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Alabama Alabama Department of Public Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) @ALPublicHealth Burnestine Taylor, M.D. - 334-206-5100 Karen Landers, M.D. - 256-383-1231 Reopening Plan Released by the Small Business Emergency Task Force Fourth Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) All non-work related gatherings of 25 persons or more, or groups that cannot maintain social-distance rules are prohibited. Alabama schools closed for the rest of year, instruction goes online The amended safer at home order mandates the wearing of masks for employees in a wide variety of business sectors. 81
Alaska Alaska COVID-19 Information @Alaska_DHSS Alaska Section of Epidemiology (907) 269-8000 Alaskans continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by acting responsibly and following local, state, national, and industry guidelines on ways to conduct business and activities safely. Declares a public health disaster emergency and grants authority to DHSS Clarifies and centralizes all requirements related to intrastate travel Social Distancing Protocols for Individuals. No gatherings over 50 people allowed. Extends the closure of all K-12 public schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year Provides recommendations regarding the use of face coverings 96
Arizona Arizona COVID-19 Response @AZDHS Hotline: 211 Pauses AZ Reopening. All mass gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled or postponed, delays the start date for schools, and orders a statewide 30-day closure of bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks and tubing rentals. Gov. Doug Ducey Issues Declaration of Emergency (3/11/20 pm) Rescinded by EO 2020-36 on May 12. Under the original order, EO 2020-24, a mandatory 14 day self-quarantine for those who recently traveled to NY, NJ, or CT. Pauses AZ Reopening. All mass gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled or postponed. Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce Extension of School Closures through End of School Year Gives authority to mandate the wearing of masks in public to lcoal governments. 81
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health-COVID-19 Website @ADHPIO 1-800-803-7847; after hours emergency number 501-661-2136 All Directives for re-Opening Extends the State of Emergency Effective June 15, 2020, there is now no quarantine requirement for travelers entering Arkansas based on the location they traveled from. This includes both domestic and international travel. Directive Regarding Large Outdoor Venues: Phase 2--For events up to 66% capacity Gov. announces school buildings will be closed for the rest of the school year Guidance Doc Issued by the AR Department of Health 75
California CA Department of Public Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @CAPublicHealth Dr. Sonia Angell, CDPH Director & State Health Officer California's Reopening Roadmap. 4 Stage Reopening Guide. Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19 Gatherings with 250 people or more should be rescheduled or canceled. Smaller gatherings can proceed so long as social distanced 6 feet can be maintained. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Cooncerns Mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide in public places. Lays out certain exceptions. 30
Colorado Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado @CDPHE Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director CDPHE Deanna Herbert, Communications Manager - 303-691-7870 Governor Polis' multi-level plan for reopening Colorado Executive Order extending emergency declaration Extends safer-at-home order and encourages outdoor activity Executive Order extending school closures enacted in March Extends requirement that critical workers and government officials wear masks 52
Connecticut CT State Department of Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @ctdph Infectious Diseases - (860) 509-7995 Governor's roadmap to reopen the state. Governor Lamont's Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Publc Health Emergency Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation should self-quarantine for 14 days. Social gatherings are allowed pursuant to DECD Rules for Gatherings and Venues and Sector Rules for Outdoor Events, as amended from time to time. Schools are closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. When in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn. 65
Delaware Delaware Division of Public Health @Delaware_DHSS Division Leadership Contact Information Governor Carney Announces Phase 2 of Delaware’s Economic Reopening to Begin on June 15 Governor Carney Issues 21st Modification to Emergency Declaration Any individual who enters Delaware from another state, and who is not merely passing through, must immediately self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into Delaware or for the duration of the individual’s presence in Delaware, whichever period is shorter. This self-quarantine requirement shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers, or any other individual providing assistance to an Essential Business or providing an emergency service related to COVID-19. This self-quarantine requirement shall not apply to individuals commuting into Delaware to work for a business deemed essential or otherwise open for business or to perform Minimum Business Operations as permitted by the Fifth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency. Individuals traveling to Delaware to work for a business deemed essential or otherwise open for business but who could otherwise work from home, are strongly encouraged to work from home. Gatherings/Events up to 250 people Governor John Carney on Sunday signed the sixteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, suspending end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19. Governor Carney Requires Delawareans to Wear Face Coverings in Public Settings 59
