Which U.S. States Are Reopening? The Complete List of Open and Closed States

After weeks — even months — of shutdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country is beginning to slowly reopen.

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A list of where each state stands on reopening as governors try to restart their economies

Check out this list of states that are re-closing and this list of states require face masks.

Federal guidelines for reopening the country has left the decision to state governors. State, county, and city leaders are taking different approaches when it comes to reopening and lifting lockdowns.

Here’s the latest on where each state stands when it comes to reopening their economy.

Note: This story was last updated July 31, 2020.

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Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey signed a stay home order beginning on April 4. The order expired on April 30, allowing AL retail stores to open at limited capacity with social distancing and sanitization guidelines. The governor issued updated an amended Safer at Home Order, which was in effect until July 3, 2020.

On July 15, Ivey amended the safer-at-home order to require people wear face coverings in indoor spaces, public transportation, and outdoor spaces where 10 or more people are gathered. The order is in effect until August 31, 2020.

Alabama will also move forward with the reopening of schools and students in second grade and above must wear facial coverings.

What is open? 

  • Beaches, with 10 feet social distancing rule
  • Retail stores
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Restaurants, bars, breweries
  • Child care centers
  • Non-work gatherings, as long as people maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Gyms
  • Barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons
  • Tattoo shops
  • Entertainment venues subject to social distancing and sanitization
  • Child day care facilities and summer camps
  • Athletic practice

Source: Alabama COVID-19 Information Hub

Alaska

Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a stay-at-home order beginning on March 28. On May 22, all businesses were allowed to operate at 100% capacity with social distancing rules in place.

What is open? 

  • All businesses (restaurants, bars, gyms, retail shops, etc.)
  • All houses of worship
  • Libraries and museums
  • Recreational activities
  • Sports activities

Source: Reopen Alaska Responsibly

Arizona

Arizona saw nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases on June 28, which promoted Governor Doug Ducey to close bars, movie theaters, gyms, and water parks. The order went into effect June 29. Public schools were also ordered to delay the start of classes until August 17.

Ducey allowed AZ retail stores to do in-person business beginning on May 8, with guidelines around social distancing. Stay-at-home orders expired May 15.

What is open? 

  • Retail businesses
  • Barbers and hair salons
  • Spas/massage therapy businesses
  • Shopping malls
  • Casinos
  • Dine-in restaurants and coffee shops

What is closed?

  • Bars
  • Restaurant dining
  • Movie Theaters
  • Gyms
  • Water Parks
  • Public Schools

Source: State of Arizona Website

Arkansas

Governor Asa Hutchinson opened gyms, fitness centers, and indoor athletic facilities as of May 4, and barbershops and hair salons opened as of May 6. On June 15, the state reentered Phase 2 of reopening the economy. Businesses can operate at two-thirds of their capacity. Hutchinson implemented a mask mandate on July 20.

What is open in AR? 

  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Medical Spas
  • Gyms
  • Dine-in restaurants operating at a third of normal capacity and limit groups to 10 people. Tables must be 10 feet apart. Waiters will wear masks and gloves.
  • Casinos with limited operations
  • Large indoor venues with restrictions
  • Bars inside restaurants
  • Pools, water parks, beaches
  • Standalone bars

Source: State of Arkansas Website

California

On July 13, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all counties in the state to close some indoor operations, including restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and aquariums, museums, and card rooms. The businesses will be allowed to operate outdoors.

In addition, Newsom has ordered gyms, worship services, personal care services, malls, offices, hair salons, and barbershops to close in 30 counties.

On June 18, the California Department of Health released a memo mandating people in California must wear face coverings when they are in high-risk situations, including:

  • Inside, or waiting in line to enter, any indoor public space
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Waiting in line or riding public transportation or ridesharing
  • Work
  • Where food is prepared
  • In common areas (stairs, hallways, elevators, parking facilities)
  • Any enclosed our public outdoor areas where you are unable to physically distance

Stay-at-home orders went into effect March 19. CA Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a 4-phase approach to opening up the Golden State. California is moving into Phase 3, where “higher risk” workplaces can reopen, including day camps, gyms, bars, and professional sports.

