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Fifty-State Summary on Status of Business Reopening

LAST UPDATED: June 4, 2020
NOTE: Some local governments have issued separate stay-at-home orders that are not included on this summary.


Download a PDF of the state-by-state summary here.

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 STAY-AT-HOME ORDER REOPENING OF BUSINESSES
Alabama Amended Safer-at-Home Order extending through May 22, 2020 replaced Stay-at-Home order which expired April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. Under the amended Order, businesses may open subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines.

Effective April 30: 
  • All retail stores may open subject to 50% occupancy rate
  • Resumption of elective medical procedures subject to COVID-19 related rules
Effective May 11:
  • Restaurants, bars and breweries may open with limited table seating, 6 feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines
  • Athletic facilities such as fitness centers and commercial gyms may open subject to social distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines. Specified athletic activities are still not allowed
  • Close-contact service providers such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons and tattoo services may open subject to social distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
Effective May 22 at 5 p.m.: 
  • Entertainment venues such as bowling alleys, arcades, concert venues, theaters, auditoriums, tourist attractions, race tracks and casinos may reopen subject to social distancing and sanitation guidelines. (Entertainment venue does not include night clubs.)
Effective May 23 at 5 p.m.: 
  • Day and overnight summer camps and child daycare facilities may reopen subject to social distancing and sanitation guidelines
Read more: https://governor.alabama.gov/Safer-at-Home-Order-FINAL-5.21.2020.pdf
Alaska Stay-at-Home Order expired April 21, 2020 Phase 2 of Gov. Dunleavy’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan is currently in effect.
 
Phase 1:
Date: April 24
  • Retail business may resume but must operate at 25% capacity with a maximum of 20 customers.
  • Personal care services such as nail salons, barber shops, spas, tattoo shops etc. can resume by reservation only. Walk-ins are prohibited.
  • Outdoor gym and fitness classes may resume by reservation only. Indoor fitness activities are still prohibited.
  • Restaurants may operate at 25% capacity. Group dinning is limited to household members only.
Phase 2:
Date: May 8
  • Businesses such as retail, restaurants, personal care and offices may operate at 50% capacity
  • Gyms, bars, libraries and theaters may operate at 25% capacity
  • Swimming pools may open to 50% of pool capacity
  • Walk-ins allowed for restaurants and bars
  • Social and religious gatherings of up to 50 people (with social distancing)
Phase 3:
Date: May 22
  • All businesses may open
  • All houses of worship and religious gatherings may open
  • All libraries and museums may open
  • All recreational activities may open
  • All sport activities may open
Phase 4:
Date: TBD
  • Personal protective measures with minimal community mitigation measures
Phase 5:
Date: TBD
  • Normal business practices
Read more: https://gov.alaska.gov/phase three -of reopen Alaska responsibly plan/
Read more: https://covid19.alaska.gov/reopen/
Arizona Stay-at-Home Order expired on May 15, 2020 Starting May 1 - Hospitals, dental offices and other health facilities may resume conducting elective surgeries.

Starting May 4 - Retail businesses may begin curbside pick-up followed by expanded in-person operations on May 8, 2020 as long as they implement social distancing and sanitation measures.

Starting May 8 - Cosmetologists and barber shops may resume appointment based services.

Starting May 11 - Restaurants and coffee shops may resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures.

Starting May 13 - Gyms, pools and fitness providers may reopen with physical distancing and enhanced sanitation.

Starting May 13 - Spas and massage therapists may reopen.

Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/spas and gyms
Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/EO for Dine-In & Cosmetologist.pdf
Read more: https://azgovernor.gov/EO
Read more: elective surgeries/executive order.pdf
Arkansas Arkansas does not have a Stay-at-Home Order.
  • April 27 - Resumption of nonessential out-patient procedures
  • On May 4 - Gyms and fitness centers may resume operations under certain safety guidelines
  • On May 6 - Personal services, such as barber shops and salons, may resume operations under certain health and safety guidelines
  • On May 11 - Restaurants may resume dine-in service at 33% capacity under guidelines that require daily health screening of staff, use of face masks and gloves, and strict social distancing
  • On May 18 - Large indoor venues, such as convention centers, theaters, arenas, stadiums, amusement centers and auction houses, may open
Gov. Hutchinson announced that bars inside restaurants may reopen on May 19. Standalone bars and pubs must wait until May 26 to open.

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://governor.arkansas.gov/limited-dine-in-restaurant-service
Read more: https://governor.arkansas.gov/nonessential-procedures-may-resume
California No set end date for Stay-at-Home Order. Gov. Newsom’s 4-part plan to reopen California:
  • Stage 1 - Safety and preparedness 
  • Stage 2 - Gradually open some lower-risk businesses and workplaces (when telework is not possible), curbside pickup for retail businesses, reopen manufacturing businesses, limited personal services and dine-in restaurants
  • Stage 3 - Salons and gyms reopen with restrictions, sports (without live audiences) and movie theaters
  • Stage 4 - Live sporting events, concerts, festivals, conventions
Gov. Newsom announced that the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the Stay-at-Home Order on May 8, with guidelines released on May 7. Some examples of businesses that can open with modifications include bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores.

Dine-in restaurants may reopen. Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries and wineries must remain closed unless they are offering sit-down, dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.

Enclosed malls and strip malls may reopen for curbside pickup, and offices where telework is impossible may reopen. 
 
Gov. Newsom also announced that while the state is moving into Stage 2 together, counties can move more quickly through Stage 2, if they attest that they meet the state’s readiness criteria. 

Gov. Newsom released guidelines for reopening houses of worship after President Trump deemed them essential last week.

Hair salons and barbershops may resume operations in several counties that have “self-attested” that they have adequate supplies and protocols to reopen.
 
Read more: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hair-salons.pdf
Read more: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf
Read more: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf
Read more: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/05/04/governor-newsom-provides-update-on-californias-progress-toward-stage-2-reopening/
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/politics/california-phased-reopening-plan/index.html
Colorado Safer-at-Home Order was set to expire June 1, 2020 but has been extended through July 1, 2020

 
Colorado moved into a new phase called “Safer-at-Home” where residents are recommended to stay home but not required to. Important dates under the order:

April 27: Retail businesses can open for curbside delivery. Real estate home showings can resume. Voluntary or elective medical, dental, and veterinary surgeries and procedures may resume if facilities are following required safety protocols. 
 
May 1: Retail and personal services businesses may reopen if they are implementing best practices. 

May 4: Offices can reopen at 50% reduced in-person staffing capacity, if best practices are being implemented.


Starting May 27: Restaurants can open for in-person dining at 50% capacity inside the restaurant, but cannot exceed 50 people, whichever is less.

Starting June 1: Day camps will be allowed to reopen. Residential overnight camps are prohibited.

Read more: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/restaurants-food-services
Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/Order about restaurants & day camps reopening
Read more: https://www.colorado.gov/executive-order-safer-home
Connecticut Stay-at-Home Order expired May 20, 2020 Gov. Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group has proposed a four-stage plan that allows businesses to begin to return to normal operations as long as essential criteria are met to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the plan, the following businesses will be allowed to reopen May 20, 2020: 
  • Restaurants (outdoor only - no bar areas)
  • Remaining retail
  • Offices (continue work from home where possible)
  • Personal services (hair and nail only)
  • Museums, Zoos (outdoor only)
  • University research programs
Hair salons are set to reopen in June 1.

Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/reopening plan
Read more: https://portal.ct.gov/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-for-May-20-Reopen
Delaware Stay-at-Home Order expired May 31, 2020 Effective at 8 a.m. on May 8, small business retailers such as clothing stores, book stores and department stores will be allowed to do business using curbside pickup as long as social distancing can be maintained.

Hair care services only are permitted to be offered and only to workers at essential businesses.

Gov. Carney announced June 1 as the target date for phase 1 of reopening. Under phase 1:
  • Food and drink establishments may operate at 30% occupancy
  • Arts and culture businesses may operate at 30% occupancy
  • Retail businesses may operate at 30% occupancy
  • Malls may operate at 30% occupancy
  • Personal care services may operate by appointment only at 30% occupancy
  • Additional personal care services such as tattoo parlors, massage therapy services, nail salons, spas, facials, waxing services, brow services, and similar businesses may reopen on June 8
  • Gyms may operate at 30% occupancy
  • Casinos may reopen at 30% occupancy
Phase 2 is set to begin June 15. During phase 2 retail establishments, restaurants and other businesses may increase occupancy to 60%. Personal care businesses will remain at 30% of stated fire occupancy. Additionally, child care facilities will be allowed to open.

Read more: https://governor.delaware.gov/Delaware-Economic-Reopening-PHASE-2.pdf
Read more: https://governor.delaware.gov/Delaware-Economic-Reopening-Guidance_Phase 1.pdf 
Read more: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/05/05/governor-carney-announces-interim-steps-allowing-small-businesses
District of Columbia Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 15, 2020 but has been extended through June 8, 2020 The ReOpen DC Advisory Group, has developed recommendations on reopening the District safely and sustainably through a plan based in science and tailored to the needs of the community. Phase 1 starts on May 29.
 
Starting May 29-
  • Nonessential retail businesses may open to customers for delivery and outdoor pickup
  • Barbershops and hair salons are allowed to operate limited services by appointment only with strong safeguards and physical distancing requirements
  • Healthcare providers may resume offering services, including outpatient or other surgical procedures
  • Restaurants may open for outdoor dining and taverns, nightclubs and mixed-use facilities that serve food may also operate outdoor dining
  • Parks, dog parks, tennis courts, tracks, and fields may reopen
Read more: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/phase 1 Order/MO2020-067.pdf
Read more: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/Reopen DC Plan.pdf
Read more: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/extended order
Florida Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Gov. DeSantis issued a new Order making a series of changes to phase 1 of his plan to reopen Florida.
 
Starting May 18-
  • Restaurants may reopen at 50% of its capacity
  • Retails stores may operate up to 50% capacity indoors
  • Museums and libraries may operate up to 50% capacity if permitted by local governments
  • Gyms may reopen at 50% capacity
  • Professional sports venues may open and operate for games, events and training
  • Elective medical procedures may continue
  • Personal services such as barbershops and cosmetology salons may reopen
  • Amusement parks may submit a re-opening plan to the State that includes a proposed date for resumption of operations and proposed guidelines to ensure guest and staff safety. Requests to re-open must include an endorsement letter from the County Mayor.
Phase 2 is set to begin on June 5. The phase two reopening does not include Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. During phase 2:
  • Employers should encourage telework where it is practical, but they can also start a phased approach of bringing employees back into the office
  • Bars can open and operate at 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, casinos, arcades and playhouses can open with strict social distancing guidelines in place and 50% capacity
  • Additional personal services may reopen
Read more: https://www.flgov.com/ phase 2 EO_20-139.pdf
Read more: https://www.flgov.com/reopen plan.pdf
Read more: https://www.flgov.com/phase 1 EO.pdf
Read more: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/personal services.pdf
Georgia Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 All medical practices, dental practices, orthodontic practice and any other healthcare-related practices are permitted to begin treating patients as soon as practicable and are not limited to Minimum Basic Operations. The order does, however, encourage such businesses to adhere to the guidelines implemented by the CDC.
 
All gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, estheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists are permitted to resume business. This business must follow the Minimum Basic Operations.
 
Restaurants and dining services are allowed to reopen, subject to social distancing and sanitation directions.
 
Retail stores are also allowed to resume operations under certain measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
 
Movie theaters may resume operations subject to guidelines for Non-critical Infrastructure - along with additional industry specific guidelines.

Starting May 14 - Summer camps are allowed to operate if they meet 32 criteria. Overnight summer camps are barred.
 
Entertainment venues like bars, nightclubs, public pools, and amusement parks shall remain closed through May 31.

Overnight summer camps may resume operations starting May 31.
 
Read more: https://gov.georgia.gov/2020-executive-orders
Hawaii Stay-at-Home Order expired May 31, 2020 The following businesses and operations can reopen starting May 7:
 
  • Agriculture (non-food), such as landscape, ornamental plant growers, and nurseries
  • Auto dealerships
  • Car washes
  • Childcare services, licensed or authorized under the law
  • Pet grooming services
  • Observatories & support facilities
  • Retail & repair services, such as apparel, florists, watch & surfboard repair (Note: retail does not reopen in city & county of Honolulu until May 15)
  • Shopping malls - limited to retail and repair services 
Starting June, indoor gathering places, indoor exercise facilities, museums, theaters, personal services, and restaurants for dining-in may reopen

Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/reopen plan.pdf
Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/Seventh-Supplementary-Proclamation-for-COVID-19.pdf
Idaho Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Gov. Little announced a four-stage plan for reopening Idaho’s economy:
 
Stage 1: May 1-15: Most stores and other businesses could reopen, but not restaurant dining rooms, bars, nightclubs, hair and nail salons, indoor gyms, recreational sites, or convention or entertainment centers.
 
Stage 2: May 16-29: Restaurants may reopen their dining rooms once they submit plans to their local health district and have them approved.
 
Hair salons, indoor gyms and recreation facilities could reopen as well, if they’re able to meet health and safety protocols.
 
Stage 3: May 30-June 12: Public and private gatherings of 10 to 50 people would be allowed, if social distancing and other health precautions are observed. Bars can now reopen during stage 3.
 
Stage 4: June 13-26: Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters and sporting venues could reopen under limited physical distancing protocols.
 
Read more: https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/
Illinois Stay-at-Home Order expired May 30, 2020
 
The extended Order includes modified restrictions beginning May 1, 2020:
  • Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries and animal grooming services may reopen as essential businesses. These businesses must follow social distancing requirements.
  • Non-essential retail stores may reopen but only to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgery centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions.
 
Gov. Pritzker unveiled a five-part plan to gradually reopen the state. Gov. Pritzker stated that the state is already past Phase 1, and the modified Stay-at-Home Order that took effect May 1, 2020 marked the start of Phase 2.
 
