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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 Seventeenth 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 Requirement. Statewide mask mandate. Effective July 29, the mask mandate was expanded to include schools, limited to students second grade and older, and colleges. 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 Recommendation. Provides recommendations regarding the use of face coverings 96
Arizona Arizona COVID-19 Response @AZDHS Hotline: 211 On 8/10/20 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced public health recommendations for the eventual safe reopening of paused businesses in the state of Arizona. Arizona is currently in the substantial transmission phase. Upon this initial two-week review, ADHS advises keeping EO 2020-52 restrictions in place for the time being, but is providing metrics for industry leaders and businesses to understand when a general reopening could be considered. EO 2020-52 extends a pause on gyms, bars, movie theaters, water parks and tubing, and continues to prohibit large gatherings - for review every two weeks. EO 2020-43 initially Paused the reopening phase on 6/29. EO 2020-36 began AZ reopening on 5/18/20. 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 Doug Ducey Issues Declaration of Emergency (3/11/20 pm) Rescinded by EO 2020-36 on May 12.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. EO 2020-52 Extends pause AZ Reopening. All mass gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled or postponed. Mass gatherings were first restricted by Order 2020-09 on 3/19/20. EO 2020-51 requires that by August 7, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services will have public health criteria to be used by schools to determine when it is safe to reopen for traditional in-person classroom instruction. The order also provides for a remote start of the 2020–2021 school year. Under the order, school systems are to develop plans for distance learning as well as physical distancing and enforcement of mask requirements, should in-person learning resume. Nevertheless, schools are required to provide childcare for students “who need a place to go during the day” starting August 17, 2020.Superintendent Hoffman and Gov Ducey announed the end of hte school year on 3/31/20. Recommendation. Gives authority to mandate the wearing of masks in public to local governments. 77
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 Requirement. The Secretary of Health requires every person in Arkansas to wear a face covering completely over the mouth and nose in all indoor environments, excluding private residences, where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured and in all outdoor settings, excluding private residences, where there is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more to practice physical distancing. 78
California CA Department of Public Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @CAPublicHealth Dr. Sonia Angell, CDPH Director & State Health Officer Gov. Newsom (D) announces "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" overhauling CA's reopening process. Counties will be placed in a color-coded tier system based upon COVID-19's prevalance in each county. Each color corresponds to how businesses may reopen and operate. Purple being the most restrictive, followed by Red, Orange, and Yellow as the least restrictive. Counties' color-placement is based upon 1. number of cases per 100,000 residents and percentage of positive COVID-19 cases. Counties must remain in each tier except purple for at least 21 days before being eligible to enter the next tier. (from 8/28) 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 Requirement. Mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide in public places. Lays out certain exceptions. 33
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 mask mandate executive order 55
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 Anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. Affected travelers also must fill out a Travel Health Form. Indoor gatherings may have up to 25 people. Outdoor gatherings can have up to 100 people, with a one time exception for Graduations of 150 people. Outdoor events can have 25% of Fire Capacity and distancing. Schools are closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. Requirement. 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 John Carney formally extended the State of Emergency declaration. All provisions of the State of Emergency and its Twenty-Six Modificationscurrently in place shall remain in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with state law. 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. Requirement. Governor Carney Requires Delawareans to Wear Face Coverings in Public Settings. AUGUST 24, 2020 UPDATE: As Delaware families consider a safe return to school, Governor Carney and the Division of Public Health announced an update to Delaware’s face coverings guidance for children. All children who are in kindergarten or older must wear face coverings in public settings, including school buildings, according to the updated DPH guidance. All children 2 years of age and older are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in public. Children younger than 2 must not wear face coverings due to suffocation risk. A child with a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents the child from wearing a face covering is not required to wear one. 61
Florida Florida COVID-19 Response @HealthyFla COVID-19 Call Center; phone 1-866-779-6121; email: covid-19@flhealth.gov 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. State of Emergency extended for additional 60 days from Sept. 4. All restrictions on travelers were lifted by E.O. 192. Under Phase 2, all persons are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50. All school boards and charter school governing boards are ordered to open brick and mortar schools at least 5 days per week for all students this fall. School districts required to file plans to allow alternative learning arrangements and for flexibility for health-compromised students. Requirement. Masks are only required for personal care service providers while providing personal services in the establishment or salon. Patrons are not required to wear mask. 71