Reopening is contingent on counties meeting certain public health metrics, including:

  1. The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating and supporting those who are positive or exposed
  2. The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19
  3. The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges
  4. The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand
  5. The ability for businesses, schools and child care facilities to support physical distancing
  6. The ability to determine when to re-institute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary

Businesses were asked to develop contactless payment procedures, have hand sanitizer available for customers and employees, and ensure employees have proper protective gear.

What is open (for counties not on the state’s ‘Watch List’)? 

  • Retail
  • Outdoor dining
  • Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons
  • Cosmetology businesses
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Houses of worship
  • Zoos

Source: California Resilience Roadmap

Colorado

Governor Jared Polis signed a “Safer at Home” order, which took effect April 27 and expired on May 27. Polis has ordered bars and nightclubs to close in-person service. The announcement was made June 30, and closures will be in effect for 30 days.

On July 16, the governor issued a statewide mask mandate.

What is open? 

  • Retail stores are open to curbside pickup
  • Restaurants at 50% capacity with tables 6 feet apart
  • Salons
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Personal training
  • Dog grooming
  • Offices at 50% reduced staffing
  • Child care
  • Campgrounds at most state parks and state wildlife areas

What is closed? 

  • Bars
  • Casinos

Source: Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Connecticut

Governor Ned Lamont extended the mandatory shutdown until May 20. The state has allowed some businesses to open under Phase 1 and 2 of reopening. Bars and clubs will reopen when the state reaches Phase 3.

Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Phil Murphy (New Jersey), and Ned Lamont (Connecticut) announced that travelers from 16 states need to self-quarantine for 14 days if they visit the region. Those states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

What is open? 

  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Museums and zoos (outdoor only)
  • Offices
  • Restaurants (outdoor only)
  • Retail and malls
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Hair salons and barbershop

What is to come? 

  • Bars and clubs (Phase 3)
  • Indoor event spaces and venues (Phase 3)
  • Indoor amusement parks (Phase 3)

Source: Stay Safe, Stay Home 

Delaware

Governor John Carney issued a stay-at-home order that expired May 15. Some retail were able to open with curbside pickup, along with hair salons on May 8. On June 1, most businesses reopened with restrictions.

On June 25, the governor delayed Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

What is open in DE ?

  • Clothing stores
  • Shoe stores
  • Sporting goods, hobby, musical instruments
  • Book stores, music stores
  • Department stores
  • Tobacco and vape
  • Office supplies, stationary stores, gift stores
  • Used merchandise stores
  • Consumer goods rental
  • Other general merchandise
  • Jewelry stores (appointment only)
  • Hair salons for workers at essential businesses
  • Beaches

Source: Recovering Delaware

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has allowed businesses to gradually reopening. Face masks are required in public settings.

What is open? 

  • Elective surgeries
  • Dental procedures
  • Restaurants and taverns with outdoor dining
  • Barbershops and hair salons by appointment only
  • Retail with curbside sales
  • Parks, tennis courts, dog parks, and fields
  • Camps
  • Swimming pools
  • Places of worship
  • Gyms with social distance
  • Tattoo parlors

Source: Washington, D.C. Website

Florida

In an emergency order, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended “on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” Bars can still sell alcohol in sealed, to-go containers.

Miami-Dade County will allow gyms to remain open. Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed an emergency order on July 6 closing restaurants and bars.

On June 25, DeSantis announced no plans to move to the third and final phase of reopening because of a surge in coronavirus cases.

Only July 11, Disney theme parks began to reopen.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Churches remain on “voluntary social distancing”
  • Beaches
  • Elective surgeries
  • Gyms
  • Barbershops and hair salons
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Hotels
  • Houses of worship
  • Tattoo shops
  • Massage businesses, tanning salons
  • Movie theaters

What is closed? 