Phase 3 is set to begin May 29. Regions that meet certain public health thresholds could reopen non-essential manufacturing and certain other non-essential businesses.  The other non-essential businesses include:
  • Restaurants and bars may will have the option to resume operations for outdoor seating only (Chicago will reopen at a later time)
  • Barbershops and salons may open with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Health and fitness clubs can provide outdoor classes and one-on-one personal training with IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Retail businesses may open with capacity limits and IDPH approved safety guidance
  • Non-essential businesses are allowed to return to work with IDPH approved safety guidance depending upon risk level, tele-work strongly encouraged wherever possible
  • All state parks will reopen
All 4 Illinois regions move into phase 3 on May 29.
 
Phase 4 businesses that may reopen:
  • 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
In phase 5, all sectors of the economy may reopen with businesses, schools, and recreation resuming normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures. Conventions, festivals, and large events may take place in this phase.
 
Read more: https://www2.illinois.gov/phase 3 ExecutiveOrder2020-38.aspx
Read more: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/reopening plan
Read more: https://www2.illinois.gov/ExecutiveOrder2020-32.aspx
Indiana Stay-at-Home Order expired May 1, 2020
 
Gov. Holcomb’s revised Order clarified that essential businesses include garden centers, nurseries and pet groomers. 

Resumption of non-urgent medical procedures started on April 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 

On May 1, 2020, Gov. Holcomb announced phased reopening plan for Indiana:

Stage 1 is the phase Indiana has been in since mid-March. This phase includes essential manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, government, business and other critical operations, which will remain open.

Stage 2 – Beginning May 4 for all counties except Cass, Lake and Marion 
  • Essential travel restrictions lifted
  • Malls, retail and commercial businesses may operate at 50% capacity
  • Restaurants and bars that serve food may operate starting May 11 at 50% capacity, but bar seating will remain closed
  • Remaining manufacturers that were not considered essential will be able to open
  • Personal services such as barber shops and salons may reopen on May 11 by appointment only and must follow social distancing guidelines
Stage 3 is expected to begin May 22 through June13:
(Cass, Lake and Marion counties will have to wait until June 1)
  • Gyms, fitness centers, sports facilities like playgrounds and basketball courts may open with restrictions and social distancing
  • Movie theaters may reopen at 50% capacity  
  • Retail stores and malls may operate at 75% capacity
  • Social gatherings up to 100 people
  • Youth summer day camps may begin on June 1
  • Raceways may begin without spectators
Stage 4 is expected to begin June 14:
  • Cultural, entertainment and tourism may open at 50% capacity. This includes zoos, museums and the like 
  • Retail stores and malls may open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place 
  • Restaurants may open at 75% capacity, bar seating in restaurants may open at 50% capacity 
  • State government buildings will reopen to the public
  • Professional office building employees may resume work at full capacity
  • Recreational sports leagues and tournaments may resume, and amusement parks, water parks and like facilities may open at 50% capacity
  • Large venues may open with adherence to social distancing guidelines and social gatherings of up to 250 will be allowed
Stage 5 is expected to begin July 4
  • Retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms and personal services may operate at full capacity 
  • Conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, state fair and like events may resume 
  • No restrictions on amusement and water parks
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
Read more: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/elective procedures
Iowa Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order has been extended until June 25, 2020 Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation April 27, 2020 which loosens the following restrictions in certain counties:
 
Restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, and other retails establishments may reopen at 50% capacity.
 
Enclosed shopping malls can also reopen at 50% capacity, but play areas, large seating areas, and food courts must remain closed
 
Race tracks may reopen their operations provided they do not permit any spectators to attend events in person.

Starting May 15:
  • salons, barbershops, massage and tattoo establishments may reopen with appropriate public health measures in place.
  • restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks may reopen in the 22 counties where they have remained closed.
Starting May 22: 
  • Movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health measures in place
Starting May 28: 
  • Bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may reopen with the same public health measures as restaurants in place.
Starting June 1: 
  • Outdoor performance venues, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement parks, skating rinks, skate parks, outdoor playgrounds
Read more: https://governor.iowa.go/vHealth Proclamation -202020.pdf
Read more: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/proclamation
Kansas Stay-at-Home Order expired May 3, 2020 Gov. Kelly introduced her  framework, “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.”
Phase 1 will take effect on May 4, 2020 via Executive Order 20-29.

Phase 1 – Begins May 4
Under the phase 1, all businesses not prohibited may open if they can maintain 6 feet of distance between consumers, and fundamental cleaning and health practices are followed.

The following business will not be allowed to open in this phase:
  • Bars, nightclubs
  • Casinos (non-tribal)
  • Theaters, museums and other leisure spaces 
  • Fitness centers and gyms
  • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, and other personal services businesses 
Phase 1.5 – Set to begin May 18
Gov. Kelly signed Executive Order 20-31, which established a new phase called phase 1.5
  • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and other personal service businesses where close contact cannot be avoided may open, but only for pre-scheduled appointments or online check-in.
  • Fitness centers and health clubs may open, but in-person group classes may not occur and locker rooms must be closed except as necessary to use restroom facilities.
Modified Phase 2- set to begin May 22 as directed by executive order 20-34. Under phase 2:
  • Recreational organized sports facilities, tournaments and practices may begin
  • Community Centers will be allowed to open, except for indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Indoor leisure spaces such as arcades, trampoline parks, theaters, museums and bowling allies will be allowed to open
  • State-owned-and-operated casinos will be allowed to open once their re-opening plan has been approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • In-person group exercise classes will be allowed to begin with groups of no more than 15 at a time. Locker rooms remain closed except for restroom facilities
Under Phase 2, the following, unless they are repurposed for use in an essential function, shall remain closed to the public:
  • Bars and night clubs, excluding curbside and carryout services;
  • Outdoor and indoor large entertainment venues with capacity of 2,000 or more;
  • Fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades;
  • Swimming pools (other than backyard pools);
  • Summer camps (with the exception of licensed childcare facilities)
Phase 3- expected to begin June 8
During phase 3, all businesses and activities may open if they can maintain at least 6 feet of distance between consumers (individuals or groups).
 
Phase out – Set to begin no earlier than June 29
Under this phase, Stay-at-Home Orders are lifted and mass gathering limits are significantly relaxed.

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 Healthy-at-Home order has no set end date. Gov. Beshear is taking phased steps to reopen the health care sector in the state.
 
Phase 1, which started April 27, allows health care services to resume non-urgent/emergent health care services, diagnostic treatments, radiology, and lab services in:
  • Hospital outpatient settings
  • Health care clinics and medical officers
  • Physical therapy settings and chiropractic offices
  • Optometrists
  • Dental offices
Phase 1 does not apply to long-term care settings, prisons and other industries or other settings, nor does it apply to elective surgeries or procedures.

Starting May 6 -
  • Outpatient surgeries/Invasive procedures
Starting May 13 -
  • Non-urgent/non-emergent inpatient procedures at 50% of pre-shutdown volume
Starting May 27 -
  • Non-urgent/non-emergent inpatient procedures at volume determined by the facility.
On April 29, 2020 Gov. Beshear outlined, his plan to gradually reopen other businesses:
  • May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding
  • May 20 – Retail, houses of worship
  • May 25 – Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services
The tentative dates for reopening under phase 2:
  • May 22 – restaurants, with limited 33% capacity and outdoor seating
  • June 1 – auctions, movie theaters, fitness centers and bowling alleys
  • June 11 – campgrounds, public and private
  • June 15 – child care, with reduced capacity; and potentially low-touch and outdoor youth sports
Phase 3 begins on June 29 with bars, with limitations, and gatherings up to 50 people allowed.
 
