||Alabama Department of Public Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||Burnestine Taylor, M.D. - 334-206-5100 Karen Landers, M.D. - 256-383-1231
||Reopening Plan Released by the Small Business Emergency Task Force
||Twentieth Supplemental State of Emergency: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||Under Alabama's "Safer at Home" order, issued May 11, 2020, non-work gatherings of all sizes are permitted if six feet of distance can be maintained between participants.
||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.
||Alaska COVID-19 Information
||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. Expires 12/15.
||Beginning November 16, local communities are permitted to enact travel restrictions. Mandate 018 clarifies and centralizes all requirements related to intrastate travel. Health Mandate 010 requires all people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker, or visitor, are to self-quarantine for 14 days
||Currently, under Phase 3 of reopening, which began on May 22, 2020, large gatherings are permitted in Alaska with strict social-distancing and hygiene practices.
||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
||The State of Alaska is using a phased approach to allocate the initial limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine to Alaskans. Below are the planned phases for the vaccination rollout.
- Phase 1a: Long term care facility staff and residents; Hospital-based
frontline health care workers and hospital personnel; Frontline EMS and Fire
Service personnel; Community Health Aides/Practitioners
- Phase 1b: Persons aged 65 years and older; Frontline essential workers (including grocery store workers) aged 50 years and older; Persons aged 55– 64 years;Frontline essential workers 1 with 2 or more high-risk health conditions; Persons aged 50 years and older with 2 or more
high-risk health conditions.
- Phase 1c - TBD
- Phase 2 - TBD
- Phase 3 - TBD
||Arizona COVID-19 Response
||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.
||Under EO 2020-52 (extending EO 2020-09, issued on March 19, 2020), public gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, unless the event organizers have received permission from the city, town or county. Private gatherings cannot exceed 50% of the permitted fire-code occupancy.
||Emergency Order 2020-04 mandates that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses, and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. 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.
||Emergency Order 2020-04 mandates that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses, and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. Recommendation. Gives authority to mandate the wearing of masks in public to local governments.
||On Wednesday, January 13, Arizonans 65 & older will be able to register for COVID19 vaccine starting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 19 in counties that are currently in prioritized Phase 1B.
Vaccines will be allocated and ditributed based on availability and according to CDC recommendations.
First priority will be health care personnel, including frontline workers at increased risk for COVID-19 and may have underlying medical conditions, long-term care residents at highest risk for severe disease and death, including staff who interact with vulnerable populations.
Second will be essential workers like teachers, food and agriculture related occupations (packaging and distribution workers, grocery and restaurant workers), finance sector workers, ciritcal trades, and retailers selling supplies for ciritcal industry and work-from-home efforts (IT, computers, appliances, etc.).
Third will be people at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease due to age, medical conditions, or congregte living arrangements.
Finally, with these critical populations covered and more doses available, the vacine will be released to non-essential workers and the general public.
||Arkansas Department of Health-COVID-19 Website
||1-800-803-7847; after hours emergency number 501-661-2136
||Arkansas has laid out its reopening plan for all different business sectors in the Arkansas business community.
||Arkansas has extended its state of emergency until February 6, 2021.
||There is currently no quarantine requirement for travelers entering Arkansas based on the location they traveled from. This includes both domestic and international travel.
||Under guidelines issued Jan. 2, 2021, indoor gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited unless a plan is submited to and approved by the Secretary of Health. Gatherings of 10 or fewer people are permitted with no approved plan. Larger events at indoor and outdoor entertainment venues can be held for up to 66% of a venue's capacity, with approval from the Secretary of Health.
||In Arkansas, all in-person K-12 education has ceased until the Governor issues notice indicating otherwise.
||Effective July 20, 2020, every person in Arkansas must 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.
||Currently, Arkansas is in phase A-1 of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Those persons eligible for a vaccine during phase A-1 are health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, EMS workers, fire fighters, and other first responders.
Phase 1-B of Arkansas's vaccine distribution plan is scheduled to begin on January 18, 2020. Groups eligible to obtain a vaccine during phase 1-B are persons over the age of 70, and education workers in K-12, child care, and higher education; further, this class is subject to open to other groups depending upon vaccine availability.
||CA Department of Public Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||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
||Urges persons arriving in CA to quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
||California is currently in a regional and county-by-county approach to reopening.
In addition to the county-by-county restrictions below, 3 of 5 regions are under a mandatory stay-at-home order where mass gatherings are prohibited.
For those regions not currently under a mandatory stay-at-home order, the county-by-county system applies:
- In 54 of 58 counties under a Purple designation, only outdoor gatherings of a maximum of 3 households are permitted.
- In 3 of 58 counties under a Red designation, indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged with a maximum of three households.
- In 1 of 58 counties under a Orange designation, indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged with a maximum of three households.
- In 0 of 58 counties under a Yellow designation, indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged with a maximum of three households.
||State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Cooncerns
||California has a mask requirement. It mandates that beginning June 18, 2020, face coverings must be worn at all times when outside the home.
||Jan. 13, 2021, Gov. Newsom (D) announced individuals age 65 and older are next in line for the coronavirus vaccine. Currently, the state is distributing vaccines to healthcare workers and nursing home residents.
California's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Phase 1A: Approx 3 Million people.
- Healthcare Workers
- Long-term care residents
- Individuals 75 and older
- Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture
- Individuals 65-74 years of age
- Those at risk of exposure in the following sectors: transportation and logistics; industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services; critical manufacturing
- Congregate settings with outbreak risk: incarcerated and homeless
- Individuals 50-64 years of age
- People 16-64 years of age and have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19
- Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater, defense, energy, chemical and hazardous materials; communications and IT; financial services; government operations / community-based essential functions
||Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado
||Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director CDPHE Deanna Herbert, Communications Manager - 303-691-7870
||Governor Polis' multi-level plan for reopening Colorado incorporates a six-level dial with the colors green, blue, yellow, orange, red, and purple - each color signifying a greater health risk than the last. The DPHE determines when a county may move to a "lower" color, which allows them to reopen more businesses.
||Colorado's Emergency Declaration, initially issued March 11, 2020, puts CO in a state of emergency and makes several decrees including requiring sick leave to be paid to employees with COVID-19 and allowing seniors to apply for driver's license renewals online.
||Health Order 20-36, last amended December 7, 2020, eliminates personal capacity caps for houses of worship and other religiously oriented events.
Colorado is under a county-by-county phased reopening plan as detailed below.
For the 0 of 64 counties at the "Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors" phase of reopening, gatherings are limited to 500 people.
For the 1 of 64 counties at the "Level Blue: Cautious" phase of reopening, gatherings are limited to 200 people.
For the 3 of 64 counties at the "Level Yellow: Concern" phase of reopening, gatherings are limited to 10 people, no more than 2 households.
For the 59 of 64 counties at the "Level Orange: High Risk" phase of reopening, gatherings are limited to 10 people, no more than 2 households
For the 1 of 64 counties at "Level Red: Sever Risk" phase of reopening, gatherings of more than two people from separate households is prohibited, except for necessary activities.
||Executive Order extending school closures was enacted in March. Recent executive orders allow for the facilitation of learning pods and added flexibility for children learning remotely.
||Executive Order 2020-039, effective April 17, 2020, requires essential workers who work in proximity to anyone else to wear cloth masks (or any higher grade material). Also requires them to wear gloves whenever possible. The order has been extended every thirty days, at most, with the most recent extension coming January 6, 2021 via Order 2021-007.
12/14 - Extends existing mandate
1/8 - Extends existing mandate
||December 9, 2020:
- Phase 1(a) (Winter) - High-risk healthcare workers and individuals
- Phase 1(b) (Winter) - Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and continuity of state
- Phase 2 (Spring) - Higher-risk individuals and other essential workers (**including some retail and grocery workers**), including people aged 60-69 & people 16-59 with certain health conditions
- Phase 3 (Summer) - Anyone 16-59
||CT State Department of Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||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 other than NY, NJ, or RI, 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.
||Currently, under Phase 2.1 of reopening (effective Nov. 26, 2020), private gatherings at a commercial venue are limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor. Private gatherings at a private residence are limited to 10 people indoor, 10 people outdoor.
Outdoor events can have 25% of Fire Capacity and distancing. Religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum. Outdoor religious gathering are limited to the number of people that can be safely accomodated with social 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.
||On Jan. 14, 2021, Gov. Lamont announced individuals age 75 and older can begin scheduling vaccination appointments starting Jan. 18, marking the beginning of Phase 1b. Lamont said other groups included in Phase 1b will be allowed to make appointments once the supply increases and more individuals in the 75+ age group receive vaccines. Frontline essential workers, residents and staff in congregate settings, individuals between the ages of 65 and 74, and individuals with underlying health conditions are the other groups included in Phase 1b. Previously, the state focused on vaccinating healthcare workers and nursing home residents in Phase 1a.
On December 13, 2020, Gov. Lamont accepted the recommendations of a vaccine subcommittee that he convened . The phases include:
Phase 1a (current phase): Healthcare Personnel, Long-Term Care Facility Residents, and Medical First Responders.
Phase 1b (begins Jan. 18, 2021): Front line essential workers , Individuals and staff in congregate settings, Individuals 75 years of and older.
In the coming weeks, phase 1b will be expanded to also include residents between the ages of 65 and 74 and residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of the virus.
Subsequent phases have not yet been announced.
||Delaware Division of Public Health
||Division Leadership Contact Information
||Governor Carney Announces Phase 2 of Delaware’s Economic Reopening to Begin on June 15
||With the Fifth Revision to the Twenty-Seventh Modification of the Declaration of the State of Emergency, Governor Carney extended the state-of-emergency indefinitely.
Included in this order's provisions:
Residents are strongly advised not to leave their homes except when necessary.
Restaurants must place signs in dining areas saying only members of the same household may sit at one table, with a maximum of six people (only four adults) at a table. Fifth revision strikes provision ordering restaurants to close between 10PM - 5AM.
Requires youth sports events to operate at no more than 30% of the current maximum fire occupancy limits.
||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.
||Currently, under an order effective Dec. 11, 2020, indoor public gatherings are restricted to 30% of a venue's capacity, with a maximum of 10 people. Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 50 people (plans for up to 250 people may be approved by the Department of Public Health).
Religious and political gatherings are limited to the lesser of 30% of a venue’s capacity or 50 people. From Nov. 23, 2020.
||In a letter to school leaders, educators and parents on Tuesday, Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) urged Delaware schools to return to hybrid instruction – a mix of remote and in-person learning – on Monday, January 11. Governor Carney signed Tuesday’s letter with Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of Public Health, and Dr. Susan Bunting, the Secretary of Education. The letter urges schools to return to full hybrid instruction on Monday and to prioritize younger and more vulnerable students for in-person learning if operational challenges continue.
||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.