  • Bars

Source: State of Florida Website

Georgia

GA Governor Brian Kemp allowed gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, hair and nail salons, and other services to reopen April 24. Theaters and restaurants opened on April 27. Capacity limits at restaurants were lifted on June 16, and bars are allowed up to 50 people.

What is open? 

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Bowling alleys
  • Theaters
  • Private social clubs
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Beauty shops
  • Restaurant dining
  • Bars
  • Tattoo studios
  • Cosmetologists
  • Nail salons
  • Estheticians
  • Massage businesses
  • Night clubs

Source: State of Georgia Website

Hawaii

Governor David Ige’s statewide stay-at-home order expired on April 30, but HI visitors have to quarantine for 14 days after their arrival until September. Ige outlined a 4-phase plan to allow businesses and restaurants to start reopening in June with restrictions.

What is open? 

  • Low-risk businesses that can have social distancing
  • Car washes
  • Dog groomers
  • Golf courses
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Parks and Beaches
  • Retailers and shopping malls with restrictions
  • Restaurants
  • Salons, barbershops
  • Gyms (not on Oahu)
  • Houses of worship
  • Theaters
  • Gyms
  • Museums

Source: State of Hawaii Website

Idaho

Governor Brad Little has authorized the second stage of the state’s reopening plan. The state has a 4-stage plan, with businesses moving into Stage 3 on May 30. Little said the state will move into Stage 4, which allows nightclubs and larger venues to reopen.

But at least one county is rolling back its reopening. Ada County moved back to the guidelines in Idaho’s Stage 3 for COVID-19 response on June 24. This includes the closing of bars and nightclubs.

On July 9, the governor announced the fourth stage of reopening would be delayed at least 2 weeks.

What is open in ID? 

  • Retail, with social distancing
  • Places of worship
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Hair salons and nail salons
  • Gyms
  • Recreational facilities

Source: Idaho Rebounds

Illinois

Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect on May 1 and ended May 30, easing restrictions for some activities. He also shared a 5-phase plan, called “Restore Illinois,” to reopen the state. He is dividing up the state into 4 “health regions” that may have different restrictions depending on infection levels. Municipalities, like Chicago, are able to set stricter guidelines.

What is open?

  • Religious services with less than 10 people
  • Health services, such as eye care, elective surgery, and dentists
  • Daycare with capacity limits
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Hotels
  • Laundromats
  • Animal grooming
  • Nurseries
  • Clothing and retail with curbside pickup
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices
  • Retail stores
  • Salons
  • Museums
  • Summer camps
  • Indoor dining
  • Gyms
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos

What’s closed? 

  • Bars
  • Night clubs
  • Concert venues
  • Sporting venues

Source: State of Illinois Website

Indiana

Governor Eric Holcomb issued a stay-at-home order, which expired May 1.

On July 1, the governor announced the 5th phase of reopening would be delayed. On July 27, Holcomb issued a mandate that requires face masks in most public settings.

What is open? 

  • State government offices
  • Retail and commercial businesses operating at 75% capacity
  • Mall common areas are limited at 50% capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, martial arts studios, and similar facilities, with restrictions
  • Community pools and recreational areas
  • Campgrounds with social distancing
  • Youth summer day camps may open June 1
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, and tattoo parlors
  • Playgrounds
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Cultural, entertainment venues
  • Amusement parks, water parks
  • Movie theaters

Source: State of Indiana Website

Iowa

Governor Kim Reynolds eased restrictions beginning on May 1, allowing IA malls, restaurants, retails stores, and gyms to open in most areas. Certain counties with a high infection rate have businesses that remain closed.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants (in 77 counties)
  • Gyms (in 77 counties)
  • Malls and other retail stores
  • Libraries
  • Drive-in movie theaters
  • Dentists
  • Medical spas
  • Tanning facilities
  • Religious gatherings
  • Farmers markets
  • Parks, golf courses
  • Campgrounds
  • Gun shops
  • Casinos
  • Barbershops, hair salons
  • Bars
  • Massage businesses
  • Tattoo shops

Souce: State of Iowa Website

Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly’s stay-at-home order expired on May 4. KS Restaurants, libraries, and child care centers can open, with protocols in place. On May 26, Kelly announced that individual county health officials will have the power to determine when it’s ready for reopening.