More information on dates for phase 4 will be announced soon.
 
Read more: https://kentucky.gov/phase two of reopening
Read more: https://kentucky.gov/gradual reopening of businesses
Read more:  https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Reopening of healthcare industry
Louisiana Stay-at-Home Order expired May 15, 2020 Under the extended Order, malls will remain closed to the public, but stores may open for curbside delivery.
 
Restaurants will be allowed to open their outside areas for patrons to eat meals only, without tableside service.
 
Louisiana moved to phase 1 under the White House COVID-19 guidance on May 15.
 
New types of businesses that may open beginning on May 15, with 25% occupancy limits, sanitation guidelines and spacing for physical distancing include:
 
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber shops and hair and nail salons
  • Casinos and Video Poker
  • Theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits
Gov. Edwards announced that the state will start phase 2 on June 5.
During phase 2, businesses that will be able to open at 50% occupancy include:
 
  • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
  • Shopping malls (including food courts, following restaurant guidance)
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Barber and beauty shops and nail salons
  • Movie theaters
  • Racetracks (not open to spectators)
  • Museums (including children’s museums), zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
  • Bars and breweries with LDH food permits
  • Massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board)
  • Pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Event Centers and wedding venues
  • Outdoor playgrounds and play centers (children must be accompanied by an adult)
The following businesses remain closed: carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, fairs, contact sports, children’s indoor play centers, theme parks, concert and music halls, and other similar businesses. Live entertainment is not permitted inside any building or indoor function.
 
Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2521
Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/phase 1  
Read more: https://gov.louisiana.gov/home-order-extended-may15/
Maine Safer-at-Home Order expired May 31, 2020 Gov. Mills outlined a 4-stage plan for reopening the state.
 
Stage 1 will begin on May 1, and will allow reopen for personal services such as barber shops, hair salons, and pet grooming. Fitness centers and gyms, initially categorized in Stage 2, may reopen beginning on May 11 for outdoor classes of 10 or less. One-on-one personal training inside fitness centers is also permitted.
 
Stage 2 will begin on June 1, and would allow for some degree of opening with reservations, capacity limits, and other measures for restaurants, nail technicians, and retail stores for broader in-store shopping. The Mills administration is also delaying the full reopening of nail salons, gyms and fitness centers, originally scheduled for Stage 2 in light of new studies.
 
Stage 3 will begin in July through August and would allow for some degree of opening for bars, personal services such as spas, tattoo and piercing parlors, and massage facilities.
 
Stage 4 contemplates lifting restrictions and allowing all businesses and activities to resume with appropriate safety precautions.

Gov. Mills announced a rural reopening plan aimed at reopening certain additional businesses in rural Maine. Under the plan:
  • Retail stores may reopen beginning May 11with enhanced safety precautions in counties where community transmission is not present.
  • Restaurants may reopen beginning May 18 with enhanced safety precautions in counties where community transmission is not present.
  • Those counties are Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc.
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-updates-plan-restart-maines-economy-2020-05-19
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine
Read more: https://www.maine.gov/governor/
Maryland No set end date for its Stay-at-Home Order Gov. Hogan outlined the state’s phased reopening plan:
 
Phase 1 would include the lifting of the Stay-at-Home Order, the reopening of barber shops and hair salons with up to 50% capacity, retail shops with up to 50% capacity, manufacturing, golf courses and other recreational activities. Elective outpatient surgeries in certain counties might be able to resume and some local governments could reopen. Outdoor religious gatherings could resume.
 
Phase 2 allows the reopening of manufacturing, construction, large and small retail shops, specialty vendors, wholesalers, warehouses, and offices including information technology firms, legal offices, accounting, banking and financial institutions, insurance agencies, design studios, advertising and architectural firms, and media production companies. Additional personal services including nail salons, massage therapists, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors may resume operations at up to 50% capacity.
 
Phase 3 would include the allowance of larger social gatherings, the reopening of entertainment venues and the lifting of restrictions at hospitals and nursing homes.

Starting May 7 - Resumption of elective medical procedures

Starting May 15 at 5 p.m. the state will more into phase 1. 

Gov. Hogan amended phase 1 to include outdoor dining starting May 29 at 5 p.m.

Phase 2 begins on June 5.

Read more: https://governor.maryland.gov/phase 2 order -6.3.20.pdf
Read more: https://governor.maryland.gov/AMENDED ORDER-5.27.20.pdf
Read more: https://governor.maryland.gov/roadmap to recovery
Massachusetts Stay-at-Home Order expired May 18, 2020 Gov. Baker announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy.
Phase 1 will be “Start:” limited industries resume operations with severe restrictions
 
Phase 2 will be “Cautious:” additional industries resume operations with restrictions and capacity limits
 
Phase 3 will be “Vigilant:” additional industries resume operations with guidance
 
Phase 4 will be the “New Normal:” development of vaccine and/or therapy enables resumption of new normal
 
Phase 1 began on May 18. Under phase 1 and on May 25: 
  • Personal services such as, hair salons, barbershops ay reopen
  • Exterior car washes may reopen
  • Laboratories and life sciences facilities may reopen
  • Offices may reopen but must be less than 25% maximum occupancy
  • Retail for remote services and curbside pick up
  • Parks, drive-in theaters, athletic fields and courts, outdoor adventure activities, zoos, reserves and public installations may reopen
Phase 2 businesses include:
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Limited organized youth and adult amateur sports activities
  • Personal services
  • Non-athletic instructional classes for children
  • Driving and flight schools
  • Outdoor historical spaces
  • Funeral homes
  • Warehouses
  • Driving ranges
  • Limited post-secondary and trade school services
  • Day camps and public libraries
Effective immediately, phase 2 businesses may reopen their physical workplaces to workers only to conduct necessary preparations prior to the start of Phase 2. Gov. Baker is expected to provide an update June 6 about when phase 2 can begin.
 
Phase 3 will include:
  • Casino gaming floors
  • Horse racing simulcast facilities
  • Fitness centers and health clubs
  • Museums and aquariums
  • Outdoor theaters and performance venues of moderate capacity,
  • Indoor theaters of moderate capacity
  • Overnight camps
  • Indoor non-athletic instructional classes and indoor recreational businesses
  • Bowling alleys
Phase 4 will include:
  • Amusement parks
  • Water parks
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Bars, dance clubs and nightclubs
  • Theaters and concert halls
  • Stadiums, arenas and ballparks
  • Convention halls and private party rooms
Street festivals, parades and road races

Read more: https://www.mass.gov/doc/executive-order-preparing-for-phase-ii-reopening/download
Read more: https://www.mass.gov/reopening-massachusetts plan
Michigan Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire June 12, 2020 but it has been lifted Gov. Whitmer detailed 6 phases of her “MI Safe Start Plan.”
 
