Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols (UPDATED)



Government officials across the country are easing up on the stringent business closures and stay at home orders that helped the nation slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier in the year. Each jurisdiction will emerge from this collective state of suspended animation by implementing different measures, and on different timetables.

In many instances, businesses can expect two types of guidance from their governors and public health officials: (1) overarching framework materials, setting forth various phases of the anticipated reopening process and identifying criteria for advancement through the recovery period; and (2) more specific orders that supersede prior closure directives and permit particular operations to resume on certain dates and under certain conditions. Employers can also expect that these materials will establish new health and safety protocols for the workplace—such as mandatory health screenings and face coverings—that may remain in place for the foreseeable future. Indeed, many reopening plans include multiple mitigation steps, such as limits on occupancy, sanitation and physical distancing requirements, and new posting duties.

The chart below provides links to general reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level. Employers should bear in mind that these materials typically offer detailed instructions for reopening, which often vary by industry. As a result, it is important to review each order along with any accompanying official guidance to get a complete picture of all requirements and how they may impact each employer’s operations. We will update this list regularly but expect it will become outdated quickly as new announcements are made. Employers might also wish to review our interactive reopening map.

Note that this chart does not cover orders or guidance issued at the local level. Employers should consult with counsel for our additional resources on orders that may apply to their operations. 

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Reopening Framework Materials

Specific Orders, Guidance

Last Updated


Opening Up America Again

U.S. CDC Activities and Initiatives Memo (5/19/20)



*Paused in Safer at Home phase through 8/31/20

Reopening Alabama Responsibly (Phase One)

Amended Safer at Home Order (5/8/20)

Amended Safer at Home Order (5/21/20)

Extended Amended Safer at Home Order (6/30/20)

Supplemental Emergency Proclamation (7/29/20)

Amended Safer at Home Order (7/29/20)

Amended Proceeding with Caution Info Sheet and Flyer (6/30/20)

Amended Proceeding with Caution Info Sheet 1, Info Sheet 2, Info Sheet 3 (7/29/20)

Guidelines for Safeguarding All Businesses 

List of All Orders and Guidelines



Reopen Alaska Responsibly

Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan Summary (5/6/20)

Health Mandate FAQs

Health Mandate 018 (intrastate travel)

Updated Health Mandate 010 (interstate travel)

All Alaska Health Mandates

Announcement of Phase Three (5/19/20) and General Guidance

Industry-Specific Guidance Materials



*Reopening paused and partial re-closure 

Return Stronger and Announcement Presentation

Arizona Together - Reopening Guidance

Executive Order 2020-33 - Returning Stronger (4/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-34 - Building on COVID-19 Successes (5/4/20)

Executive Order 2020-36 - Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger (5/12/20)

Executive Order 2020-40 - Continued Mitigation Efforts (6/17/20)

Updated Requirements for Businesses and for Restaurants and Bars for Dine-in Service

Announcement re: Pause in Reopening (6/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-43 - Pausing Arizona's Reopening (6/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-47 - Restricting Indoor Dining (7/9/20)

Executive Order 2020-52 - Extending Pause on Reopening Another 2 Weeks (7/23/20)

Department of Health Services - Orders and Guidance for Reopening Businesses



*Reopening paused 


Executive Order 20-25 (5/5/20)

Health Directive on Resuming Restaurant Dine-in Operations (4/29/20)

Health Directive on Reopening Gyms, Fitness Centers (4/30/20)

Health Directive on Close Contact Businesses (5/1/20)

Health Directive for Businesses, Manufacturers, Construction and Lodging (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Large Indoor Venues (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Large Outdoor Venues (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Limitations on Businesses (5/8/20)

Health Directive for Bars and Clubs (5/22/20)

List of all COVID-19 Health Directives - Timeline and Resources 



*Partial re-closures in effect statewide, with further re-closures in specified counties

Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order

Resilience Roadmap Presentation (5/7/20)

Resilience Roadmap 

Updated announcement of four-staged plan

Update on progress toward Stage 2 Reopening (5/4/20)

Executive Order N-60-20 (5/4/20)

Announcement of Updated Industry Guidance (5/7/20)

Dine-In Restaurant Guidance (5/12/20)

Retail Guidelines (5/19/20)

Guidance for Hair Salons and Barbershops (5/26/20)

Announcement re: Closure of Bars in Certain Counties and Guidance (6/28/20)

Announcement re: Further Closure of Bars and Indoor Activities in 19 Counties and Guidance (7/1/20)

Updated Guidance for Restaurants for Take-Out, etc. (7/9/20)

Notice re: Indoor Operations Closed Statewide, Plus Additional Indoor Operations in Specific Counties (7/13/20)

Public Health Announcement re: Indoor Closures and Health Order (7/13/20)

COVID-19 Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening (7/24/20)

Information about County Variances

All California Department of Public Health Reopening Guidance Documents 

Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk

Updated COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening (7/31/20)



*Reopening paused and partial re-closure in effect


Timeline for Decision Making Under Safer at Home Phase (5/11/20)

Executive Order D 2020-044 (Safer at Home)

Public Health Order 20-28 (Safer at Home)

Executive Order D 2020-79 (5/25/20) (Amended Safer at Home)