On July 3, masks were required in public spaces.

What is open (in most counties)? 

  • Some retail
  • Offices
  • Child care centers
  • Libraries
  • Barbershops and hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Drive-in theaters
  • Medical spas and tanning facilities
  • Fitness centers
  • Malls

Source: Plan to Reopen Kansas

Kentucky

On April 29, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a plan to gradually reopen KY businesses.

On July 9, the governor issues a mask mandate requiring people to wear face coverings in public. Bars were ordered to close starting July 28, and restaurants had to reduce indoor dining capacity by 25%.

What is open? 

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Vehicle and vessel dealerships
  • Professional services
  • Horse racing
  • Pet grooming and boarding
  • Retail, houses of worship
  • Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services
  • Movie theaters
  • Gyms
  • Bowling alleys
  • State parks
  • Daycares
  • Restaurants

What is closed? 

  • Bars

Source: State of Kentucky Website

Louisiana

LA Governor John Bel Edwards stay-at-home order expired on May 15. Bel Edwards said on June 25 that he is going to delay moving into Phase 3 of the reopening plan by 28 days.

On July 11, the governor announced a mask mandate requiring people to wear face coverings in public settings. Bars were also closed due to the rise in cases.

What is open? 

  • Places of worship
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hair salon
  • Nail salons
  • Retail stores with exterior exits
  • Casinos
  • Pools
  • Tattoo shops

What is closed? 

  • Bars

Source: State of Louisiana Website

Maine

Governor Janet Mills extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 31, but allowed some ME businesses to reopen as of May 1. The reopening of Maine will happen in 4 stages, which will progress month-by-month depending on the previous stage’s success. Gyms, fitness centers, and nail salons will be delayed in their reopening.

What is open (Stage 1 and 2)?

  • Restaurants in 12 of 16 counties
  • Retail in 12 of 16 counties
  • Beaches
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Pet groomers
  • Drive-in religious services
  • Drive-in movies
  • Outdoor recreation
  • State parks
  • Auto dealerships and car washes
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Campgrounds
  • Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts
  • Day camps
  • Coastal state parks
  • Retail stores in all counties
  • Restaurants in all counties
  • Public and community settings
  • Bars and tasting rooms
  • Hair and nail salons
  • Tattoo shops

What is closed? 

  • Bars

Source: State of Maine Website

Maryland

MD Governor Larry Hogan announced the “Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery” plan, which would allow the gradual reopening of the state. The state’s stay-at-home order went in effect March 30 and expired May 15. Openings vary county by county. Face masks are required in public settings.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing, construction
  • Barbershops and hair salons
  • Churches
  • Elective medical procedures
  • State parks and beaches
  • Pet services
  • Golf courses, campgrounds, beaches, outdoor pools
  • Outdoor amusement parks
  • Nail salons
  • Massage businesses
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo shops

What is closed?

  • Theaters

Massachusetts

MA Governor Charlie Baker’s stay-at-home order and the closure of nonessential businesses expired on May 18. He announced a 4-phase approach to reopen Massachusetts’ economy.

What is open?

  • Landscapers
  • Lawn-service companies
  • Plant nurseries
  • Bike repair
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Religious organizations
  • Labs and life sciences facilities
  • Offices (excluding city of Boston) at 25% capacity
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Pet grooming
  • Retail with curbside pickup
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Drive-in theaters
  • Some athletic fields
  • Zoos
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Libraries
  • Casino hotels and restaurants
  • Driving schools
  • Hotels
  • Nail salons
  • Day spas
  • Massage therapy
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Youth sports
  • Recreational day camps
  • Gyms
  • Casino gaming areas
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Performance venues

What is to come: 

  • Phase 4: Large venues (arenas, stadiums, night clubs, race tracks, and sports venues)

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Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 28, but also eased some restrictions so some MI businesses can re-open. Whitmer said May 18 that 2 regions (northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula) will be able to open restaurants, retail businesses, and offices. Cities and townships can choose to enforce stricter rules.