Phase 1:
  • Retail: limited to grocery stores and other critical retail (e.g., pharmacies)
  • Restaurants & Bars: available for take-out, delivery and drive-through only
  • Manufacturing: critical manufacturing only
  • Construction: only permitted for critical infrastructure projects
Phase 2:
  • Retail: limited to grocery stores and other critical retail (e.g., pharmacies), plus curbside or delivery for nonessential retail
  • Restaurants & Bars: available for take-out, delivery and drive-through only
  • Manufacturing: critical manufacturing only
  • Construction: only permitted for critical infrastructure projects
Phase 3:
  • Retail: limited to grocery stores and other critical retail (e.g., pharmacies),
  • plus curbside or delivery for nonessential retail
  • Restaurants & Bars: available for take-out, delivery and drive-through only
  • Manufacturing: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Construction: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
Phase 4:
June 1
  • Retail: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines (June 4)
  • Restaurants & Bars: available for outdoor and indoor seating (June 8)
  • Manufacturing: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Construction: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Offices: open (remote work still required where feasible)
  • Outdoor work: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Day camps (June 8)
Phase 5:
  • Retail: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Restaurants & Bars: available for dine-in with additional safety measures
  • and guidelines
  • Manufacturing: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Construction: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Offices: open with additional safety measures and guidelines
  • Education: live instruction in K-12 and higher education
  • Outdoor work: permitted with additional safety measures and guidelines
Phase 6:
  • All businesses and organizations open with some lasting safety requirements
Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77, which will allow manufacturing workers to resume work on May 11.

Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The reopening will occur in two regions of the state- specifically, MERC regions 6 and 8. The partial reopening will take effect on May 22.

Gov. Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide starting May 26.
 
The Order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide starting May 29.

The entire state is now in phase 4 of the reopening plan.
 
Read more: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/phase 4 EO
Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/Nonessential Medical and retail business ORDER.pdf
Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/Executive Order 2020-92.pdf
Read more: https://www.michigan.gov/MI Safe Start Plan.pdf
Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/Executive Order 2020-70.pdf
Minnesota Stay-at-Home Order expired May 18, 2020 On April 26, workers in non-customer facing industrial, manufacturing and office-based businesses were allowed to return to work.
 
Before workers can return, employers must establish and implement a COVID-19 preparedness plan and each plan must provide for the business’ implementation of Minnesota OSHA Standards and MDH and CDC Guidelines in their workplaces.

Starting May 4 and under Gov. Walz's extended Order, traditional retailers may reopen for curbside or deliver, including: 
  • Household goods rental
  • Maintenance services
  • Repair services
  • Pet grooming
  • Salons and barber shops (cannot provide any services)
Starting May 18- All retail stores, malls and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods may operate at 50% capacity and must have safety plans in place.
 
Starting June 1-
  • Salons and barber shops will be allowed to open at 25% occupancy
  • Restaurants may begin outdoor dining seating no more than 50 patrons at a time and maintain social distancing
  • Offices may reopen, but must telework if possible
  • Organized youth sports may resume
Read more: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-plan.jsp
Read more: https://mn.gov/governor/news/June 1 openings
Read more: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/business/
Read more: https://mn.gov/governor/extended order/curbside or delivery
Read more: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-40.pdf
Mississippi Safer-at-Home Order expired June 1, 2020 Under the Order:
 
Retail businesses are to implement reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of customers in their stores at one time to no greater than 50% of their store capacity.
 
Healthcare professionals and facilities may resume performing elective medical and dental procedures and surgeries
 
Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery service.
 
Gyms, salons, barbershops and all other personal care facilities may reopen starting May 11.

Gov. Reeves announced a new Order which will allow all businesses to reopen under the guidelines of Executive Order 1492.

Starting June 1:
  • Indoor places of amusement such as bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, arcades
  • Public school districts may open their buildings to the public to offer in-person classroom instructional activities and learning options, such as summer school programs
  • Health care procedures can return as long as hospitals reserve at least 25% of capacity for COVID-19 patients
Read more: https://mcusercontent.com/Executive_Order_1492_Safe_Return.pdf
Read more: https://safer-at-home-order.pdf
Missouri Stay-at-Home Order
expired May 3, 2020
Gov. Parson announced the first phase of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen on May 4 and extend through May 31. Under phase 1 of the plan:
 
All businesses can be open provided that the social distancing guidelines set forth in the new health order are followed.
 
Retail sales to the public must limit the number of customers in each retail location to the following standards based on the workplace’s fire or building code occupancy:
  • For smaller locations (less than 10,000 square feet), they must maintain 25% or less of the authorized occupancy
  • For larger locations (10,000 square feet or greater), they must maintain 10% or less of the authorized occupancy.
There are currently no limitations on social gatherings as long as necessary precautions are taken. So, amusement parks and attractions, concerts, funerals, museums, school graduations and weddings will be permitted.
 
Read more: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/
Read more on Plan: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/businesses/
Montana Stay-at-Home directive expired on April 26, 2020 for individuals and April 27, 2020 for businesses Main Street and retail businesses can become operational with reduced capacity and where strict physical distancing protocols can be maintained.
 
Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, and casinos can become operational on or after May 4, 2020 under strict physical distancing and reduced capacity protocols in accordance with state guidelines.
 
Beginning May 7, all schools will have the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery at the discretion of local school boards.

Beginning May 15, gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums may reopen as long as they adhere to strict guidelines limiting capacity, requiring social distancing, and imposing thorough sanitation requirements.

Beginning June 1-
  • Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos may operate at 75% capacity
  • 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://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
Read more: https://covid19.mt.gov/Portals/
Nebraska No Stay-at-Home Order. The state's “Directed Health Measures”(DHM) expired on May 3, 2020 DHM changes:
 
On May 4, beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, and tattoo parlors/studios in the above LHDs will be permitted to open.
 
On May 4, restaurants will be allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50% capacity
 
On June 1- (applies to all counties except for Dakota, Hall, Hamilton and Merrick)
  • Bars and bottle clubs may open at 50% capacity
  • Tennis, golf, and rodeos may resume among other sports like baseball and softball. Practices may start June 1 and games may start June 18. Contact sports like basketball, tackle football, soccer, and wrestling remain prohibited.
  • Gyms will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 50% of rated occupancy
  • Salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, and tattoo parlors will be limited to the greater of 25 people (excluding staff) or 50% of rated occupancy
Read more: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-announces-new-directed-health-measures-june
Read more: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press
Nevada Stay-at-Home Order expired May 15, 2020 Gov. Sisolak announced the state’s “Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery” plan. The state is currently in phase 1 of the plan.
 
Under phase 1 of the plan:
  • Restaurants are allowed to open dine-in under strict social distancing requirements.
  • Barber Shops, hair salons & nail salons may open under strict social distancing requirements
  • Open air malls may open with strict social distancing requirements. Indoor malls remain closed to the public, but may establish an outdoor curbside or pick-up operation to the extent practicable, following strict social distancing requirements
Starting May 29 and under phase 2:
  • Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios may reopen
  • Bar areas in restaurants may reopen
  • Museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums may reopen at no more than 50% of capacity
  • Salons and other businesses that provide aesthetic or other skin services may open under strict protocols and social distancing guidelines
  • Indoor venues, like movie theaters, bowling alleys and indoor malls may reopen, with occupancy restrictions
  • youth sports and recreation will be able to open at some point in Phase 2
Casinos reopened on June 4.