Florida Florida COVID-19 Response @HealthyFla COVID-19 Call Center; phone 1-866-779-6121; email: Phase 2: "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step." recovery plan. Phase 2 applies to all counties in Florida except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Mayors or administrators in those counties may apply for approval to enter Phase 2. 60-day extension of the State of Emergency as declared in E.O. 52 All individuals traveling from NY, NJ, & CT ordered to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida. Includes travel by roadway. Restrictions for travelers from Louisiana ended. Under Phase 2, all persons are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50. Provides health and instructional recommendations for reopening schools. Child care programs, K-12 schools and higher education should use this document as points to consider and implement with local context. Also, provides FL DOE's implementation plan for the federal CARES Act. Personal care service providers are required to wear a mask while providing personal services in the establishment or salon. Patrons are not required to wear mask. 68
Georgia GA Department of Public Health-Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak @GaDPH 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) New COVID hotline: (844) 442-2681 Georgia Beginning To Reopen Its Economy, Lifting Some Coronavirus-Crisis Limits Public Health State of Emergency extended through May 13 Travel guidelines. Gatherings of 50 or more are banned. Closing public elementary and secondary schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to stop the spread of COVID-19 Facial coverings for employees are reopening criterion for many types of business. 73
Hawaii New, Dedicated COVID-19 website @HIgov_Health Hawaii Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586. A strategy to reopen and reshape Hawaii’s economy Governor David Ige announced that the state is now transitioning from the “Safer at Home” phase to the “Acting with Care” phase (8th Supplementary Proclamation) Require a valid COVID-19 test prior to arrival to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Program will start August 1 No gatherings over 10 and maintain >6ft physical distance The Hawai‘i State Department of Education announced that it will continue distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Fifth Supplementary Proclamation requires all customers and employees who have customer contact must wear a cloth face mask and encourages everyone to wear cloth face masks whenever in public places. 43
Idaho Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) @IDHW Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention, Epidemiology Section (208) 334-5939 Provides reopening guidelines during the 4 Phases of reopening in the state. Governor Brad Little announced that Idaho will continue to stay in Phase 4 for at least another 2 weeks Initial Emergency Declaration was signed on March 13. This order was most recently extended on May 12. Under Stage 3 of reopening, non-essential travel may resume. Certain individuals entering the state are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days Gatherings of more than 50 people, both private and public, should be avoided Idaho Board of Education extends soft closure of K-12 schools with option for reopening Employers should identify how personal use items such as masks, face coverings, and gloves may be required by employees, vendors, and/or patrons. Use of face coverings by the general public is strongly recommended. 90
Illinois IL Department of Public Health Fitness and exercise gyms may be open for the following activities, but must conduct business in a manner consistent with DCEO guidance: Personal training sessions involving one trainer and one customer; outdoor training in groups no larger than 10 with social distancing; sale of retail merchandise; and onsite filming or streaming of remote classes conducted by a single trainer. Fitness and exercise gyms may not allow other activities, including member workouts, because of the heightened risk of transmission of COVID-19 when people exercise together and share equipment in an indoor space. Illinois Key Contacts 5 Phase regional reopening plan Initial proclaimation was signed on 03/12/2020. It was most recently extended on 05/29/2020. Travel Guidance. Any gathering of more than ten people is prohibited unless exempted by this Executive Order. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order 2020-32 and Section 1 of Executive Order 2020-07. Executive Order 2020-40, as amended is re-issued in its entirety and extended through July 26, 2020. 43
Indiana Indiana DOH 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Twitter: @StateHealthIN ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 [317-233-1325 after hours] or e-mail Roadmap to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Businesses, and State Government Initial Declaration of Public Health Emergency was issued on March 6. Renewal of public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 outbreak was issued on June 3 and was extneded until July 4 Recommended Only: Urges people who have travelled internationally or on a cruise ship to self-quarantine for 14 days Under Stage 4 of reopening, gatherings of up to 250 people are permitted as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. Under Stage 3 of reopening, gatherings of up to 100 people were permitted as long as social distancing guidelines were followed K-12 schools shall remain closed and shall conduct instruction via remote-learning for the remainder of the school year Face coverings are required for employees of restaurants, retail food establishments, personal services (barber shops, tatoo parlors, etc.), and employees of fitness facilities. 72
