Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

NOTE: In light of the recent flurry of mitigation measures, THIS POST WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED. Employers looking for information about the current status of reopening and/or mitigation orders in various states should consult this updated article: Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps.

Employers looking for further guidance may wish to review our interactive map, as well as our articles identifying face covering and employee health screening requirements.


Government officials across the country are easing up on the stringent business closures and stay at home orders that helped the nation slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier in the year. Each jurisdiction will emerge from this collective state of suspended animation by implementing different measures, and on different timetables.

In many instances, businesses can expect two types of guidance from their governors and public health officials: (1) overarching framework materials, setting forth various phases of the anticipated reopening process and identifying criteria for advancement through the recovery period; and (2) more specific orders that supersede prior closure directives and permit particular operations to resume on certain dates and under certain conditions. Employers can also expect that these materials will establish new health and safety protocols for the workplace—such as mandatory health screenings and face coverings—that may remain in place for the foreseeable future. Indeed, many reopening plans include multiple mitigation steps, such as limits on occupancy, sanitation and physical distancing requirements, and new posting duties.

The chart below provides links to general reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level. Employers should bear in mind that these materials typically offer detailed instructions for reopening, which often vary by industry. As a result, it is important to review each order along with any accompanying official guidance to get a complete picture of all requirements and how they may impact each employer’s operations. We will update this list regularly but expect it will become outdated quickly as new announcements are made. Employers might also wish to review our interactive reopening map.

Note that this chart does not cover orders or guidance issued at the local level. Employers should consult with counsel for our additional resources on orders that may apply to their operations. 


Reopening Framework Materials

Specific Orders, Guidance

Last Updated


Opening Up America Again

U.S. CDC Activities and Initiatives Memo (5/19/20)


What's New at the CDC

EEOC Guidance: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws



*Paused in Safer at Home phase 

Reopening Alabama Responsibly (Phase One)

Supplemental Emergency Proclamation (7/29/20)

Amended Safer at Home Order (7/29/20)

Amended and Extended Safer at Home Order (8/27/20)

Proclamation and Health Order Amending Safer at Home (9/30/20)

Proclamation and Health Order Amending, Extending Safer at Home (11/5/20)

Guidelines for Safeguarding All Businesses 

List of All Orders and Guidelines



Reopen Alaska Responsibly

Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan Summary (5/6/20)

Health Mandate FAQs

Health Mandate 018 (intrastate travel) (6/5/20)

Updated Health Mandate 010 (interstate travel) (8/6/20)

All Alaska Health Mandates and FAQs

Announcement of Phase Three (5/19/20) and General Guidance

Revised Health Mandate 010 (interstate travel) (10/15/20)

Safe Travels page and portal

Announcement re: Telework/Curbside Advisory (11/12/20)

Industry-Specific Guidance Materials



*Reopening paused and partial re-closure 

Return Stronger and Announcement Presentation

Arizona Together - Reopening Guidance

Executive Order 2020-43 - Pausing Arizona's Reopening (6/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-47 - Restricting Indoor Dining (7/9/20)

Executive Order 2020-52 - Extending Pause on Reopening Another 2 Weeks (7/23/20)

Announcement re: Phased Reopening Plan, Protocols for Paused Businesses (8/10/20)

Announcement re: Bars, Gyms, etc. in "Moderate" Counties May Reopen (8/27/20); More Background on Process (8/26/20)

Department of Health Services - Orders and Guidance for Reopening Businesses



*Reopening paused 


Executive Order 20-25 (5/5/20)

Health Directive for Businesses, Manufacturers, Construction and Lodging (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Large Indoor Venues (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Large Outdoor Venues (5/4/20)

Health Directive for Limitations on Businesses (5/8/20)

Health Directive for Bars and Clubs (5/22/20)

Health Directive for Restaurant Dine-In Operations - Phase II (9/9/20)

List of all COVID-19 Health Directives - Timeline and Resources 



*Partial re-closures in effect statewide, with further re-closures in specified counties

Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order

Resilience Roadmap Presentation (5/7/20)

Resilience Roadmap 

Blueprint for a Safer Economy (8/28/20) and Announcement

Updated COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening (7/31/20)

