State Reopening Plans

Some states and localities have “paused” or rolled back their reopening plans due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Examples are Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas. Three states have issued travel advisories from states with significant cases: Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. 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 as of July 2, 2020; this is a living document

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.

Gov. Ivey extended the current Safer At Home and State of Emergency orders to 7/31.



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

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



Gov. Ducey has posted all executive orders here. On 5/8, retails stores, with physical distancing, can reopen, including barbershops and salons. On 5/11, restaurants may reopen for dine-in, with physical distancing.

6/25 press release: “Pause in Reopening” and “Safer at Home.” The state remains under an emergency declaration.



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

Directives, effective June 15, 2020:

Business Limitations Phase II

Arkansas does not have a stay-at-home order, however the state of emergency has been extended, 60 days past 6/18, see it here.

Here is a list of all executive orders.



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.

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.



On 6/30, Gov. Polis issued an executive order to shut down those bars and night clubs that don’t sell food, for 30 days. Under the Safer at Home Guidelines, they were allowed to reopen on 6/18 at 25% capacity. The governor also announced that Colorado is moving into Phase 3, “Protect our Neighbors.” Read more here. See Executive Order D-2020-123.


All Colorado Public Health and Executive Orders.


Reopening orders:

Fifth Continuation and Modification of Statewide Public Health Order #1.pdf

Fifth Continuation and Modification of Statwide Order #3.pdf

Fifth Continuation and Modification of Statewide Public Health Order #2.pdf

Sixth amended (6/5) Public Health Order 20-28- This Order shall become effective on Friday June 5, 2020 and will expire 30 days from 6/1 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.



Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopen Planbegan on June 17, 2020. Here are the sector rules that apply to businesses in this phase.

Phase 3 of Connecticut's Reopen Planwill be announced soon and is anticipated to begin in mid-July.

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

Latest guidance, including travel advisory, etc.



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.

On 6/6, the Governor issued the Third Extensionof the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware due to a Public Health Threat

District of Columbia


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

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has extended her Stay at Home order and state of emergency until 6/8.



The governor has created a “Reopen Florida Task Force.”Here is the final report, which lays out a three Phase plan. Miami Beach reopened restaurants with new guidelines on 5/27; Palm Beach County beaches opened on 5/18. South Florida beaches and hotels opened on 6/1.With the exception of Palm Beach County, along with Broward and Miami-Dade, the rest of the state is moving to Phase 2 on 6/5. See Executive Order 20-139 here. Restaurants and other establishments, and bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, may operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees, as under Executive Order 20-123, Section 1. Bar areas may be open with seated service. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. This section does not apply to nightclubs. Non-conflicting provisions in Executive Order 20-71, Sections 1 and 2 remain in effect.

6/26 order, closure of bars.

Here is a list of COVID-19 executive orders. Executive Order 20-69 (local gov’t public meetings) is extended until June 30, 2020.




April 20 EO: “Providing flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response.”All businesses that reopen must adhere to best practices, including social distancing and screening employees for illness.

Gov. Brian Kemphas issued a state of emergency through noon on 7/30. Guidelines for business.



Any visitors to Hawaii must immediately quarantine for 14 days. Beginning Saturday, August 1, Travelers to Hawaii who have a valid negative COVID-19 polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory prior to arriving at Hawaii’s airports will not be subject to the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Read more here.

Gov. Ige issued a proclamation extension, read it hereNinth Supplementary Proclamation (6/10/20). Roadmap to Recovery (6/3/20).



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.

6/25 announcement: Pause in Stage 4, see it here. 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.

Read about the state’s five phase plan here. 6/25 presser on move to phase 4 by 6/26.

*Summary of Changes

*Phase 4Industry-Specific Guidance

*All COVID-Related Executive Orders and Proclamations



The state will employ a five-stage approach to reopening. The state is currently in Stage 4 but is slated to move to Stage 5 on 7/4, which is full capacity retail; malls, restaurants and nightclubs; read more here on Stage 5. See the state’s “Back on Track” plan here.

Gov. Eric Holcomb has renewed the health emergency until 7/4, by Executive Order 20-30. Executive Order 20-31extends the expiration date of some business licenses.



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 of disaster emergency, effective until 7/25. This proclamation also contains additional reopening information as well as an extension of bottle bill relief.



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.