Governor John Carney on Friday signed the fifth revision to the omnibus emergency order, continuing the restrictions, including the Stay-at-Home advisory and universal indoor mask mandate.
||During this current COVID-19 pandemic effective allocation and administration of a future vaccine will play a vital role in reducing COVID-19 effects on Delaware’s health, society, and economy. Although the overarching aim of Delaware’s Division of Public Heaths vaccination program is to vaccinate all persons in Delaware who choose to be vaccinated, the initial vaccine supply will be insufficient to meet this goal.
Phase 1a - Higher risk for acquiring or experiencing severe COVID-19: Residents of long-term care facilities. Health care personnel.
Phase 1b - Persons 65 years and older. Frontline essential workers: Includes grocery store workers.
Remaining Phase 1 - Persons 16-64 years with high-risk medical conditions. High-risk congregate settings. Other Essential Workers.
Retail workers appear to be included in Phase 1b and Remaining Phase 1.
Phase 2 - Persons 50-64 years. Persons 16-49 years with moderate-risk medical conditions. Other congregate settings. Essential workers not receiving vaccine in Phase 1.
Phase 3 - Persons 16-49 years. Essential workers not receiving vaccine in Phase 2.
Phase 4 - Anyone who did not have access to vaccines in prior phases.
||Florida COVID-19 Response
||COVID-19 Call Center; phone 1-866-779-6121; email: email@example.com
||Phase 3 of "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step." recovery plan is the complete reopening of business and restaurants statewide without restrictions, beginning Sept. 25.
||A State of Emergency was issued on March 9, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and extended multiple times, the current extension is for an additional 60 days through Feb. 26, 2021.
||All restrictions on travelers were lifted by E.O. 192.
||Currently, there are no restrictions on crowd size or mass gathering limitations under Phase 3, beginning Sept. 25, 2020.
||All schools to remain open for in-person instruction for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, and school districts required to offer full panoply of services. Parents authorized to choose virtual learning options for children.
||No requirements. Under Phase 3, mask requirements are rescinded.
||On Dec. 23, 2020, Gov. DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-315, which outlines that providers can ONLY administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
- Persons 65 years of age and older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers.
||GA Department of Public Health-Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
||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
||Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on October 30, 2020, in response to COVID-19
||Currently, gatherings of 50 or more are prohibited in Georgia. This limit went into effect under EO 06.29.20.02 on July 2, 2020, and has been extended several times, currently until Feb. 7, 2021.
||Closing public elementary and secondary schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to stop the spread of COVID-19
||All Georgia residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their home or place of residence, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. Local governments are allowed to require face coverings, with limitations.
- Currently in phase 1A, vaccinating health care workers, long term care residents and staff, persons over 65, and first responders.
- Phase 1B expands availability to other essential workers and people at higher risk of severe illness.
- Phase 1C expands availability to persons aged 18-64 with elevated health risks.
- Phase 2 makes the vaccine available to "critical populations," as defined.
- Phase 3 makes the vaccine available to the general population.
||New, Dedicated COVID-19 website
||Hawaii Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586.
||A strategy to reopen and reshape Hawaii’s economy
||Extends the emergency period to 12/31/20.
||Gov. David Ige has signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy took effect December 16. The change is based on this month’s updated recommendations issued by the CDC and the DOH. Previously, 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. Details of the pre-travel testing program are outlined in the 14th emergency proclamation. It allows the mandatory 14-day quarantine to continue, with the exception of the pre-travel test option. Starting on Nov. 24, travelers wishing to bypass the 14-day mandatory quarantine must have their COVID-19 test results – from a trusted testing partner – prior to departure for the State of Hawaiʻi.
||Gathering restrictions vary by county (island).
Maui County: reduced the size of indoor or outdoor social gatherings from 10 people to 5 people. From Dec. 30, 2020.
||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. Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states all persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public.
||Stages for Vaccination:
Stage 1a-- High-risk health workers (e.g., in hospitals or nursing homes, or providing home care)—these health professionals are involved in direct patient care. Also included are workers who provide transportation, environmental services, and other health care facility services and who risk exposure to bodily fluids or aerosols. First responders whose jobs put them at high risk of exposure to COVID-19
Stage 1b-- People of all ages with comorbid and underlying conditions that put them at significantly higher risk. Adults aged 65 and older living in congregate or overcrowded settings
Stage 2-- K-12 teachers and school staff. Critical risk workers in high-risk settings-workers who are both in industries essential to the functioning of society and at substantially high risk of exposure. People of all ages with comorbid and underlying conditions that put them at moderately higher risk. People in homeless shelters or group homes for individuals with physical or mental disabilities or in
recovery and staff who work in those facilities. People in prisons, jails, detention centers, and similar facilities, and staff who work in such settings. Adults aged 65 and older not included in Allocation Stage 1
Stage 3-- Young Adults (18-22); Children (0-17). Workers in industries and occupations important to the functioning of society and at increased risk of exposure not included in Allocation Stages 1 or 2
Stage 4-- Everyone residing in Hawaii who did not have access to the vaccine in previous allocation stage (Includes retail workers)
||Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||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. On November 4 the emergency declaration was extended until December 4. On December 4 it was extended again for another 30 days.
||Under Stage 4, Non-essential travel continues to locations that allow it and do not have ongoing transmission
||Currently, under Modified Stage 2, which began on Nov. 13, 2020, public and private gatherings are limited to 10 people .
||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.
||On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Little announced the state is starting its next phase of vaccine distribution. Little said teachers, school staff, and first responders would be prioritized between Jan. 13-31. The first phase included frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents. Individuals age 65 and older will be able to access the vaccine starting February 1.
The State of Idaho has a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee which meets fairly often and releases agendas before each meeting and relevant documents after. The estimated timeline for distribution released in December of 2020 is as follows:
- December 2020: Healthcare Personnel & Long-Term Care Facility Residents
- February 2021: Essential Workers (Includes Grocery and Convenience Store Workers) and Older Adults (75 or older)
- April 2021: Older Adults (65 or older) and High Risk Medical Conditions
- May 2021: General Public
||IL Department of Public Health
||Illinois Key Contacts
||5 Phase regional reopening plan
||In Illinois, the State of Emergency due to COVID-19 is effective through February 6, 2021.
||As of January 18, 2021, Illinois does not restrict the travel of persons within the State (or those outside it). Nevertheless, Illinois has issued travel safety guidance that makes a number of recommendations to those persons who choose to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further, it appears that Illinois travel restrictions set forth in Executive Order 2020-32 are no longer applicable (as superseded by Executive Order 2020-38). Executive order 2020-38 notes that "[n]othing in this Executive Order shall be construed as an exercise of any authority to order any quarantine, isolation, or closure. "
||In Illinois, indoor gatherings of more than one household are prohibited, unless a limited exemption applies. Further, outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people are equally prohibited.
||Through February 6, 2021, 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 but not limited to: using PPE, temperature checks, hygienic practices, social distancing, and limiting people to 50 or fewer in one space.
||In Illinois, any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) is 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.
||In Illinois, the phased approach to vaccination is as follows:
In Phase 1, Illinois predicts the supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be scarce. Initial vaccination efforts will focus on reaching critical populations. Illinois plans to ensure vaccination locations selected can reach their respective populations, manage cold-chain requirements, and meet reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake. Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
Phase 1a, which includes healthcare personnel and the residents and staff at long-term living care facilities.
Phase 1b, which includes persons 75 and older, frontline essential workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the State of Illinois, which includes grocery workers), sheltered population, the homeless, and inmates.
Phase 1c, which includes persons 16 to 59 years old with high-risk medical conditions, persons 65 to 74 years old, and other essential workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the State of Illinois).
Thereafter, Phase 2 will commence. In Phase 2, a larger number of vaccines will be available. The focus in this phase will be ensuring access to vaccine for members of Phase 1 critical populations not yet vaccinated and extending efforts to reach Phase 2 critical populations. Possible groups could include, pending additional ACIP recommendations, any other member of the Illinois population.
||Indiana DOH 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 [317-233-1325 after hours] or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
||Roadmap to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Businesses, and State Government. E.O. 20-42 extends Stage 4.5 of reopening until September 25.
||E.O. 20-52 extends the Public Health Emergency until 01/31/21. E.O. 20-49 extends the Public Health Emergency until 12/31. E.O. 20-47 extends the Public Health Emergency until 12/1. E.O. 20-44 extends the Public Health Emergency until 11/2. 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
||Currently, under E.O. 20-48 (issued Nov. 13, 2020), gatherings are restricted on a county-by-county level based on the color rating of the county.
In 73 of 92 "Red" counties, gatherings are limited to 25 people.
In 19 of 92 "Orange" counties, gatherings are limited to 50 people.
In 0 of 92 "Yellow" counties, gatherings are limited to 100 people.
In 0 of 92 "Blue" counties, gatherings are limited to 250 people.
||E.O. 20-48 Requires all students in grades 3-12 to wear face coverings/masks while on school grounds and on school buses. Permits students to not wear face coverings when eating/drinking, during recess, and when in classrooms that adhere to social distance guidelines. 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. 20-48 requires all residents to wear a face covering when indoors any non-residential building, when outdoors where social distancing is not possible, and on public transportation. Provides exemptions from the face covering order.
||On Jan. 13, Gov. Holcomb announced that people age 70 and older can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, vaccines were reserved for those 80 and older.
Authorizes the state health commissioner to issue a statewide protocol allowing certain individuals to administer the COVID vaccine. Provides a list of "covered persons" as it relates to professionals administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 1/6/21 (Phase 1-A), healthcare personnel (defined in the Vaccine Eligibility guidance document, Long-term care facility residents, first responders, and anyone age 80 or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 1/13/21 (Phase 1-B), anyone between the ages of 70-79 is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
||IA Department of Public Health-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||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.
||1/7 Proclimation: Continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. Other public health measures have been extended until Saturday, February 6th, 2021. 12/16 Proclimation: The proclamation requires social distancing and reasonable public health measures for many social, community, business, or leisure gatherings or events. Restaurants or bars, including a wedding reception venue, winery, brewery, distillery, country club, or other social or fraternal club can resume in-person services at their regular business hours. Bar seating is now allowed.