Industrial Relations Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers (7/28/20)

Guidance on Returning to Work or School Following Diagnosis (8/24/20)

Guidance Related to Cohorts (9/4/20)

Updated Memo re: Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace (9/18/20)

Blueprint for a Safer Economy Website and Search Function; Related Framework Health Order and Explanation

All California Department of Public Health Reopening Guidance Documents 

Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk (updated 10/20/20)

California Blueprint Data Chart with County Status (found here)



*Reopening paused and partial re-closure in effect


Timeline for Decision Making Under Safer at Home Phase (5/11/20)

Executive Order D 2020-178 (Extending Protect Our Neighbors) (9/8/20)

Announcement: 3 Counties Move to Protect Our Neighbors (9/8/20)

Announcement re: "Dial" Framework for Counties; CDPHE Announcement (9/15/20)

Executive Order D 2020-199 (Extending Safer at Home) (9/20/20)

Executive Order D 2020-213 (Amending Safer at Home) (10/6/20)

Guidance for Outdoor Structures for Restaurants/Events 

Second Amended Public Health Order 20-35 (Safer at Home Dial) (10/8/20)

Guidance for Ski Areas and Resorts (10/19/20)

Announcement re: County Level Adjustments and Kit Carson County (10/27/20)

Public Health Order 20-35 (Updated Safer at Home Dial) (10/27/20)

Announcement re: County Adjustment (10/29/20)

Executive Order D 2020 235 (Consolidated Protect Our Neighbors and Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors) (10/31/20)

Announcement re: County Adjustments (11/5/20)

Public Transportation Guidance

Safer at Home Industry Guidance

Protect Our Neighbors  - Local Community Certification

Local Variances



*Stepping back to Phase 2.1 on 11/6/20

Initial Framework Announcement

Reopen Connecticut Report (5/26/20)

Executive Order 7OOO (8/21/20)

Executive Order No. 9 (9/4/20)

Executive Order No. 9A (9/8/20 (extending various orders to 11/9/20)

Executive Order No. 9B (9/15/20) (fines for certain violations)

Annoucement re: Move to Phase 3 (9/24/20)

Executive Order No. 9F (10/8/20) (gatherings)

Executive Order No. 9G (10/13/20) (local authority to revert to Phase 2)

Executive Order No. 9J (amended local authority to revert to Phase 2)

Announcement re: Phase 2.1 Effective 11/6/20 (11/2/20)

Executive Order No. 9K (11/5/20) (repeal of municipal authority; restrictions)

Executive Order No. 9L (11/9/20) (extension of current orders to 2/9/21)

Advisory: Stay at Home Curfew (11/5/20)

County COVID-19 Alert Map

Latest Guidance Summarizing Status

Full List of Sector Rules and Self-Certification for Reopening 



*Paused in phase 

Delaware's Recovery and Reopening

Revised Summary of Phase Two (6/19/20)

Phase Two General and Industry-Specific Guidelines

Reopening Status and All Guidance

Announcement re: Pause in Reopening (6/25/20)

23rd Modification of State of Emergency (6/30/20) (bar closure at beaches)

24th Modification of State of Emergency (7/24/20) (driving schools, senior centers to reopen)

25th Modification of State of Emergency (8/26/20) (masks in schools)

27th Modification of State of Emergency (9/4/20) (incoporating, extending prior orders)

2nd Revision to 27th Modification of State of Emergency (11/5/20) (lifting bar closures)

Revision to the 27th Modificcation (9/25/20) (large gatherings)


District of Columbia

ReOpen DC

ReOpen DC Advisory Group’s Recommended Plan (5/21/20)

Phase One Announcement - May 27 Situational Update

Reopening Checklists for Restaurants and Retailers

Phase One Page, with Order and Sector-Specific Guidance

Phase One Order (5/27/20)

Announcement re: Phase Two Beginning June 22

Amended Phase Two Order (10/7/20)

Phase Two Guidelines




Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step

Phase 2 Presentation (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-139 - Phase 2 (6/3/20)

FAQs on Phase 2

Announcement re: Closure of Bars (6/26/20)

Florida DBPR Amended Order 2020-09 (bar closures) (7/1/20)

Updated DBPR Restaurant FAQs (8/14/20)