Read more: http://gov.nv.govRoadmap-to-Recovery-Chart-vFINAL.pdf
Read more: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/Recovery-Phase-One-Initial-Guidance.pdf
Read more: http://gov.nv.govPhase_2_Reopening,_Plans_Press_Call/
New Hampshire Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire May 31, 2020 but has been extended until June 15, 2020 Gov. Sununu announced that the state was taking steps to reopen the economy in a “phased approach that is supported by facts, science and data.”

Dates for reopening under the plan:

May 4 - 
  • Health care workers may resume elective procedures
May 11 - 
  • Salons, barber shops and cosmetology businesses can reopen for basic services under safety guidelines
  • Retail stores may begin allowing customers to enter stores at 50% occupancy
May 18-
  • Restaurants may resume outdoor food service; Seated indoor dining is not permitted
Starting June 5 - hotels and motels can start taking reservations immediately from in-state residents for lodging. Out of state visitors must sign a document affirming that they have remained in their home for at least 14 days before arriving in New Hampshire.
 
Starting June 22 - day camps can resume operations

Read more: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/guidance-day-camps.pdf
Read more: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/guidance-lodging.pdf
Read more: https://www.governor.nh.gov/-stay-at-home.htm
New Jersey Stay-at-Home Order does not have an end date. Gov. Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction and curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses starting May 18.
 
Starting May 22- recreational businesses, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting ranges, and tennis clubs as well as community gardens may open with required social distancing measures in place.

Starting June 15-
  • Child care centers and other child care facilities are permitted to resume operations for all clients, provided that they comply with the COVID-19 Child Care Standards.
  • Outdoor dining may resume
  • Limited in-person retail
Starting June 22-
  • Sporting activities, including organized sporting activities, are permitted in outdoor settings only, provided that they do not involve person-to-person contact.
  • Hair salons and barbershops may reopen
Youth summer camps shall be permitted to operate on or after July 6, provided that they comply with the COVID-19 Child Care and Youth Summer Camp Standards.
 
Read more: https://nj.gov/outdoor dining, retail & personal services
Read more: https://www.nj.gov/Resumption of Childcare, Camps &Organized Sports
Read more: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/May 22 EO-147.pdf
Read more: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-142.pdf
New Mexico Stay-at-Home Order expired May 31, 2020 Gov. Grisham extended order allows for partial reopening of business deemed non-essential.

Beginning May 1- 
  • Retailers will be allowed to conduct curbside pickup and delivery
  • Federally licensed firearm retailers may open by appointment only as needed conduct background checks and to allow individuals to take possession of firearms ordered online.
  • Pet services including adoption, grooming, daycare and boarding are permitted to operate. Veterinarians are permitted to operate.
Beginning May 16-
  • Retailers to operate at 25% of their maximum occupancy as determined by fire code.
  • Non-essential businesses (other than retailers; such as office spaces, call centers) may operate at up to 25% of pre-crisis staffing levels.
Beginning June 1-
  • Drive-in theaters may reopen under COVID-Safe Practices
  • Nine additional state parks will reopen for day-use only beginning May 30, with five more opening June 1, some with capacity limits
  • Indoor malls, hair and nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors and massage services may begin operating at 25% occupancy
  • Hotels may operate at 50% of maximum occupancy under COVID-Safe Practices;
  • Gyms allowed to reopen at 50% occupancy. Personal training is permitted for up to two trainees; Group fitness classes are still prohibited, as are sparring, grappling, wrestling and other forms of person-to-person contact training
  • Swimming pools may reopen for lap swimming and lessons of up to two students
Read more: https://cv.nmhealth.org/amended order May 27/pdf
Read more: https://www.governor.state.nm.usmodify-public-health-emergency-order/
New York Stay-at-Home Order expired May 15, 2020 Gov. Cuomo announced that New York will follow the CDC’s recommendation and not have major reopening within the state until state and regional hospitalization rates see a decline for 14 days. He furthered stated that the state will reopen in phases.
 
Phase 1 includes opening construction, retail for curbside pickup, agriculture, forestry, fishing and manufacturing functions with low risk.
 
Phase 2 includes all office-based businesses, in-store shopping at retailers, real estate, vehicle sales, lease and rentals, commercial building management and limited service at barbers and hair salons.
 
Phase 3 includes restaurants and food services.
Phase 4 includes arts, entertainment, recreation and education.
 
The state would leave 2 weeks between phases so it can monitor the effects of what it has done.
 
Starting May 15- several regions met the metrics required to begin phase 1 of the reopening plan.
New York City is expected to begin phase 1 of reopening on June 8.
 
Western New York, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier may enter Phase 2 of reopening. Capital Region is expected to enter Phase 2 of reopening on June 3.
 
Several counties may now resume elective surgeries.
 
Horse racing tracks across the state and Watkins Glen International Racetrack will be allowed to open without fans as of June 1.
 
Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-york-city-enter-phase-1-reopening-june-8-and-five-regions-enter
Read more: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries
Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/horse-racing-tracks-statewide
Read more: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/elective-surgeries
North Carolina Stay-at-home Order expired May 8, 2020 Gov. Cooper outlined the state’s plan to lift restrictions in 3 phases.
 
Starting May 8, the state will move into phase 1. During phase 1:
  • There will no longer be a distinction between essential and non-essential businesses
  • Retail businesses are allowed to open at 50% capacity
  • Childcare facilities will be open to serve families of parents who are working or looking for work. These centers will be required to follow strict cleaning protocols. Summer day camps can operate in compliance with NC DHHS guidelines.
Bars, personal care businesses, entertainment venues, and gyms will remain closed. Restaurants may only continue to serve customers for drive-through, takeout and delivery.
 
Phase 2 is set to begin on May 22 at 5pm. During phase 2:
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements
  • Personal care businesses, including salons and barbers, may operate at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements
  • Pools may reopen at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements
Phase 3 is set to begin at least 4-6 weeks after Phase 2: During phase 3:
  • There will be increased capacity at restaurants, bars, other businesses, houses of worships, and entertainment venues
  • Further increase in the number of people allowed at gatherings 
Read more: https://files.nc.gov/Phase-2 Order.pdf
Read more: https://files.nc.gov/governor3-PHASE-PLAN.pdf
Read more: https://files.nc.gov/governor/ EO138-Phase-1.pdf
North Dakota North Dakota does not have a Stay-at-Home Order. North Dakota is in the green - low risk level of the Smart Restart plan. The following businesses will be allowed to reopen starting May 1, subject to safety protocols:
Recreational facilities, health clubs and athletic facilities; theaters; bars and restaurants; licensed cosmetologists, including salons and barber shops; and personal care services including tattoo parlors, tanning and massage facilities; banquets and ballrooms
 
Read more: https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/
Ohio Stay-Safe-Ohio Order replaced with an Urgent Health Advisory
“Ohioans Protecting Ohioans”
Beginning May 1 - all medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility may move forward. Dental services and veterinary services may also proceed if a safe environment can be established.
 
