Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.
Baker McKenzie has a team in place that has been advising clients real-time on these most critical issues since the first orders were enacted. We are pleased to provide this Tracker, which identifies the relevant state-wide shelter-in-place orders and their related expiration dates, as well as the applicable state-wide reopening plans, in each of the 50 United States plus Washington, D.C. The "What's Open" table on each page highlights the reopening status of four major sectors (office, manufacturing, retail and bars/restaurants).
In addition, the tracker includes links to the relevant quarantine requirements or recommendations for incoming travelers in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Key developments reflected in this week’s update to the tracker include the following:
- The governors of Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Utah extended their emergency declaration orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans.
- The governor of Mississippi issued a new order requiring face masks to be worn in certain indoor and public spaces.
- Alaska changed its travel protocols effective August 11, 2020, to, among other things, require that all incoming travelers must test within 72 hours before departure to Alaska and to remove the 14-day quarantine option for non-resident travelers. Hawaii reinstated effective August 11, 2020, a mandatory 14-day quarantine for persons arriving to Kauai, Hawaii Island or Maui, and traveling between these islands. New Mexico, on the other hand, expanded the categories of persons who do not need to quarantine when arriving in New Mexico.
- No states proceeded to the next phase of their reopening plans.
Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.
Last updated August 7, 2020