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COVID-19 State and Business Reopening Resource

As of May 20, 2020, all 50 states have begun to ease restrictions imposed on non-essential businesses due to COVID-19. Each individual state is taking its own approach towards “rolling back” restrictions on these business' operations, and, in general, the degree to which operations can start back up is based on local levels of transmission and the need to take an incremental approach. Accordingly, reopening does not mean that things will return to how they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are government publications, orders and related resources that have been announced pertaining to reopening. White and Williams will continue to monitor state reopening announcements. For more information about businesses and employees returning to work, White and Williams has created a Reference Guide that discusses some of the primary considerations that businesses must evaluate in successfully transitioning back to a fully functional enterprise, and the risks associated with these actions.

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Alabama

"Order of the State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection by COVID-19" (May 21, 2020) (PDF)

Alaska

Alaska's Plan Forward (May 19, 2020) (PDF)

Arizona

"Executive Order 2020-36 - Stay Health, Return Smarter, Return Stronger" (May 12, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-34 - Resuming Additional Business Operations for Barbers, Cosmetologists and Dine-In Restaurants" (May 4, 2020) (PDF)

Arkansas

"Directive on Resuming Bar or Club Operations" (May 26, 2020) (PDF)

"Directive on Resuming Elective Procedures":

"Directive for Reopening of Casinos During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis" (May 18, 2020) (PDF) 

"Directive on Resuming Restaurant Dine-in Operations" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Directive on Resuming Elective Dental Services" (May 11, 2020) (PDF)

"Directive for Barber Shops, Body Art Establishments, Cosmetology Establishments, Massage Therapy
Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas" (May 6, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order to Amend Executive Order 20-03 Regarding the Public Health Emergency Concerning COVID-19, For the Purpose of Renewing the Disaster and Public Health Emergency to Prevent the Spread of and Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19" (May 5, 2020) (PDF)

California

"Update on California's Pandemic Roadmap" (PDF)

"COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order N-60-20" (May 4, 2020) (PDF)

Colorado

"Restaurants Guidance" (PDF)

"Third Amended Public Health Order 20-28 - Safer at Home" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order - Safer at Home" (April 26, 2020) (PDF)

Connecticut

"Executive Order No. 7PP - Protection of Public Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic and Response: Phase 1 Reopening Limitations on Camp Operations" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

Delaware

"Phase 1 Guidance on Outdoor Social Gatherings" (May 26, 2020) (PDF)

"Eighteenth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

Delaware Economic Reopening Guidance (May 15, 2020) (website):

FLorida

"Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recover: Report to Governor DeSantis from the Re-Open Florida Task Force" (PDF)

"Executive Order Number 20-123 - Full Phase I: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order Number 20-120 - Expanding Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery" (May 9, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order Number 20-112 - Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery" (April 29, 2020) (PDF)

GeorgIa

"Executive Order - Reviving a Healthy Georgia" (May 12, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order" (April 27, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order - Reviving a Healthy Georgia" (April 23, 2020) (PDF)

Hawaii

"Eighth Supplementary Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Seventh Supplementary Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency" (April 16, 2020) (PDF)

Idaho

"Stay Healthy Order" (May 16, 2020) (PDF)

Guidelines for Opening Up Idaho (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

Illinois

"Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Our State" (May 5, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-32: COVID-19 Executive Order No. 30" (April 30, 2020) (PDF)

Indiana

"What's Open, What's Closed":

"Executive Order 20-26 - Roadmap to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Businesses and State Government" (May 1, 2020) (PDF)

Iowa

"Proclamation of Disaster Emergency" (May 20, 2020) (PDF)

Kentucky

"Executive Order 2020-323" (May 8, 2020) (PDF)

Louisiana

"Proclamation Number 58 JBE 2020: State of Emergency for COVID-19 - Phase I of Resilient Louisiana" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

maine

"An Order to Stay Safer At Home" (April 29, 2020) (PDF)

Massachusetts

"Order Implementing a Phased Reopening of Workplaces and Imposing Workplace Safety Measures to Address COVID-19" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

Michigan

"Executive Order No. 2020-96 - Temporary Requirement to Suspend Certain Activities That Are Not Necessary to Sustain or Protect Life: Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-17, 2020-34, and 2020-92" (May 21, 2020) (PDF)

New Jersey

"Executive Order Reopening Recreational Areas" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order to Reopen Charter Fishing and Watercraft Rental Businesses" (May 16, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order Allowing Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures to Resume on May 26" (May 15, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order Allowing Beaches, Boardwalks, Lakes, and Lakeshores to Remain Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars" (May 13, 2020) (PDF)

New Mexico

"Executive Order 2020-030 - Renewing the State of Public Health Emergency Initially Declared in Executive Order 2020-004, Other Powers Invoked in That Order, and All Other Orders and Directives Contained In Executive Orders Tied to the Public Health Emergency" (May 15, 2020) (PDF)