Beginning on May 4 - manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
 
Also on May 4 - general office environments may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
 
Beginning on May 12 - consumer, retail and services, may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.
 
Beginning May 15 - restaurants and bars will be permitted to reopen outdoor dining. Indoor dining services may begin starting May 21.

Beginning May 15 - personal care services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons and tanning facilities may reopen.

Beginning May 15 - sectors licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, including massage therapy, acupuncture and cosmetic therapy may reopen. Additionally, tattoo and body piercing services may also reopen.

Opening dates for a variety of activities:
  • May 21- Campgrounds
  • May 22- Horse racing without spectators
  • May 26- Swimming pools; amateur sports with limited contact, such as baseball, softball, golf and tennis
  • May 31- Day camps
  • June 1- Catering and banquet centers
  • June 10- 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
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Acton signed an order that rescinds and modifies parts of Ohio’s Stay Safe Ohio Order. Section 3, the Stay-at-Home Order and Section 5, the restrictions on travel has been rescinded.

Ohio judge ruled that the state’s order closing Ohio fitness facilities during the pandemic violated the Ohio Constitution. Thus, gyms may reopen immediately, as long as they follow safety regulations.

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 Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order expired May 6, 2020. Gov. Stitt’s 3 part plan to reopen Oklahoma began April 24, 2020.
 
Starting April 24, personal care businesses, such as hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, and pet groomers were permitted to reopen for appointments only, but must adhere to sanitation protocols. Elective surgeries may resume as well.
 
Beginning May 1, the following businesses can reopen:

 Dining, entertainment, movie theatres and sporting venues can operate using CDC recommended social distancing and sanitation protocols.
 
Gyms can reopen if they adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing and sanitation
Protocols.
 
Phase 2 began May 15, and bars may operate with diminished standing room occupancy where applicable and under social distancing and sanitation protocols.

Phase 3 started June 1. Under phase 3, businesses may resume unrestricted staffing at their worksites by observing proper CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and are recommended to continue increased cleaning and disinfecting practices. Businesses that had gone to appointment-only can start taking walk-ins again. Summer camps may also reopen in this phase.
 
Read more: https://www.governor.ok.gov/press_releases/oklahoma-to-begin-phase-3-of-open-up-and-recover
Read more: https://www.okcommerce.gov/
Read more:: https://www.sos.ok.gov/executive order/.pdf
Oregon Stay-at-Home Order does not have an end date. Starting May 1 - Hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices that meet requirements for Covid-19 safety and preparedness will be able to resume non-urgent procedures.
 
Gov. Brown announced the counties that can begin entering phase 1 of reopening. In counties approved for phase 1, the following additional areas can operate if they comply with sector-specific health and safety guidance beginning May 15:
  • Restaurants, bars, and other such establishments for dine-in service until 10 pm
  • Personal services businesses
  • All retail businesses, including malls and shopping centers
  • Gyms and other fitness facilities
  • Local gatherings of up to 25 people
Governor Kate Brown approved 26 counties to move to phase 2 of reopening on June 5, 6, and 8.
During phase 2, recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups.

Read more: https://www.oregon.gov/counties moving to phase 2
Read more: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/phases
Read more: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom
Read more: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-22.pdf
Pennsylvania Stay-at-Home Order expired May 8, 2020 Gov. Wolf is using a three-phase approach that will guide the state’s reopening. The system consists of red, yellow and green phases, with the entire state starting in the red phase. There are several counties currently in the yellow phase.
 
Under the yellow phase, state officials will ease some restrictions and allow more businesses to open, but customers can still expect mitigation efforts such as curbside pickup/delivery only and potential limitations on the number of people allowed in store. Gov. Wolf provided more options for counties in the yellow phase by allowing outdoor dining beginning June 5 and providing Summer Camp Guidance
 
Beginning May 15- any rifle, shotgun, pistol and archery shooting ranges on state game lands will be reopened in select counties.
 
Gov. Wolf announced that there are no counties in the red phase. In total, on June 5, there will be 34 counties in the green phase and 33 in the yellow phase.
 
Under the green phase-
  • Restaurants and bars may open at 50% occupancy.
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) may open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only.
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities, and personal care services (such as gyms and spas) may open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged.
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) may open at 50% occupancy.
  • Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols.
Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/reopening-phase-orders-updated-to-include-10-additional-counties-moving-to-yellow-and-16-to-green-on-june-5/
Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/counties move to green
Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/Game-Commission-Details
Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/
Rhode Island Stay-at-Home Order expired May 8, 2020 Gov. Raimondo announced a detailed phased plan to reopen Rhode Island which will begin on May 9. The plan consists of three phases with projections that some businesses will begin to open during phase 1. Phase 2 is set to start June 1.
 
In phase 2:
  • Non-critical retailers can further relax restrictions to allow for more customers in their stores. Malls can reopen with restrictions.
  • Restaurants will be allowed to begin indoor dining at up to 50% capacity and other restrictions.
  • Haircare & personal services including barbershops, salons, braiders, nail care, waxing, tanning, massage, and tattoo services reopen with restrictions.
  • Gyms, fitness studios, and small group fitness classes allowed to reopen with restrictions
  • Outdoor entertainment and recreation activities (zoo & outdoor areas of historical sites) allowed to resume on a limited basis
  • Child care services to resume June 1. Summer camps and small group youth sports practice to resume June 29 with restrictions
  • All state parks and beaches will be open with capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions
  • Houses of worship can reopen at up to 25% capacity with restrictions
Read more: https://www.reopeningri.com/resource_pdfs/Phase-II/Reopening-Phase-II-Navigating-Our-Way-05.22.20.pdf
Read more: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38234
South Carolina Statewide Work-or-Home Order was lifted May 4, 2020 and returned to voluntary status Businesses that are opened:
Furniture and home-furnishings stores; Clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores; Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores; Department stores, with the exception of hardware and home-improvement stores; Sporting goods stores; Book, craft, and music stores; Flea markets; and Florists and flower stores.
 
Businesses must adhere to strict social distancing requirements, such as operating at 20% occupancy.

Starting May 4 - Restaurants may provide outdoor dining services. Indoor dining could start on May 11, if the outdoor dining works well. 

Starting May 18 - close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will be able to open in a limited capacity.

Attractions such as zoos, museums and aquariums are allowed to reopen.
 
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/news/2020-05/mcmaster-lifts-restrictions-attractions
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/news/additional-businesses-gyms-pools reopen
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/mcmaster-lift-work-or-home-order-may-4th
Read more: https://governor.sc.gov/
South Dakota No stay-at-home order No business was ever required to close in South Dakota.
 
Read more: https://covid.sd.gov/docs/COVID_SDPlan_BackToNormal.pdf
Tennessee Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020
 
Restaurants and retail stores are permitted to reopen provided they operate at 50% capacity. The Order will apply only in Tennessee counties without their own public-health departments, meaning large cities, are allowed to set their own timeline.
 