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

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





On 6/22,Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will stay in Phase Two of reopening for another 28 days, 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

Proclamation 83 JBE 2020 (6/25/20) (Pause in Phase 2, Limiting Gatherings)



On 4/28/20, Gov. Mills unveiled her four phase reopening plan. As of 6/17, Maine retailers are allowed to increase customer counts in stores to 5 customers per 1000 sq ft. Stage 3 will begin in July and continue through August. Stage 4, which lifts the most restrictions, will start at a point to be determined in the future.

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



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, although Prince George’s announced it plans to move fully to Phase 2 on 6/29.

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.



The governor has announced a 4-phased opening approach, see it here.Effective 6/1/20, Phase 2 businesses may reopen their physical workplaces to workers only to conduct necessary preparations prior to the start of Phase 2. Preparations include but are not limited to completing a COVID-19 Control Plan, implementing sector-specific protocols, and complying with Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards.

For Reopening Phase 2 Executive Order, click here.

For Childcare Provider Reopening Order, click here.

Executive Order, dated 6/1/20 for Phase 2 reopening.

On 6/19, the Gov announced the transition of Step Two of Phase 2, which began 6/22.


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



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)



Executive Order 1496 issued on 6/10, allows for statewide safe return with some limitations on mass gatherings.

Reopening Guides and Recommendations



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.



“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



The new directed health measures (DHMs), easing restrictions on businesses and activities took effect 6/22. Most counties in Nebraska (89 out of 93) will move to “Phase 3” of the reopening on June 22nd.Dakota, Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick counties will move to “Phase 2.” Read more here.

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.



Gov. Sisolak said on 6/15 that the state will pause in Phase 2 since there has been an uptick in cases. See the governor’s directives and declarations here.

Gov. Steve Sisolakissued a declaration of emergency (Directive 26) on 6/29 that is in place until 7/31/20.

New Hampshire


On 6/29, movie theaters and performing arts venues can open at 50%. Amusement parks can reopen at 25% of capacity and hotels and lodgings can open at 100 percent, under social distancing guidelines.

Gov. Chris Sununu changed the Stay at Home order to a “Safer at Home” until 8/1. See guidance for business here. See all emergency orders here.

New Jersey


Gov. Murphy has laid out six key principles for reopening, see it here. The state is now in Stage 2. Indoor dining and nonessential businesses are still closed. Indoor gatherings are restricted to 25 percent of a building’s capacity, or 50 people, whichever is lower. Outdoor gatherings are allowed up to 100 people. Face coverings must be worn for indoor gatherings. On 6/15, outdoor dining and non-essential retail can open at 50% capacity. On 6/29, the governor put a pause on opening indoor dining until further notice. (See Executive Order 158.)

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:Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah. Exemptions to this advisory are those traveling for business, for example, truckers.

Gov. Phil Murphy issueda public health emergency until 7/4. Read it here. The Stay at Home measure has been lifted as of 6/10.

See Executive Order 156, Increased Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limits (6/22/20)


See all executive ordershere.


Here is a FAQ.


New Mexico


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham has announced a phased reopening planHere is the current status.Bars – defined as food and beverage service establishments that derived more than 50 percent of their revenue in the prior calendar year from the sale of alcoholic beverages – remain temporarily closed, although breweries and wineries can do curbside pickup where permitted by their licenses; Retailers and houses of worship may operate at 25 percent of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices; The 14-day quarantine order for airport arrivals will be amended to permit certain business travel under COVID-Safe Practices.

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

New York


On 7/1, Gov. Cuomo announced that New York City will not yet get to Phase 3, indoor dining. Read more here. The Capital Region entered Phase 4 on 7/1. 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 morehere. 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. Governor Cuomo outlined aphased plan to re-open New York and re-imagine a new normal for the statestarting with construction and manufacturing,implemented in phasesbased on regional analysis and determinations.

Guidance for business offices

See all executive orders here, including extension of Emergency Declaration.


North Carolina


Stay Ahead of the Curve” is the three-phase plan for reopening.The state is still in Phase 2. Retail Businesses that operate during the effective period of Executive Order 138, and on 5/8, as prescribed by Gov. Cooper, must limit customer occupancy to not more than 50% of stated fire capacity. Retail Businesses that do not have a stated fire capacity must limit customer occupancy to twelve customers for every one thousand (1000) square feet of the location's total square footage, including the parts of the location that are not accessible to customers. They must limit customer occupancy so that customers can stay six feet apart, even if this requires reducing occupancy beneath the 50% limit stated above. Retailers must mark six feet of spacing in lines at point of sale and in other high-traffic areas for customers, such as at deli counters and near high-volume products. Symptom screening will take place before workers enter the workplace. In Phase 2, gatherings of more than ten people in a single indoor space remains prohibited. In outdoor spaces, gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. These mass gathering limits include parades, fairs, festivals, auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, conference rooms, and meeting halls. The mass gathering limit does not apply to retail businesses, restaurants, personal care and grooming businesses, pools, child care, day camps, and overnight camps. In these settings, there are other restrictions, such as 50 percent reduced occupancy or putting six feet of distance between each group at a restaurant, to ensure that there is not overcrowding.