FAQs for Restaurants, Summer Camps, Private Camping (5/25/20)

Executive Order D 2020-091 (Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors) (6/1/20)

Executive Order D 2020-092 (Amended face coverings) (6/4/20)

Executive Order D 2020-093 (Liquor licensees) (6/5/20)

Executive Order D 2020-110 (face coverings) (6/20/20)

Accommodations Guidance

Safer at Home Industry Guidance

Announcement re: Protect Our Neighbors Framework (6/15/20) and Protecting Our Neighbors Roadmap (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Bar Closures (6/30/20)

Amended Public Health Order 20-28 (Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors) (7/1/20)

Executive Order D 2020-127 (7/9/20) (Protect Our Neighbors)

Announcement re: Face Coverings, County Variance Applications Paused (7/16/20)

Executive Order D 2020-142 (7/21/20) (alcohol sales)

Protect Our Neighbors  - Local Community Certification



*Paused in phase 

Initial Framework Announcement

Reopen Connecticut Report (5/26/20)

Sector Rules for May 20th Reopen (5/9/20) and Enforcement Plan

Updated COVID-19 FAQs (5/9/20)

Executive Order 7MM (5/12/20)

Self-certification Requirement 

Executive Order 7PP (5/18/20)

Executive Order 7TT (5/29/20)

Executive Order 7WW (6/4/20)

Executive Order 7XX (6/5/20)

Executive Order 7ZZ (6/16/20)

Latest Guidance Summarizing Status

Full List of Sector Rules and Self-Certification for Reopening 



*Paused in phase 2 and partial re-closure in effect in specified county

Delaware's Recovery and Reopening

Small retailers/hair care services (5/5/20)

FAQ for Businesses Opening 5/8/20

Announcement re: June 1 Target for Phase 1 (5/8/20)

Announcement re: Farmers' Markets (5/11/20)

Announcement re: Beaches and Related Vendors (5/14/20)

Announcement re: Retail by Appointment (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Short-Term Rentals, Quarantine (5/26/20)

19th Modification of State of Emergency (5/22/20)

Revised Phase 1 Guidance and Customer Protection Standards

Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings and Face Coverings

Guidance on Summer Camps and Summer School Programs

Announcement re: Personal Care Services (6/8) and Phase 2 (6/15)

Protocols for Youth Sports and Farmers' Markets

Amended Executive Order (6/19/20) 

22nd Modification of State of Emergency (6/19/20)

Revised Summary of Phase Two (6/19/20)

Phase Two General and Industry-Specific Guidelines

Reopening Status and All Guidance

Announcement re: Pause in Reopening (6/25/20)

23rd Modification of State of Emergency (6/30/20) (bar closure at beaches)

24th Modification of State of Emergency (7/24/20) (driving schools, senior centers to reopen)


District of Columbia

ReOpen DC

ReOpen DC Advisory Group’s Recommended Plan (5/21/20)

Phase One Announcement - May 27 Situational Update

Reopening Checklists for Restaurants and Retailers

Phase One Page, with Order and Sector-Specific Guidance

Phase One Order (5/27/20)

Announcement re: Phase Two Beginning June 22

Phase Two Guidelines



*Partial re-closure in effect

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step

Phase 2 Presentation (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-112

Guidelines for Barbers and Cosmetologists 

Executive Order 20-120

Executive Order 20-123

Announcement re: Full Phase 1 as of May 18 and Summary Sheet

Executive Order 20-131

Executive Order 20-139 - Phase 2 (6/3/20)

All COVID-19-Related Orders

FAQs on Phase 2

Announcement re: Closure of Bars (6/26/20)

Florida DBPR Amended Order 2020-09 (bar closures) (7/1/20)



*Paused in Empowering a Healthy Georgia phase through 8/15/20


Executive Order (, minimum operations)

Executive Order (, Reviving a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, guidance for food service, bowling alleys, theaters)

Executive Order (, guidance for restaurants, industry-specific duties)

Executive Order (, overnight summer camps)

Executive Order (, further reopenings)

Executive Order (, Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, extending Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, further extending Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Guidelines for Businesses

Announcement re: Safety Promise Campaign (7/6/20)



Economic and Community Recovery & Resiliency Plan

Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawaii (5/18/20)

Announcement re: Unveiling Plan (5/18/20)

Roadmap to Recovery (6/3/20)

Seventh Supplementary Proclamation (5/5/20)

Eighth Supplementary Proclamation (5/18/20)

Ninth Supplementary Proclamation (6/10/20)

Announcement re: Department of Health Enforcement at Food Establishments (7/9/20)



*Paused in stage 4 through 8/7/20

Idaho Rebounds

Stages of Reopening

Stay Healthy Order - Stage 1 (4/30/20)

Stage 2- Protocols for Opening

Stay Healthy Order - Stage 2 (5/15/20)

Guidance for Large Gatherings

Stay Healthy Order - Stage 3 (5/28/20) and FAQs

Announcement re: Stage 4 (6/11/20)

Executive Order - Return to Work Bonus Program (6/17/20)

Stay Healthy Guidelines - Stage 4

Business-specific protocols for opening

Announcement re: Pause in Stage 4, Move to Regional Approach (6/25/20)

Announcement re: Further Extension of Stage 4 (7/9/20)

Announcement re: Further Extension of Stage 4 (7/23/20)



Restore Illinois (5/5/20)

Announcement re: Updated Statewide Model (5/11/20)

Restore Illinois Page

Announcement re: Regional Mitigation Plan (7/15/20)

Executive Order 2020-32 (4/30/20)

Announcement re: Regions On Track to Advance (5/11/20)

Regional Phase Dashboard

Descriptions of Phase 2 and Phase 3

Phase 3 Industry-Specific Guidance

General Business Toolkit (posters, checklists, etc.)

