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 while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.
Baker McKenzie has a team in place that has been advising clients real-time on these most critical issues since the first orders were enacted. 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. The “What’s Open” table on each page highlights the reopening status of four major sectors (office, manufacturing, retail and bars/restaurants).
In addition, the tracker includes links to the relevant quarantine requirements or recommendations for incoming travelers in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Key developments reflected in this week’s update to the tracker include the following:
- The Governors of Alabama, Delaware, Louisiana, Rhode Island and Tennessee extended their state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans.
- Connecticut moved back to the previous stage of its reopening plan, while the Governor of Illinois banned indoor dining at bars and restaurants throughout the state of Illinois and the Governor of Oregon paused social activities for two weeks in certain counties in Oregon. In addition, the Governor of Maine strengthened the state’s face covering requirements.
- The Governors of Connecticut and New Jersey modified their COVID-19 travel quarantine list to add Oregon and Washington. The list currently includes 43 states and territories. This list is no longer considered a tri-state advisory, as New York announced that it will allow visitors to test out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.
Last updated 6 November 2020