On 6/24, Gov. Cooper issued Executive Order 147 to extend Phase 2, which includes new measures such as mask wearing.Gov. Cooper has issued Executive Order 138, which is a reopening plan. Some localities may be on a different path. Executive Order 141 lifts the state at home order. An Emergency Declaration remains in effect. Here is a complete list of executive orders.

North Dakota


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

Check here for all announcements.



Governor DeWine announced that he is extending existing health orders through the week of 6/29/20, as his administration finalizes plans to help local schools safely reopen, as well as plans to keep Ohioans healthy and safe. Details on this new phase are anticipated to be released on 7/2/20.

See all executive orders here.



The “Open Up and Recovery Plan” is a three phase approach to open up the state.

Oklahoma is in Phase 3. See more here.



On 6/5, Executive Order 20-27 was released which continues an implemental approach for reopening Oregon’s economy and sets baseline requirements for opening. On 6/10, the Oregon Health Authority released Phase Two, updated guidance for business. On 6/4 the governor approved 26 counties for Phase Two reopening. On 6/4, updated guidance for retail stores was released. On 6/3, reopening guidance was released for gatherings.On 6/17, Union County announced it will voluntarily return to Phase 1, since they’ve had a resurgence.Marion, Polk, and Hood River Counties will begin Phase 2 on 6/19.
Multnomah County moved to Phase 1 on 6/19.

On 6/30, Gov. Kate Brown extended the state of emergency for 60 days and on 6/29 extended face covering requirement statewide.



The last county has moved to green (more here).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.

Gov. Gina Raimondo on 6/29 extended the emergency declaration until 7/29.

South Carolina



Gov. Henry McMaster on 6/12issued Executive Order 2020-40, which declares a new state of emergency, allows bowling alleys to open immediately, and lifts restrictions on the occupancy of retail establishments and continues school closures. It is in effect for 15 days (until 6/26), read more here.

Reopening Guidelines Available from accelerateSC


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.




In Nashville, Mayor John Cooper kept the city in Phase Two for 28 days – two weeks longer than planned – and will remain in Phase Three until at least July 20, with a chance of the restrictions being extended. Shelby County (Memphis) has also decided to stay in Phase 2. Phase 3 allows restaurants and retail to go to an occupancy rate of 75% and festivals and parades are permitted.

Gov. Bill Lee extended the state of emergency until 8/29/20. Here is opening up business guidance.



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.

See a list of health protocols 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.

On 6/12, the governor issues an executive order announcing health risks in certain areas.



On 6/19 Governor Phil Scott announced next restart steps for the hospitality sector.

Gov. Phil Scott extended the State of Emergency until 7/15.



Most Tuesdays and Thursdays, the governor conducts a live briefing at 2 pm. You can watch it here.Virginia moved to Phase 3 on 7/1. There is a prohibition on bars being open. Here are the Phase 3 business guidelines.

Gov. Ralph Northam extended the State of Emergency indefinitely.



Gov. Jay Inslee on 6/27 put a pause on counties moving to Phase 4.


Click here to see “Safe Start Washington” which is a phased reopening, county by county.The Governor requires an addition to an employer’s Safety Plan during Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan.Here is that document.

Phase 3 Guidance

6/18/2020 Press Release


Which mask for which task?


Business Signage toolkit

West Virginia


On 6/5, Gov. Justice announced that he has signed an executive order that will formally allow activities, currently scheduled to reopen in the Week 7 phase of the Governor’s reopening plan, to resume operations on 6/8, if they choose. Read more here. Executive Order 42-20 increased the public gatherings from 25 to 100.

See West Virginia Strong, the Comeback, here, with all available guidance. Executive Order 45-20 allows for reopening of race tracks, ziplining, white water rafting, among other items on 6/22.



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.



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

6/29Public Health Order Continuation

6/29Update on Gatherings

6/29Update on Personal Services


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