On July 1, the governor closed bars in some of the state. On July 10, the governor signed an executive order stating those over the age of 5 must wear a face covering in public settings.

What is open?

  • Lawn-service companies
  • Plant nurseries
  • Bike repair
  • State parks
  • Residential and commercial construction
  • Some non-essential businesses with curbside pickup
  • Retail businesses with limited capacity
  • Auto businesses
  • Medical procedures
  • Restaurants and bars at 50% capacity
  • Offices where workers cannot be remote

Source: State of Michigan Website

Minnesota

Governor Tim Wal’s stay-at-home order expired May 18. It was replaced with a “Stay Safe MN” order, which allow more businesses to open. Bars, restaurants, and salons are still not open. Face masks are required in most public settings.

What is open?

  • Retail stores
  • Malls
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Industrial and office settings
  • Household services, such as house cleaning
  • Auto detailing
  • Drive-in activities (including movies)
  • Small group gatherings up to 10 people
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Salons

Source: Minnesota Guidance on Reopening Businesses 

Mississippi

MS Governor Tate Reeves announced the statewide safer-at-home order expired on May 25. All businesses were allowed to open June 1. Masks are required in 13 counties.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Parks
  • Outdoor gatherings up to 20 people are allowed
  • Retail
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Libraries
  • Entertainment venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Bars
  • Museums
  • Spas
  • Gyms
  • Casinos
  • Salons

Source: State of Mississippi Website 

Missouri

Governor Mike Parson unveiled the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan, which reopened parts of the economy on May 4. All MO businesses are allowed to be open as long as there is social distancing in place.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Retail
  • Gyms
  • Movie theaters
  • Concert venues
  • Offices

Source: Show Me Strong Recovery Plan 

Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has re-opened Montana in phases after the stay-at-home order expired on April 26. Bullock has given the green light for MT schools to reopen as well.

On July 15, the governor issued a mandate requiring face masks in certain public spaces and outdoor gatherings.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Restaurants, bars, and breweries
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Houses of worship
  • Movie theaters
  • Gyms
  • Museums
  • Concert venues
  • Bowling alleys

Source: State of Montana Website

Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts began to ease social distancing rules across the state. Nebraska never instituted a stay-at-home order.

What is open in NE? 

  • Restaurants
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Massage businesses
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Houses of worship
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Bars
  • Movie theaters

Source: State of Nebraska Website 

Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak’s stay-at-home order expired May 15. Sisolak is requiring face masks to be worn in public.

What is open in NV? 

  • Casinos and gaming
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Golf courses
  • Tennis courses
  • Restaurants
  • Retail cannabis
  • Barbershops, hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Retail
  • Malls
  • Bars
  • Gyms
  • Spas
  • Tattoo parlors
  • State parks
  • Pools
  • Museums, art galleries
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Move theaters
  • Bowling alleys
  • Houses of worship

Source: Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery

New Hampshire

Governor Chris Sununu issued the “Stay at Home 2.0” order, which is in effect until May 31. Some NH businesses will be able to reopen in stages. Most indoor facilities and hotels remain closed.

What is open? 

  • Elective surgeries
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Retail
  • Restaurants with outdoor seating
  • Dentist offices
  • Acupuncturists
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Cosmetologists
  • Massage therapists
  • Houses of worship
  • Bowling alleys
  • Gyms
  • Pools
  • Amateur and youth sports

Source: State of New Hampshire Website

New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy issued a stay-at-home order with no end date for all of NJ. Curbside pickup at businesses and nonessential construction began on Monday, May 18.

New Jersey has postponed indoor dining indefinitely. Murphy announced in July that the state would pause re-openings due to the spike of COVID-19 cases.

Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Phil Murphy (New Jersey), and Ned Lamont (Connecticut) announced that travelers from 16 states need to self-quarantine for 14 days if they visit the region. Those states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

What is open? 

  • State parks
  • County parks
  • Golf courses
  • Retail businesses
  • Nonessential construction
  • Healthcare services
  • Pet groomers, pet daycare and boarding
  • Auto dealerships
  • Bars and restaurants for drive-through
  • Nurseries
  • Child care centers
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Pools
  • Restaurants

What’s closed? 

  • Indoor dining

Source: State of New Jersey Website

New Mexico

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s stay-at-home order expired May 15. She did ease restrictions on some NM businesses on April 30, allowing for curbside pickup.

What is open? 

  • Retails stores
  • Veterinarians
  • Dog groomers
  • Pet daycare and boarding
  • Golf courses
  • State parks
  • Gyms
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Tattoo shops
  • Massage businesses
  • Nail salons
  • Houses of worship
  • Restaurants and breweries (outdoor service only)

What is closed? 

  • Bars
  • Restaurant dining
  • Casinos
  • Theaters

Source: State of New Mexico Website

New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” executive order took effect March 22 and expired on May 15.

Cuomo unveiled New York Forward, a plan to phase the reopening of the state. New York has entered in Phase 4 of the plan, but gyms, casinos, malls, and movie theaters are still closed.

Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Phil Murphy (New Jersey), and Ned Lamont (Connecticut) announced that travelers from 16 states need to self-quarantine for 14 days if they visit the region. Those states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

What is open? 

  • Some retail with curbside or in-store pickup
  • Gardening and landscape businesses
  • Drive-in theaters
  • Outdoor activities with social distancing
  • Religious groups of 10 people or fewer
  • Professional services
  • Outdoor dining
  • Offices
  • Hair salons
  • Real estate
  • Restaurants

Phase 4

  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation venues
  • Education
  • Gyms

Source: State of New York Website

North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order expired on May 8 and the state moved into phase 1 of its reopening plan. The state will reopen in 3 phases if the infection rate goes down.

Due to the uptick of coronavirus hospitalizations, on June 24, Cooper extended the state’s Phase 2 of reopening by 3 weeks. Gyms and bars will remain closed. Masks are also mandated statewide.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Child care centers
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor worship services
  • State parks and trails
  • Barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons
  • Playgrounds
  • Churches

What is closed? 

  • Bars
  • Movie theaters
  • Bowling alleys
  • Gyms

Source: State of North Carolina Website

North Dakota

Governor Doug Burgum announced businesses can reopen May 1, but in ND businesses customers and workers must maintain social distancing, provide contactless payment systems, and encourage face masks and hand sanitizer use.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Gyms
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Massage businesses
  • Movie theaters

Source: State of North Dakota Website

Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which expired May 29. Face masks are required in public settings.

What is open? 

  • Health procedures
  • Dental offices
  • Veterinarian offices
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Construction
  • Consumer and retail
  • Horse racing without spectators
  • Campgrounds
  • Gyms
  • Fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Retail
  • Salons and barbershops
  • Sports leagues
  • Bowling alleys
  • Miniature golf and batting cages
  • Aquariums and zoos
  • Playgrounds
  • Move theaters
  • Museums and art galleries

What’s closed? 

  • Night clubs
  • Concert venues
  • Sporting venues

Source: Responsible Restart Ohio

Oklahoma

Governor Kevin Stitt never issued a stay-at-home order and has allowed some OK businesses to reopen beginning on April 24.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Anchor stores that have outside access separate from the main entrance hall
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Spas
  • Pet grooming
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Sporting venues
  • Gyms
  • Houses of worship
  • State parks
  • Offices

Source: Reopening Oklahoma

Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order to stay at home on March 23. Some OR surgical centers, dental offices, and medical offices opened May 1. Brown unveiled a 3-phase plan to open the state. Concerts and large gatherings are canceled through September.

