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Fifty-State Summary of Current Business Limitations Fifty-State Summary of Current Business Limitations

Fifty-State Summary of Current Business Limitations

LAST UPDATED: May 3, 2021
NOTE: Some local governments have issued separate stay-at-home orders that are not included on this summary.


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This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.
 
STATE REOPENING OF BUSINESSES
Alabama

Safer-at-Home Order expires on May 5, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Under the Safer-at-Home Order, businesses are no longer required to limit the number of customers inside of their establishments. Under the Order:

  • Entertainment venues such as bowling alleys, arcades, concert venues, theaters, auditoriums, tourist attractions, racetracks and casinos may operate but are subject to social distancing, facial coverings and sanitation guidelines. (Entertainment venue does not include night clubs.)
  • Athletic facilities such as fitness centers and commercial gyms, spas and yoga, barre and spin facilities may operate but are subject to social distancing, facial coverings and sanitation rules and guidelines.
  • Restaurants, bars and breweries may operate but are subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines
  • Close-contact service providers such as barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, threading salons, nail salons and spas, body art facilities, tattoo services and massage therapy establishments and services may operate but are subject to subject to social distancing, facial coverings and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • All retailers may operate but are subject to social distancing, facial coverings and sanitation rules and guidelines
Read more: https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2021/03/Safer-at-Home-Order-3.4.21-FINAL.pdf
Alaska In Alaska:
  • All businesses, libraries, museums, recreational activities and sport activities can operate at full capacity.
Gov. Dunleavy has urged all businesses to operate remotely, if possible, and send their employees home.
 
Read more: https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2020/11/11/governor-mike-dunleavy-addresses-alaskans-over-rapid-spread-of-covid-19/
Read more: https://covid19.alaska.gov/reopen/
Arizona In Arizona:
Gov. Ducey lifted occupancy limits on businesses, including restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys and water parks. Businesses are encouraged, but not required, to follow CDC guidance.
 
Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/governor-ducey-announces-next-phase-business-and-safety-protocols
Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-05.pdf
Arkansas All businesses may operate, although the following business are subject to industry-specific health and safety guidelines or other capacity restrictions:
 
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Personal services, such as barber shops and salons
  • Restaurants may resume dine-in service at 66% capacity under guidelines that require daily health screening of staff, use of face masks and gloves and strict social distancing
  • Standalone bars and pubs may and operate at 66% of total seating capacity
Read more: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/directive_bars_phase_II.pdf
Read more: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/Directive_for_Large_Indoor_Venues
Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/gyms-fitness-centers
Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/personal services reopen
Read more: https://arkansasready.com/resources/restaurants/
Read more: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/elective_surgery.pdf
California Each county in California is assigned to a four-tier system, governing how businesses are allowed to reopen. In order to advance to the next less-restrictive tier, each county will need to meet an equity metric or demonstrate targeted investments to eliminate disparities in levels of COVID-19 transmission, depending on its size.
 
Tier 1, widespread transmission: Most nonessential businesses must be closed.
  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail and Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: outdoor only
  • Places of worship: outdoor only
  • Movie theaters: outdoor only
  • Gyms: outdoor only
  • Restaurants: outdoor only
  • Bars and breweries: closed
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
  • Non-essential offices: remote work only
  • Professional sports: no live audiences
  • Schools: must stay closed
  • Theme parks: must stay closed
Tier 2, substantial transmission:
  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail and Malls: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Places of worship: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie theaters: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms: open indoors at 10% capacity
  • Restaurants: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Bars and breweries: closed
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
  • Non-essential offices: remote work only
  • Professional sports: no live audiences
  • Schools: can reopen for in-person instruction after two weeks out of tier 1
  • Theme parks: may open to in-state visitors at 15% capacity
Tier 3, moderate transmission:
  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail and Malls: open indoors with modifications
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Places of worship: open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie theaters: open indoors at 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms: open indoors at 25% capacity and can open indoor pools
  • Restaurants: open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Bars and breweries: outdoor only
  • Family entertainment centers: open indoors at 25% capacity for naturally distanced activities like bowling and rock climbing walls
  • Non-essential offices: encourage telework but can reopen in-person work spaces
  • Professional sports: outdoor stadiums can have audiences up to 20% capacity
  • Schools: can reopen for in-person instruction after two weeks out of the purple tier
  • Theme parks: smaller parks can open outdoor attractions to in-county visitors at 25% capacity or 500 people, whichever is fewer
Tier 4, minimal transmission:
  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail and Malls: open indoors with modifications
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors with modifications
  • Places of worship: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters: open indoors at 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms: open indoors at 50% capacity, plus saunas, spas, steam rooms and indoor pools can open
  • Restaurants: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Bars and breweries: open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Family entertainment centers: open indoors at 50% capacity including arcades, ice skating, roller skating, and indoor playgrounds
  • Non-essential offices: encourage telework but can reopen in-person work spaces
  • Professional sports: outdoor stadiums can have audiences up to 25% capacity
  • Schools: can reopen for in-person instruction after two weeks out of the purple tier
  • Theme parks: larger parks can open at 25% capacity
On June 15, California will fully reopen its economy across the state if:
  • There is enough vaccine supply for Californians 16 years and older to be vaccinated
  • Hospitalizations rates remain stable and low, especially among fully vaccinated Californians
Read more: https://www.gov.ca.gov/Regional Stay-at-Home-Order-ICU-Scenario.pdf
Read more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf
Colorado Gov. Polis announced a COVID-19 dial that establishes a restriction framework for counties based on metrics like positivity rate and hospital capacity. Counties can use the dial as a guide to apply to enter one of five phases that outline restrictions aimed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Counties will move back and forth between levels based on their metrics.