Executive Order 2020-38 (Phase 3 Reopening) (5/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-39 (Reissuing prior orders) (5/29/20) 

Confirmation re: Move to Phase Four (6/25/20) and Summary of Changes

Executive Order 2020-48 (7/24/20)

Phase 4 Industry-Specific Guidance

All COVID-Related Executive Orders and Proclamations



*Interim reopening step in effect (stage 4.5) through 8/27/20

Back on Track Indiana

Executive Order 20-26 - Stages 1 and 2 (5/1/20) 

What's Open, What's Closed?

Back on Track General & Industry Guidelines

Executive Order 20-28 - Stage 3 (5/21/20)

School Recommendations (6/5/20)

Executive Order 20-32 - Stage 4 (6/11/20)

Executive Order 20-35 - Stage 4.5 (7/1/20)

Executive Order 20-36 - Continuing Stage 4.5 (7/16/20)

Executive Order 20-39 - Extending Stage 4.5 (7/30/20)




Proclamation (4/27/20)

Proclamation (5/6/20)

Proclamation (5/13/20)

Proclamation (5/20/20)

Proclamation (5/26/20)

Proclamation (6/10/20)

Proclamation (6/25/20)

Proclamation (7/24/20)

Iowa Department of Public Health Reopening Guidance



Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas (Not mandatory. Advistory as of 5/27/20)

Authority to restrict business operations and gatherings rests with county health officials as of 5/27/20. Some counties have elected to adopt such restrictions.

Executive Order No. 20-29 - Phase One (4/30/20)

Announcement re: Phase 1.5 of Ad Astra Plan (5/14/20)

Announcement re: Modified Phase 2 (5/19/20)

Executive Order No. 20-34 (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Expiration of Ad Astra Emergency Declaration (5/26/20)



*Partial re-closure in effect

Healthy at Work

Press Release (4/29/20, outlining initial reopening)

Healthy at Work: 10 Rules to Reopening

Minimum Requirements for All Businesses (effective 5/11/20)

Announcement of Phase 2 (5/7/20)

Announcement re: Museums, Outdoor Attractions, Libraries, etc. (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Child Care, Auctions, Bars, Event Venues (5/21/20)

Announcement re: Horse and NASCAR Racing (6/4/20)

Announcement re: New Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars, and Gatherings (6/22/20)

Executive Order 2020-582 - Door to Door Sales  (7/10/20)

Public Health Order - Social Gatherings Limited to 10 People (7/20/20)

Public Health Order - 2-Week Bar Closure Starting 7/28/20; Restaurants at Reduced Capacity 

Kentucky Healthy at Work Site (Benchmarks, Calendar, All Industry Guidelines, etc.)



*Paused in phase 2 through 8/7/20 and partial re-closure in effect


Proclamation 52 JBE 2020 (Extended Stay at Home) 

Guidance - Can This Business Open? (5/1/20)

Fire Marshal's Interpretive Memo on Outdoor Dine-In Seating Criteria (4/30/20)

Announcement re: Move to Phase 1 Statewide on May 15 (5/11/20)

Proclamation 58 JBE 2020 (5/14/20) (Phase 1)

Announcement re: Move to Phase 2 on June 5 (6/1/20)

Proclamation 74-JB-2020 (6/4/20) (Phase 2)

Louisiana Department of Health News and Orders

Link to Register with Open Safely LA

List of Louisiana State Fire Marshal (Open Safely LA) Guidance for All Industries

Announcement re: Advancement Paused / Remaining in Phase 2 (6/22/20)

Proclamation 83 JBE 2020 (6/25/20) (Pause in Phase 2, Limiting Gatherings) 

Proclamation 98-JBE-2020 (Bar Closures, Limiting Gatherings, Face Coverings) (7/11/20)

Announcement re: Further Extension of Phase 2 and Restrictions (7/21/20)

Proclamation 96 JBE 2020 (7/23/20) (Phase 2 and Mask Order Extended)



*Specific reopening step delayed

Restarting Maine’s Economy

Executive Order 49 FY 19/20 - Stay Safer at Home (4/29/20)

Announcement re: Rural Reopening Plan (5/8/20)

Announcement re: Lodging Restrictions Eased/ More Openings (5/14/20)

Announcement re: Delay of Gyms and Salons (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Stage 2 Adjustments (5/27/20)

Executive Order 55 FY 19/20 (5/29/20)

Announcement re: MDOC Purchase of Restaurant Food (5/30/20)

Announcement re: Rural Reopening Plan - Accelerated Reopening (6/4/20) 

Announcement re: Keep Maine Healthy Plan (6/8/20) (quarantine alternative)

