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:
- President Biden signed a proclamation on January 25, 2021, which restricts and suspends the entry into the United States of noncitizens of the United States who were physically present within the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Republic of South Africa during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.
- The following jurisdictions extended their state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- Oregon modified the guidance to its public health framework with respect to indoor activities, while Washington changed the evaluation criteria and timeframe for regions to progress to the next phase of the state’s reopening plan.
- Nebraska moved to the next phase of its reopening plan, while in Michigan restaurants are now permitted to reopen for in-person dining subject to capacity restrictions, in Maryland bars and restaurants are no longer required to close at 10 p.m., and in Maine businesses are no longer required to close at 9 p.m.
Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.
Last updated 29 January 2021.