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 Encourages visitors and residents to wear facial coverings. 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 signed a twelfth supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Sept. 30. Gov. David Ige announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Oct. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Oct. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin. Also, the state has created the Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ), to be established by each individual county, that provides residents and visitors the ability to spend time on other islands without being in 14-day traveler quarantine. On August 6, Gov. Ige announced that the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The State of Hawaii announced that the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers on Sept. 1.Gov. David Ige announced plans for a Hawai‘i pre-travel testing program that gives travelers the option of possibly avoiding 14-day-long quarantine upon arrival to the state, beginnig October 15. No gatherings over 10 and maintain >6ft physical distance Return to Learn: School Reopening Plan is the Department's specific response to the impact of the COVID-19 health pandemic on our schools. It articulates the scope of work required to respond to health and safety issues while implementing the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education's call to action for our school communities to give hope, act with kindness and work toward togetherness in preparing to reopen schools. The Hawai‘i Department of Health also issued a comprehensive, 28-page guidance document for all schools to ensure the education of Hawaiʻi’s youth during the pandemic continues with minimal disruption and risk to students, teachers and staff. Requirement. 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. The order was then extended on May 12. A third order was signed on July 10 and extended the emergency for another 30 days. A fourth order was signed on August 7 and extends the emergency declaration until September 6. On September 4 the emergency declaration was extended until October 4. Under Stage 4, Non-essential travel continues to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission 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 Recommendation. 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 30 Day Extension of Disaster Proclamation 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. All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students may open for in-person learning after the regular 2019-2020 school term. All schools must follow IDPH and ISBE health guidelines, including using PPE, temperature checks, hygienic practices, social distancing, and limiting people to 50 or fewer in one space. Requirement. Any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible. 46
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 epiresource@isdh.in.gov Roadmap to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Businesses, and State Government. E.O. 20-42 extends Stage 4.5 of reopening until September 25. 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. Second Renewal of publich health emergency is effective from July 4 through August 3. E.O. 20-38 extends the public health emergency until September 2. E.O. 20-31 extends the public health emergency until October 2. 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. E.O. 20-39 provides special requirements for K-12 educational institutions, including social distancing and face covering requirements. E.O. 20-42 extends the mask requirement until September 25. Initial order requires face coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces, on public transportation, and spaces where social distancing is not possible by everyone over the age of 8. 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 The 7/24 proclamation extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments. This includes the requirements for bars and restaurants to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet. Requirements for social distancing, hygiene, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission also remain in place for gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments without change. 6/10 proclimation 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. On 5/26, the Gov issued a proclimation permitting the reopening, on June 1, of additional establishments, including outdoor performance venues, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement parks, skating rinks, skate parks, outdoor playgrounds. "Permits social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people if public health measures are implemented." The Gov's 4/27 Proclimation was the first to permit businesses to reopen with social distance measures in place. 9/18 Proclimation continues the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. Bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs continue to be closed in Johnson and Story counties until 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2020. They may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Restaurants in these two counties are still permitted to remain open, but must stop selling and serving alcoholic beverages after 10:00 p.m. The proclamation also extends the other public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020. This includes the requirements for open bars and restaurants to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar and consume alcohol or food while seated; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet. Requirements for social distancing, hygiene, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission also remain in place for gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments. 9/15 Proclimation permits bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs to reopen in four counties: Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn, and Polk counties. It also removes the restrictions on hours that alcohol may be sold in restaurants in those counties. And it clarifies the social distancing requirements that apply to bars and restaurants throughout the entire state. Bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs continue to be closed in Johnson and Story counties. They may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Restaurants in these two counties are still permitted to remain open, but must stop selling and serving alcoholic beverages after 10:00 p.m. 8/27 Orders all bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs to close in six counties: Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story county. They may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Restaurants in these six counties are permitted to remain open, but must stop selling and serving alcoholic beverages after 10:00 p.m. 8/21Continues the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. Extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments. This includes the requirements for bars and restaurants to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet. Requirements for social distancing, hygiene, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission also remain in place for gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments. 7/24 Extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments. This includes the requirements for bars and restaurants to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet. Requirements for social distancing, hygiene, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission also remain in place for gyms, casinos, salons, theaters, and other establishments without change. The proclamation also extends many of the previously issued regulatory relief measures necessary to respond to this public health disaster, including those related to healthcare, professional licensure, educational workforce, and expirations of driver’s licenses. Recomended only: Urged Iowans returning from out-of-state to self-quarantine for 14-days. Allows for mass gatherings of more than 10 people with specific health guidance in place. 3/17 proclimation banned all gatherings of 10 or more people. 7/24 Proclimation continues to permit schools to operate primarily by remote-learning in the fall only in certain circumstances. Proclimation 7/17 directs all state agencies, school districts, and local governments to focus on preparing to safely welcome back students and teachers to school in-person in the fall. It also provides clarity for when a school may move to primarily remote learningIowa schools closed through end of academic year as of 4/17/20. 8/27 Encourages all Iowans to wear masks. 90