Announcement re: Moving Up Keep Maine Healthy to 6/26 (6/12/20)

Announcement re: Additional Reopenings in Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York Counties (6/15/20)

Announcement re: Move to Allow Indoor Bar Service Delayed (6/22/20)

COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Businesses Reopening




Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

Back to Business Website

Executive Order 20-05-06-01 (5/6/20)

Executive Order 20-05-13-01 (5/13/20) and Interpretive Guidance Memo (5/13/20)

Announcement re: Further Stage One Openings (5/27/20)

Executive Order 20-05-27-01 (5/27/20)

Executive Order 20-05-29-01 (5/29/20) 

Executive Order 20-06-03-01 (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-06-10-01 (6/10/20)

Executive Order 20-06-11-01 (6/11/20)

Back to Business: Industry-Specific Guidelines for Reopening Businesses

General Business Best Practices



Announcement re: Four-Phase Reopening Approach (5/11/20)

Reopening Massachusetts Report and Details 

Reopening: Four-Phase Approach

Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Reopening Massachusetts Executive Order (5/18/20)

Safer at Home Advisory (5/18/20)

Executive Orders re: Phase II Detail and Childcare Facilities (6/1/20)

Announcement re: Step One of Phase II Begins June 8 (6/6/20)

Announcement re: Step Two of Phase II Begins June 22 (6/19/20)

Announcement re: Phase III Begins July 6 (7/2/20)

Sector-specific Protocols and Best Practices

When can my business reopen?



*Partial re-closure in effect 

MI Safe Start

Executive Order 2020-60 (food seller protocols)

Executive Order 2020-70 (5/1/20)

Executive Order 2020-77 (5/6/20)

Executive Order 2020-92 (5/18/20)

Executive Order 2020-96 (5/21/20)

Executive Order 2020-100 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 2020-110 and Executive Order 2020-111 (6/1/20)

Executive Orders 2020-115 (reopening steps), and 2020-116 (youth work permits) (6/5/20)

Executive Order 2020-120 (camps) (6/12/20)

Executive Order 2020-143 (restrictions on bars) (7/1/20)

Executive Order 2020-145 (reissuing and amending workplace safeguards)

Executive Order 2020-147 (requiring enforcement of face coverings order) (7/10/20)

Executive Order 2020-149 (resissuing food/pharmacy safeguards) (7/13/20)

Executive Order 2020-160 (amended Safe Start Order) (7/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-161 (revising workplace safeguards) (7/29/20)

All Michigan COVID-19 Executive Orders



Safely Returning to Work

Executive Order 20-40 (4/23/20)

Executive Order 20-48 (4/30/20)

Executive Order 20-49 (5/5/20)

Executive Order 20-54  (5/13/20, antiretaliation provisions)

Executive Order 20-55 (5/13/20, protections/accommodation for at-risk individuals)

Executive Order 20-56 (5/13/20, reopening)

Announcement re: Outdoor Dining (5/20/20)

Executive Order 20-63 (5/27/20)

Executive Order 20-70 (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-74 (Phase III) (6/5/20)

Guidance on Safely Reopening Minnesota Businesses 

Stay Safe MN Industry Guidance Library

COVID Preparedness Plan Information



*Paused in Safe Return phase through 8/17/20


Executive Order 1477 (4/24/20)

Executive Order 1478 (5/4/20)

Executive Order 1481 (5/12/20)

Executive Order 1483 (5/12/20)

Executive Order 1486 (5/15/20)

Executive Order 1487 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 1488 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 1491 (5/27/20) 

Executive Order 1492 - Safe Return (5/27/20) and Safe Return FAQs

Executive Order 1493 (5/29/20) (modifying Order 1483)

Executive Order 1496 - Safe Return extension (6/10/20)

Executive Order 1500 - extending and amending Safe Return (6/29/20)

Executive Order 1505 - further extending Safe Return (7/2/20)

Executive Order 1507 - county restrictions (7/10/20)

Executive Order 1508  - again extending Safe Return (7/20/20)

Executive Order 1509 - adding counties subject to ongoing restrictions (7/20/20)

Executive Order 1512 - adding counties subject to ongoing restrictions (7/24/20)

Executive Order 1511 - statewide restrictions on bars, social gatherings (7/24/20)

Executive Order 1514 - extending Safe Return plan (7/30/20)

Exectuive Order 1515 - adding counties subject to ongoing restrictions (7/30/20)

Mississippi State Department of Health Guidance for Individuals and Businesses



Show Me Strong Recovery Plan

Health Mandate (4/27/20)

Phase 1 Guidelines and FAQs

Phase 1 Extension Order (5/28/20) and Announcement

Executive Order 20-12 - Phase 2 (6/11/20) and Announcement



Governor’s Phased Approach to Reopening the Big Sky

Phased Reopening Directive (4/22/20)

Additional Phase One Guidelines (5/7/20)

Directive re: Phase Two (5/19/20)




Announcement re: New Directed Health Measures (4/24/20)

Announcement re: Relaxed Health Measures (4/29/20)

Announcement re: New, Relaxed Directed Health Measures (5/9/20)

Announcement re: Relaxed Directed Health Measures (5/11/20)

Announcement re: New Directed Health Measures for June (5/21/20) and Outline of those Changes