Executive Order 20-214 (9/4/20) (Palm Beach County to Phase 2)

Executive Order 20-223 (9/11/20) (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to Phase 2)

Florida DBPR Order - Bars to Reopen 9/14/20 (9/10/20)

Executive Order 20-244 (9/25/20) (Phase 3; restaurants)

All COVID-19-Related Orders



*Paused in Empowering a Healthy Georgia phase through 11/30/20


Executive Order (, Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, extending Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, further extending Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order (, extending Empowering a Healthy Georgia)

Executive Order  (, further extending order)

Executive Order (, extending order)

Executive Order (, extension)

Executive Order (, extension)

Executive Order (, extension to 11/15/20)

Executive Order (, extension to 11/30/20)

Guidelines for Businesses

Announcement re: Safety Promise Campaign (7/6/20)



Economic and Community Recovery & Resiliency Plan

Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawaii (5/18/20)

Announcement re: Unveiling Plan (5/18/20)

Roadmap to Recovery (6/3/20)

Safe Travels Form

Pre-Test Travel Program

Seventh Supplementary Proclamation (5/5/20)

Eighth Supplementary Proclamation (5/18/20)

Ninth Supplementary Proclamation (6/10/20)

Announcement re: Department of Health Enforcement at Food Establishments (7/9/20)

Tenth Supplementary Proclamation (7/17/20)

Eleventh Supplementary Proclamation (8/6/20)

Twelfth Proclamation (8/20/20)

Thirteenth Proclamation (9/22/20)

Fourteenth Proclamation (10/13/20)



*Rolled back to stage 2 on 11/14/20

Idaho Rebounds

Stages of Reopening

Executive Order - Return to Work Bonus Program (6/17/20)

Stay Healthy Guidelines - Stage 4

Business-specific protocols for opening

Announcement re: Pause in Stage 4, Move to Regional Approach (6/25/20)

Announcement re: Further Extension of Stage 4 (7/9/20)

Announcement re: Further Extension of Stage 4 (7/23/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extension to August 21 (8/6/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extended to September 4 (8/21/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extended Another Two Weeks (9/3/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extended to October 2 (9/18/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extension (10/1/20)

Announcement re: Stage 4 Extension (10/15/20)

Public Health Order re: Step Back to Modified Stage 3 (10/26/20)

Public Health Order re: Step Back to Modified Stage 2 (11/13/20)



*Mitigation measures in place, based on region

Restore Illinois (5/5/20)

Announcement re: Updated Statewide Model (5/11/20)

Restore Illinois Page

Announcement re: Regional Mitigation Plan (7/15/20)

Phase 4 Industry-Specific Guidance

Updated Bars & Restaurants Guidance (8/25/20)

Executive Order 2020-53 (8/26/20)

Announcement and Region 4 Enhanced Mitigation Measures (9/1/20)

Executive Order 2020-54 (9/2/20)

Executive Order 2020-55 (9/18/20) (reissuing prior orders)

Annoucement re: Region 1 Mitigation Measures (9/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-56 (10/2/20)

Executive Order 2020-58 (10/9/20) (lifting Region 4 measures)

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures in Region 5 (10/19/20)

Annoucement re: Mitigation Measures in Regions 7 and 8 (10/20/20)

Executive Order 2020-59 (10/16/20) (extensions, amendment re: retail)

Executive Order 2020-60 (10/21/20) (Region 5)

Executive Order 2020-61 (10/21/20) (Regions 7 and 8)

Announcement re: Tier 2 Enhanced Restrictions for Region 1 (10/22/20)

Executive Order 2020-62 (10/23/20) (Region 1)

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures in Regions 4 and 10 (10/26/20)

Executive Order 2020-63 (10/27/20) (Regions 4 and 10)

Announcement re: Updated Winter Sports Guidance (10/27/20)

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures in Region 11 (Chicago) (10/27/20)

Annoucement re: Mitigation Measures in Region 9 (10/28/20)

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures in Region 3 (10/29/20)

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures in Region 6 (10/30/20)

Executive Order 2020-65 (10/29/20) (Region 9)

Executive Order 2020-66 (10/29/20) (Region 3)

Executive Order 2020-67 (10/30/20) (Region 6)

Executive Order 2020-69 (11/2/20) (Region 2) and Announcement

Announcement re: Tier 2 Mitigation Measures for Regions 5, 7, 8 (11/9/20)

Executive Order 2020-70 (11/10/20) (Regions 5, 7, 8)

Regional Phase Dashboard

General Business Toolkit (posters, checklists, etc.)