On July 13, the governor banned indoor gatherings of more than 10 people. Phase 3 will not come until September, and masks are required in all public settings.

What is open? 

  • Retail stores
  • Child care facilities and some summer camps
  • State parks and day use areas
  • Gyms in some counties
  • Pools in most counties
  • Restaurant dining in some counties
  • Salons and barbershops in some counties
  • Movie theaters, bowling alleys in most counties
  • Offices in most counties

Pennsylvania

PA Governor Tom Wolf announced a 3-phase plan to reopen the state, which began on May 8. The plan will be color coded — red, yellow, and green — and will start in the northwestern and central parts of the state.

Most counties have entered the last phase of Wolf’s reopening plan. Concerts and sporting events remain prohibited.

What is open? 

  • Golf courses
  • Marinas
  • Fishing trips
  • Campgrounds
  • Restaurants
  • Businesses
  • Gyms
  • Spas
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Shopping malls in most counties
  • Retail stores

Source: Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Governor Gina Raimondo issued a stay-at-home order, which expired May 8. The state entered its first phase of reopening on May 9, it’s second phase in June, and the third phase began on June 30. Indoor gatherings are limited to 15 people.

What is open?

  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Malls
  • Golf courses
  • Pet grooming
  • State beaches and parks
  • Offices
  • Child care
  • Offices
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Nail salons
  • Massage businesses
  • Tattoo shops
  • Houses of workship

Source: Reopen RI

South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster’s “Work-or-Home” order expired on May 12, and he has eased restrictions on certain SC businesses. Entertainment venues and schools remain closed.

What is open? 

  • Beaches
  • Retail stores, including department stores
  • Restaurants
  • Barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons
  • Spa services
  • Massage businesses
  • Tattoo shops
  • Gyms
  • Swimming pools
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Water parks
  • Amusement park rides
  • Miniature golf
  • Go-kart tracks
  • Historic buildings and sites

Source: Accelerate SC

South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem did not issue a stay-at-home order, and has allowed SD businesses to stay open.

Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order to replace a stay-at-home order, which expired May 30. He has allowed some TN businesses to open, under social distancing guidelines. Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville are in counties that have their own determination on when to open. Lee also lifted capacity restrictions on businesses, and instead encourages social distancing.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Gyms
  • Salons and barbershops
  • Nail salons
  • Massage businesses
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Mini golf courses
  • Dental offices
  • Race tracks
  • Amusement parks
  • Water parks
  • Theaters
  • Museums

Source: State of Tennessee Website

Texas

Governor Greg Abbott said on June 26 that all bars in the state must close and restaurants need to limit capacity. Bars were allowed to reopen under the state’s second phase of reopening on May 22.

He also issued an Executive Order that suspended elective surgeries in order to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

Abbott’s Texas stay-at-home order expired April 30, allowing TX businesses to reopen on May 1 with limited capacity.

What is open? 

  • State parks
  • Beaches
  • Retail stores
  • Malls
  • Restaurants (limited capacity)
  • Rodeos
  • Bowling alleys, Bingo halls, skating rinks
  • Aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Hair salons, barbershops
  • Nail salons
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship

Source: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

Utah

Governor Gary Herbert’s executive order expired May 16. Utah did not issue a stay-at-home order. On May 1, some Utah businesses opened with social distance guidelines. Most restaurants, gyms, and salons are open.

What is open? 

  • Restaurants
  • Hair salons
  • Gyms
  • Some entertainment venues (comedy clubs, theaters)
  • Zoos / aquariums

Source: Utah Leads Together

Vermont

VT Governor Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order expired May 15. Starting August 1, face masks are required in indoor and outdoor public spaces.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor businesses, construction, and recreation maintenance
  • Manufacturing and distribution operations and interior construction of uninhabited structures
  • Outdoor retail space
  • Farmers markets
  • Elective surgeries
  • State parks
  • Golf courses
  • Campgrounds
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Nail salons, spas, tattoo shops
  • Museums, theaters
  • Libraries

Source: Stay Home, Stay Safe

Virginia

Governor Northam shared a new video on November 10 to update Virginians on the additional steps the Commonwealth is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which is available here.