Announcement re: New Directed Health Measures Effective June 22 (6/15/20) and Outline of those Changes

Announcement re: Update to Directed Health Measures Dates (7/28/20)

Outline of Phase III Changes and Outline of Phase IV Changes 

COVID-19 Nebraska Guidance Documents

All County Directed Health Measures with Effective Dates

State Overview and DHHS COVID-19 Site



*Paused in phase 2 and partial re-closure in effect in specified counties

Framework Announcement 

Nevada United - Roadmap to Recovery Chart

Phase One Guidelines and Protocols for Reopening

Directive - Phase One Reopening Plan (5/7/20)

Industry-Specific Phase One Guidance (5/15/20)

Announcement re: Moving into Phase 2 on May 29 (5/26/20)

Directive - Phase Two (5/28/20)

Phase Two: General Guidelines and Industry-Specific Guidelines

Announcement re: Travel Advisory Adjusted (5/29/20)

Governor Directives and Declarations

Announcement re: Pause of Reopening in Phase 2 (6/15/20)

Announcement re: Extension of Phase 2 and Directive (6/29/20)

Announcement re: Bar Closures Pending in Certain Counties (7/9/20)

Directive 027 - County-Specific Bar Closures, etc. (7/10/20) and Guidance

Announcement re: New Long-Term Mitigation Strategy Pending (7/28/20)


New Hampshire

Economic Re-Opening Task Force Roadmap

Emergency Order #40 - Stay at Home 2.0 (5/1/20)

Announcement re: Restaurants, Golf, etc. (6/5/20)

Announcement re: Stay at Home 2.0 will expire June 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Safer at Home Order (6/16/20)

Extension of Safer at Home Order (7/31/20)

Universal and Industry-Specific Business Guidance under Safer at Home Order

Safer at Home Schedule with General and Specific Guidance


New Jersey

*Specific reopening step delayed

The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health

Executive Order No. 142 (5/13/20)

Executive Order No. 146 (5/16/20)

Executive Order No. 147 (5/18/20)

Agricultural Guidance (5/20/20)

Executive Order No. 148 (5/22/20)

Executive Order No. 149 (5/29/20)

Childcare Provider Guidance (5/30/20)

Horse Racing Protocols (5/30/20)

Announcement re: Stage Two on June 15 (6/1/20)

Executive Order No. 150 and Executive Directive No. 20-014 (6/3/20)

Executive Order 152 (Gatherings) and Order 153 (Outdoor Recreational Businesses) (6/9/20)

Executive Order No. 154 (Personal Care Services) (6/13/20) and Related Administrative Order and Health Directive 

Unemployment Guidance / Refusal to Work

Administrative Order No. 2020-16 (Malls, Sports, Libraries, Venues) (6/18/20)

Announcement re: Amusement and Water Parks, Playgrounds (6/23/20)

Executive Order No. 156 (Expanded Gatherings) (6/22/20)

Executive Order No. 157 (6/26/20)

Executive Order No. 158 (Postponed Indoor Dining) (6/29/20)

Updated Health Directive for Restaurants (6/29/20)

Executive Order No. 161 (Expanded Gatherings) (7/2/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings (8/3/20)

New Jersey FAQ with Reopening Schedule and Guidance, and All FAQs


New Mexico

*Reopening paused through 8/28/20 and partial re-closure in effect 

"Preparation Phase" Announcement

Public Health Order (4/30/20)

Department of Workforce Solutions Guidance (5/4/20)

Announcement re: Limited Retail Reopening (5/13/20)

Executive Order 2020-30 (5/15/20)

Announcement re: Restaurant Soft Reopening and Public Health Order (5/27/20)

Announcement re: June 1 Reopenings (5/28/20)

Executive Order 2020-37 (6/1/20)

Updated Public Health Order (6/12/20)

All COVID Public Health and Executive Orders

Department of Health Safe Practices Site

Announcement re: Pause on Reopening (6/25/20)

Executive Order 2020-53 (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Indoor Dining, Enhanced Face Coverings (7/9/20) and Public Health Order (7/13/20)

Public Health Order Maintaining Restrictions (7/30/20)


New York

New York Forward

Framework Announcement (4/28/20)

Regional Approach Annoucement (5/4/20)

Executive Order 202.31 re: Regional Approach (5/14/20)

New York Forward Website

Executive Order 202.33 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 202.35 (5/29/20) 

Executive Order 202.36 (6/1/20)

Executive Order 202.34 (5/29/20) (right to refuse patrons without face coverings)

Executive Order 202.38 (6/6/20) (includes temperature check discretion)

Announcement re: Expanded Gatherings in Phase 3 (6/15/20)

Announcement re: Orders on Restaurant/Bar Obligations (6/1/20)

Announcement re: Regions to Phase Four (6/25/20)

Announcement re: Western New York to Phase Four (6/29/20)

Announcement re: Capital Region to Phase Four (6/30/20)

Announcement re: NYC to Phase Three (7/5/20)

Announcement re: 2 Regions to Phase Four (7/6/20) and Confirmation (7/7/20)

Announcement re: Malls Reopening in Phase Four (7/8/20)

Announcement re: Health Order Mandating Traveler Health Form (7/13/20)