Level Green (Protect our Neighbors)
  • Counties and regions certified for Level Green may allow any business or activity within their jurisdiction to operate at 50% of their pre-pandemic capacity not to exceed 500 people.
  • Critical businesses and critical government functions may continue to operate without capacity limitations under safety requirements.
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may operate at 50% of their pre-pandemic capacity with no further person cap or limitation.
Level Blue (Cautious)
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may allow in-person work up to 50% of their posted occupancy limit.
  • Critical and non-critical retail may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit up to 175 employees, whichever is less, per room.
  • Personal services may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 175 people excluding staff, whichever is less, per room.
  • Recreation, including gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools and outdoor recreation facilities, may open at 25% capacity, not to exceed 75 people, whichever is less.
  • Casinos may operate their slot machines at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 175 people per room, whichever is less, excluding staff.
  • Critical businesses and critical government functions may continue to operate without capacity limitations, but must follow safety requirements
Level Yellow (Concern)
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may operate the same as Level Blue, and remote working is strongly encouraged.
  • Critical and non-critical retail may operate the same as Level Blue.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Personal Services may operate the same as Level Blue.
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room.
  • Recreation, including gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools and outdoor recreation facilities and activities, may operate at 25% capacity, not to exceed 50 patrons, whichever is less.
  • Casinos may operate their slot machines at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people per room, whichever is less, excluding staff.
  • Critical businesses and critical government functions may continue to operate without capacity limitations, but must follow safety requirements.
Level Orange (High Risk)
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may allow in-person work up to 25% of their posted occupancy limit, and are strongly encouraged to implement remote work to the greatest extent possible.
  • Critical and non-critical retail may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit, and should offer increased options for curbside pickup and delivery.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Personal services may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit indoors not to exceed 50 people, excluding staff, whichever is less, per room.
  • Gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools may operate at 25% capacity, not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less.
  • Casinos may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people excluding staff, whichever is less.
  • Critical businesses and critical government functions may continue to operate without capacity limitations, but must follow safety requirements.
Level Red (Severe Risk)
  • Non-critical office-based businesses may allow in-person work up to 10% of their posted occupancy limit and are strongly encouraged to implement remote work to the greatest extent possible.
  • Critical and non-critical retail may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit and should offer enhanced options for curbside pickup and delivery.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Personal services may operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit, not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Restaurants are closed for in-person indoor dining but may offer outdoor dining, curbside, takeout and delivery services.
  • Gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools may operate at 10% capacity, not to exceed 10 people, whichever is less, excluding staff per room indoors.
  • Casinos are closed for in-person work and services.
  • Critical businesses and critical government functions may continue to operate without capacity limitations, but must follow safety requirements.
Level Purple (Extreme Risk)
  • Non-critical office-based businesses are closed for in-person work but may continue to perform remote work if possible and carry out Minimum Basic Operations.
  • Non-critical retail is closed for in-person work or services but may operate and provide curbside, pick up or delivery services.
  • Non-critical manufacturing may operate at 10% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 25 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Personal services are closed for in-person work and services.
  • Restaurants are closed for in-person indoor and outdoor dining but may offer curbside, takeout and delivery services.
  • Gyms, recreation centers and indoor pools are closed for indoor activities, except that fitness centers and nonessential personal services included in residential facilities, such as hotels, apartment or condominium complexes.
  • Casinos are closed for in-person work and services
Read more: : https://COVID-19 DIAL (Jan 4 updated)
Read more: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial-dashboard
Connecticut Effective March 19:
Capacity restrictions are lifted on restaurants, retail stores, gyms, personal services, libraries and other businesses. Events at commercial and entertainment venues, such as movie theaters and bowling alleys may operate until 12 a.m. Indoor theaters will still be required to limit capacity to 50%. Bars that don't serve food can open for outdoor service only.

Gov. Lamont announced he will lift most business restrictions on May 19. 
 
Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/May 1 and May 19 updates
Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/Plans-To-Ease-Some-COVID-19-Restrictions
Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen
Delaware In Delaware:
 
  • Maximum occupancy for businesses means 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements, excluding employees, unless expressly stated otherwise.
  • Barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo services, massage therapy services, nail care, brow care, spas, waxing services, and similar services may operate at no more than 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements.
  • Exercise facilities may continue operations or reopen to the general public, provided, however, that the total number of guests permitted in an establishment at any one time may not exceed 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements.
  • Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Historical Attractions and Arts may continue operations or reopen provided, however, that the total number of guests permitted entry into an establishment at any one time shall not exceed 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements.
  • Restaurants and bars may continue operations or reopen provided, however, that the total number of guests within an establishment shall not exceed 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements.
  • Retail businesses may continue operations provided, however, that the total number of guests permitted in a retail establishment at any one time shall not exceed 50% of stated fire occupancy requirements.
Read more: https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2021/02/Seventh-Revision-to-the-27th-Modification-of-the-Declaration-of-a-SOE-State-of-Delaware-02192021.pdf
Read more: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/12/10/governor-carney-announces-additional-covid-19-restrictions-to-confront-winter-surge/
District of Columbia DC is currently under Phase 2 of reopening. Under Phase 2:
 
  • Non-essential retail can operate at 50% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less.
  • Indoor dining may operate at 25% capacity. Restaurants can serve alcohol until midnight.
  • Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 50% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less.
  • Tanning, tattoo, waxing, threading, electrolysis, cryotherapy, facial and other skin services, and nail salons may open under the same conditions as barbershops and hair salons.
  • Museums and libraries may reopen with a limited capacity of 50%
  • Nonessential businesses are required to work from home
  • Live entertainment, theaters and cinemas can operate at 25% capacity, indoors or outdoors, with a maximum of 500 people
Read more: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/Reopening.pdf
Florida Florida is currently in phase 3.
Phase 3 began September 25. During phase 3:
  • Bars, pubs, and nightclubs may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
  • Restaurants and food service establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may operate at full capacity but should maintain adequate sanitation practices
  • Large Venues: (i.e. movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses, casinos) may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols
  • Personal services businesses may operate at full capacity subject to mitigation protocols.
  • Retail businesses may operate at full capacity but should continue to maintain adequate sanitation practices
The Order allows city or county governments to impose occupancy limits on restaurants and bars (to as low as 50% capacity) if authorities state in the local order why the restriction is necessary for public health.
 
Read more: https://www.flgov.com/Phase 3 Order/2020/EO_20-244.pdf
Georgia In Georgia, all businesses may operate. Certain types of businesses are subject to specific limitations:
  • Restaurants and dining services are allowed may operate subject to safety, social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
  • All medical practices, dental practices, orthodontic practice and any other healthcare-related practices are permitted to treat patients and are not limited to Minimum Basic Operations.
  • All gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, estheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists are permitted to operate subject to safety, social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
  • Retail stores are permitted to operate under certain measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Movie theaters may operate subject to guidelines for Non-critical Infrastructure along with additional industry specific guidelines.
  • Entertainment venues like bars and nightclubs may operate subject to safety, social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
Read more: https://gov.georgia.gov/2020-executive-orders
Hawaii All businesses are permitted to operate without any capacity limitations.
 
Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/reopen plan.pdf
Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/Seventh-Supplementary-Proclamation-for-COVID-19.pdf
Idaho Gov. Little moved the state to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan. Under Stage 3:
 
  • Gatherings should be limited to 50 or fewer people.
  • Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs can operate with seating only.
  • Hair salons, indoor gyms and recreation facilities may operate if they meet health and safety protocols.
Read more: https://gov.idaho.gov/pressrelease/idaho-advances-to-stage-3-as-covid-19-case-counts-hospitalizations-decline/
Read more: https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/
Illinois On July 15, Gov. Pritzker announced a new plan to mitigate the continued spread of COVID-19 in Illinois, splitting up the state into 11 regions instead of the 4 regions outlined in his original plan. The plan outlines 3 tiers of actions that officials can take to slow the spread of coronavirus, before entering the less restrictive phase 4.
 
Tier 1
  • Bars and restaurants: Indoor service limited to lesser of 25% or 25 persons per room
  • Hospitals: Reduce elective surgeries and procedures; limit visitations at hospitals; implement twice daily bed-reporting
  • Offices: Remote work for high risk individuals; telework for as many workers as possible
  • Organized group recreational activities & gyms: Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities follow Phase 4 guidance
  • Retail: Reduce in-person capacity.
  • Salons and personal care: Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak
Tier 2
  • Bars and restaurants: Suspend indoor dining and bar service
  • Hospitals: Suspend elective surgeries and procedures; implement surge capacity; assess need to open alternate care facility
  • Offices: Reduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possible
  • Organized group recreational activities & gyms: Suspend organized indoor recreational activities.
  • Retail: Suspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for all.
  • Salons and personal care: Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigations
Tier 3: 
  • Bars and Restaurants: All bars and restaurants must close at 11pm; No indoor service;
  • Health and Fitness Centers: Operate at no more than 25% capacity; No indoor group classes
  • Indoor recreation, theaters, cultural Institutions: Gaming and casinos are closed; Indoor recreation centers, including theaters, performing arts centers and indoor museums and amusement centers are closed; Outdoor activities allowed at 25% capacity or less
  • Offices: All employees who can work remotely should work remotely
  • Personal Care Service: Operate at lesser of 25 clients or 25% capacity
  • Retail: Operate at no more than 25% capacity; Grocery stores and pharmacies may operate at up to 50% capacity
  • Manufacturing: Additional COVID training for all employees required even if previous training occurred
Phase 4:
  • All manufacturing open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • All employees of non-essential businesses may return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance;
  • Bars and restaurants may open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • All barbershops, salons, spas and health and fitness clubs may open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Cinema and theaters may open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Retail businesses may open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
All 11 regions are currently in phase 4.