Iowa IA Department of Public Health-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) @IAPublicHealth Iowa COVID Hotline at 1-800-244-7431 or Iowa 2-1-1 Allows restaurants and bars, gyms, casinos, barbershops, spas, malls, theaters, to open for normal, on-premise business with social distancing and additional health measures in place. Additionally, allows for mass gatherings of more than 10 people with specific health guidance in place. Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration: extends the public health mitigation measures that are currently in place, including the requirement to maintain social distancing in bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and similar venues. And it extends many of the regulatory relief measures previously implemented. Recomended only: Urged Iowans returning from out-of-state to self-quarantine for 14-days. Allows restaurants and bars, gyms, casinos, barbershops, spas, malls, theaters, to open for normal, on-premise business with social distancing and additional health measures in place. Additionally, allows for mass gatherings of more than 10 people with specific health guidance in place. Iowa schools closed through end of academic year 92
Kansas Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Coronavirus @KDHE Division of Public Health (785) 296-1086 Phone bank: 1-866-534-3463 Governor relinquished business re-opening to local control on May 26. New state of emergency extended to September 15. Kansans who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Maryland Gathering restrictions subject to local control as of May 26. Schools closed on March 17 for the remainder of the year. Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside beginning July 3. 86
Kentucky KY Health Alerts-Coronavirus COVID-19 @CHFSKy Crystal Staley or Sebastian Kitchen (Office of the Governor)-502-564-2611 Healthy At Work Initiative includes timeline of dates for businesses re-opening & guidance docs State of Emergency Doc. Recommended Only. A federal judge struck down parts of Gov. Beshear's travel ban on May 4. A new order issued May 6 asked out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they plan on staying in the state for more than 24 hours. Guidance for Gatherings of Up To 50 People-begins June 29 Gov. Beshear Advises Schools to Remain Closed to In-Person Instruction Order relating to mask mandate for certain employees 56
Louisiana Louisiana Office of Public Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19) @LADeptHealth Coronavirus general information line at 1-855-523-2652 or Louisiana 211 Resilient Louisiana Phase 2 State of Emergency for COVID-19 renewed and extended from June 26 to July 24 None Indoor gatherings limited to 250 persons. Plan for reopening schools in fall 2020. Includes health guidelines and best practices for operation of schools. All employees of a business who have contact with the public must wear a mask or face covering; all individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks or face coverings at all times if interacting with other members of the public outside of family members 55
Maine Novel Coronavirus 2019 – (COVID‑19) – Updates and Information @mepublichealth Maine CDC (1-800 821-5821) or 211 Restarting Maine's Economy Govenor Mills declared a state of emergency on March 15th. It has been renewed three times since that time and currently expires July 10. EO 57 requires both resident and non-resident travelers into Maine to either receive a negative test for COVID-19 or quarantine for 14 days. EO 55 amends EO 14 and increases the number of people that may gather from 10 to 50. Governor Mills recommended schools close under the Proclamation of Civil Emergency issued March 15. Governor Mills' Stay at Home Order (EO 28) required schools to close. EO 49 extended this order through 5/31. Individuals must wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. 71
Maryland MD DOH Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak @MDHealthDept Maryland 2-1-1 Four phase plan to recovery. Original Declaration of emergency made on 03/05. It was extended most recently on 06/03/2020 Stay at home order included a 14 day quarantine requirement but did the travel resriction requirement expire with the SAH order on May 15? Travel Updates website does not include it. Social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people (“large gatherings and events”) are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded. Schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year Requiring use of face coverings under certain circumstances and requiring implementation of certain physical distancing measures 60
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Information on the Outbreakof Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @MassDPH Massachusetts Department of Public Health - 617-983-6800 or 211 On June 6, Governor Baker issued an order initiating Phase II of the Commonwealth's reopening process beginning June 8. Gov. Baker Declares State of Emergency in Massachusetts due to the novel coronavirus All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days. In addition, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are exempt from the directive to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveling to Massachusetts for work purposes. All persons are instructed not to travel to Massachusetts if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Gatherings of 10+ people do not apply to Phase II enterprises, but are further prohibited in social spaces. School Closure Order through end of the school year. Governor Baker has issued an Order effective Wednesday, May 6 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. 57