The following measures will take effect at midnight on Sunday, November 15:

  • Reduction in public and private gatherings: All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals, down from the current cap of 250 people. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
  • Expansion of mask mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. This expands the current mask mandate, which has been in place in Virginia since May 29 and requires all individuals aged 10 and over to wear face coverings in indoor public settings.
  • Strengthened enforcement within essential retail businesses: All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to statewide guidelines for physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning. While certain essential retail businesses have been required to adhere to these regulations as a best practice, violations will now be enforceable through the Virginia Department of Health as a Class One misdemeanor.
  • On-site alcohol curfew: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Virginia law does not distinguish between restaurants and bars, however, under current restrictions, individuals that choose to consume alcohol prior to 10:00 p.m. must be served as in a restaurant and remain seated at tables six feet apart.

VA Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order, which expired on June 10. An order restricting some businesses expired on May 14. Virginia has kept its parks and beaches open for recreation use only. Virginia restaurants have been given permission to allow take-out mixed drinks, beer, and wine for the first time in the state’s history.

What is open? 

  • Retail
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Outdoor exercise classes
  • Outdoor pools
  • Hair and nail salons by appointment only
  • Places of worship with drive in services
  • Campgrounds
  • State parks
  • Gyms
  • Pools
  • Houses of worship
  • Museums
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Outdoor concerts

Washington

Governor Jay Inslee has extended Washington’s stay-at-home order until May 31, but some individual WA counties can ask for exceptions to reopen businesses. Washington has a 4-phase plan to open the state. Face coverings are required in all public spaces.

What is open? 

  • Most state parks
  • Golf courses
  • Gyms in some counties
  • Lawn care businesses
  • Car washes
  • Retail
  • Some construction
  • Auto dealerships
  • Pet walkers and groomers
  • Houses of worship
  • Restaurants
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Tattoo shops
  • Casinos
  • Construction

Source: State of Washington Website

West Virginia

Governor Jim Justice’s stay-at-home order expired on May 3. On April 27, Governor Justice unveiled a 6-week plan that allows WV businesses in certain sectors to reopen in phases if the state’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases remains low. Face coverings are required where social distance can’t be maintained.

What is open?

  • Small businesses with less than 10 employees
  • Malls
  • Retail
  • Restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor seating
  • Barber shops
  • Nail and hair salons
  • Pet groomers
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Primary care physician services, physical and psychological therapy services, and dental offices
  • Religious entities and funeral homes
  • Wellness centers (for physical and exercise therapy and post-op rehabilitation)
  • Drive-in movie theaters

Source: Office of the Governor Website

Wisconsin

WI Governor Tony Evers’ safer-at-home-order was thrown out by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, allowing private business owners to open up as they see fit.

What is open?

  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Most state parks
  • Golf
  • Doctors and dentist offices
  • Child care centers
  • Nurseries and garden centers
  • Farmers markets
  • Pet groomers
  • Small-engine repair shops
  • Upholstery businesses
  • Outdoor recreational rentals (boats, golf carts, kayaks, ATVs)
  • Automatic or self-service car washes

Wyoming

Governor Mark Gordon allowed gyms, barber shops, nail and hair salons, and other personal care services businesses, along with child care and day care centers, to reopen with tight restrictions on May 1. Many WY businesses have been shut down since March 19. Wyoming is one of the states that does not have a stay-at-home order.

What is open?

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Retail
  • Places of worship
  • Gyms (no more than 1 person per 120 square feet, or no more than 9 patrons in a given room)
  • Nail and hair salons
  • Barber shops
  • Cosmetology, electrology, and esthetic services
  • Massage therapy services
  • Tattoo, body art, and piercing shops
  • Child care centers and home daycares

Source: Governor Mark Gordon Website and State of Wyoming Website

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