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 following jurisdictions extended their state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans: Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina and Virginia.
  • The following jurisdictions eased restrictions for certain businesses and indoor gatherings: Delaware, Massachusetts and Nevada.
  • New Mexico’s Governor issued a new executive order that recommends (instead of requires) quarantine and testing for travelers to the state, while Montana’s Governor issued a directive providing that the state’s phased approach to reopening is no longer in force and that public gatherings or events should be managed in a way that accommodates the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, and encouraging Montanans to continue to wear face masks.

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

Last updated 19 February 2021

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