All COVID-Related Executive Orders and Proclamations



*Mitigation measures in place as of 11/15/20

Back on Track Indiana


Executive Order 20-32 - Stage 4 (6/11/20)

Executive Order 20-35 - Stage 4.5 (7/1/20)

Executive Order 20-36 - Continuing Stage 4.5 (7/16/20)

Executive Order 20-39 - Extending Stage 4.5 (7/30/20)

Executive Order 20-42 - Further Extending Stage 4.5 (8/26/20)

Executive Order 20-43 - Moving to Stage 5 (9/24/20)

Executive Order 20-46 - Stage 5 Extension (10/15/20)

What's Open, What's Closed?

County Guidelines by Color

Return to Work Guidance Letter

Back on Track General & Industry Guidelines

Announcement re: Amendments/County-Specific Restrictions Starting 11/15/20 (11/11/20)

Executive Order 20-48 - Mitigation and County-Specific Framework (11/13/20)




Proclamation (6/10/20)

Proclamation (6/25/20)

Proclamation (7/24/20)

Proclamation (extending emergency and existing mitigation measures) (8/21/20)

Proclamation (closing bars in 6 counties) (8/27/20)

Proclamation (reopening bars in some counties) (9/15/20)

Proclamation (extending emergency and county-specific measures) (9/18/20)

Proclamation (extending mitigation steps in two counties) (9/25/20)

Proclamation (reopenings in Johnson and Story Counties) (10/2/20)

Proclamation (extending emergency and mitigation measures) (10/16/20)

Proclamation and Summary (extending emergency and imposing mitigation measures) (11/10/20)

Iowa Department of Public Health Reopening Guidance



Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas (Not mandatory. Advisory as of 5/27/20)

Authority to restrict business operations and gatherings rests with county health officials as of 5/27/20. Some counties have elected to adopt such restrictions.

Executive Order No. 20-29 - Phase One (4/30/20)

Announcement re: Phase 1.5 of Ad Astra Plan (5/14/20)

Announcement re: Modified Phase 2 (5/19/20)

Executive Order No. 20-34 (5/19/20)

Announcement re: Expiration of Ad Astra Emergency Declaration (5/26/20)



*Partial re-closure in effect

Healthy at Work

Announcement re: New Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars, and Gatherings (6/22/20)

Executive Order 2020-582 - Door to Door Sales  (7/10/20)

Public Health Order - Social Gatherings Limited to 10 People (7/20/20)

Public Health Order - 2-Week Bar Closure Starting 7/28/20; Restaurants at Reduced Capacity 

Public Health Order - Bar & Restaurant Service Expansion (8/10/20)

Announcement re: Restaurant, Bars Operating Hours & Updated Guidance (9/15/20)

Kentucky Healthy at Work Site (Benchmarks, Calendar, All Industry Guidelines, etc.)

Recommended Actions for Red Zone Counties; Incidence Rate Maps



*Partial re-closure in effect


Proclamation 98-JBE-2020 (Bar Closures, Limiting Gatherings, Face Coverings) (7/11/20)

Proclamation 96 JBE 2020 (7/23/20) (Phase 2 and Mask Order Extended)

Announcement re: Extension of Phase 2 (8/3/20)

Proclamation 101 JBE 2020 (8/7/20) (Phase 2 and Mask Order Further Extended)

Proclamation 110 JBE 2020 (8/26/20) (Phase 2 and Mask Order Again Extended)

Proclamation 117 JBE 220 (9/11/20) (Phase 3; Masks Extended; Bar Reopening Criteria)

Proclamation 123 JBE 2020 (9/17/20) (Alcohol Sales Hours)

Announcement re: Alcohol Sales in Certain Parishes, for Sporting Events (10/5/20)

Proclamation 134 JBE 2020 (10/8/20) (Phase 3 Extended)

Proclamation 143 JBE 2020 (10/22/20) (Amended Phase 3)

Proclamation 158-JBE-2020 (11/5/20) (Phase 3 Extended)

Guidance - Can This Business Open?

