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. With the spread appearing to slow in parts of the US, several states are now implementing plans to relax these orders and reopen their economies. Keeping up with the evolving nature of these orders and plans is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.

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.

While most states continue to encourage or even require telework or work-from-home where possible, many states continue to gradually reopen sectors of their economies as indicated in the “What’s Open?” table, which we have added to each page to highlight the reopening status of four major sectors (office, manufacturing, retail and bars/restaurants).

Please check back for regular updates.

This week, the tracker reflects these latest developments:

  • The governors of several states extended their shelter-in-place/emergency declaration orders, including Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont.
  • The governors of New Mexico and Oklahoma rolled back certain reopening measures, mainly with respect to the opening of bars and indoor dining.
  • The governors of Louisiana, Michigan, Maine, New Jersey and West Virginia issued new orders requiring face masks to be worn in certain public and/or indoor spaces.
  • Several states or regions proceeded to the next phase of their reopening plans, including New York (for certain regions) and South Dakota.
  • Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York, and the City of Chicago have either instituted an order requiring people entering from states with high cases of COVID-19 to self-quarantine upon arrival or expanded such orders.

Please call or email your regular Baker McKenzie contact if you require additional analysis regarding these matters.

Last updated 10 July 2020

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