These new measures take effect on Thursday December 17, 2020 and expire on January 8, 2021. 12/9 Proclimation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. The same requirements apply to visitors and employees inside most State buildings. Additional mask requirements are imposed for certain specific establishments or gatherings. The proclamation also continues to limit indoor social, community, business, or leisure gatherings or events to no more than 15 people. This includes wedding and funeral receptions, festivals, and conventions. Outdoor gatherings continue to be limited to no more than 30 people. These new measures take effect on December 10 and continue through December 16, 2020. Proclimation 11/16: Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. The proclamation requires that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. The same requirements apply to visitors and employees inside State buildings. Additional mask requirements are imposed for certain specific establishments and gatherings. The proclamation also limits indoor social, community, business and leisure gatherings or events to 15 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30. This includes wedding and funeral receptions, family gatherings and conventions. But it does not restrict gatherings that occur in the workplace as part of normal daily business or government operations. Restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls, bingo halls, and indoor playgrounds are required to close at 10 p.m. and cannot host private gatherings of more than 15 people. Masks must be worn by staff who have direct contact with customers, and customers must wear masks when they are not seated at their table to eat or drink. The proclamation also requires masks inside casinos. The proclamation also requires hospitals to ensure that inpatient elective procedures are reduced by 50%. Proclamation 11/10 continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020. The 10/16 proclamation extends all the public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments for an additional 30 days, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020. 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 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. The proclamation also extends the suspension of weight limits for transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities on state highways for the continued fall harvest. And it 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. 10/02 Proclimation continues state of emergency and temporarily reopens bars in Johnson and Story counties until 10/18/20 with social distancing and other health measures in place. 9/25 Proclimation extends the closure of bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs in Johnson and Story counties for an additional week, until 11:59 p.m. on October 4, 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. 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.
||Currently, there are no limits on gathering sizes in Iowa if proper social distancing measures are in place.
||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.
||1/7 Proclimation: Continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. Other public health measures have been extended until Saturday, February 6th, 2021. 12/9: Continues mask requirements. 11/16 Proclimation: Requires that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. The same requirements apply to visitors and employees inside State buildings. Additional mask requirements are imposed for certain specific establishments and gatherings.
11/10 proclimation strongly encourages “all Iowans to consider how their choice to adhere to public health mitigation strategies impacts the spread of COVID-19 in their family and community. Specifically, I strongly encourage Iowans to consider avoiding events not adhering to social distancing and mask recommendations and thereby considered high risk including but not limited to weddings, funerals, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, conventions, indoor entertainment, spectator sports, private parties, tailgating, and vacationing.” 8/27 Encourages all Iowans to wear masks.
||Iowa is currently distributing vaccines as part of Phase 1a. Phase 1b is due to begin by the end of January.
Vaccination distribution will see first priority given to healthcare workers and staff in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, etc. Second priority will be those essential workers such as law enforcement, food packaging and distribution workers, teachers, and those in nursing homes or with conditions that increase their vulnerability. Finally, these populations vaccinated and more doses available, the vaccine will be allocated for non-essential workers and the general public.
||Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Coronavirus
||Division of Public Health (785) 296-1086. Phone bank: 1-866-534-3463. COVIDemail@example.com
||Governor relinquished business re-opening to local control on May 26.
||New state of emergency extended to January 26, 2021.
||14-day quarantine recommended for anyone that has traveled or attended at any out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where you did not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask, or traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15
||Gathering restrictions subject to local control as of May 26, 2020. 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.
||Mask mandate for indoor spaces goes into effect November 25 in counties that don't already have mask mandates.
||The five phases of the order are as follows:
Phase 1: Health care workers; residents or patients in long-term care facilities and senior housing; workers critical to pandemic response continuity
Phase 2: Persons aged 65 and older; high-contact critical workers including firefighters, police officers, first responders, and correction officers, grocery store workers and food services, K-12 and childcare workers, food processing, including meat processing plants, large-scale aviation manufacturing plants, transportation workers, workers in retail, agriculture, supply of critical services or materials for COVID-19 response; U.S. Postal Service, and Department of motor vehicles; those living in licensed congregate settings
Phase 3: Those aged 16-64 with serious medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19; other non-health care workers in critical infrastructure who cannot work remotely.
Phase 4: Those aged 16-64 with other medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Phase 5: The rest of the population 16 and older; potentially children, dependent upon further research on the effectiveness and risks
||Kentucky Department of Public Health's website which provides KY Health Alerts for Coronavirus COVID-19.
||Cabinet for Health and Family Services Twitter: @CHFSKy
||Communications Director Crystal Staley ((502) 545-3714 or (502) 564-2611) or Deputy Communications Director Sebastian Kitchen ((502) 330-0799 or (502) 564-2611)
||The Healthy At Work Initiative includes timeline of dates for businesses re-opening and guidance documents. Many of the documents are tailored for specific business sectors.
||Kentucky has declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In so doing, this order deploys the National Guard, and directs a number of executive agencies to re-direct their resources and manpower to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
||As of May 22, 2020, there are no travel restrictions on residents of Kentucky or out-of-state residents.
||From November 2020 until December 2020, all gatherings are limited to a maximum of two households and eight persons. Previously, the only prohibition in place was on mass gatherings and all gatherings having more than 10 people in attendance.
||Although Gov. Beshear has advised K-12 schools to remain closed for in-person instruction, he has provided guidance in the instance those schools choose to provide in-person education. First, all public schools must comply with the Kentucky Department of Education's "Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools." Second, all schools in Red Zones should delay in-person instruction until January 11, 2021. Third, all schools should follow the COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metrics for K-12 education. Fourth, meaningful virtual alternatives to school must be made available. Fifth, all schools in Orange or Red Zone Counties that have in-person instruction must accommodate high-risk employees until final doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available.
||Kentucky's mask mandate requires all persons in Kentucky to wear a face covering while (1) inside or waiting to enter a retail establishment, (2) while waiting for or while riding on public transport, or (3) while in an outdoor public space in which the wearer is not able to physically distance themselves at least 6 feet away from non-household members of the public. There are also a number of exceptions to the class of persons required to wear a face covering. Finally, there are a number of business-specific mask and PPE requirements depending upon the kind of business.
||On Jan. 4, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine and announced that Kentuckians will be inoculated in four phases.
The planned vaccination phases are:
- Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
- Phase 1b: First responders, Kentuckians age >= 70, K-12 school personnel
- Phase 1c: Kentuckians age >= 60, anyone older than 16 with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk conditions for COVID-19, all essential workers (including grocery store workers)
- Phase 2: Age >= 40
- Phase 3: Age >= 16
- Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)
||Louisiana Office of Public Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||Coronavirus general information line at 1-855-523-2652 or Louisiana 211
||Resilient Louisiana Phase 3
||Phase 2 of LA's emergency order implements a stay-at-home order for high risk individuals. It limits nonessential businesses: prohibiting amusement parks and playcenters, significantly restricting indoor bar operations, and requiring most businesses and venues to operate at no more than 25% capacity.
Effective January 13, 2021, Phase 2 was extended until February 10.
||Indoor gatherings limited to 25% capacity or 75 people. Outdoor gatherings limited to 25% capacity or 150 people when strict physical distancing not possible. Extended Dec. 23, 2020, by Proclamation No. 209 through Jan. 13, 2021.
||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. Extended Dec. 23, 2020, by Proclamation No. 209 through Jan. 13, 2021.
||Starting the week of January 4, 2021, vaccines will be available only for:
- Persons ages 70 years or older
- Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
- Urgent care clinic providers and staff
- Community care clinic providers and staff
- Behavioral health providers and staff
- Dialysis center providers, staff and clients
- Home health service providers and recipients
- Dental providers and staff
- Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools
As for other groups, LDH is following prioritization guidance from ACIP, which recently came out with refined guidance about Phases 1B and 2. LDH is reviewing and considering how best to apply this guidance to Louisiana. This is a fluid
process, and priorities may change depending on the amount of vaccine that is available to Louisiana.
||Novel Coronavirus 2019 – (COVID‑19) – Updates and Information
||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 December 23.
||EO 18 authorizes the implementation of the Keep Maine Healthy: A Plan for Tourism in Maine Amid COVID-19 (Keep Maine Healthy Plan), a multi-tiered plan based on a preference for science-based tests, screenings, and disease prevention practices. Effective November 16, Massachusetts is no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine. November 4th, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement. 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.
||Under EO 16, effective Nov. 4, indoor gathering restrictions are limited to 50 people, regardless of capacity, while outdoor activities are limited to 100 people.
||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.
||EO 19 & EO 19-A requires owners and operators of indoor public settings to enforce all persons to wear face coverings in buildings. EO 16 amends mask mandates for individuals entering publicly accessible government building, retail space, and schools. 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.
||On Jan. 13, 2021, Gov. Mills announced the state is expanding Phase 1a (the current phase) of the vaccine distribution plan to include first responders, corrections officers, and critical COVID-19 response personnel (like test manufacturers). Mills also said Phase 1b will be expanded to include residents age 70 and older and individuals with high-risk medical conditions, which the state will define at a later date.
Maine is following vaccine priority recommendations from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group. As vaccine availability increases, these recommendations are expected to expand to include more groups.
Phase 1a: Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities;Other Emergency First Responders & Public Safety Personnel: firefighters, police and other law enforcement officers, as well as corrections officers. Critical COVID-19 Response Personnel
Phase 1b: People age 70 and older and frontline essential workers (including grocery store workers); People with High-Risk Medical Conditions
Phase 1c: People ages 65-74 , people ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers
Phase 2: All people ages 16 and older who are not in Phase 1, with vaccine starting to become available to the general public.
||MD DOH Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
||Maryland 2-1-1, 410-767-6500
||Four phase plan to recovery.
||From the renewed order on December 23, 2020 and until further notice, Maryland is in a State of Emergency due to COVID-19.
||The Maryland Department of Health issued a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. Under the advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results.
||As of January 18, 2021, Maryland schools and nonpublic schools are encouraged to re-open for in-person learning. Because the State Department of Education is taking a phased, system-specific approach to re-opening schools, many school systems are open for in-person learning while many are not.
||In Maryland, all persons over the age of 5 must wear a mask when they are: (1) on or in public transportation, (2) indoors at any location where the general public is generally permitted, (3) at any outdoor sporting venue or outdoor entertainment venue, (4) outdoors when social distancing is not practicable, (5) while obtaining healthcare, and (6) engaged in any work where interaction with others is likely. Further, there are a number of exceptions to this general mask mandate.
||On January 14, 2020, Governor Hogan announced the state would move to Phase 1B of its vaccine distribution plan beginning Monday, Jan. 18. In Phase 1B, all residents over the age of 75 are eligible for the vaccine. Additionally, people in assisted living facilities, teachers, daycare providers, and people in correctional facilities also become eligible.