The state is currently in phase 2 of reopening. In phase 2, capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail have been lifted and the focus is on social distancing best practices:
  • Retail and commercial businesses may with no capacity limit
  • Nail and hair salons can open at 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers can open at 50% capacity
  • Restaurants and bars serving food may now operate with no capacity limit. However, bars must remain closed.
Read more: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/lift on capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail
Read more: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee38.pdf
Texas Stay-at-Home Order expired April 30, 2020 Starting May 1 -
  • All retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums, and libraries are permitted to reopen but must limit their capacity to 25% of their listed occupancy.
Starting May 8 -
  • Cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons/shops, and other establishments may reopen under strict social distancing guidelines
Starting May 18 -
  • Services provided by office workers can reopen up to the greater of either of these two numbers: five employees or 25% of the workforce, provided that the employees maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Manufacturing services can operate at 25% capacity
  • Gyms and exercise facilities and classes can operate at up to 25% capacity provided, however, that locker rooms and shower facilities must remain closed, but restrooms may open
Beginning May 29, water parks can open but must limit their occupancy to 25% of normal operating limits.
 
Beginning May 31, recreational sports programs for adults can resume, but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15.
 
Driver education programs can resume operations immediately. Food-court dining areas within shopping malls can also immediately resume operations.
 
Read more: https://gov.texas.gov/Additional Services And Activities That Can Open pdf
Read more: https://gov.texas.gov/news/executive-order-to-expand-openings
Utah Equivalent of a Stay-at-Home Order expired May 1, 2020 Gov. Herbert issued an Order moving much of Utah to the Yellow (low risk) phase. Under this phase, dine-in restaurants, gyms, barber shops and nail salons will be allowed to reopen but must adhere to strict social distancing measures. Guidelines for regions within the state may differ.

Read more: https://drive.google.com/EO- yellow phase  
Read more: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utahs-low-risk-phase/
Vermont Stay-at-Home Order expired May 15, 2020 Farmers Markets may open May 1, 2020 with strict alterations that focus on food distribution and prevent congregating.

Starting May 4, construction and landscaping companies, manufacturers, and distribution operations can have 10 people working at a time. These employers can then return to full operation May 11 if they complete a training program and adopt a series of preventative measures

Starting May 18, retail businesses may reopen at 25% of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater.

Starting June 1- gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, as well as cleaning services and other businesses that require home visits may reopen.
 
Starting June 7- overnight youth summer camp programming can resume in a limited capacity and with strict safety and travel procedures.

Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/ADDENDUM TO EO.pdf
Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/.pdf
Read more: https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/governor-phil-scott-announces-opening-additional-business-operations-increased-social
Virginia Stay-at-Home Order for residents expires June 10, 2020
A separate shutdown Order for non-essential businesses expired May 14, 2020
May 1- Resumption of elective medical procedures.
 
Gov. Northam announced that he will ease business restrictions on May 15. (Northern Virginia, Richmond and Accomack county will open at a later date). Under phase 1, restaurants and other dining establishments may operate delivery, take-out, and outdoor dining only; Brick and mortar retail businesses may continue to operate; fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers and sports facilities may reopen for outdoor activities only; beauty salons, barbershops, spas, massage centers and other personal services may reopen.

Most of Virginia is expected to enter phase Two on June 5. During phase 2:
  • Restaurant and beverage establishments may offer indoor dining at 50% occupancy
  • Fitness centers may open indoor areas at 30% occupancy
  • Certain recreation and entertainment venues without shared equipment such as museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and outdoor concert, sporting, and performing arts venues may reopen with restrictions
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/eo/EO-65-Phase-Two.pdf
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-62-and-Order-of-Public-Health-Emergency-Four-AMENDED.pdf
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/
Read more: https://www.governor.virginia.govForward-Virginia-Phase-One.pdf
Washington Stay-at-Home Order expired May 31, 2020 Gov. Inslee’s extended Order revealed a 4-phase plan to reopening the state.

Phase 1 starts May 5:
  • This phase is the state’s initial stay-at-home with some modifications, including allowing low-risk construction
  • Retail businesses may use curbside pickup
  • Auto sales and car washes could resume with restrictions.
Phase 2 (tentative start date is June 1): 
  • Retail in-store operations allowed with restrictions
  • Barber shops and salons may reopen 
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% capacity and tables of 5 people or less
  • Domestic services, such as nannies and housekeeping may resume
  • Some professional services may resume, although teleworking will still be encouraged
  • Libraries
  • Additional manufacturing
For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, restaurant operations may resume with limitations after meeting specific criteria, effective May 11, 2020.
 
For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, personal services may resume, effective May 13.

Phase 3:
  • Restaurants may operate at 75% capacity and bars at 25%
  • Gyms, recreational facilities, like pools, and movie theaters may operate at 50% capacity
  • Museums and government buildings may also reopen.
  • Nightclubs and entertainment venues will remain closed
Phase 4:
  • Worksite staffing would be unrestricted, although workers should follow social distancing
  • Bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues can return to full capacity.
There will be at least 3 weeks in between each phase to monitor effects. 

Read more: https://www.governor.wa.gov/washingtons-phased-approach
West Virginia No end date for Stay-at-Home Order Week 1 phase of reopening began on April 30, 2020 which includes the return of elective medical procedures.
 
By week 2, businesses with less than 10 employees, personal care services, and restaurants with outdoor dining would be allowed to return.
 
Week 3 is started on May 11. Wellness centers operated by or with West Virginia Licensed Health Care providers and drive-in movie theaters may reopen.
 
Starting May 15- outdoor guided rock climbing businesses will be allowed to reopen
 
Starting May 18- Fitness centers, gymnasiums, and recreation centers may resume operations, with limitations.
 
Week 4 is scheduled to start on May 21. The following may reopen during week 4:
  • Indoor dining at restaurants at 50% capacity
  • Large/specialty retail stores
  • Tanning businesses
  • State park campgrounds for in-state residents only
  • Outdoor recreation rentals (kayaks, bicycles, boats, rafts, canoes, ATVs and similar equipment)
  • Outdoor motorsport and power sport racing with no spectators
  • Hatfield McCoy Trail System
  • Bars, zoos and indoor amusement such as bowling alleys may reopen.
Starting June 5, movie theaters and casinos may reopen.
Starting June 8, youth sports and all adult sport facilities may reopen.
Starting June 22, outing sporting events with spectators may resume.

Read more: https://governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2020/Pages/week 3
Read more: https://governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/week 4
Read more: https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/The-Comeback.aspx
Wisconsin Stay-at-Home Order was set to expire on May 26, 2020 however the Order was lifted on May 13, following the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s ruling 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 lifts all restrictions on businesses and gatherings imposed by the Order but keeps in place the closure of schools until fall.

Read more: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/28b7302
Wyoming No stay-at-home order (Public Health Orders cover specific businesses) Starting May 1, 2020 gyms, child care, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services may reopen adhering to public health guidelines outlined in the new orders.

Gov. Gordon updated the Public Health Orders and effective May 15 - restaurants may offer indoor and outdoor dining service under specific conditions. Movie theaters and performance venues may also be allowed to reopen in a limited capacity.
 
Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/Restaurants, Schools, Child Care Facilities and Others
Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/Cosmetology, Tattoo, Massage and Others

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.

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