Louisiana Department of Health News and Orders

Link to Register with Open Safely LA

List of Louisiana State Fire Marshal (Open Safely LA) Guidance for All Industries




Restarting Maine’s Economy

Keep Maine Healthy

Announcement re: Rural Reopening Plan - Accelerated Reopening (6/4/20) 

Announcement re: Keep Maine Healthy Plan (6/8/20) (quarantine alternative)

Announcement re: Moving Up Keep Maine Healthy to 6/26 (6/12/20)

Announcement re: Additional Reopenings in Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York Counties (6/15/20)

Announcement re: Move to Allow Indoor Bar Service Delayed (6/22/20)

Executive Order No. 14FY20/21 (Phase Four) and Announcement (10/6/20) 

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures, Update to Keep Maine Healthy (11/2/20)

COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Businesses Reopening




Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

Back to Business Website

Executive Order 20-06-03-01 (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-06-10-01 (6/10/20)

Executive Order 20-06-11-01 (6/11/20)

Executive Order 20-09-01-01 (9/1/20) (Stage Three) and Announcement

Executive Order 20-09-18-01  (9/18/20) (Expanded Indoor Dining) and Announcement

Executive Order 20-09-28-01 (9/28/20) (Racing Facilities)

Executive Order 20-10-16-02 (10/16/20) (Updating Order; Outdoor Venues) and Public Health Order

Executive Order 20-11-10-01 (11/10/20) (Mitigation Measures) and Health Guidance

Back to Business: Industry-Specific Guidelines for Reopening Businesses

General Business Best Practices



Announcement re: Four-Phase Reopening Approach (5/11/20)

Reopening Massachusetts Report and Details 

Reopening: Four-Phase Approach


Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Executive Orders re: Phase II Detail and Childcare Facilities (6/1/20)

Announcement re: Step One of Phase II Begins June 8 (6/6/20)

Announcement re: Step Two of Phase II Begins June 22 (6/19/20)

Announcement re: Phase III Begins July 6 (7/2/20)

Announcement and Updated Order re: Restrictions on Gatherings and Amended Restaurant Protocols (8/7/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 50 - Indoor and Outdoor Gaming Arcades (9/10/20)

Announcement re: Step II of Phase III for Lower-Risk Areas (9/29/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 51 - Lower-Risk Community Advancement (9/29/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 52 - Gathering Sizes (9/29/20)

Announcement re: Ice Rink Closure (10/22/20)

Announcement re: Targeted Mitigation Measures, including a Stay at Home Advisory (11/2/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 53 - Business and Activities Curfew/Closing Period (11/2/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 54 - Gatherings Restrictions (11/2/20)

COVID-19 Order No. 56 - Lower-Risk Communities (11/6/20)

Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Sector-specific Protocols and Best Practices

Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

Phase III Safety Standards and Checklist for Restaurants 

When can my business reopen?

List of Communities Not Lower Risk - For Purposes of Order No. 51



*Closures in place per "Three Week Pause" order as of 11/18/20

MI Safe Start

Keeping a Safe Workplace

Executive Order 2020-181 (amending order re: gatherings in Regions 6 and 8) (9/11/20)

Executive Order 2020-183 (amended Safe Start - reopening indoor entertainment) (9/25/20)

Executive Order 2020-184 (revising workplace safeguards) (9/25/20)

Executive Order 2020-190 (amended, resissued food/pharmacy safeguards) (9/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-192 (Region 8 back to Phase 4) (10/2/20)

All Michigan COVID-19 Executive Orders

*On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated a number of Governor Whitmer's orders.The state health department (MDHHS) and MIOSHA have subsequently issued public health orders and emergency rules to reinstate most of the workplace safety requirements.