Kansas Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Coronavirus @KDHE Division of Public Health (785) 296-1086. Phone bank: 1-866-534-3463. COVID-19@ks.gov Governor relinquished business re-opening to local control on May 26. New state of emergency extended to September 15. Attended/traveled to mass gathering events out-of-state of 500 people or greater on or after August 11 need to quarantine for 14 days. Gathering restrictions subject to local control as of May 26. Gatherings recommended to be no more than 45 in Phase 3. Schools closed on March 17 for the remainder of the year. Governor executive order delayed opening of schools until after Labor Day but it was not affirmed by state Board of Education. Requirement. 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. 7/20/20: The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) issued an advisory for Kentuckians who have traveled to states reporting high numbers of COVID-19. The advisory recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of eight states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15% for COVID-19 testing. The advisory also includes one state quickly approaching a positive testing rate of 15% and one U.S. Territory. Effective 7/20/20, gatherings must be limited to 10 people or fewer. Gov. Beshear Advises Schools to Remain Closed to In-Person Instruction Requirement. Face Covering Mandate--indoor spaces, public transportation & outdoors if social disance cannot be maintained. Includes some exemptions. Gov. announced an extension on 8/6. 58
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 3 State of Emergency for COVID-19 renewed and extended from Sept. 11 to Oct 9. None Social gatherings limited to 250 people or 50% capacity of the facility indoors, but outdoors, crowd sizes are limited to 50% capacity or 250 people only if people will be in close proximity and social distancing is not possible. Plan for reopening schools in fall 2020. Includes health guidelines and best practices for operation of schools. Requirement. Face coverings required when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or open space to the public, whether indoor or outdoor. Counties with fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents may opt out. 61
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 multiple times and currently expires October 1. 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. Beginning July 3, travelers from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are exempt from requirement. EO 6 limits the number of persons for outdoor gatherings to 5 people per 1,000 sq. ft of occupiable outdoor space or not more than 100 persons, whichever is less. For indoor gatherings, 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. Requirement. Individuals must wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Revised mandate provides for greater enforcement and requires certain businesses in specific localities to implement mask requirements. 71
Maryland MD DOH Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak @MDHealthDept Maryland 2-1-1 Four phase plan to recovery. Renewal of Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency. Relates to the general election on 11/3/2020 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. Outdoor entertainment venues may reopen with a capacity of 250 people. Movie theaters and indoor entertainment venues may reopen at 50 percent capacity or up to 100 people. Schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year Requirement. Amends mask requirements effective on 08/03/2020 63
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 Gov. Baker pasued Phase 3 on 8/7/20 after case numbers rise. The following businesses will be eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations: Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues; Museums, cultural and historical sites; Fitness centers and health clubs;Certain indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact;Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may hold games without spectators. Rescinds CO 44. On July 2, Governor Baker issued an order initiating Phase III of the Commonwealth's reopening process beginning July 6. 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. Effective Aug. 1 requiring all visitors and residents returning to the state from high-risk areas, including students, to quarantine for 14 days or produce a recent negative COVID-19 test result. The fine for violating the order is $500 a day. 8/7/20 - After a rise in case numbers, Baker announced that he's scaling back outdoor mass gatherings from 100 to 50 people; indoor remains capped at 25. Under the updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. This includes community events, civic events, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more. This order does not apply to outdoor, unenclosed gatherings if proper social distancing measures are possible. This revised order does not supersede previously issued sector guidance. On 03/13/20, Gov. Baker released an emergency order which prohibited gatherings of more than 250 people. School Closure Order through end of the school year. Requirement. Governor Baker 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. 60
Michigan Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services General Information: 517-241-3740; COVID Hotline 1-888-535-6136; Email COVID19@michigan.gov 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. Beginning July 31, social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited if the event is indoors and are prohibited if the event outdoors has more than 100 people. 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. Requirement. Requires 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. New EO includes enforcement provisions & penalties. Originally required by 2020 EO-59 & EO-96. Replaces 2020 EO-147. 54
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 20-89 Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01 (9/11) "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 Require School Districts and Charter Schools to Provide a Safe and Effective Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students during the 2020-21 School Year Requirement. Effective 7/25, Minnesotans are required to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Exempts persons with a medical condition and children under the age of 6. 61
