Four Week Dial Back on Certain Activities to Slow the Spread of COVID-19; also see: Executive Order 20-97, Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01.
See all Executive Orders here.
FAQ and current reopening is Phase II. 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
To see an outline of the Phase 4 DHM changes, click here.
Governor Sisolak has moved from using opening “stages” to using a county by county approach. Read the most recent report here. Nevada guidance for safe gatherings. Nevada health response. 10/8 county update.
Effective 11-24, Gov. Sisolak orders “Three Week Pause” with retailer guidelines.
See all the governor’s directives and declarations here.
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).
Effective through 1/15/21, NH 573 requires persons to wear masks or cloth face coverings when in public spaces without physical distancing.
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.
A 10/31 Administrative Order closes self-service food, such as buffets and salad bars, at retail businesses, including grocery stores. Retailers must also limit self-service drink stations to those that can be routinely and effectively cleaned and disinfected.
10/22 Public Health Order requires businesses that incur four rapid response events –which occur when an employer reports, as required, an incidence of COVID-19 in the workplace, over a two-week period - to close for two weeks. This closure requirement will apply to food and drink establishments, close-contact businesses, retail spaces, etc. All retail establishments must close by 10 p.m. each night, in alignment with the state’s requirement that food and drink establishments serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. Retail establishments are defined in the public health order as businesses selling goods or services directly to a customer and include grocery stores and “big box” stores. Read more here.
The 10/16 amended public health order and executive order pertaining to mandatory quarantine upon travel out of state can be viewed here.Click here for the latest updates from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. See all Health Orders here. See best practices for retailers and food delivery here.
The following is state guidance regarding limited dine in operations for New York City (25% capacity beginning September 30th). All retail food businesses, regardless of location within New York State must follow the guidelines issued in May, which can be found here. For retail food stores that offer dine in food service outside of New York City, State Agriculture and Markets is advising that retailers follow the guidance for restaurants for dine in food service. Those guidelines can be found here. Starting on 9/30, any retail food store that wishes to re-open or offer dine in food service must follow this specific New York City indoor food service guidance. That guidance is found here. While there are similarities between the two food service guidelines, there are some specific differences. The most significant in the New York City guidance is that: “requires staff and customers to complete a temperature check before or immediately upon arriving at the establishment.” If retail food establishments in New York City wish to re-open and offer seated dine in food service to customers, they must adhere to the specific New York City indoor food service guidelines with no exceptions. It must be also noted that this New York City specific guidance comes from the Governor and not the Mayor of the City.
Malls in New York City reopened starting 9/9 with a 50 percent occupancy limit but subject to strict safety protocols. Read about more openings here. Go to forward.ny.gov to 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 issued executive 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.
10/20 travel advisory.State of Emergency in the City of New York, effective 11/13.
Executive Order No. 180 tightens mask requirements and enforcement, effective Nov. 23 – Dec. 11
Gov. Doug Burgum outlined the open for business plan, see it here.Check here for all announcements
Burgum announces new requirements for businesses, gatherings and masks, delays winter activities to slow spread of COVID-19; in effect until 12/13/20.
Governor DeWine announced “Responsible Restart Ohio.”
11/17/20: 21 Day Curfew
11/17/20 Mass Gatherings EO
11/13/20 Mask Wearing Enforcement and retailer additional requirements
Effective 11/16, Gov. Stitt issued the state’s Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20, which increases safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Oklahoma is in Phase 3. See more here.
Click here to see what phase each county is in.
10/23 draft Temporary Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Rule.
On 11/17, Executive Order outlines risk reduction measures, effective for two weeks beginning Nov. 18, in all Oregon counties.
On 9/1, State of Emergency is extended until 11/3.
11/20/20: Travel, testing and quarantining, see Health Order here.
On November 23, Gov. Wolf Announces New Mitigation Efforts
Gov. Tom Wolf issued a “Process to Reopen” see it here.
Ninetieth supplemental emergency declaration with regards to an amended and restated Phase III Re-Opening, effective 11/5.
See all Executive Orders here.
|11/23 state of emergency EO, good for 15 days. See the state’s reopening guidelines here.|
Emergency Order extended through 12/29.
10/7 Executive Order No. GA-32 relating to the continued response to the COVID-19 disaster as Texas reopens. Effective 9/21, the governor announced Executive Order No. GA-30, a new metric to identify “hot spots” in the State, among other things, including an increased occupancy level to 75% for all retail, restaurants, gyms, offices, museums.
On 7/2, Gov. Abbott 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.
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.
10/14 Public Health Emergency Declaration, see it here.
See the Resource Center, here.
On 11/13, Governor Scott has implemented several temporary limitations on social gatherings and business operations.
10/29 Fourth amended number sixty-seven (2020) and order of public health emergency seven; phase 3 further adjusting of certain temporary restrictions due to novel coronavirus (covid-19): Essential retail businesses such as grocery stores may continue to remain open during their normal business hours. Employers are required to provide face coverings to employees. Face coverings required through 11:59 pm on 12/8 unless rescinded or amended. Virginia moved to Phase 3 on 7/1 and currently remains there. Here are the Phase 3 business guidelines. See all Executive Orders here. See all Executive Directives here.
Gov. Ralph Northam extended the State of Emergency indefinitely.
11/16/20 In-store retail, grocery stores and personal services are limited to 25% of occupancy and must close any congregate areas. Read this and more restrictions here.
Workplace safety guidance, see it here.
Food Delivery Fees, see it here.
Food Delivery Fees
See West Virginia Strong, the Comeback, here, with all available guidance.
Face Covering mandate until 11/21
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.
11/13/20 Restaurants, Movie Theatres EOProhibition of indoor gatherings of more than 50 people (Updated 11/13/20) See all Wyoming public health guidance here. Click here for all executive orders.
“A Transition Plan for a Healthy Wyoming” can be viewed here.