Phases as outlined:
- Phase 1A. The state continues to progress through Phase 1A, and has expanded the priority populations to include all licensed, registered, and certified healthcare providers. Local health departments have begun to make arrangements with providers to get them vaccinated in the coming days and weeks. Vaccinations will also soon be underway for correctional officers, law enforcement agencies, and front line judiciary staff. Overall, Phase 1A includes more than 500,000 Marylanders.
- Phase 1B. The expanded Phase 1B includes all Marylanders age 75 and older, special needs group homes, high-risk inmates, developmentally disabled populations, continuity of government vaccinations, as well as teachers, child care, and education staff. The Maryland State Department of Education will immediately begin coordination with school systems to get their critical personnel vaccinated. Phase 1B includes an estimated 860,000 Marylanders. Based on the current pace of allocation, the state expects to fully enter Phase 1B by late January.
- Phase 1C. The new Phase 1C now includes all Marylanders ages 65-74, and workers in other critical sectors, including grocery stores, public transit, agriculture production, and manufacturing. Phase 1C includes an estimated 772,000 Marylanders. Based on the current pace of allocation, the state expects to fully enter Phase 1C by early March.
- Phase 2. The updated Phase 2 includes Marylanders ages 16-64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities, as well as essential workers in critical utilities and other sectors. Overall, Phase 2 includes an estimated 1.1 million Marylanders.
- Phase 3. General Population, including healthy adults age 16-64
||Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Information on the Outbreakof Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||Massachusetts Department of Public Health - 617-983-6800 or 211
||1/7/21: Order #60 continues 12/22 restrictions. 12/22: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020, Massachusetts will implement temporary capacity limits to stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise. Businesses must adhere to the following capacity limitations. The revised limits below supersede existing limits in the Phase 3, Step 1 Sector-Specific Protocols. Except for the specified adjustments to capacity limitations, all other terms of COVID-19 gatherings order (including exceptions) and all sector-specific workplace safety rules remain unchanged. These limits are in effect until January 10, 2021 unless further extended by the Governor.
12/8: Required return to Phase III, Step 1 reopening for all Massachusetts communities. Made adjustments to Phase III, Step 1 protocols. Effective October 5, a limited number of sectors will be eligible to reopen, with restrictions, in Step II of Phase III for lower risk communities only: Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people. Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50% with a max of 250 people. For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks and laser tag will also be permitted to open and capacity will increase to 50%. Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores. Gyms, museums, libraries and driving and flight schools will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50%. 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
||Effective 11/28, every state but Hawaii is considered high risk for travel. Effective Saturday, 11/14, Massachusetts is requiring that people arriving in the state from New York and Washington State, as well as the nation's capitol, stay in quarantine. Under Massachusetts' travel order, these areas join all but four states across the nation considered to be a higher risk for travel. 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. Beginning July 1, 2020 all travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, 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.
||Currently, under COVID-19 Order #59 (effective Dec. 22, 2020), indoor gatherings of are limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.
||School Closure Order through end of the school year.
On Jan. 8, Gov. Baker announced a pooled testing initiative that will begin next month for school districts providing in-person and hybrid learning. The initiative will involve analyzing batches of COVID-19 test samples from individual schools on a weekly basis. If COVID-19 is not detected in the batch, then everyone in the school is presumed to be negative for the virus.
||11/2: Governor Baker also signed an updated order related to face-coverings. The revised order requires all persons to wear face-coverings in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The revised order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition. 5/6: 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.
||On Monday, Jan. 11, first responders, including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Jan. 13, Gov. Baker announced that employees and residents in congregate care facilities and homeless shelters, as well staff and inmates in correctional facilities, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 18.
Beginning January 18, staff and residents of congregate care settings, such as shelters and prisons, will be vaccinated. More: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Congregate Care Settings.
Vaccine distribution in MA will occur in a phased approach.
Employees across the food, beverages, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, and foodservice sectors will be vaccinated as part of Phase 2 (February-March 2021).
||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. EO 2020-186 was rescended as of 10/13/20.
||NONE – previously a ban on intra-state travel to vacation residences, which has been lifted.
||Currently, starting Dec. 21, 2020, indoor social gatherings at non-residential venues are prohibited. Indoor social gatherings at limited to 10 people from 2 hoursholds at residential venues provided each person at the gathering wears a face covering. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people from 3 households if each person at the gathering wears a face covering. At non-residential venues, 25 or fewer persons are gathered at a venue without fixed seating, and attendance is limited to 20 persons per 1,000 square feet, including within any distinct area within the event space; 25 or fewer persons are gathered at a venue with fixed seating, and attendance is limited to 20% of seating capacity of the venue. Original restrictions on large gatherings contained in EO 2020-05.
||As of November 18, gatherings at public, nonpublic, and boarding schools for the purpose of conducting in-person instruction, sports, and extracurricular activities serving pupils in grades 9 through 12 are prohibited, except for in-person instruction of pupils who are English Language Learners or participants in special education services. 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. EO 2020-65 was rescended as of 10/13/20.
||Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 required people to wear face coverings when participating in gatherings. It will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. New EO includes enforcement provisions & penalties. E0 2020-185 requires all students kindergarten and up to wear a mask while at school. required by 2020 EO-59 & EO-96. Replaces 2020 EO-147.
||PHASE 1A: Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home as well as residents in long-term care facilities.
PHASE 1B: Persons 75 years of age or older and frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure. Group C (within PHASE 1B) includes Food and agriculture workers, Critical manufacturing workers, Public transit workers, Grocery store workers, U.S. Postal Service workers
PHASE 1C: Individuals age 16 years or older at high risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 infection and some other essential workers whose position impacts life, safety, and protection during the COVID-19 response.
Phase 2 is a mass vaccination campaign for all persons age 16 years or older.
||Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Update
||Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency (5/27)
||On January 13, 2021, Executive Order 21-04 was issued extending the Peacetime Emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 through February 12, 2021.
||EO 20-103 deletes the recommended 14 day quarantine provision, and replaces it by encouraging persons arriving in Minnesota from other states or countries, including returning Minnesota residents to follow the recommendations in MDH’s Quarantine Guidance.
EO 20-99 recommends quarantining for 14 days when arriving in the state.
||Currently, under EO 21-01 (effective Jan. 11, 2021), indoor social gatherings (includes weddings) are limited to 10 people from a maximum of two households. Outdoor events are limited to three households or 15 people.
||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. Under EO 20-81 (effective July 25, 2020), 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.
||Minnesota has a 3-phase vaccine plan.
The state is currently in Phase 1a, which includes people working in health care settings who are at the highest risk for COVID-19 exposure and residents of long-term care facilities who have suffered serious disease outcomes, including death.
Phase 1b will include frontline essential workers and adults 75 years and older.
Phase 1c will include adults ages 65-74 years, people ages 16 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers. Under EO 20-20, grocery employees are considered essential workers.
Phase 2 is less defined. Groups who might be able to get vaccine in phase 2 include those in phase 1 and adults in communities that have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.
Phase 3 will include anyone who wishes to be vaccinated.
Early on, vaccine will go to hospitals, pharmacies, local public health, and other closed settings. Most community-based health care providers will not have an active vaccination role during phase 1. More settings will get vaccine during phase 2, when a larger number of doses become available. It is at this stage that community-based providers will play a key role. We do not know yet when phase 2 will begin. In phase 3, there will be plenty of vaccine doses available, and all providers interested in providing COVID-19 vaccine will be able to vaccinate.
On January 18, 2021, Governor Walz announced that the state is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program in partnership with local public health and school districts. Sites involved in the pilot program will initially serve adults 65 years of age and older, Pre-K-12 educators, school staff, and child care workers.
||Mississippi State Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||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.
||Under the Amended Safe Recovery Order, effective Dec. 11, 2020, until Jan. 15, 2021, social gatherings where social distancing is not possible are limited to 10 people indoors. Outdoor gatherings are capped at 50 people.
||Schools may reopen to offer summer school activities, special ed programs, individual tutoring, etc. Extends Safe Return order until July 20.
||Mask Mandate has been extended by Executive Order 1542 for several counties through February 3, 2021. 73 of 82 counties are currently under a mask mandate.
||Mississippi Vaccination Phases
Phase 1a: In Progress
- All Healthcare Personnel;
- Long-Term Care Facility Residents;
Phase 1b.1: In Progress
- Persons aged 75 and older;
Phase 1b.2: January/February 2021
- Persons aged 65 and older;
- First Responders (i.e. fire, police);
- K-12 Teachers/Staff;
- College/University Teachers and Staff;
- Child Care Workers;
- Corrections Officers/Staff;
- Congregate Settings Workers;
Phase 1b.3: January/February 2021
- Persons aged 16-64 years with high risk medical conditions;
- Food and Agriculture Workers;
-U.S. Postal Service;
-Grocery Store and Public Transit Workers;
||Missouri Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus
||On June 16, all restrictions on businesses will be lifted, although local governments can place restrictions.
||EO 20-19 extends state of emergency until March 31, 2021
||Currently, after the stay-at-home order was lifted on May 3, 2020, Missouri is not under any gathering limits.
||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.
||Gov. Parson announced Phase 1b - Tier 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan will start on Jan. 18. It includes individuals age 65 or older and any adult with a high-risk condition (like COPD, cancer, type 2 diabetes, or severe obesity). Phase 1b - Tier 1 started Jan. 14, making the vaccine available to first responders and public health professionals.
Phased plan as outlined:
- Phase 1A: Long-term care facility residents and staff; healthcare workers (patient facing)
- Phase 1B: High-risk individuals (18-64); individuals 65+; first responders; essential workers (childcare workers, teachers, water/wastewater workers, energy workers, critical manufacturing workres, food and agriculture workers) - Began January 14, 2021
- Phase 2: Populations at high risk (prisoners, homeless)
- Phase 3: All residents
||Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
||DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program at (406) 444-0273. Information hotline at 1-888-333-0461 firstname.lastname@example.org
||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.
||Currently no mass gathering limits in Montana. Effective Jan. 15, 2021, EO 2-2021 rescinded the previous administration's orders that limited groups to 25 or fewer people.
||Schools closed from March 15 until May 7. Schools had the option to reopen on May 7.
||Requires masks in all public areas in all counties.
||Phase 1A: Frontline healthcare workers; Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities; healthcare workers with direct patient contact or virus exposure
Phase 1B: Persons aged 70+; American Indians and other people of color who may be at elevated risk; Persons aged 16-69 with high-risk medical conditions (Phase 1B activated on 1/19/21).