Announcement re: Regulations/Enforcement of Bars and Restaurants (7/16/20)

Phase One Overview and Guidance

Phase Two Overview and Guidance

Phase Three Overview and Guidance

Phase Four Overview and Guidance

Regional Map and Status of Regional Reopening


North Carolina

*Paused in phase 2 through 8/7/20 and partial re-closure in effect

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Executive Order No. 138 (5/5/20)

Executive Order No. 141 (5/20/20)

Announcement re: Count on Me NC Training Program

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Executive Order No. 147 (6/24/20) (Phase 2 extension, face coverings)

Announcement re: Extension of Phase 2 for Three More Weeks (7/14/20)

Executive Order No. 153 (prohibiting alcohol sales after 11 p.m.) (7/28/20)


North Dakota

ND Smart Restart

Executive Order 2020-06.4 (4/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-06.6 (5/15/20)

ND Smart Restart Protocols

ND Smart Restart Employer/Employee FAQs

Executive Order 2020-06.7 (5/22/20)

Announcement re: Advancing to Next Phase (5/29/20)



*Reopening paused 

Responsible Restart Ohio

Stay Safe Ohio Order (4/30/20)

Announcement of Order Reopening Restaurants, Bars and Personal Care Services (5/7/20)

Announcement re: Enforcement Team (5/18/20)

Announcement re: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory (5/19/20)

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Advisory (5/21/20)

Public Health Orders re: Gyms and Personal Fitness Venues, and Non-Contact Sporting Activities (5/22/20)

Public Health Order re: Business Guidance and Social Distancing (5/29/20)

Announcement re: Camps, Entertainment Venues (6/4/20)

Announcement re: Casinos, Amusement and Water Parks etc. (6/5/20)

Sector-Specific Operating Requirements

Announcement re: Orders to be Extended (6/29/20) and Related Public Health Order (6/30/20)

Order Extending Prior Orders and Business Restrictions (7/7/20)

Addendum to Director's Order Adding Counties to Level 3 (7/10/20)

Announcement re: Additional Counties to Level 3 (7/16/20) and Related Public Health Order (7/17/20)

Public Health Order Limiting Fairs (7/30/20)

Executive Order Formalizing Restriction on Alcohol Sales (7/31/20)

Color-Coded Health Advisory System Map and Ohio Public Health Orders



Open Up and Recovery Safely (OURS) Plan

Executive Order 2020-13 (4th am.) (4/24/20)

OURS Plan Industry Guidance

Announcement re: Entering Phase 3 on June 1 (5/29/20)

Color-Coded Alert System and Dashboard



*Reopening paused and partial re-closures in effect 

Reopening Oregon

Plan Announcement (5/7/20)

General Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 and FAQs

Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance and FAQs

Prerequisites for Phased Reopening of Oregon (5/7/20)

Phase One Reopening Guidance for Industries and Individuals here

Additional Phase One Information

Phase 1 - Guidance for Restaurants and Bars and FAQs

Phase 1 - Guidance for Fitness-Related Organizations

County Status and Phase Information 

Oregon Health Authority Guidance and FAQs

Executive Order 20-25 (5/15/20)

Announcement re: 26 Counties Advancing to Phase Two (6/4/20)

Announcement re: 3 More Counties to Phase Two (6/5/20)

Executive Order 20-27 (6/5/20)

Phase 2 Guidance

Phase 2 - Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities and FAQs

Phase 2 - Guidance for Recreational Sports and FAQs

Phase 2 - Guidance for Restaurants and Bars and FAQs

Phase 2 - Guidance for Venue and Event Operators and FAQs

Statewide Guidance for Operators of Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities

Statewide Guidance for School-Aged Summertime Day Camps

Announcement re: One-Week Pause on County Applications (6/11/20)

Announcement re: 3 More Counties to Phase Two (6/17/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Social Gatherings (7/13/20)

Announcement re: Capacity Limits on Certain Facilities, Bar/Restaurant Evening Closure (7/22/20)

Announcement re: Phases Rolled Back for Umatilla and Morrow Counties (7/30/20)



*Partial re-closure in effect

Plan for Pennsylvania

Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Consequences for Violations (5/11/20)

Construction Industry Guidance (4/23/20)

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses Flyer (5/4/20) (available here)

Real Estate Announcement and Guidance (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Cocktails-to-Go Law (5/21/20)

Updated Business FAQs (5/27/20)

Updated Yellow Phase Executive Order and Public Health Order (6/4/20)

Updated Green Phase Executive Order and Public Health Order (6/4/20)

Amended Executive Order, and Amended Public Health Order, Adding Counties to Green (6/18/20)

Announcement re: Counties to Green as of 6/26 (6/19/20)

Announcement re: Final County to Green as of 7/1 (6/26/20)

Amended Executive Order, and Amended Public Health Order, All Counties to Green (7/2/20)

Announcement re: Statewide Restrictions on Indoor Dining, Bar Service, Gatherings, etc. (7/15/20)

Executive Order and Public Health Order Imposing Targeted Restrictions (7/15/20)

Responding to COVID-19 Business Guidance Materials

County Phase Map


Puerto Rico

*Partial re-closure in effect


Executive Order 2020-038 (5/1/20)

Executive Order 2020-044 (6/12/20)