New York

"Executive Order Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

north carolina

"Staying Ahead of the Curve" (PDF)

"Executive Order No. 141 - Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: Phase 2" (May 20, 2020) (PDF)

North Dakota

"ND Smart Restart: North Dakota's Plan For A Healthy Recovery" (May 15, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-06.4" (April 29, 2020) (PDF)

ohio

"COVID-19 Responsible Protocols For Getting Ohio Back To Work" (PDF)

"Responsible RestartOhio: General Office Environments" (May 19, 2020) (PDF)

"Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order" (April 30, 2020) (PDF)

Oklahoma

"Open Up and Recover Safely: A Three-Phased Approach to Open Oklahoma's Economy" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Sixth Amended Executive Order 2020-13" (May 12, 2020) (PDF)

"Fifth Amended Executive Order 2020-13" (April 30, 2020) (PDF)

"Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-13" (April 24, 2020) (PDF)

Oregon

"Executive Order No. 20-25 - A Safe and Strong Oregon: Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

Pennsylvania

"Amendment to the Order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Limited Opening of Businesses, Lifting of Stay At Home Requirements, and Continued Aggressive Mitigation Efforts" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

"Order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Limited Opening of Businesses, Lifting of Stay At Home Requirements, and Continued Aggressive Mitigation Efforts" (May 7, 2020) (PDF)

Rhode Island

"Reopening RI - Phase 1: General Business/Organization Guidelines" (PDF)

"Executive Order 20-32: Twenty-Ninth Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Lifting Stay At Home Order, Leaving Certain Restrictions in Place, Limited Re-Openings With Stringent Health Regulations" (May 8, 2020) (PDF)

"Reopening RI: Testing the Water - Update on Phase I" (May 4, 2020) (PDF)

South Carolina

"Executive Order 2020-36" (May 15, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-34" (May 8, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-31" (May 3, 2020) (PDF)

South Dakota

"605 Strong - The Road to Recovery: South Dakota's Back to Normal Plan" (April 28, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order 2020-20" (April 28, 2020) (PDF)

Tennessee

"Executive Order No. 35 - An Order Amending Executive Order No. 30 to Allow Reopening of Small Group, Non-Contact Entertainment and Recreational Venues Pursuant to New Safety Guidelines" (May 7, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order No. 33 - An Order Amending Executive Order No. 30 to Allow Reopening of Close Contact Personal Services Pursuant to New Safety Guidelines" (May 5, 2020) (PDF)

Texas

"Executive Order GA 24 Relating to the Expanded Opening of Texas in Response to the COVID-19 Disaster" (May 18, 2020) (PDF)

"Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Expand Openings Of Certain Businesses and Activities" (May 6, 2020) (PDF)

"Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas" (April 27, 2020) (PDF)

"Executive Order GA 18 Relating to the Expanded Reopening of Services as Part of the Safe, Strategic Plan to Open Texas in Response to the COVID-19 Disaster" (April 27, 2020) (PDF)

Vermont

"Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order" (May 20, 2020) (PDF)

Virginia

"Safer at Home: Phase One - Guidelines For All Business Sectors" (PDF)

"Amended Order of Public Health Emergency Three: Phase One Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Expansion of Permitted Activities at Beaches in the City of Virginia Beach" (May 19, 2020) (PDF)

"Amended Order of Public Health Emergency Four: Jurisdictions Temporarily Delayed From Entering Phase One in Executive Order 61 and Permitted to Remain in Phase Zero" (May 14, 2020) (PDF)

"Order of Public Health Emergency Three: Phase One Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)" (May 8, 2020) (PDF)

Washington

"Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery" (May 4, 2020) (PDF)

"Safe Start Washington: Phase I - Re-Opening Washington" (May 4, 2020) (PDF)

West Virginia

"West Virginia Strong: The Comeback" (PDF)

"Executive Order No. 39-20" (May 19, 2020) (PDF)

Wisconsin

"General Guidelines for All Businesses" (PDF)

"Emergency Order #36: Interim Order to Turn the Dial" (May 11, 2020) (PDF)

"Emergency Order #34: Interim Order to Turn the Dial" (April 24, 2020) (PDF)

"Badger Bounce Back" (April 20, 2020) (PDF)

"Emergency Order #31: Badger Bounce Back" (April 20, 2020) (PDF)

Wyoming

"Third Continuation, and Modification, of Statewide Public Health Order #2: Forbidding Gatherings of Ten (10) People or More" (April 28, 2020) (PDF)

"Third Continuation, and Modification, of Statewide Public Health Order Closing Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gymnasiums, Child Care Facilities, K-12 Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools Statewide" (April 28, 2020) (PDF)

"Third Continuation, and Modification, of Statewide Public Health Order #3: Temporary Closure of Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Therapy Services, Tattoo, Body Art and Piercing Shops, and Cosmetology, Electrology, and Esthetic Services" (April 28, 2020) (PDF)

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