Phase 1C: Frontline essential workers; persons aged 60+; individuals in congregate care and correctional facilities; personas aged 16-59 with medical conditions
Phase 2: All residents aged 16 or older
||Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
||Main DHHS Switchboard: (402) 471-3121
||Regional Phased reopening plan through Direct Health Measures
||Nebraska is in a State of Emergency due to COVID-19 and into the foreseeable future, until COVID-19 no longer poses a threat to the residents of Nebraska. Allows regulatory provisions of state law to be suspended to aid the state’s response.
||Although there are no general Nebraska-wide prohibitions on travel for the general public, all executive branch state agencies are to suspend all out-of-state travel until the end of Nebraska's state of emergency. Department of Health and Human Services recommends self-quarantine of 14 days for those entering the state
||Currently, gatherings (any event that brings together more than 10 people) at outdoor events can resume at full capacity. Indoor event venues are restricted to 75% capacity (excluding staff). Social distancing is recommended but not required.
||As of January 18, 2021, there are no required closures for K-12 schools in Nebraska. Although all Nebraska K-12 schools were directed to close through May 31, 2020, Nebraska has launched a "Return to Schools Roadmap." (https://www.launchne.com/) That roadmap provides a number of procedures public school systems in Nebraska should follow to re-open schools on a community-by-community basis.
||As of January 18, 2021, Nebraska has yet to issue a state-wide mask mandate. Masks are recommended, rather than required, for establishments such as childcare centers, salons, barber shops, massage therapists, and body art studios.
||In phase 1, there will be a potentially limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available, which means that segments of the population must be prioritized to receive the vaccine. Vaccine type, dose lot size, and opportunity should influence local COVID-19 providers when phase population progression is necessary. Further, phase 1 has been fragmented into three sub-phases.
Populations eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1A include: healthcare personnel (hospitals, home health care, pharmacies, EMS, outpatient, public
health), long-term care facility residents and staff (early stages of supply should go only to those staff providing direct patient care or exposed to infectious materials.
Initial supplies of vaccine should not go to: administrative staff, staff working remotely, and staff not in direct contact with COVID patients or infectious materials.
Populations eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B include: persons 75 years and older, first responders, workers in education, and workers in areas of critical infrastructure.
Specifically, ACIP defines phase 1B as the subset of workers at highest risk for work-related exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because their work-related duties must be performed on-site and involve being in close proximity (<6 feet) to the public or to coworkers.
Populations eligible for the a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1C include: persons including and between the ages of 65 through 74 years, persons with high-risk medical conditions, and vulnerable populations (those that are disabled, homeless, et cetera).
In Phase 2, where a large number of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available, the general public will be eligible to receive a vaccine.
||Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
||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
||Under a statewide pause order in the state's reopening, which began Nov. 24, 2020, and was extended until at lest Feb. 15, 2021, public gatherings are limited to no more than 50 individuals or 25% of fire code capacity, whichever is less, under strict social distancing requirements. This includes places of worship, indoor movie theaters, live theater performances, casino showrooms, weddings, funerals, milestone celebrations and any other event where members of the public may be gathering together at the same time, in the same place, for the same purposes.
No large gathering plans are approved during this time.
||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.
||Imposes mask mandate, subject to specified exceptions.
||On Jan. 11, Gov. Sisolak also announced the state will prioritize vaccinations for people age 70 and above. Previously, the minimum age for seniors had been 75.
Version 2 of the Vaccination program has 3 phases.
- Phase 1: Focus initial efforts on reaching healthcare personnel, people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, people aged 65 years and older, and other essential workers who keep Nevada’s infrastructure operating. Agriculture and food processing workers, as well as essential retail workers, are in Phase 1.
- Phase 2: Focus on ensuring access to vaccine for members of Phase 1 critical populations who were not yet vaccinated as well as for the general population.
- Phase 3: Focus on ensuring equitable vaccination access across Nevada’s population.
On January 14, 2021, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin got vaccinate Clark County residents ages 70 and up.
||New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
||To report suspected cases contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at # 603-271-4496, (603-271-5300 for after hours), or email@example.com
||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.
||1/1 Gov. Sununu signed Emergency Order # 78 the 14th extension of the State of Emergency declared in EO 2020-04.
||The two week self-quarantine has been lifted for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). Those traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states for an extended period of time are still asked to self-quarantine for a two-week period. All visitors and travelers need to fill out the travel guidance form. (In effect 11/15/20-1/15/21)
||Since Emergency Order #16 expired on June 15, 2020, there has been no capacity limits for gatherings in New Hampshire.
||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.
||Requires persons to wear masks or cloth face coverings when in public spaces without physical distancing. In effect until 3/26/21.
||On Jan. 14, Gov. Sununu announced that the next phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan will begin Jan. 26. People 65 and older will become eligible to receive the vaccine, as well as medically vulnerable people, the caregivers of medically vulnerable children, and people in correctional facilities.
Phased plan as outlined:
- Phase 1a: High-risk health workers, first responders, residents and staff of long term care facilities.
- Phase 1b: people over 65 years old, medically vulnerable at significantly higher risk due to 2 or more conditions, residents and staff of facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, corrections officers and staff, first responders and health workers already not vaccinated.
- Phase 2a: K-12 school and childcare staff
- Phase 2B: people 50-64 years old
- Phase 3a: medically vulnerable under the age of 50
- Phase 3b: everyone else not already vaccinated
||COVID-19 Information Hub
||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. 215 on January 19. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended in 2020 on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, September 25, October 24, November 21, and December 21. 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 November 10, there are 45 states and territories that fit the criteria. As of November 25, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory. New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for 10 days.
||Currently, since Dec. 7, 2020, indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. Indoor gatherings for weddings, funerals, religious services, political activities, movie theaters, performing arts centers and concert venues cannot exceed 150 guests or 25% of the room's capacity, whichever is lower.
Outdoor gatherings, under EO 196 (effective Nov. 17, 2020), are limited to 25 people. Exceptions will be made for religious or political activities, funerals, memorial services and weddings.
||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.
||On Jan. 14, individuals age 65 and older and people between the ages of 16 and 64 with high-risk medical conditions (including people who smoke and individuals with type 2 diabetes, COPD, and cancer) became eligible to receive the vaccine. Previously, eligible recipients included healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, and first responders. Before Gov. Murphy expanded eligibility, individuals 75 and older and essential frontline workers were scheduled to be next in line.
Planned Phases for Vaccination:
- Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as residents and staff of long-term congregate settings.
- Phase 1B, starting with sworn law enforcement personnel and fire professionals, which includes but is not limited to police officers and paid and unpaid firefighters. Individuals 75 years and older are also included in Phase 1B.
- Phase 1C will include other essential workers, adults 65 and over, and persons aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.
- Phase 2: General Public (Includes retail workers)
||New Mexico Department of Health
||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. Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the closing of all non-essential businesses. Essential retail has to close between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am.
||Public Health Emergency Declared 3/11/2020. (Extended Until at least October 16th with Executive Order 2020-64.)
||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. On 9/16 She issued Executive Order 20-72 which got rid of the ability for people to have a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of coming into the state instead of self-quarantining for 14 days.
||New Mexico instituted a county-by-county color coded system in early December:
- In the 32 of 33 counties in Red Level, gatherings are limited to 5 persons, 10 vehicles.
- In the 1 of 33 counties inYellow Level, gatherings are limited to 10 persons; 25 vehicles.
- In the 0 of 33 counties in Green Level, gatherings are limited to 20 persons, 100 vehicles.
||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.
||Phase 1A: Hospital personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, medical first responders, congregate setting workers, persons providing direct medical care, home-based healthcare and hospice workers.
Phase 1B: People 75+, people 16+ at risk of COVID complications, frontline essential workers unable to work remotely (early education, K-12 educators, caregivers, grocery stores, food and agriculture, public transit, critical manufacturing, public health, public safety, mortuaries, indigent care, non-hospital labs), vulnerable populations, residents of congregate settings.
Phase 1C: Adults 60+, other essential workers (transport and logistics, utilities, energy, water, wastewater, food service, retail, shelter and housing, financial services, IT and communications, legal and accounting, media, veterinary and livestock.
Phase 2: Members of the general public 16+
||NY Department of Health-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
||Novel Coronavirus Hotline for NY DoH 1-888-364-3065
||Deatiled Guidance of the Reopening Plan For New York
||E.O. 202.79 extends the State of Emergency Declaration until January 1, 2021. Intial Executive Order was signed on March 7 and expired on April 6. Preceding Executive Order extended the State of Emergency until June 6.
||On 10/31, Governor Cuomo announced an overhaul of the NY quarantine mandate. The new order provides that travelers must get tested within three days prior to landing in New York, quarantine for at least three days upon arrival, and get a test on day four of arrival. If travelers receive a negative test on day four of quarantine they may exit quarantine when they receive negative result. States that are contiguous with New York continue to be exempted from quarantine protocol — essential workers also continue to be exempted. Travelers who were only out of state for less than 24 hours do not need to quarantine but must get a test on day four of arrival back in NY. All travelers covered by the advisory must continue to fill out traveler health form upon arrival into New York State
||Under EO 202.68, effective Oct. 9, 2020, New York's Department of Health has had the authority to impose specific health restrictions based upon custers of COVID-19 cases in an area. The Micro-Cluster Strategy identifies clusters and the areas around them and categorizes them into one or more color-coded zones with corresponding levels of restrictions based on severity: Red Zones, Orange Zones, and Yellow Zones. New rules and restrictions directly target areas to help control COVID-19 spread and protect hospital capacity.
Gathering restrictions differ across the state depending on whether the area is classified as being in the red, orange or yellow zone. In red-zone areas, all nonresidential and residential gatherings are prohibited. Within the orange zone, gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed. In the yellow zone, nonresidential gatherings can take place with a maximum of 25 people, while residential gatherings are limited to 10 people.
||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. On 10/6 Cuomo directed schools in hot spot zip codes identified by NYC to temporarily close in-person learning. E.O. 202.68 implements school operating mandates (required closings) based on severity of COVID outbreaks in specific zip codes.
||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
||Gov. Cuomo announced all individuals in Phase 1b of the state’s vaccine distribution plan could begin scheduling appointments starting Jan. 11. Phase 1b includes individuals age 75 and older, first responders who were not included in Phase 1a, school staff, and correctional and congregate living facility staff and residents. Cuomo said the state is still prioritizing members of Phase 1a (including frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents), so individuals in Phase 1b should expect appointments up to 14 weeks out from the day they schedule an appointment.
On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Cuomo expanded Phase 1b of the state’s vaccination plan to include individuals age 65 and older and immunocompromised individuals. Previously, only individuals 75 and older were eligible.