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. Extends Safe Return Order until July 20. Permits indoor gatherings of up to 10 people and outdoor gatherings of upto 20 people in 13 specific counties. Schools may reopen to offer summer school activities, special ed programs, individual tutoring, etc. Extends Safe Return order until July 20. Requirement. Extends Statewide Mask Mandate Order. Every person in Mississippi must wear face covering. 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. Recommendation. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, it is recommended that all individuals in the State of Missouri wear a cloth face covering when in a public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. 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 covid19info@mt.gov 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. Requirement. Requires businesses and other indoor spaces to ensure masks are worn by employees and members of the public and requires masks for outdoor activities of 50 or more people, including schools. Applies to counties with 4 or more active cases. 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 All Nebraska counties are in Phase 4 of reopening through October 31. Indoor gatherings will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy. Outdoor gatherings 100% of rated occupancy. Schools statewide are directed to operate without students in their buildings through May 31, 2020 Requirement. Requires the use of masks at salons, barbershops, and other personal care services. 93
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. School reopening guidance. Allows districts to make determinations on in-person, online or hybrid instruction. Requires masks on school buses. Allows for high school sporting events. Requirement. Nevadans and visitors are required to wear face coverings when they are out in public, with limited exceptions. 58
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 nhbidc@dhhs.nhs.gov 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. 8/28 Gov. Sununu signed EO 2020-17, the 7th extension of the State of Emergency declared in EO 2020-04. Expires 9/18/2020. 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. Requirement. Masks are required for certain industries like restaurants and personal care services. 61
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 Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 180. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, and August 1. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. 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 September 15, there are 30 states and territories that fit the criteria. Under Executive Order 104, gatherings limited to 50 people. Governor Phil Murphy announced an increased outdoor gathering capacity limit as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline. Effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits. All indoor gatherings continue to be limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Effective August 4, Governor Phil Murphy announced the decrease of indoor gathering capacity limit in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room's capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons. 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. Executive Order 175 outlines school reopeing requirements. Requirement. Requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, where the individual is under two years of age, or in situations where individuals cannot feasibly wear a face covering, such as when eating or drinking at outdoor dining areas. 70
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 September 18th with Executive Order 2020-59.) 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. On 7/1 she issued Executive Order 20-54 directing all persons except for various workers including healthcare, emergency workers, military, and federal employees to self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of how they came into the state. Mass gatherings of 5 or more prohibited (4/11 amended to include religious gatherings) Schools closed for the rest of the academic year Requirement. 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. On 6/30 it was announced that the state will agressively enforce the mask mandate. Violators will be subject to a $100 fine. 36
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. The list of states on the travel mandate list changes every Tuesday. E.O. 202.60 provides that an employee shall not be eligible for paid sick leave benefits or any other paid benefits if they voluntarily travel to a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate, over a seven day rolling average 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. E.O. 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. A decision on reopening will be made in the first week of August. On July 13 Cuomo announced that NY will allow schools to reopen in Phase 4 regions with a COVID-19 infection rate of 5% or lower (14-day average) as of August 1. On August 7, Governor Cuomo announced that school districts are authorized to open. There is a Friday deadline (8/14) for school districts that have not submitted plans for in-person learning. E.O. 202.60 authorizes schools statewide to be open for instruction, effective September 1, 2020, subject to adherence to Department of Health issued guidance and directives. Requirement. 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 49
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 2.5 will be no more than 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. Beginning Oct. 5, school districts may choose to implement Plan A of the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit, which would allow for in-person instruction for grades K-5 in public and charter schools. Face coverings remain required for all K-12 students, fewer children in classrooms, social distancing for everyone in the building, and other safety protocols. School districts retain option for online only instruction. Requirement. Requires people to wear face coverings while out in public, with certain exceptions. Under Phase 2.5 (E.O. 163), masks now required at age 5, instead of age 11. 56
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 ndresponse.gov. 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 programs provided they adhere to Smart Restart guidelines. Recommendation. Masks are recommended for a variety of businesses and industries. 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 July 22: Gov. Mike DeWine issued a travel advisory for all individuals who come into Oho from states with a Covid-19 positivity rate of 15% or higher. The state is recommending that those individuals self-quarantine at a hotel or at home for 14 days. 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 Requirement. Beginning July 23 at 6:00pm, citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public. Masks must be worn at all times when: At an indoor location that’s not a residence; Outdoors, when unable to keep 6ft social distance from those not in your household; When waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation -taxi, car service, private rideshare. 82
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Department of Health @HealthyOklahoma Gary Cox, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, 405-271-4200, commissioner@health.ok.gov, 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 8/28) 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. Recommendation. 93