Executive Order 2020-048 (extending lockdown, continuing reopening) (6/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-052 (flight quarantine) (7/3/20)

Executive Order 2020-054 (partial reclosure, restrictions extended) (7/16/20)

Partial Re-closures Announced

All Executive Orders 


Rhode Island

*Reopening paused through 8/28/20 and partial re-closure in effect

Reopening RI

Further Detail on Phase I

Preview of Phase 2 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 20-32 (5/8/20)

General Business Highlights and Explanations (5/6/20)

General Business Guidelines (5/6/20)

Control Plan Template (5/6/20)

Restaurant Guidelines and Illustration (5/11/20)

Non-critical Retail Guidelines and Checklist and Sign (5/7/20)

Announcements re: Beaches and State Parks

Guidelines for Gym and Fitness Centers in Phase 2 (5/27/20)

Announcement re: Phase 2 as of June 1 (5/29/20)

Announcement re: Phase 3 as of June 30 (6/29/20)

Executive Order 20-50 (6/29/20)

Announcement re: Phase 3 Pause (7/29/20)

Posters and More Guidelines are available here.


South Carolina

*Partial re-closure in effect 


Final Report and Recommendations

Executive Order 2020-28 (4/20/20)

Restaurant Reopening Guidelines - Phase One (5/1/20)

Restaurant Reopening Guidelines - Phase Two (5/8/20)

Temporary Outdoor Seating Guidelines (5/1/20)

Executive Order 2020-31 (5/3/20)

Department of Health and Environment Control Guidance

Announcement re: Close Contact Providers, Gyms, Pools (5/11/20)

Executive Order 2020-36 (5/15/20)

Announcement re: Attraction Facilities (5/20/20)

Executive Order 2020-40 (6/12/20)

Reopening Guidelines Available from accelerateSC

Announcement re: Liquor Sales Limitation (7/10/20)

Executive Order 2020-45 (7/10/20) (Liquor Sales)

Executive Order 2020-50 (8/2/20) (Emergency Restrictions/Mandatory Protocols) 


South Dakota

Back to Normal Plan

Executive Order 2020-20 (4/28/20)

Executive Order 2020-26 (5/26/20)

Department of Health Employer Recommendations and Other Guidance, Checklists, available here



Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee

Executive Order 30 (4/28/20)

Executive Order 33 (5/5/20)

Executive Order 35 (5/7/20)

Announcement re: Lifting Retail/Restaurant Capacity Limits (5/15/20)

Executive Order 38 (5/22/20)

Tennessee Pledge Business Guidelines (General and Industry)



*Partial re-closures in effect

Strike Force to Open Texas

Governor’s Report (4/27/20)

Executive Order GA-17 (Strike Force)

Executive Order GA-21 (5/5/20) (Reopening)

Phase Two Announcement and Executive Order GA-23 (5/18/20)

All Reopening Checklists by Business Type

Department of Health and Human Services Minimum Recommended Protocols

Executive Order GA-24 (5/21/20)

Proclamation (professional sports) (5/22/20)

Proclamation Amending GA-23 (5/26/20) and Announcement

Executive Order GA-26 (6/3/20)

Announcement re: Pause of Reopening (6/25/20)

Executive Order GA-27 (6/25/20) (Limiting Elective Procedures, by County); Proclamation Adding Counties to GA-27 (6/30/20)

Executive Order GA-28 (6/26/20) (Pulling Back on Reopening) 

Full List of Health Protocols



*Reopening paused 

Utah Leads Together

Utah Leads Together 2.0 Report

Utah Leads Together 3.0 Report (5/20/20)

“Moderate Phase” Announcement (4/25/20)

Executive Order Updating Guidelines (5/6/20)

Executive Order - Move to Yellow Phase (5/16/20)

Executive Order - Yellow Phase for 4 Jurisdictions (5/22/20)

Executive Order - Orange Phase for Bluff and Mexican Hat (5/22/20)

Executive Order Announced - Updated Guidelines for Yellow Phase (5/27/20)

Executive Order - Yellow Phase Adjustments (5/29/20)

Executive Order - Holding Status Quo through June 12 and Announcement (6/5/20)

Executive Order - Status Update through June 26 (6/12/20)

Executive Order - Rural Counties Advance to Green (6/19/20)

Executive Order - Holding Status Quo through July 10 (6/26/20)

Executive Order - Maintaining Current Status through July 24 (7/10/20)

Executive Order - Adopting Version 4.9 of the Phased Guidelines (7/27/20)

Color-Coded Guidance to Phases and Map

State and Local Orders and Directives

COVID-19 Business Manual (6/30/20) 

Utah Leads Together Guidelines

Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Business Version 4.9




Addendum 10 to Executive Order 01-20 (4/17/20; Phase I)

Addendum 11 to Executive Order 01-20 (4/24/20; Phase II)

Addendum 12 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/1/20; Phase III)

Addendum 13 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/8/20)

Addendum 14 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/15/20)

Addendum 15 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/22/20)

Addendum 16 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/29/20)

Addendum 17 to Executive Order 01-20 (6/5/20)

Announcement re: Increased Occupancy for Venues and Restaurants (6/19/20)

Updated Interpretive Health Guidance from Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD)

