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



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.

Governor Ivey has extended the Safer at Home Order until 11/8 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. Traveler info page, 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. Antingen test info, here.


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 Directiveon Face Coverings.

Masks effective a s of 7/20. Here is a list of all executive orders. Subscribe for updates here.



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.



Safer at Home Executive Order, expiring thirty (30) days from 8/21, unless extended further by Executive Order. Five Counties remain in “Protect our Neighbors” stage, see them here.

See Local Orders and Variances here.

Alcohol sales end at 10pm; read 7/21 EO here.

All Colorado Public Health and Executive Orders.



Gov. Lamont announced the state will pause on Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan. Here 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.

Latest information, see it here; see all executive orders here.




Read more about Delaware’s economic reopening here. The state is currently in Phase 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.

All State of Emergency declarations, see them here, including most up-to-date.

District of Columbia


On 7/24,Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 on 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

The District is in Phase Two. Read more here.



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. EO allowing Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to move to Phase Two, here. Gov.DeSantis on 9/25 is expected to move to Phase Three. Restaurants will open at 50% and his EO will preempt local rules on restaurant closures and requires municipalities to justify restrictions of restaurant capacity between 50 and 100 percent. This will not apply to businesses licensed as bars. When the EO is signed and released, it will be available 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. Workplace guidance, see 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.

Idaho remains in 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.

Chicago has new guidelines, effective 10/1; which include increased indoor capacity for non-essential retail (from 25 to 40 percent), reopening of bars and extended hours for bars and restaurants. Customers dining out at food establishments must wear face coverings while seated, except when actively eating or drinking. Read more here.

Read all Executive Orders here.

*Summary of Changes

*Phase 4Industry-Specific Guidance

*All COVID-Related Executive Orders and Proclamations

Disaster Proclamation in effect until 10/18.



The state will employ a five-stage approach to reopening. The state is in Stage Five. See the state’s “Back on Track” plan here. The mask mandate is extended until 10/17. 

Third Continuation of Stage 4.5, see Executive Order here. Public Health Emergency Proclamation extended until 11/1. All Executive Orders can be viewed 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.




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.

Reopening FAQ’s. Kansas Health Institute announcements.

See all Executive Orders here. Executive Order No. 20-65, extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during state of disaster emergency; see it here.




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.

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 placeoccupancy limitsand other restrictions.Business and faith leaders can 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,

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, currently set to expire on 10/1/20.

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 Stage Three (see EO here). The state left many decisions to local communities, and most jurisdictions have elected to stay in Phase Two, such as Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. See all press releases on COVID here.

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




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 all Executive Orders here.





See reopening guidelines here. Safe Recovery Executive Order (1524) in effect until 11/11.



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




See all Executive Orders here. 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. 


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




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



Starting 10/21, all Nebraska counties are in Phase 3.1 through 11/30. For all guidance documents, click here.


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.

See all the governor’s directives and declarationshere.

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. See Special Notices on COVID 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. 


On 9/25, Health Emergency is extended, see it here. See all executive orders here. Here is a FAQ.



New Mexico


The state will issue an extended emergency public health order effective Friday, Oct. 23, which incorporates the following amendments intended to root out and prevent the incidence and spread of COVID-19 at locations identified as sources of possible exposure: Businesses that incur four rapid responses – which occur when an employer reports, as required, an incidence of COVID-19 in the workplace to the state Environment Department, which oversees state occupational health and safety efforts – over a two-week period will be required to close for two weeks. This closure requirement will apply to food and drink establishments, close-contact businesses, retail spaces, places of lodging and other places of business presenting an extreme public health risk as determined by the Department of Health. 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.

New York


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 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.

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. North Carolina will go into Phase Three - it’s final phase of reopening - on October 2 at 5 pm. Executive Order 169 will remain in effect through 5:00 pm on October 23, 2020 unless repealed, replaced, or rescinded by another applicable Executive Order. An Executive Order rescinding the Declaration of the State of Emergency will automatically rescind this Executive Order. Among the changes in this phase are, bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less; amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy, outdoor attractions only; the limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors; The 11 pm curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to October 23. Read about more Phase Three openings here. State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when the current Executive Order expires October 23. 

The state is in the final phase of reopening.

North Dakota


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

Check here for 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 Orders here.

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.




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.


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

10/14 Public Health Emergency Declaration, see it here.



See the Resource Center, here.

Extension of State of Emergency until 11/15; see it here. See all Executive Orders here.



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. 




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

Workplace safety guidance, see it here



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

West Virginia


See all opening updates here. 10/12 update on testing efforts and locations. See all Executive Orders 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.

Mass gatherings of no more than 50, in effect through 10/31, see order here