Michigan Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @MichiganHHS Michigan Department of Health and Human Services General Information: 517-241-3740; COVID Hotline 1-888-535-6136; Email MI Safe Start: A Plan to Re-engage Michigan's Economy Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic NONE – previously a ban on intra-state travel to vacation residences, which has been lifted. As of June 15, 2020, EO 2020-110 is rescinded for regions 6 and 8. In these regions, indoor gatherings may have 50 people and outdoor gatherings may have up to 250. In the rest of the state, indoor gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited as are outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people. Original restrictions on large gatherings contained in EO 2020-05. Suspension of in-person K-12 instruction for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year. Originally closed under EO 2020-5 temporarily and for the entire school year by EO 2020-35, which was replaced by 2020 EO 65. The order will require people to wear homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. People won’t have to wear face coverings when they’re taking a walk in the neighborhood, but when they go to the grocery store, they should be wearing one. Under the order, however, no one will be subject to criminal penalty for going without a mask. Originally required by 2020 EO-59. 55
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Update @mnhealth 651-297-1304 Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency (5/27) Emergency Executive Order 20-75 Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01 (6/12) "Snowbirds" were advised to self-quarantine upon returning to the state Stay Safe Minnesota Order Modified on June 5 still includes restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 unless otherwise permitted. Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Extend the Distance Learning Period and Continue to Provide a Safe Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students - schools were initially closed March 18 via EO 20-02. Safely Reopening Minnesota's Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency. Includes section encouraging Minnesotans to wear a cloth face covering when in any public setting where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. 67
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @msdh MSPH Central Office Phone (8am - 5pm): 601-576-7400, Toll free: 1-866-458-4958 Governor Reeves Announces Commission for Economic Recovery MS Governor declares State of Emergency (3/14) All Travel May Resume on 06/01. CDC guidelines followed while minimizing non essential travel. Permits indoor gatherings of upto 20 people and outdoor gatherings of upto 50 people. Socially distanced, indoor gatherings of upto 50 people and outdoor gatherings of upto 100. Schools may reopen to offer summer school activities, special ed programs, individual tutoring, etc. MSDH strongly recommends all Mississippi residents to wear masks when outside of the home. 66
Missouri Missouri Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus @HealthyLivingMo Hotline: 877-435-8411 On June 16, all restrictions on businesses will be lifted, although local governments can place restrictions. EO 20-09 extends state of emergency to June 15 Stay at home order expired on May 3. Schools voluntarily closed on March 19 without a state order and were ordered closed for the remainder of the year on April 9. 90
Montana Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services @MTDPHHS DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program at (406) 444-0273. Information hotline at 1-888-333-0461 Phase 2 to begin June 1, will allow restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, pools to operate with 75 percent capacity. Concerts, bowling alleys can operate with reduced capacity. Gov. Bullock declares state of emergency. Directs travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. Issued March 30 and later extended to April 24, and now extended until the end of the emergency on June 1. Groups of up to 50 allowed beginning June 1. Schools closed from March 15 until May 7. Schools had the option to reopen on May 7. 64
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services @NEDHHS Main DHHS Switchboard: (402) 471-3121 Regional Phased reopening plan through Direct Health Measures Gov. Ricketts Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19. Allows regulatory provisions of state law to be suspended to aid the state’s response. Orders all executive branch state agencies to suspend all out-of-state travel. Department of Health and Human Services recommends self-quarantine of 14 days for those entering the state Except for Dakota, Hall, Hamilton and Merrick. Limited to 75% of rated occupancy maximum at a time. Gatherings are restricted to: fifty percent (50%) for an indoor facility's applicable rated occupancy (excluding staff) or seventy-five percent (75%) for outdoor facility of the applicable rated occupancy (excluding staff). No gathering may exceed 10,000 individuals. Schools statewide are directed to operate without students in their buildings through May 31, 2020 Requires the use of mask for some activities 75
Nevada Nevada Department of Health and Human Services @dhhsnevada Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH): (775)-684-5911 Guidelines and Protocols for Individuals and Businesses in Phase 2 (5/28) Governor Sisolak Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Governor Sisolak adjusts travel advisory for Nevada as the State enters Phase 2 Phase 2 Reopening plan. Includes updated information on social distancing and gathering restrictions. K-12 School Re-Opening for Summer Learning and Activities Mandatory Face Covering in Public 61