Gov. Pritzker announced a new framework called the Bridge Phase to move the state from its current Phase 4 rules to Phase 5. To reach the Bridge Phase, 70% of residents 65 and older must be vaccinated, among other metrics. Capacity limits on many businesses will increase to 60%. Once 50% of residents 16 and older have been vaccinated and stable or declining COVID-19 metrics are recorded during a 28-day monitoring period, Phase 5 will be implemented, removing capacity limits altogether.
 
Read more: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase
Read more: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan Tier 3
Read more: https://www2.illinois.govTier_2_COVID-19_Resurgence_Migitations.pdf 
Read more: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/reopening plan
Indiana Indiana is operating under a color-coded system to keep everyone informed about the status of COVID-19 in each county. The ISDH will update each county’s status at least weekly.
 
Blue: The county has low community spread (0.5 or below)
Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 250 people. Social gatherings may be greater than 250 and operate at full capacity as long as safely measures are followed.
 
Yellow: The county has moderate community spread (1.0 or 1.5)
Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 100 people. Social gatherings may be greater than 100 people as long as overall attendance does not exceed 50% of a facilities capacity.
 
Orange: The county’s community spread is approaching high levels (2.0 or 2.5)
Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 50 people. Social gatherings may be greater than 50 people as long as overall attendance does not exceed 25% of a facilities capacity.
 
Red: The county has very high positivity and community spread (3.0 or higher)
Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 25 people. Social gatherings may be greater than 25 people as long as overall attendance does not exceed 25% of a facilities capacity.
 
A county must meet the metrics of a less restrictive category for 2 consecutive weeks before being allowed to move to that category.
 
The Order allows restaurants, bars and nightclubs to operate without capacity limits based on percentage but establishments must adhere to other safety protocols.
 
Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive-Order-21-05-Twelfth-Renewal-of-Emergency-Declaration.pdf
Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive-Order-21-06-Fourth-Extension-of-County-Based-Restrictions.pdf
Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/EO-20-48 Color-County_Assessments.pdf
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
Iowa All business may operate, although some have specific guidelines or limitations
  • Restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, and other retails establishments may operate. 
  • Movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues may operate subject to public health measures
  • Salons, barbershops, massage and tattoo establishments may operate with appropriate public health measures in place.
  • Bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries and social and fraternal clubs may operate.
Read more: https://abd.iowa.gov/covid-19-updates
Read more: https://governor.iowa.go/vHealth Proclamation -202020.pdf
Read more: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/proclamation
Kansas Kansas is currently in Phase 3. Under Phase 3:
 
All businesses and activities may operate if they can maintain at least 6 feet of distance between consumers (individuals or groups).
 
Read more: https://governor.kansas.gov/EO-20-34-Phase-2-Executed.pdf
Read more: https://covid.ks.gov/Reopen-Kansas-Framework-v6.2-5.19.20.pdf
Kentucky In Kentucky:
  • Gyms and fitness centers may operate at 60% capacity.
  • Restaurants and bars may operate at 60% capacity. Service must stop at midnight and close by 1 a.m.
  • All professional services and other office-based businesses must mandate that all employees who are able to work from home do so. Any office that remains open must ensure that no more than 60% of employees are physically present in the office any given day.
  • Indoor venues, event spaces, and theaters are limited to 60% capacity.
Read more: https://_Executive-Order_2020-968_State-of-Emergency.pdf
Read more: kycovid19.ky.gov - KY Healthy At Work (egov.com)
Read more: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=GovernorBeshear&prId=666
Louisiana Louisiana is now in a modified Phase 3. Under phase 3:
  • All businesses, private and public sectors, are encouraged to use remote work where they can.
  • Restaurants and bars no longer have capacity limits.
  • Retail businesses may operate at 75% capacity
  • Gyms no longer have capacity limits.
  • Barber and beauty shops, and nail salons no longer have capacity limits.
  • Movie theaters may open at 75% of their capacity.
  • Indoor gatherings at event/receptions centers are capped at 50% occupancy or 250-person capacity
Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/page/can-this-business-open 
Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/3058
Maine In Maine:
  • Indoor gatherings including restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses with indoor seating are capped at 50% capacity, 50 people or 5 people per 1,000 square feet (whichever is greatest)
  • For non-seated indoor activities, such as physical activity in gyms, the limit remains at 50%.
  • The outdoor gathering limit remains at 100 people.
  • Retailers are subject to the occupancy limit of 5 people per 1,000 square feet of shopping space.
  • The reopening date for indoor seated service for bars and tasting rooms is postponed.
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-continues-early-business-closing-time-amid-increase-covid-19-positivity
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-continues-early-business-closing-time-amid-rising-cases
Maryland Effective March 12:
  • Capacity limits was lifted on outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments.
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity. This includes theaters; concert, convention, and wedding venues; racing facilities, and outdoor entertainment and sporting venues.
  • The state continues to encourage employers to support telework whenever possible.
Read more: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Gatherings-20th-AMENDED-3.9.21.pdf
Massachusetts Effective March 22, all communities in Massachusetts moved into Step 1 of Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan. Under Phase IV indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks that submit a plan to the health department can open at 12% capacity.

Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons.

Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) may operate at 50% capacity.

Capacity limits across all sectors is 50%, excluding employees.

Restaurants no longer have a percent capacity limit but must adhere to other safety protocols
 
Read more: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-transition-to-phase-iv-of-reopening-plan
Read more: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-plans-for-continued-reopening
Michigan In Michigan:
  • Indoor dining and bars may operate at 50% capacity with up to 100 people. Outdoor dining is allowed at 100% capacity. An 11pm curfew stays in place.
  • Outdoor non-residential gatherings where people interact across households are permitted up to 300, allowing larger outdoor events to resume.
  • Indoor entertainment venues are allowed to be at 50% capacity, up to 300 people.
  • Exercise facilities are allowed to be at 30% capacity with restrictions on distancing and mask requirements.
  • Retail is allowed to be at 50% capacity.
  • Casinos are allowed to be at 30% capacity.
  • Indoor stadiums and arenas are allowed have 375 if seating capacity is under 10,000; 750 if seating capacity is over 10,000.
Read more: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/New Measures  
Minnesota Effective March 15: 
  • Restaurants and bars must close to the public. Outdoor dining may operate at 75% capacity, 250 people max. Establishments must close dine-in service by 11 p.m.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Indoor events and entertainment may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Outdoor events and entertainment may operate at 25% capacity, 250 people max
  • Personal services, such as salons, tattoo parlors, and barbershops, may operate under safety guidelines.
Read more: https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/471544
Read more: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-plan.jsp
Mississippi Businesses may operate at 100% capacity. Indoor arenas, however, are limited to a seating capacity of 50%.
 
Read more: https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/1549.pdf
Missouri All businesses can be open provided that the social distancing guidelines set forth in the new health order are followed.
 
There are currently no limitations on social gatherings as long as necessary precautions are taken.
 
Read more: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/
Read more on Plan: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/businesses/
Montana In Montana, all businesses may operate, except that:
  • Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos may operate at 50% capacity and must close no later than 10pm.
  • Gyms, indoor group fitness classes, pool, and hot tubs can operate at 75% capacity  
  • Concert halls, bowling alleys, and other places of assembly may operate with reduced capacity
Read more: https://news.mt.gov/Nov 20/gov-announces-new-public-health-measures
Read more: https://covid19.mt.gov/Phase One Expansion Guidance.pdf
Read more: https://news.mt.gov/governor-bullock-announces-montana-to-enter-phase-two-of-reopening-plan-on-june-1st
Nebraska In Nebraska, all businesses may operate with no capacity restrictions but must adhere to safety protocols.
 
Read more: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-announces-new-directed-health-measures-take-effect-thursday
Read more: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/DHM-Measure-Table-ENGLISH.pdf
Nevada In Nevada:
  • Restaurants and bars may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Gyms, fitness and dance studios may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Arcades, bowling alleys, mini golf and similar activities may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Libraries, aquariums, museums and zoos may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Retail stores – including grocery stores – will remain at 50% of capacity, with strict social distancing and additional monitoring requirements.
Read more: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/current-status-mitigation-measures/
Read more: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Roadmap-to-Recovery-Graphic-2.15_FINAL.pdf
New Hampshire In New Hampshire, businesses may operate with the following limitations:
  • Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios may operate at 50%
  • Museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums may operate at 50%
  • Indoor venues, like movie theaters, bowling alleys and indoor malls may operate at 50%
  • Adult entertainment establishments, nightclubs and day clubs remain closed
  • Bars and restaurants may operate at 100% capacity
  • Amusement parks, performing arts, movie theaters may operate for daily operations but with a limit capacity
Read more: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/phase 2 reopening/may 29
Read more: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/
Read more: https://www.governor.nh.gov/-stay-at-home.htm
New Jersey In New Jersey, businesses may operate, except that:
  • Gyms and fitness centers are limited to 50% capacity
  • Indoor dinning and bars may operate at 50% capacity. 
  • Theaters and indoor performance venues are limited to 35% capacity
  • Casinos are limited to 50% capacity
  • Personal care services, including barber shops and nail salons are limited to 50% capacity
  • Large entertainment venues with a fixed seating capacity of 5,000 or more will be permitted to host a number of patrons and members of the public equal to 10% of capacity indoors and 15% of capacity outdoors.
Read more: https://www.nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-230.pdf
Read more: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/what-businesses-are-open-what-rules-or-safety-guidelines-must-they-follow
New Mexico Effective December 2, New Mexico transitioned to a tiered county-by-county COVID-19 risk system. Counties will operate under one of three levels: Red, signifying very high risk; Yellow, signifying high risk; and Green, signifying medium risk.
 