E.O. 202.88 was amended by E.O. 202.89 to update required administration dates for the COVID-19 Vaccine. E.O. 202.86 Provides that healthcare providers must require any person who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to provide an attestation that they are a member of a specific priority group that has been determined by the DOH to be eligible for the vaccine. Link to State Vaccination Plan.
E.O. 202.90 relates to temporarily permitting certain individuals to be licensed as a “pharmacy technician” in the State of New York and, in such capacity, allow them to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Amends E.O. 202.82 related to permitting individuals to administer vaccines to permit such individuals to administer vaccinations against COVID-19 provided that they meet all training requirements and conditions determined appropriate by the Commissioner of Health.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Program information released on October 16, 2020 lists the 5 phases of distribution:
- Phase 1: Health Care Workers, Long-term Care Facility Workers who regularly interact with residents, and most at-risk long term care facility patients.
- Phase 2: First responders, teachers/school staff, childcare providers, public health workers, essential frontline workers (includes grocery store workers, pharmacists, public transportation operators, etc.), other long-term care facility patients, and individuals in the general population deemed particularly high risk
- Phase 3: Individuals over 65 and individuals under 65 with high-risk comorbidities and health conditions
- Phase 4: All other essential workers
- Phase 5: Healthy adults and children
||Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina
||NC Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Hotline: 866-462-3821 or call NC 2-1-1
||Implements a modified “Stay at Home” order for all individuals to stay at home from 10pm - 5am, with exceptions for travel to or from work, trips to grocery, or obtain medicine. The Order also extends capacity limitations, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health restrictions put in place by previous executive orders. Alcohol sales prohibited from 9pm to 7am. All events must end by 10pm.
||Declares a State of Emergency to coordinate response and protective actions to stop the spread of COVID-19
||People traveling to North Carolina from another state are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
||Currently, gathering in North Carolina is limited to 10 persons indoors, and 50 people outdoors, with social distancing.
||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. Face Coverings must be worn indoors if anyone else is in that space who is not a member of the same household. Face Coverings must be worn outdoors if it is not possible to consistently be physically distant by more than 6 feet from nonhousehold members. Requirements apply to all persons age 5 and up.
||On Jan. 14, Gov. Cooper said that people 65 and older would soon be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Cooper said more information would be forthcoming but did not give a time for when the new policy would take effect.
The NC DHHS released an updated vaccine plan on Jan. 4, 2021, which lays out the priority order for vaccination in four phases (note "Phase 1" includes 1a & 1b). Some of the phases are divided into subgroups:
Phase 1a: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff
Phase 1b: Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers.
Group 1: Anyone 75 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation
Group 2: Health care workers and frontline essential workers 50 years or older; includes firefighters, police, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, Postal workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, teachers, school support staff, and child care workers.
Group 3: Health care workers and frontline essential workers of any age
Phase 2: Adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness.
Group 1: Anyone 65-74 years old, regardless of health status or living situation
Group 2: Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
Group 3: Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings
Group 4: Essential workers not yet vaccinated: workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, and public safety (e.g., engineers), and public health workers.
Phase 3: Students: College and university students; K-12; students age 16 and over.
Phase 4: Everyone else.
||ND Department of Health Coronavirus Information
||Kirby Kruger, director of the Division of Disease Control - 701-328-2378
||North Dakota presently has in place a reopening plan, entitled ND Smart Restart Protocols.
||As of January 15, 2021, North Dakota is still in a state of emergency as declared by the Governor.
||As of January 15, 2021, North Dakota has no travel restrictions for residents, citizens of other U.S. states, or citizens of international origin. Previously, there was a 14-quarantine requirement for those persons traveling into North Dakota; however, that requirement was lifted in September 2020.
||As of Jan. 15, 2021, there is no blanket ban on mass gatherings in North Dakota. However, there are a number of restrictions on events in banquet halls, ballrooms, and other large event venues. Gatherings cannot exceed 50% of a venue's maximum occupancy and must also abide by new capacity restrictions that have been tiered according to the size of the facility. Further, many social distancing and hygiene-related guidelines apply.
||Public and non-public schools may offer on-site programs provided they adhere to Smart Restart guidelines.
||As of January 18, 2021, the mask mandate in ND is no longer in place. Previously North Dakota required face coverings to be used by all employees and patrons inside indoor businesses and indoor public settings, as well as in outdoor business and public settings when it’s not possible to maintain physical distancing.
||North Dakota has prepared to vaccinate members of both phase 1A, phase 1B, and phase 1C of their plan. Those persons included in phase 1A are primarily health care workers, first responders, and residents of long-term care facilities (generally the elderly).
Members of phase 1B include other older individuals, people with underlying health conditions, other congregate settings, child care workers, and employees of preschools and K-12 schools.
Members of phase 1C are essential workers, including grocery store workers, and people of any age at increased risk for COVID-19.
||Ohio Department of Health
||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.
Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud has ordered Ohioans to stay home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for work or necessary food, medical care, or social services. The curfew extends through Jan. 23, 2021. This curfew is intended to reduce COVID-19 spread, keep Ohioans safe, minimize the risk of major limitations or economic shutdowns, and reduce the impact on the healthcare and hospital system.
||Under an order issued in April 2020, all public and private gatherings of greater than 10 people occurring outside a single residence and the real estate on which it is located, or an apartment, condominium, or dormitory living unit are prohibited , with exceptions.
In an updated order effective Nov. 17, 2020, the state added that in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through airborne particles passing between people in close contact, wedding receptions, funeral repasts, and other events at banquet facilities are subject to the following restrictions:
- No socializing or activities in open congregate areas and no dancing.
- Guests must be seated at all times. Traditional wedding reception events such as first dance, toasts, tossing the bouquet and cutting the cake are permitted.
- If serving food and beverages, guests must be served at their seats. No self-serve buffets and no self-serve bar areas permitted.
- Masks must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverages.
- No more than 10 people should be seated at a table and those individuals must be from the same household.
This order does not apply to religious observances; First Amendment protected speech, including petition or referendum circulators, and any activity by media; and to governmental meetings which include meetings that are required to be open to the public.
||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. 11/11/2020: Revised Mask Order: Although most people and businesses have properly followed COVID-19 safety guidelines issued in Ohio’s July 23, 2020, mask order, others are not following the order. To protect frontline workers and customers, the Ohio Department of Health will reissue Ohio’s mask order and add the following provisions: Each store will be required to post a sign outlining face-covering requirements at all public entrances to the store; Each store will be responsible for ensuring that customers and employees are wearing masks; and A new Retail Compliance Unit, comprised of agents led by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will inspect to ensure compliance. A first violation will result in a written warning and a second violation will result in closure of the store for up to 24 hours.
||On an. 7, Gov. DeWine announced the second phase of Ohio's vaccine distribution plan would begin Jan. 19, at which point the state would begin vaccinating people age 80 and older. The state will provide vaccines to school teachers on Feb. 1
COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1A Distribution: Phase 1A will include those below who choose to be vaccinated:
Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.
- Residents and staff in nursing homes.
- Residents and staff in assisted living facilities.
- Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals.
- People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations.
- Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans.
- EMS responders.
COVID-19 Vaccination: Phase 1B Distribution: Phase 1B will specifically include those below who choose to be vaccinated:
- Ohioans, age 65 and up.
- Younger people with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders that make them particularly vulnerable – such as cerebral palsy; spina bifida; congenital heart disease; type 1 diabetes; inherited metabolic disorders; severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy; severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Prader Willi Syndrome, Turner Syndrome; severe lung disease including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma; sickle cell anemia; and alpha- and beta-thalassemia.
- Adults/employees in all schools that want to go back, or to remain, educating in person.
Vaccine redistribution plans will prioritize recipients based on Phase 1A and 1B vaccine distribution criteria. If a significant number of doses remain, vaccine providers must contact the Ohio Department of Health for immediate redistribution assistance.
||Oklahoma State Department of Health
||Gary Cox, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, 405-271-4200, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 12/14) with Executive Order 2020-20 to declare a health emergency for the next 60 days
||All people entering the state are directed to follow CDC travel guidelines.
||Under a Dec. 14, 2020, order, public gatherings are limited to 50% capacity, unless the local health department grants an exception. Examples of public gatherings include weddings, funerals and holiday parties at event centers. This doesn’t apply to churches.
||On March 25 the State Board approved remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Stitt announced that schools enforcing social distancing and mask-wearing will not have to quarantine students who were potentially exposed to the virus but are not showing symptoms. The new policy does not apply to students who were potentially exposed during after-school activities, including sports. Previously, schools were required to enforce a two-week quarantine for students potentially exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they exhibited symptoms.
||Phase 1: Long term care residents and staff, health care workers supporting direct inpatient care, public health staff conducting frontline mitigation, Oklahoma licensed emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Phase 2: First responders (paid and unpaid), Health care workers providing outpatient care, adults age 65 and older, adults with comorbidities (any age), teachers and staff of Pre-K-12 schools, staff and residents in congregate locations, public health staff supporting front line efforts.
Phase 3: Teachers, staff, and residents in other educational settings, critical infrastructure personnel as specified in 3rd Executive Order. The state has a broad definition of critical infrastructure personnel It includes Commercial Retail Stores that supply essential sectors including convenience stores, general merchandise stores, liquor, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, and home appliance retailers. Other critical infrastructure personnel includes Healthcare/public health, law enforcement, public safety, first responders, food and agriculture, energy, water and wastewater, transportation and logistics, public works, communications and IT, critical manufacturing, financial services, chemical, commercial and professional services, defense industrial base, and other community-based government operations and essential functions.
Phase 4: all Oklahoma residents
||Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates
||Public Health Division: 971-673-1222; Call 211; COVID.email@example.com
||Fifth Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency
||Governor Kate Brown, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.
||EO No. 20-66, effective Dec. 18, 2020, establishes a county-by-county metrics-based approach to controlling COVID-19 transmission, restrictions are therefore dependent upon the county's risk level.
- In 26 of 36 counties, in the Extreme Risk (red) category, social and at-home gatherings are limited to 6 people outside and 6 people inside. The limit for outdoor recreation or entertainment establishments is 50 people.
- In 2 of 36 counties, in the High Risk (orange) category, social and at-home gatherings are limited to 6 people outside and 8 people inside. The limit for outdoor recreation or entertainment establishments is 75 people.
- In 2 of 36 counties, in the Moderate Risk (yellow) category, social and at-home gatherings are limited to 10 people outside and 8 people inside. The limit for outdoor recreation or entertainment establishments is 150 people.