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services @NH_HSEM To report suspected cases contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at # 603-271-4496, (603-271-5300 for after hours), or GOFERR Task Force Website is Up and Running. Additional Phase 2 reopening will take place on 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/28, and 6/29. 6/26 Gov. Sununu signed EO 2020-14, the 5th extension of the State of Emergency declared in EO 2020-04. Expires 7/17/2020. 3/28 Gov. Sununu requested individuals from out of State to voluntarily self-quarantine for 2 weeks upon arriving in the state. On 5/1 as part of Stay at Home 2.0 Gov. Sununu authorized golf clubs and private parks to prevent people from out of state from using the facilities unless they are a member. Emergency Order #16 bans gatherings of 10 or more people 4/16 Gov. Sununu announced that Emergency Order # 1 (extended by Emergency Order # 19) was extended through the end of each school district's school year. 4/28 Gov. Sununu announced EO #38 that allows local jurisdictions to make expenditures which are reasonable in light of prior year's appropriations and expenditures. 54
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub @NJDeptofHealth Gary Ludwig Service Director Communicable Disease Service Phone: (609) 826-5964 Governor Murphy Unveils Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible and Strategic Restart of New Jersey’s Economy Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey until July 4 NJ along with NY and CT, issued a joint travel advisory requiring all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID into NY, NJ, or CT to quarantine for 14 days. As of June 29, there are 16 states that fit the criteria. Increased Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Limits Citing the need to protect the health of New Jersey’s 1.6 million public and private school students as well as thousands of educators and support staff, Governor Phil Murphy announced that statewide school closures will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Requires workers and customers at essential retail businesses to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises. 64
New Mexico New Mexico Department of Health @NMDOH Reporting & Surveilance Hotline for New Mexico Department of Health 505-827-0006, David Morgan PR Contact (o)575-528-5197 (c)575-649-0754. Coronavirus Hotline # 1-855-600-3453. Gov. Lujan Grisham announced limited reopening for dine-in restaurants, indoor malls, gyms, salons, and more. Public Health Emergency Declared 3/11/2020. (Extended Until at least June 30th with Executive Order 2020-36.) Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 27 issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Mass gatherings of 5 or more prohibited (4/11 amended to include religious gatherings) Schools closed for the rest of the academic year Requires that everyone wear face coverings in public, with exceptions for eating, drinking and exercising. Under the expiring order, only retail workers were required to wear face coverings. 37
New York NY Department of Health-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Twitter: @NYSDOH Novel Coronavirus Hotline for NY DoH 1-888-364-3065 Deatiled Guidance of the Reopening Plan For New York Intial Executive Order was signed on March 7 and expired on April 6. The most recent Executive Order extending the State of Emergency was signed on May 8 and is in effect until June 6. Governor Cuomo announced that NY, along with NJ and CT, issued a joint travel advisory requiring all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID into NY, NJ, or CT to quarantine for 14 days. E.O. 202.45 eliminates COVID-19 paid sick leave for state employees traveling to high-risk states. On June 30, Governor Cuomo annoucned that a total of 16 states would be subject to the mandatory quarantine. Executitve Order 202.45 permits gatherings of up to 50 people so long as any such gatherings occurring indoors do not exceed 50% of the maximum occupancy for a particular indoor area. Previous E.O. permitted people to gather in groups of 25 or less if social distancing guidelines are followed and face coverings are worn. First amended order permitted gatherings of 10 or less if they follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering. Initial Executive Order issued prohibited gatherings of 10 or more people for non-essential reasons (with a few exceptions) Intial Executive Order directed schools to remain closed from March 18 through April 1. Governor Cuomo announced in May that schools are to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. No In-Class Teaching for Summer School. Executive Order issued on June 5 permits in-person special education services and instruction required under Federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations for the summer term by school districts through July 5th Effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. Executive Order 202.34 allows business owners to turn away potential customers for not wearing a face covereing 45
North Carolina Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina @ncdhhs NC Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Hotline: 866-462-3821 or call NC 2-1-1 North Carolina Moves to Phase 2, Safer At Home Declares a State of Emergency to coordinate response and protective actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 Under Phase 2, all travel restrictions lifted, stay-at-home order lifted Mass gathering limits in Phase 2 will be no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in most circumstances. Provides interim guidance for the reopening of most NC public schools, including required and recommended practices. Requires people to wear face coverings while out in public, with certain exceptions. 53
North Dakota ND Department of Health Coronavirus Information @NDDOH Kirby Kruger, director of the Division of Disease Control - 701-328-2378 ND Smart Restart Protocols Burgum Declares State of Emergency in Response to Public Health Crisis of COVID-19 Travel orders have been amended allowing people to travel freely within the United States and releasing requirements for everyone except international travelers. Anyone traveling from another country, who is not merely passing through the state, must quarantine immediately upon entry to North Dakota for a period of 14 days or for the duration of the person's presence in North Dakota, whichever period is shorter Guidance issued on 5/15 states that large gatherings in facilities can be up to 50 percent of their certificate of occupancy, up to 250 people. Gatherings of any size shouldn’t be held if proper distancing can’t be maintained. Food service still must comply with the ND Smart Restart restaurant and universal standard protocols found at The recommendations also include physical distancing guidelines and venue activity guidelines such as encouraging contactless payment systems. Public and non-public schools may offer on-site summer programs provided they adhere to Smart Restart guidelines. 82