Green Level
  • Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Essential retail spaces: 50% of maximum capacity
  • Food and drink establishments: 50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining
  • Close-contact businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
  • Outdoor recreational facilities: 50% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
  • Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
  • **All other businesses: 50% of maximum capacity
Yellow Level
  • Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
  • Food and drink establishments: 25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night
  • Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
  • Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
  • Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
  • All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Red Level
  • Essential businesses (non-retail): No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions
  • Essential retail spaces: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
  • Food and drink establishments: No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night
  • Close-contact businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
  • Outdoor recreational facilities: 25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the state’s COVID-Safe Practices)
  • Close-contact recreational facilities: Remain closed
  • All other businesses: 25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller
Read more: https://www.newmexico.gov/2020/12/10/doh-issues-public-health-orders-temporarily-limiting-non-essential-surgeries-recognizing-activation-of-crisis-care/
Read more: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/RED-TO-GREEN-FRAMEWORK-FOR-SAFE-REOPENING.pdf
Read more: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Executive-Order-2020-085.pdf
New York In October, Gov. Cuomo announced a new micro-cluster strategy in the state as an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The strategy targets coronavirus spikes on a block-by-block basis through the designation of yellow, orange, and red zones. Recently, Gov. Cuomo lifted nearly all of the state’s micro-cluster zone designations. The state is in phase 4 of its reopening plan.
 
Yellow Zone
The least restrictive of the three zones. Non-essential businesses can remain open. Indoor dining and outdoor dining is permitted. Bars and restaurants close at 10pm for on-premises consumption.
 
Orange Zone
Gyms, fitness centers and classes operate at 25% capacity; barber shops, hair salons, personal care services can provide services so long as employees performing services are tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. Outdoor dining and takeout or delivery is only permitted. Bars and restaurants close at 11 p.m. for on-premises consumption. Schools are closed and operate on a remote-only basis.
 
Red Zone
Red zone designation is the most restrictive of the three. All non-essential businesses are closed, and dining is restricted to takeout and delivery only. Schools are closed and operate on a remote-only basis.
 
Bars, restaurants and gyms must close in-person service by 11 p.m. statewide.

Phase 4:
  • Regions outside of New York City can resume dine-in service at 75% capacity. New York City is capped at 50%. Restaurants in the state can open until midnight.
  • Zoos, nature parks, outdoor museums and other low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity.
  • Indoor arts and entertainment venues can open at 25% capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 33% capacity.
  • Movie theaters can reopen in some counties at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per theater.
Read more: https://forward.ny.gov/cluster-action-initiative/ changes to zone orange
Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-updates-new-yorkers-states-progress-during-covid-19-pandemic-115
Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-executive-order-extending-restaurants-bars-other-sla-licensed-entities
Read more: https://forward.ny.gov/cluster-action-initiative
Read more: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
North Carolina In North Carolina:
  • Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, like arenas or amphitheaters may operate at 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters and conference centers may operate indoor spaces to 50% capacity
  • Bars and night clubs may operate at 50% capacity
  • Gyms and indoor exercise facilities may operate at 75% capacity
  • Restaurants may operate at 75% capacity
  • Museums, aquariums, retail, and personal care businesses may operate at full capacity
Read more: https://governor.nc.gov/news/gov-cooper-announces-north-carolina-will-relax-some-covid-19-restrictions%EF%BB%BF
Read more: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/COVID-19-County-Alert-System-Report.pdf
North Dakota North Dakota uses a color-coded health guidance system to guide decisions regarding county risk levels.

Red means critical risk and severe threat to public health.
  • Only essential businesses are open
Orange means high risk for everyone as well as high-risk individuals.
  • Dine-in service at heightened hygiene and cleaning standards (25% capacity recommended)
  • Personal services may open subject to safety guidelines
  • Fitness centers and gyms may open at no more than 25%
Yellow means moderate risk for everyone but high-risk individuals.
  • Dine-in services may operate at heightened hygiene and cleaning standards (50% capacity recommended)
  • Personal services may open subject to safety guidelines
  • Fitness centers and gyms may operate at no more than 50%
Green means low risk for everyone, but high-risk individuals.
  • Dine-in services may operate at heightened hygiene and cleaning standards (80% capacity recommended)
  • Personal services may open subject to safety guidelines
  • Fitness centers and gyms may operate at no more than 75%
Blue means a new normal baseline for everyone but high-risk individuals.
  • Gyms and Fitness centers may operate under heightened hygiene and cleaning standards
  • Dine-in services may operate under heightened hygiene and cleaning standards
  • Personal services may operate under heightened hygiene and cleaning standards
Effective January 18 - capacity limits for bars, restaurants and event venues, are recommendations rather than requirements.