ACCD Resource Center: All Sector Specific Guidance

VOSHA COVID-19 Safety Training



*Specific reopening step delayed and partial re-closure in effect for some jurisdictions

Forward Virginia (4/24/20)

Forward Virginia Announcement (4/24/20)

Forward Virginia - Phases I and II Outline (5/4/20)

Guidelines for All Business Sectors

Executive Order 62 - Delayed Reopening for Northern Virginia Region (5/12/20)

Executive Order 63 - Face Coverings (5/26/20)

Third Amended Executive Order 61 - Phase One Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions - Northern Virginia and Richmond (6/2/20)

Amended Executive Order 65 - Phase Two (6/9/20)

Phase Two Business Guidelines and FAQs

Phase Three Business Guidelines

Executive Order 67 - Phase Three (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Restriction on Bars in Phase Three (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Labor Standards Approved (7/15/20) and Related Guidance Materials (7/24/20)

Executive Order No. 68 (2020)/ Public Health Order No. 8 - Restrictions for Hampton Roads Region (7/28/20)



*Reopening paused and partial re-closure in effect 

Washington’s Recovery Plan – Policy Brief

Phased Approach – Reopening and Modifying Physical Distancing Measures

Safe Start Washington (5/4/20)

Memo re: Customer Log Requirements (5/15/20)

Proclamation re: Agricultural Workers (5/28/20)

Enforcement Emergency Rules (5/26/20)

Announcement of Modified Safe Start Appproach and Memo (5/29/20)

Announcement of Workplace Face Covering Requirement (5/29/20)

Safe Start Proclamation (5/31/20)

Phase 3 Safe Start Plan Template

Department of Labor & Industries: Which Mask for Which Task?, Basic Employee Training PPT (English) and Basic Employee Training PPT (Spanish

Business Signage Toolkit

Memo re: Domestic Services Industry and Related Protocols for Phase 2 (6/9/20)

Announcement re: 3 Counties to Modified Phase 1; Full Pause on County Applications (7/3/20)

Proclamation 20-25.6 (extending and clarifying Safe Start) (7/7/20)

Clarification of Restaurant and Tavern Rules (dated 7/9/20)

Announcement re: Limits on Social Gatherings, Ban on Live Entertainment (7/16/20)

Announcement re: Pause on County Safe Start Applications (7/20/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, etc. (7/23/20)

Safe Start Plans and Guidance

Information about and Status of County Variances

What's Open in Each Phase?

All COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Phase 2 Card Rooms COVID-19 Requirements

Memo re: Limits on Social Gatherings, Ban on Live Entertainment  (7/28/20)

Proclamation 20-46.2 re: High-Risk Employees – Workers’ Rights (7/29/20)

Memo re: Proclamation 20-46.2 (7/29/20)

Updated Phase 2 and Phase 3 Restaurant, Tavern, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries COVID-19 Requirements (7/31/20)


West Virginia

*Partial re-closures in effect 

West Virginia Strong – The Comeback

Executive Order 32-20 (Safer at Home) (4/30/20)

Executive Order 37-20 (5/15/20)

Executive Order 39-20 (5/19/20)

Executive Order 40-20 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 41-20 (5/29/20)

Executive Order 42-20 (6/4/20)

Executive Order 43-20 (6/5/20)

Executive Order 44-20 (6/8/20)

Executive Order 45-20 (6/19/20)

Executive Order 49-20 (7/1/20)

Full Schedule and Guidance for West Virginia Businesses

Executive Order 52-20 (7/13/20) - Bar Closures in Monongalia County

Executive Order 51-20 (7/13/20) - Social Gatherings Reduced; Fairs/Festivals Closed

Executive Order 58-20 (8/1/20) - Extending Bar Closures in Monongalia County



Badger Bounce Back Plan

Plan in Brief

Health Services Page

Emergency Order #28 (4/16/20, Safer at Home) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down most of this order on 5/13/20. No new statewide order has been issued.

Emergency Order #31 (4/20/20, Badger Bounce Back)

Emergency Order #34 (4/24/20) and FAQs

Reopen Guidelines

Executive Order #36 (5/11/20)

WEDC Industry-Specific Reopen Guidelines



*Reopening paused through 8/15/20

Transition Plan for a Healthy Wyoming

Announcement re: Gyms, Personal Care Services and Relevant Orders

Modified Order re: Public Spaces (5/27/20)

Modified Order re: Personal Services (5/27/20) 

Modified Order re: Public Gatherings (5/27/20)

Modified Order re: Public Spaces (6/10/20)

Modified Order re: Personal Services (6/10/20)

Modified Order re: Public Gatherings (6/10/20)

Announcement re: Extending Existing Orders (6/29/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Public Spaces (6/29/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Personal Services (6/29/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Public Gatherings (6/29/20)

Further Extended Order re: Public Spaces (7/13/20)

Further Extended Order re: Personal Services (7/13/20)

Further Extended Order re: Public Gatherings (7/13/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Restaurants, Bars, Schools (7/28/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Public Gatherings (7/28/20)

Extended Modified Order re: Personal Services (7/28/20)

State Public Health Orders and Guidance, County Orders, County Variances

Interactive Map of County Variances

Guidance for Screening Employees


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