Ohio Ohio Department of Health @OHdeptofhealth OH Dept of Health (614) 466-3543; COVID-19 hotline (833) 427-5634 Responsible Restart Ohio Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing Prohibited and permitted travel All public and private gatherings of greater than 10 people occuring outside a single household and connected property, or living unit and connected property are prohibited. Closure of All K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio Employees only (not general public). Businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for specific reasons. 82
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Department of Health @HealthyOklahoma Gary Cox, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, 405-271-4200,, Coronavirus Call Center 877-215-8336 5/29 Gov. Stitt announced that on 6/1 Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely Plane would go into effect State of Emergency Declared 3/15/2020 (Amended 5/30) with Executive Order 2020-20 to declare a health emergency for the next 30 days All people entering the state are directed to follow CDC travel guidelines. Oklahoma began Phase 3 of reopening on 6/1. As part of Phase 3 there are no limits to group sizes, provided businesses, event organizers and local officials consider social distancing. On March 25 the State Board approved remote learning for the remainder of the school year. 89
Oregon Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates @OHAOregon Public Health Division: 971-673-1222; Call 211; Reopening Oregon Second Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency; Rescinding Executive Order 20-13 and Executive Order 20-18 EO 20-27 allows groups of up to 50 in indoor spaces and 100 in outdoor spaces. EO 20-29 requires public and private schools to develop written plans by August 15 or prior to the beginning of the school year detailing how they will comply with guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education. Governor Kate Brown Extends Coronavirus School Closures Through End of School Year in EO 20-20. Schools were originally closed by EO 20-08. Oregon Health authority issued guidance on wearing masks pursuant to EO 20-25. Beginning July 1, Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. 57
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Health, Coronavirus​ @PAHealthDept Bureau of Communicable Diseases Room 1023 625 Forster St. Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701 717-783-0479 Phone 717-705-5513 Fax The administration will utilize a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions. Governor Tom Wolf renewed the 90-day disaster declaration he originally signed on March 6. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends that out-of-state travelers self-quarantine for 14 days Under, reopening plan, in yellow phase, large gatherings of more than 25 prohibited. In green phase, large gatherings of more than 250 prohibited. Governor Wolf Extends School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year: On June 3, Administration Outlined Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools Masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. 49
Rhode Island RI DOH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @RIHEALTH COVID info at 401-222-8022 Includes health and business guidelines for various industries. Extension of State of Emergency through July 29 Mandatory 14 day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from a state with a 5% or greater positivity rate. Up to 50 people indoors or 100 with licensed catering. Up to 250 people outdoors. Public schools moving to distance learning for remainder of school year. Any person who is in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering unless doing so would damage the person's health. EO 20-41 extends this mandate to 7/4. 65
South Carolina SC DHEC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @scdhec DHEC Care Line, 1-855-472-3432 Gov. Henry McMaster Creates accelerateSC, a Coordinated Economic Revitalization Plan Gov. Henry McMaster Declares New State of Emergency to Continue State’s Response to COVID-19 All travel restrictions have been rescinded. E.O. 2020-13: Prohibits gatherings of three or more persons (March 23, 2020) All schools to remain closed through the month of April. 72
South Dakota SD Department of Health Coronavirus Information @SDDOH Disease Prevention Services - Cassie Deffenbaugh, 605-773-3737 South Dakota's "Back to Normal" Plan COVID-19: State of Emergency Extension South Dakota never prohibited travel to or from other states, or within the state. South Dakotans and visitors from out of state are encouraged to use common sense. Resume operations in a manner that allows for reasonable physical distancing, good hygiene, and appropriate sanitation Schools will continue remote learning. Masks have never been required, but South Dakotans are encouraged to continue to consider CDC guidance and use. 92
Tennessee TN Department of Health Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) @TNDeptofHealth Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner P: (615)741-3011 Tenessee Pledge Gov. Bill Lee extends Covid-19 state of emergency declaration While not outright banning, Gov. Bill strongly discourages mass gatherings of more than 250 people or more. All Tennesseeans are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when in public. 55
