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 following states extended their state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
- The following states imposed more stringent limitations on gatherings, face mask requirements, and/or reduced capacities or limited closures of certain businesses and establishments: Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
- New Jersey updated its travel guidance to, among other things, reduce the quarantine time from 14 days to 10 days for people arriving from any jurisdiction beyond the immediate region of Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania. The State of Maine also updated its travel guidance to effectively reduce the quarantine time upon arrival to Maine.