Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With the spread appearing to slow in parts of the US, several states are now implementing plans to relax these orders and reopen their economies. Keeping up with the evolving nature of these orders and plans is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.
We are pleased to provide this tracker, which identifies the relevant state-wide shelter-in-place orders and their related expiration dates, as well as the applicable state-wide reopening plans, in each of the 50 United States plus Washington, D.C.
While most states continue to encourage or even require telework or work-from-home where possible, many states continue to gradually reopen sectors of their economies as indicated in the “What’s Open?” table, which we have added to each page to highlight the reopening status of four major sectors (office, manufacturing, retail and bars/restaurants).
Please check back for regular updates.
This week, the tracker reflects these latest developments:
- The Governors of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York announced a joint travel advisory, directing anyone (including their own residents) traveling to the tristate area from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average, to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The original list of states that qualified when the order was announced on June 24 were Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.
- The Governor of Texas rolled back certain reopening measures, while Illinois and certain regions of New York entered into the next phases of their respective reopening plans.
- Several states will remain in the current phase of their reopening plans rather than proceed to the next phase as originally planned, including Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana and North Carolina.
- Unless extended or amended, the existing shelter-in-place orders are set to expire this week in Georgia, New Mexico and Rhode Island.
Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.
Last updated 26 June 2020