Texas Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Page @TexasDSHS DSHS COVID‑19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779 Governor Abbott Implements Changes to the Reopening Plan, closing bars, limiting restaurant and outdoor gathering capacity. Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19 (5/12) Air travel restrictions were lifted on May 21. EO 28 limits outdoor gatherings in excess of 100 people unless approved by the appropriate local elected official, or specifically exempted in the EO. For the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, public schools may resume operations for the summer as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Governor Abbott allowed Bexar County to impose fines on businesses not mandating mask use, paving the way for more counties and cities to do the same. 45
Utah Utah Department of Health - Coronavirus Latest Information @UtahDepOfHealth Utah Department of Health Hotline 1-800-456-7707 Governor issues executive order releasing updated guidelines for low-risk phase of reopening plan. Herbert issues State of Emergency (3/6) Establishing a Requirement for Individuals Entering Utah to Complete a Travel Declaration Form with Certain Exceptions Governor Issues Executive Order Clarifying guidelines pertaining to social gatherings, gatherings of up to 50 people allowed. Reopening anticipated for the 2020-2021 school year, including sporting events, activities, and in-person graduations, with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen Nearly all Utahns, including children, should wear a mask when in public places where social distancing is not possible (e.g. grocery stores). 86
Vermont VT Dept. Public Health-2019 Novel Coronavirus @healthvermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, 800-464-4343 Order from Governor continues phase re-opening; Expands Health & Safety Measures, Including Mandatory Training Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 and National Guard Call-Out Any person traveling into Vermont for a non-essential purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days, except for visitors from certain counties in ME, RI, MA, NH, CT and NY with low infection rates. Visitors are instructed not to travel to Vermont from hot spots or if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. As of June 1, social gatherings may include up to 25 people. Gov. Scott orders closure of all Vermont schools for in-person learning for the remainder of the school year All Vermonters are encouraged to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are interacting with others from outside their households. Employees must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when in the presence of others. In the case of retail cashiers, a translucent shield or “sneeze guard” is acceptable in lieu of a mask. 52
Virginia Virginia Department of Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @VDHgov Emergency Preparedness-804-864-7035 6/3 Updated "Forward Virginia Blueprint. Safer At Home: Phase 2". Phase 2 begins on Friday, June 4. Richmond & Northern Virginia will remain in Phase 1. Extending Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recommendation Only. Phase Three Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus. Allows for gatherings of up to 250 people indoors and outdoors. Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 Schools Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings 73
Washington WA Department of Health @WADeptHealth The DOH coronavirus hotline (1-800-525-0127, press #) Inslee issues Safe Start proclamation for county approach to re-opening May 31, 2020 Adjusting and extending stay home – stay healthy to May 31, 2020 Safe Start Washington: Phase I – Re-Opening Washington Adjusting and extending stay home – stay healthy to May 31, 2020 Safe Start Washington: Phase I – Re-Opening Washington Mass Gathering Restrictions Inslee extends school closures for the rest of the 2019-20 school year Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering. 39
West Virginia WVDHHR Corona Virus Resource Page @WV_DHHR Dr. Catherine C. Slemp - (304) 558-0684 Governor Justice unveils plan to reopen state: “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” Declares State of Emergency Requires individuals who are travelling from areas with substantial community spread of COVlD-19, including without limitation Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Italy, and China, are required to isolate for two weeks prior to entering the state. (EO 39 20 repealed this order. ) Directs all West Virginia residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. Provides that schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year 71
Wisconsin COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China) @DHSWI Andrea Palm, DHS Secretary designee - 608-267-9003 Governor Evers announces Badger Bounce Back plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases Gov. Declares Public Health Emergency (EO #72) Governor Evers updates Mass Gathering Ban State guidance for reopening state public schools for the 2020-21 academic year. 63
Wyoming WY Department of Health Coronavirus Information @health_wyoming Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit - 1-877-996-9000 Restrictions Ease Under Public Health Orders Declaration of a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency The Governor issued a directive requiring any individual coming to Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. It expired on May 8. Updated public health orders that take effect June 15 allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people with restrictions and permit parades to occur (with appropriate social distancing). As of 6/15, K-12 schools, community colleges, the University of Wyoming and other educational institutions can resume in-person instruction for all students in groups of no more than 50 people. 89