- In 6 of 36 counties, in the Lower Risk (green) category, social and at-home gatherings are limited to 12 people outside and 10 people inside. The limit for outdoor recreation or entertainment establishments is 300 people.
||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 20-27. 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.Beginning October 19, employers are required to provide employees with face coverings if they operate in an indoor or outdoor setting.
||Oregon Health Authority will follow a phased approach to ensure we provide the first vaccines to critical health care workers who work with COVID-19 patients.
In line with CDC guidance, Oregon will be prioritizing frontline health care workers and long-term care residents and employees as the first group to receive the vaccine. This includes our doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, and others who have the potential for direct or indirect contact with COVID-19 patients or infectious materials.
On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Brown announced that individuals age 65 and older will be included in the next phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, starting Jan. 23, along with childcare workers and school staff.
||Pennsylvania Department of Health, Coronavirus
||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. On November 24, Governor Wofl renewed the disaster declaration for a third time.
||Requires anyone over the age of 11 who visits from another state to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 10 days upon entering Pennsylvania.
||Currently, Pennsylvania is using a maximum occupancy calculator to determine how many attendees are allowed at indoor and outdoor events in the state. The calculator ranges from 5-10% maximum occupancy and no events over 500 people for indoor events and 5-15% maximum occupancy and no events over 2,500 people for outdoor events.
The state "advises against" household gatherings when attendees include non-household members, but it is not prohibited.
||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. On November 23, Governor required Pre-K to 12 public schools in counties that have been in the substantial transmission level for at least two consecutive weeks to commit to safety measures to ensure the safety and well-being of students and educators.
||Requirement. Masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. Updated order requires when outdoors, a mask must be worn if you are not able to remain physically distant (at least 6 feet away) from someone not in your household the entire time you are outdoors. When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household. This order applies to every indoor facility, including homes, retail establishments, gyms, doctors’ offices, public transportation, and anywhere food is prepared, packaged or served.
||Updated Plan released on 1/19: Phase 1A now contains those most at-risk of illness, such as health care workers and Pennsylvanians living in long-term care facilities, persons age 65 and older, and those with high-risk conditions.
Updated Plan released on 1/8: Phase 1A has been further defined to identify specific health care providers. Phase 1B is now a significantly larger group of people that includes people age 75 and older, those with significant health issues and essential workers. "Essential workers" now includes grocery workers. This update also creates a Phase 1C, which is those people age 65-74 and people with high-risk conditions such as cancer, COPD, hearth conditions and pregnant women, and those essential workers not included in Phase 1A or B. When more vaccine is available, anyone who was not previously covered and is age 16 and older, will now be vaccinated in Phase 2.
Schedule for Vaccination:
Phase 1: There may be limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available in the first phase. Initial efforts will focus on reaching the following populations:
Emergency Medical Services first responders; and
Residents and staff of congregate care settings.
Phase 2: We anticipate a large number of vaccine doses available. Efforts will focus on ensuring access to vaccine for:
Phase 1 critical populations who were not yet vaccinated; and
Phase 3: In this phase, there should be a sufficient supply of vaccine doses for entire population. Efforts will focus on ensuring the entire population will have access to the vaccine. (Includes retail workers)
||RI DOH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||COVID info at 401-222-8022
||Includes health and business guidelines for various industries.
||Extension of State of Emergency through December 31
||Under E.O. 20-100, issued Nov. 30, 2020, a mandatory 14 day quarantine or negative COVID test is required for anyone traveling to Rhode Island from outside the United States or from identified areas in the U.S. with high community spread.
||Under EO 20-100, issued Nov. 20, 2020, and revised and extended by 20-108 until Jan. 19, 2021. Only members of a single household can gather in indoor and outdoor public and private social gathering places, including for holiday parties, parties and celebrations. Indoor weddings with licensed catering may have up to 15 people, and outdoor weddings can have up to 50 people. Indoor and outdoor venues of assembly may operate at 25% capacity.
||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, with specified eceptions. EO 20-111 extends this mandate to 1/28/21.
||Final decisions have not yet been made about who can get vaccinated in each phase of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccination program. High-risk workers in hospitals were the first to be vaccinated earlier in December. Clinics for other health workers have also been established and begun giving vaccines.
||SC DHEC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||DHEC Care Line, 1-855-472-3432
||Gov. Henry McMaster Creates accelerateSC, a Coordinated Economic Revitalization Plan
||State of Emergency declaration extended an additional 15 days on 9/24.
||All travel restrictions have been rescinded.
||Under EO 20-73, issued Nov. 25, 2020, gatherings are limited to 50% of a locations occupancy limit or 250 persons, whichever is less. Applies to entertainment venues, such as theaters and concert halls, and other types of mass gatherings,
||All schools to remain closed through the month of April.
||Requirement. Masks are required in state government buildings. EO encourages localities to adopt their own mask requirements. 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.
||Gov. McMaster announced all individuals age 70 or older can begin scheduling appointments to receive a vaccine starting Jan. 13.
- Currently in phase 1a, focusing on healthcare professionals, long term care residents and staff, and home health and hospice workers;
- Phase 1b will focus on essential workers and those aged 75+;
- Phase 1c will focus on those aged 65-74, and those with underlying conditions.
- Phase 2 is widespread availability.
||SD Department of Health Coronavirus Information
||Disease Prevention Services - Cassie Deffenbaugh, 605-773-3737
||South Dakota's "Back to Normal Plan" institutes a minimally-restrictive common-sense re-opening plan for all sectors of society. This plan is effective as of January 18, 2021.
||South Dakota has declared a State of Emergency due to COVID-19, and will be in such a state until June 30, 2021.
||As of January 18, 2021, South Dakota has never placed any COVID-related restrictions on travel to or from other states or within the state.
||Currently, gatherings of any size are permitted in South Dakota, as long as social distancing is practiced (a number of social distancing and hygiene-related recommendations for individual's in South Dakota's "Back to Normal Plan").
||South Dakota has instituted a "Back to Normal Plan," which provides for remote learning in K-12 schools until the end of 2020 with a limited return to in-person education by the end of 2020-2021 school year.
||As of January 18, 2021, South Dakota has yet to issue a state-wide mask mandate.
||South Dakota's Department of Health has given an updated timeline on when they expect vaccines to be available. Phase 1 includes priority groups like health care workers and nursing home residents. Phase 1 is broken down into 5 stages. Phase 2 is the general population (ages 16 and up). Retail employees are included in Phase 1E and expected to receive vaccines in April.
||TN Department of Health Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
||Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner P: (615)741-3011
||Gov. Bill Lee extends Covid-19 state of emergency declaration from September 30th until October 30th.
||Previously premitted social gatherings up to 50 people.
||Amends original EO 54, which was amended by EO 55, grants local governments authority to require face masks until 10/30
||Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Phase 1a of Vaccination Plan has two sub-divisions:
-Healthcare workers with direct patient interaction
- Residents and Staff of Long-term care facilities
- Persons over the age of 75
- First Responders
- Persons over the age of 18 with chronic medical conditions who cannot live independently
- Healthcare workers not covered in phase 1a1
- Funeral and Mortuary workers;
- older persons with serious medical conditions
- School and childcare teachers and staff
- First responders who don't have public interaction (dispatchers and emergency comm staff)
- Persons age 65 and older
- Persons over the age of 16 with high-risk medical conditions who weren't apart of previous vaccination groups
||Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Page
||firstname.lastname@example.org 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% or 75% at owner's discretion, 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 (1/5/21)
||Air travel restrictions were lifted on May 21.
||Currently, under an Oct. 14, 2020, order, venues can host indoor events up to 75% capacity, with tables of no more than 10 people. Outdoor meetings must follow physical distancing, but there is no occupancy limit.
||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.
||Texas has a 3-tiered vaccine distribution system. It is currently in Phase 1a and 1b.
Phase 1a: Health care workers and long-term care residents
Phase 1b: Persons over 65 and persons over 16 with specified chronic health conditions.
Eligibility under Phases 1c, 2 and 3 have not yet been specified.
||Utah Department of Health - Coronavirus Latest Information
||Utah Department of Health Hotline 1-800-456-7707
||The COVID-19 Transmission Index is a balanced approach intended to protect communities. It represents the collaborative work of state and local public health officials, the Governor’s Office, legislative leaders, the hospital industry, and business leaders. The transmission index clarifies the public health metrics used to determine which counties are placed in which transmission level. Counties will be placed in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.
||Temporary Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions. Declaring a State of Emergency Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
||Establishing a Requirement for Individuals Entering Utah to Complete a Travel Declaration Form with Certain Exceptions
||After a previous order expired on Nov. 24, 2020, there are no limits on gathering sizes in Utah, but event organizers must abide by certain safety protocols.
An event host of a social gathering shall complete and implement the Event Management Template provided by the Department and require each individual attending the social gathering to wear a face mask.
||Local education agencies (school districts and charter schools also known as LEAs) are required to develop local plans for safely reopening schools for in-person instruction in the fall of 2020. Reopening anticipated for the 2020-2021 school year, including sporting events, activities, and in-person graduations, with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
||Requirement. Statewide mask mandate, except in certain circumstances. Expires 11/23.
||On Jan. 14, Gov. Cox (R) announced that Utah would continue to reserve vaccines for people age 70 and older, likely into late February. Cox said people age 65 and older would become eligible once the state had acquired a greater supply of the vaccine.
Effective Jan. 11, school teachers and staff, and adults 70 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Below is the availability timeline for the vaccine:
The vaccine is available to healthcare personnel who work in high-risk environments at hospitals in the state that provide care to the highest numbers of COVID-19 patients.
Late December – January
From late December through January, the vaccine will be provided to:
- Healthcare workers in high-risk environments in the remaining hospital facilities across the state which did not receive the first doses of the vaccine
- Healthcare personnel who work in places like healthcare clinics, pharmacies,
- Tribal health, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities
- Other healthcare personnel who are at higher-risk for severe illness from COVID-19
- K-12 school staff
- EMS, first responders, public health workers, Tribal EMS, and Tribal public health workers
February – March
The vaccine will be given to long-term care facility staff and residents who have not been vaccinated and essential workers.