Oregon Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates @OHAOregon Public Health Division: 971-673-1222; Call 211; COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us Reopening Oregon Third Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency Indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited under OHA 2351G. For phase 1 counties the maximum capacity for gatherings is 50 people indoors or outdoors. For phase 2 counties the maximum capacity for gatherings is 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. This excludes businesses subject to their own sector-specific guidance. 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. Requirement. Oregon Health authority issued guidance on wearing masks pursuant to EO 20-25. Beginning July 15, Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, whether publicly or privately owned as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Beginning July 24, children age 5 and up are required to wear a mask, face shield or face covering. Face coverings are now required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you can’t physically distance. 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. On March 6, Governor Wolf signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to the virus. On June 3, Governor Tom Wolf renewed the 90-day disaster declaration he originally signed on March 6. On August 31, Gov. Wolf renewed the disaster declaration for a second time. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends that certain out-of-state travelers self-quarantine for 14 days. Indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited. Outdoor events and gatherings of more than 250 persons are prohibited. The maximum occupancy limit includes staff. Governor Wolf Extends School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year: On June 3, Administration Outlined Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools. PA Departments of Education and Health are providing recommendations to Pre-K to 12 schools for use when making decisions related to the instructional models used during the 2020-21 school year. Requirement. Masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. 74
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 September 28 Mandatory 14 day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from outside the USA or from identified areas with high community spread. Up to 15 people indoors or 50 with licensed catering. Up to 15 people outdoors or 100 with licensed catering. Every district except Providence and Central Falls met the five metrics needed to fully reopen with all students on September 14. Requirement. 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 20-60 extends this mandate to 9/2. 68
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. Requirement. Masks are required in state government buildings. Restaurants must require that all employees, customers, patrons, suppliers, vendors, and other visitors wear face coverings, except while actively engaged in eating or drinking. All persons in attendance where there is a large crowd or gathering must wear a face covering as a condition of entry or participation. 76
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. Recommendation. Masks have never been required, but South Dakotans are encouraged to continue to consider CDC guidance and use. 96
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 until September 30th. While not outright banning, Gov. Bill strongly discourages mass gatherings of more than 250 people or more. Recommendation. Amends EO No. 54. Extends local government authority concerning face coverings until 08/29. 58
Texas Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Page @TexasDSHS coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov DSHS COVID‑19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779 Governor Abbott Implements Changes to the Reopening Plan, increasing capacity at gyms, retail, and dine-in restaurants to 75%, amusement parks to 50%, no limits at cosmetologists, massage, and beauty salons with social distancing. Bars and river tubing operators remain closed. Nursing home visitations allowed. Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19 (9/7) 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. By Proclamation on July 2, non-exempt outdoor gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited unless approved by local officials. 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) Requirement. Requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. 51
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 Requirement. Required for employees of businesses. Establishes a state public health order for Masks in Schools 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. On March 26, 2019, Gov. Scott ordered closure of all Vermont schools for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. For the 2020-21 school year, all public schools and independent schools shall be opened for in person or remote classroom instruction on, but not prior to, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Requirement. Effective Friday, August 1, 2020, masks or cloth facial coverings are required any time it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet with others from outside their household. 52
Virginia Virginia Department of Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) @VDHgov Emergency Preparedness-804-864-7035 Safer at Home: Phase 3 Guidelines for all Business Sectors 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. All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the specified settings cover their mouth and nose with a face covering. 69
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 This order goes into effect on June 1, 2020, and expires at 11:59 pm on July 1, 2020. This order goes into effect on June 1, 2020, and expires at 11:59 pm on July 1, 2020. July 23: Indoor entertainment spaces — like bowling alleys, arcades, mini-golf and card rooms — are not allowed to open until the fourth phase. Indoor movie occupancy for counties in the third phase is now limited to 25% capacity. Inslee extends school closures for the rest of the 2019-20 school year Requirement. 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. Effective July 7 businesses are required to enforce the use of facial coverings. Expansion of face coverings order that will go into effect Saturday, July 25. The expansion will require face coverings in all common spaces, such as elevators, hallways and shared spaces in apartment buildings, university housing and hotels, as well as congregate setting such as nursing homes. 42
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. ) Reduces the statewide social gathering limit from 100 to 25 individuals. Order also closes fairs, festivals, and similar events, and prohibits both indoor and outdoor concerts statewide. Provides that schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year Requirement. There is a statewide indoor face covering requirement. 65
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 Proclaims a public health emergency. Designates the Department of Health Services as lead agency. Authorizes activation of the National Guard. Governor Evers updates Mass Gathering Ban State guidance for reopening state public schools for the 2020-21 academic year. Requirement. Requires individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions. 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. Public Health Order regarding gatherings of more than 50 people Public Health Order regarding bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms, and schools Requirement. Required for personal care service employees. 85