Read more: https://www.governor.nd.gov/ExecutiveOrder2020-43.5.pdf
Read more: https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/covid-19-business-and-employer-resources/nd-smart-restart/nd-smart-restart-protocols
Read more: https://ndresponse.gov/sites/www/NDSmartRestartPlan.pdf
Ohio In Ohio:
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses has resumed provided that these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
  • General office environments may operate if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
  • Consumer, retail and services may operate if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
  • Restaurants and bars may operate indoor and outdoor dining. Serving food and drink must cease at 10 p.m.
  • Massage therapy, tattoo and body piercing services, acupuncture and cosmetic therapy may operate.
  • Personal care services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities may operate.
  • Entertainment venues such as, aquariums, country clubs, indoor family entertainment centers, indoor sports facilities, laser tag facilities, movie theaters (indoor), museums, social clubs and zoos may operate
  • Fitness centers and gyms may operate
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/resources/news-releases-news-you-can-use/stay-home-tonight-extended-01-22-21
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/curfew order
Read more: https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/news-and-media/june 19 reopening
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/covid-19/entertainment venues reopen
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/Urgent-Health-Advisory/Ohioans Protecting Ohioans/.pdf
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/Stay-Safe-Partial-Rescission.pdf
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/restartohio-opening-dates
Read more:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/Directors-Order-Dine-Safe-Ohio.pdf
Read more: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/Directors-Order-Personal-Services.pdf
Read more: https://governor.ohio.gov/news-and-media/covid19-update-may-7-2020
Oklahoma In Oklahoma:
  • Hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, tattoo parlors, body piercing shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may operate and accept walk-ins.
  • Restaurants and bars may operate. All bars and restaurants are required to close by 11 p.m. Drive-thru windows or curbside pickup is still allowed after 11 p.m.
  • There are no limits to group sizes, provided businesses, event organizers and local officials consider social distancing.
  • There are no staffing restrictions at businesses.
Read more: https://www.governor.ok.gov/stitt-issues-eo-implements-actions-to-prevent/Nov 19
Read more: https://www.governor.ok.gov/press_releases/oklahoma-to-begin-phase-3-of-open-up-and-recover
Oregon On December 1, Gov. Brown announced a new public health framework, effective December 3. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—and assigns health and safety measures for each level.
 
Extreme Risk
  • Bars and Restaurants: Indoor dining prohibited; Outdoor dining allowed; 11pm closing time
  • Indoor Recreation and Fitness: Prohibited
  • Indoor Entertainment Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: May operate at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor Entertainment Establishments: Maximum 50 people allowed
  • Offices: Require remote work if able, close offices to public if possible
  • Personal Services: Allowed
High Risk
  • Bars and Restaurants: Indoor capacity: not to exceed 25% maximum occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller; Outdoor dining allowed; 11pm closing time
  • Indoor Recreation and Fitness: May operate at 25% capacity or 50 people total whichever is smaller
  • Indoor Entertainment Establishments: May operate at 25% capacity or 50 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Retail Stores: May operate at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor Entertainment Establishments: Maximum 75 people allowed
  • Offices: Recommend remote work if able
  • Personal Services: Allowed
Moderate Risk
  • Bars and Restaurants: Indoor capacity: not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy or
  • 100 people, whichever is smaller; Outdoor dining allowed; 11pm closing time
  • Indoor Recreation and Fitness: May operate at 50% capacity or 100 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Indoor Entertainment Establishments: May operate at 50% capacity or 100 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Retail Stores: May operate at 75% capacity
  • Outdoor Entertainment Establishments: Maximum 150 people allowed
  • Offices: Recommend remote work if able
  • Personal Services: Allowed
Lower Risk
  • Bars and Restaurants: Indoor capacity not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy; Outdoor dining allowed; 12am closing time
  • Indoor Recreation and Fitness: May operate at 50% capacity
  • Indoor Entertainment Establishments: May operate at 50% capacity
  • Retail Stores: May operate at 75% capacity
  • Outdoor Entertainment Establishments: Maximum 300 people allowed
  • Offices: Limited office work available
  • Personal Services: Allowed
Read more: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3461.pdf
Read more:https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=53816
Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf announced new protective mitigation measures to put Pennsylvania on pause due to spike in COVID-19 cases:
 
All in-person businesses may operate at 75% occupancy, except where noted. Self-certified restaurants may open at 50% capacity for indoor dining. On-premises alcohol consumption prohibited unless part of a meal; cocktails-to-go and carryout beverages are allowed. Serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11 pm.
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy.
  • Indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy.
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy.
  • Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocol.
  • Telework much continue unless impossible.
Read more: Responding to COVID-19 | PA.GOV
Rhode Island In Rhode Island:
  • Employees who have the ability to work remotely are recommended to do so.
  • All retail businesses may continue operations subject to the indoor requirements of allowing no more than (a) one customer per 50 square feet of store area open to customers generally for any retail business with a store area of no more than 30,000 square feet and (b) one person, exclusive of employees, per 100 square feet for any retail business with a store area greater than 30,000 square feet or any multi-tenant retail complex greater than 30,000 square feet.
  • Restaurants can operate at 75% capacity.
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment (pool tables, arcade games) may operate at 1 person per 150 square feet. All indoor entertainment businesses must close at 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • Personal service businesses and operations may operate.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may continue operations indoors at one person 50 square feet
  • Concert halls, performance venues, spectator sporting event venues and theaters may operate at (a) up to 50% of capacity with a cap of 250 people indoors and (b) up to 50% capacity with a cap of 500 people outdoors.
Read more: https://governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-21-27.pdf
South Carolina All business are able to operate in South Carolina.
 