March – July
From March through July, we expect the vaccine will be available to the general public.
||VT Dept. Public Health-2019 Novel Coronavirus
||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.
||Beginning Jan. 7, 2021, all multi-household social gatherings indoors and outdoors in public and private spaces are prohibited. This includes all public and private gatherings including but not limited to household gatherings, parties, weddings, events, etc.
||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.
||Initial vaccine doses are going to the groups identified as priority populations in Phase 1A by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This includes high-risk health care workers and long-term care facility residents. Decisions about who will get the vaccine next are being made now.
||Virginia Department of Health-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
||Emergency Preparedness - (804) 864-7035
||Safer at Home: Phase 3 Guidelines for all Business Sectors. Virginia has established Phase III re-opening guidelines for all sectors of business in Virginia. These guidelines primarily focus on the lessening of restrictions related to social distancing and hygiene procedures.
||Virginia is presently in a State of Emergency as declared by Governor Northam.
||Between December 14, 2020 and January 31, 2020, Virginia had a stay-at-home order and effective travel ban, which prohibited Virginians from leaving their residence between Midnight (12:00 AM) and 5:00 A.M. Further there were a limited number of circumstances under which Virginians could leave their residence without threat of penalty.
||Currently, under an order effective Dec. 14 until Jan. 31, 2020, all public and private in-person gatherings of more than 10 individuals who do not live in the same residence are prohibited. This restriction doesn't bar, however, individuals from attending religious services or attending educational instruction with more than 10 people; provided, however, those excepted circumstances are in compliance with certain social distancing and hygiene-related guidelines.
||In-person K-12 education was initially prohibited in March 2020; however, on July 6, 2020, Governor Northam ordered a phased reopening of K-12 schools.
Further, colleges, universities, and community colleges must comply with the Phased reopening places ("Guidelines for All Business Sectors" in all iterations).
On Jan. 14, 2021, the Virginia Department of Education released new guidance encouraging schools to prioritize in-person learning, especially for younger students and those with disabilities.
||In Virginia, all individuals "aged five and older must cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and recommended by the CDC, if they are in an indoor setting shared by others." This restriction applies to a number of open-air establishments; however, it does not apply in a religious context nor does it apply to persons inside their personal residence. There are a number of other health-related exceptions to the class of persons required to wear a face covering.
||Virginia is currently in Phases 1a & 1b
- Phase 1a: Healthcare personnel & residents of long-term care facilities
- Phase 1b: Frontline essential workers (including grocery store workers), people age 75+, people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps. Began on Jan. 11, 2021.
- Phase 1c: Other essential workers, people age 65+, people age 16+ with underlying medical conditions
||WA Department of Health
||The DOH coronavirus hotline (1-800-525-0127, press #)
||Gov. Inslee announced the “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a new COVID-19 phased recovery plan which will replace the previous county-level reopening plan. The new two-phased plan begins on January 11, 2021, divides the state into eight regions. Each region begins in Phase 1, which limits capacity at gyms and prohibits indoor dining and at-home indoor gatherings with people outside the household. Phase 2 eases restrictions, which includes allowing restaurants to reopen at 50%.
||Gov. Jay Inslee announced a one-week extension of the "Stay Safe–Stay Healthy" proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No changes were made in the proclamation aside from the expiration date.
||14-day quarantine requirement for anyone returning to Washington state after visiting the United Kingdom, South Africa and other countries where a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 501Y.V, has been circulating.
||Under the "Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan, implemented on Jan. 11, 2021, athering restrictions vary by region.
- In 8 of 8 regions in Phase 1, indoor gatherings are prohibited and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people from two households. Governor announced that all regions will remain in Phase 1 until at least Jan. 25, 2021.
- In 0 of 8 regions in Phase 2, indoor gatherings are limited to 5 people from two households and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people from two households.
||Updated school guidance for in-person instruction. The Department of Health suggests three categories for re-introducing in-person learning: For schools in counties where COVID-19 cases are “low” (less than 50 residents per 100,000), in-person learning should be made available for all students. In counties where COVID-19 cases are “moderate” (between 50 and 350 residents per 100,000), in-person learning should be phased in, starting with elementary students not already attending in person and middle school students, followed by high school students. Finally, in counties where COVID-19 cases are “high” (over 350 per 100,000 residents), it’s recommended that schools should only offer in-person instruction for elementary and high-need students in small groups of 15 students or fewer.
||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.
||Link to State Vaccination Plan.
Currently, we are limiting Phase 1 of the allocation framework to Phase 1a and 1b. Phase 1a is eligible for vaccine as of December 31, 2020. We anticipate Phase 1b will be eligible in mid to late January.
Phase 1a - Tier 1 Overarching Groups: • High-risk workers in health care settings (clinical judgment should be applied to identify who is at greatest risk using the guidance below) • High-risk first responders (clinical judgment should be applied to identify who is at greatest risk using the guidance below) • Residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance.
Phase 1a - Tier 2 (after completion of Tier 1): Overarching Group: • All other workers at risk in health care settings.
Phase 1b - Tier 1 Overarching Groups: • All people 70 years and older • People 50 years and older in multi-generational households.
Phase 1b - Tier 2 Overarching Groups: • High-risk critical workers 50 years and older who work in certain congregate settings. Includes Congregate grocery store workers - specifically those who work in a congregate setting interacting with high volume of co-workers over extended periods of time (i.e., >3 hours in 24 hour day). We encourage considering prioritizing retail stores of higher density/volume.
||WVDHHR Corona Virus Resource Page
||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. )
||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. )
||Currently, gathering restrictions in West Virginia vary depending color rating of each county:
- In 16 of 55 counties rated as red, gatherings are limited to 10 people.
- In 30 of 55 counties rated as orange, gatherings are limited to 10 people.
- In 5 of 55 counties rated as gold, gatherings are limited to 10 people.
- In 4 of 55 counties rated as yellow, gatherings are limited to 25 people.
- In 0 of 55 counties rated as green, gatherings are limited to 25 people.
The limitation does not apply to any activity, business, or entity that has been deemed essential, such as religious services, weddings, or group meetings, conferences, or other special events held for essential businesses and operations, as defined by Executive Order 9-20, as amended. The 10 person limit on red, orange, and gold counties was put in place on Sept. 15, 2020, and the 25 person limit on green and yellow counties was put in place on July 14, 2020.
||Executive Order 78-20, issued November 13, 2020, requires private and public schools to limit in person instruction.
||Executive Order 77-20, issued November 13, 2020, requires all individuals over the age of 9 to wear a mask in public indoor areas.
||On Jan. 13, Gov. Justice announced the state would open up COVID-19 vaccinations to people age 70 and older.
As of 12/4/2020:
- Phase 1-A: Hospitals (acute care units and airway specialists), Long-term care facilities, pharmacy workers (All Ages)
- Phase 1-B: Community infrastructure, emergency response, public health officials, first responders (All Ages)
- Phase 1-C: Remaining hospital staff, clinics and other high risk settings, home health/hospice workers (Aged 50 and older first)
- Phase 1-D: Other critical sectors vital to state/government services, including utility workers, educators, and some government officials
- Phase 2-A: General population prioritized by age and individuals with preexisting conditions with a doctor's order
- Phase 2-B: Other Health Care and Critical Workers
- Phase 2-C: General Populace
||COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China)
||Andrea Palm, DHS Secretary designee - 608-267-9003
||On April 20, 2020, Governor Evers announced the Badger Bounce Back plan, which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases.
||Delcares new state of public health emergency due to current spike in COVID-19 cases.
||Since Emergency Order #3 expired on Nov. 6, 2020, residents are strongly encouraged, but not required, to avoid gatherings with anyone outside of their household and follow physical distancing.
||Emergency Order #28, effective April 23, 2020, orders the closure of K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year.
||Requirement. Requires individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions.
||Prioritization per 10/26/2020 plan:
- Phase 1A: Healthcare entities
- Phase 1B: Residents of long term care or assisted living facilities,
essential workers and those aged 65 years or older
-Phase 2: Larger portions of the public (details to come)
||WY Department of Health Coronavirus Information
||Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit - 1-877-996-9000
||Generally, restrictions on both private and public facing businesses are being lessened in successive public health orders.
||Wyoming has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency. As of January 15, 2021, Wyoming was still in a state of emergency.
||As of January 18, 2021, there are no travel restrictions in Wyoming for U.S. travelers. Until May 8, 2020, Wyoming required individual coming to Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
||Under the 19th Continuation, and Modification, of Public Health Order #2 (issued Jan. 2 and extended until at least Jan. 25, 2021), gatherings are limited to 10 people. "Gatherings" are any planned or spontaneous event, public or private, bringing together, or likely brining together, more than 10 people in a single room or a single confined space (whether indoor or outdoor) at the same time.
There are a number of exemptions to the gathering limit, including but not limited to: retail businesses, livestock auctions, hotels and motels, government businesses and military facilities, relief facilities, grocery stores, gas stations and truck stops, and healthcare facilities.
||In Wyoming, K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools may operate provided they abide by a number of social distancing and hygiene guidelines, including but not limited to: a maximum of 50 persons may be in any room, up to 250 persons may be allowed in rooms where 6 feet separation between individuals can be maintained, and face coverings are generally required for students and school staff where a 6 feet distance cannot be maintained.
||In Wyoming, until January 25, 2021, every member of the public must wear a face covering outside their home in the following situations: when a person is inside, or about to enter, any business or government facility; when a person is visiting any healthcare facility; and, when a person is waiting for a ride on, or riding on, public transportation, paratransit, or in a tax, private car service, shuttle, tour, or ride-sharing vehicle.
However, a face covering is not required when in a person's own personal office, if the person is under the age of 12, while a person is eating, when a person is receiving congregate care, if seeing an individual's mouth is essential for communication, and if the person would have some risk caused by wearing a face covering.
||Presently, Wyoming is distributing vaccines among group 1A members; however, some counties have begun offering vaccines to members of group 1B as well. Vaccines are being distributed at no cost to the vaccinated.
In order of priority, members of group 1A are: (1) hospital staff (direct inpatient care staff and emergency department staff, including providers working temporarily at the hospital); (2) EMS and EMT personnel; (3) long-term care facility and assisted living facility healthcare providers; (4) public health nursing staff and other HCPs administering vaccines to critical populations in Phase 1A; (5) public health nursing staff and other HCPs administering vaccines to critical populations in Phase 1A; (6) PHNs and HCPs who regularly conduct COVID sample collection; (7) inpatient and residential behavioral health facility HCPs; (8) urgent care clinics and other medical clinics; (9) law enforcement; (10) licensed medical and dental direct care staff working in other locations who have regular exposure to COVID; (11) local health department staff; (12) residents and staff not already vaccinated; (13) home health care providers; (14) school nurses; (15) clinical staff conducting COVID-19 testing and blood bank workers; (16) pharmacy staff; and, (17) other healthcare staff.
In order of priority, members of group 1B are: (1) all fire, police, correctional, and other emergency response personnel; (2) funeral service practitioners; (3) people who are 70 or older; (4) national guard or air guard; (5) people in group home settings; (6) all other healthcare providers unable to physically distance from clients; (7) K-12 educational staff; (8) child care service providers; (9) public transit employees; (10) grocery store and other food supply chain employees; and, (11) US postal service employees and other delivery service companies (Fed Ex and UPS).