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Executive-Orders/2020-10-02 restaurants
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/EO 2020-40/pdf
South Dakota No business was ever required to close in South Dakota.
 
Read more: https://covid.sd.gov/docs/COVID_SDPlan_BackToNormal.pdf
Tennessee On September 29, Gov. Lee signed an order removing all COVID-19-related limits on businesses and social gatherings in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Restrictions in Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby and Sullivan counties will be up to the local health department.
 
Read more: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders 63/restrictions lifted/.pdf
Texas All businesses and facilities in the state may operate at 100%. If COVID-19 hospitalizations in a region gets above 15% of the hospital bed capacity for seven straight days, a County Judge may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, the Judge may not require any business to operate at less than 50%.
 
Read more: https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf
Utah Utah is using a county transmission risk index, which ranks each of the state's counties in high, moderate or low levels. All businesses can operate subject to restrictions based on the county risk index.

High
Bars and restaurants, 6 foot distancing required between tables.
Moderate
Bars are limited to 75% capacity
Low
All businesses may operate subject to social distancing protocols
 
Read more: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/
Vermont In Vermont:
  • Gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, as well as cleaning services and other businesses that require home visits may operate.
  • Bars are closed. Restaurants can operate at 50% capacity but must close in-person dining by 10 p.m.
  • All businesses, non-profits and government entities shall reinstitute telework policies for all employees to the maximum extent possible. In person meetings are strongly discouraged.
  • Youth and adult recreational sports activities are suspended.
Gov. Scott announced that he plans to fully reopen the state by July 4 if enough people are vaccinated.

Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/covid-19-cases-rise-governor-phil-scott-announces-new-mitigation-measures
Virginia In Virginia:
  • Museums, zoos and other outdoor venues can open at 50% capacity with a cap at 1,000 people
  • Gyms and other fitness centers may open at 75% capacity
  • Childcare centers are open to everyone
  • Salons can start taking walk-ins
  • Restaurants may operate but on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 12:00 a.m. in any dining establishment or bar. All restaurants must close by midnight.
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/extension to midnight
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Three-Guidelines.pdf 
Washington All counties are in phase 3 except Cowlitz county, Pierce county and Whitman county.
 
For Phase 1:
  • Restaurants and bars are closed for indoor dine-in service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted
  • Fitness facilities and gyms are closed for indoor operations. Outdoor fitness classes are permitted but are subject to and limited by the outdoor social gathering restrictions
  • Theaters, bowling centers, museums and zoos are closed for indoor service
  • In-store retail shall be limited to 25% of indoor occupancy
  • Personal services are limited to 25% of indoor occupancy
  • Long-term care facilities: Outdoor visits are permitted. Indoor visits are prohibited, but individual exceptions for an essential support person or end-of-life care are permitted.
  • Remote work is strongly encouraged, 25% capacity otherwise
For Phase 2:
  • Remote work is strongly encouraged, 25% capacity otherwise
  • Personal services are limited to 25% of indoor occupancy
  • Indoor dining available 25% capacity, end alcohol service/delivery at
  • 11pm. Outdoor or open-air dining is available.
  • Indoor entertainment venues like theaters and bowling centers may operate at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less.
  • Fitness and training and indoor sports may operate maximum 25% capacity.
For Phase 3:
  • Professional services allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity. Remote work strongly encouraged
  • Restaurants and bars are limited to 50% capacity for indoor service and must end alcohol service and delivery at midnight
  • Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity
  • Personal services allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity
  • Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, cardrooms and event spaces are open at a maximum of 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less
Read more: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/Three phases
West Virginia In West Virginia:
  • Restaurants may operate at full capacity. Bars may also operate at full capacity if they have physical seating for every patron.
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and museums may operate at full capacity
Read more: https://governor.wv.gov/The-Comeback/Pages/default.aspx
Read more: https://governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2021/Pages/COVID-19-UPDATE-Gov.-Justice-loosens-restrictions-on-businesses,-social-gatherings,-and-youth-travel-sports.aspx
Wisconsin On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s Order, ruling that Gov. Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators. The ruling immediately lifted all restrictions on businesses and gatherings imposed by the Order. At this time, there are no business limitations.
 
Read more: https://Governor's address on Supreme Court's Ruling
Wyoming In Wyoming:
  • Restaurants, bars, gyms and theaters may operate at full capacity.
  • Indoor events of more than 500 people may be held at 50% of venue capacity
Read more: https://health.wyo.gov/updated-statewide-public-health-orders-go-into-effect-tuesday/

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