Amended MDHHS Emergency Order (10/9/20) 

Updated and Extended MDHHS Gatherings and Face Masks Emergency Order (10/29/20); InfographicFact Sheet

All MDHHS COVID-19 Orders

MIOSHA Emergency Rules and Related Materials (10/14/20)

HB 6032 (Antiretaliation protections/post-exposure return to work protocol) (10/22/20)

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance Site

Keeping a Safe Workplace

MDHHS Emergency Order - Three-Week Pause & Infographic (11/15/20) 



Safely Returning to Work

Executive Order 20-54  (5/13/20, antiretaliation provisions)

Executive Order 20-55 (5/13/20, protections/accommodation for at-risk individuals)

Executive Order 20-56 (5/13/20, reopening)

Announcement re: Outdoor Dining (5/20/20)

Executive Order 20-63 (5/27/20)

Executive Order 20-70 (6/3/20)

Executive Order 20-74 (Phase III) (6/5/20)

Guidance on Safely Reopening Minnesota Businesses 

Contact Tracing Guidelines for Employers (9/23/20)

Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening Restaurants and Bars (10/21/20)

Executive Order 20-96 (11/10/20, mitigation measures)

Stay Safe MN Industry Guidance Library

COVID Preparedness Plan Information



 *Safe Recovery stage through 12/11/20



Executive Order 1511 - statewide restrictions on bars, social gatherings (7/24/20)

Executive Order 1514 - extending Safe Return plan (7/30/20)

Exectuive Order 1515 - adding counties subject to ongoing restrictions (7/30/20)

Executive Order 1518 - extending and amending Safe Return, face coverings order (8/14/20)

Executive Order 1520 - extending and amending Safe Return, face coverings order (8/31/20)

Executive Order 1522 - extending Safe Return, easing some restrictions (9/13/20)

Executive Order 1525 - Safe Recovery (9/30/20)

Executive Order 1527 - Targeted Measures in Higher Risk Counties (10/19/20)

Executive Order 1528 - Additional Higher Risk Counties (10/26/20)

Executive Order 1530 - Safe Recovery Extension / County Update (11/10/20)

Mississippi State Department of Health Guidance for Individuals and Businesses



Show Me Strong Recovery Plan

Health Mandate (4/27/20)

Phase 1 Guidelines and FAQs

Phase 1 Extension Order (5/28/20) and Announcement

Executive Order 20-12 - Phase 2 (6/11/20) and Announcement



Governor’s Phased Approach to Reopening the Big Sky

Phased Reopening Directive (4/22/20)

Additional Phase One Guidelines (5/7/20)

Directive re: Phase Two (5/19/20)

Montana COVID FAQs Page




Announcement re: Update to Directed Health Measures Dates (7/28/20)

Outline of Phase III Changes and Outline of Phase IV Changes 

COVID-19 Nebraska Guidance Documents

State Overview and DHHS COVID-19 Site

Announcement re: Current DHMs Extended, Next Steps (8/27/20)

Announcement re: More Restrictive DHM 10/21 to 11/30 (10/16/20) and Summary of Changes

Announcement re: Amended, More Restrictive DHMs 11/11 to 11/30 (11/9/20) and Summary of Changes

Announcement re: Phased Approach to Future Mitigation Steps (11/13/20) and Summary

All County Directed Health Measures with Effective Dates




Framework Announcement 

Nevada United - Roadmap to Recovery Chart

Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal and Related Announcement (8/3/20) 

Directive - Phase Two (5/28/20)

Phase Two: General Guidelines and Industry-Specific Guidelines

Announcement re: Extension of Phase 2 and Directive (6/29/20)

Directive 027 - County-Specific Bar Closures, etc. (7/10/20) and Guidance

Announcement re: New Long-Term Mitigation Strategy Pending (7/28/20)

Directive 030 - Formalizing New Normal Mitigation Strategy (8/14/20)

Task Force Summary - Bar Closures in Certain Counties (8/20/20)

Task Force Summary - Bar Closures in Certain Counties (9/4/20)

Task Force Summary - Bars Reopening (9/11/20)

Task Force Summary - Bars Reopening (Clark and Elko Counties) (9/17/20)

Mitigation Measures Summary and Guidance for Bars, Pubs, etc. (9/17/20)

Governor Directives and Declarations

Task Force Assessments

Directive 033 (9/30/20)

Directive 034 - Sports (10/2/20)

Updated Guidance for Safe Gatherings (10/15/20)

Updated Screening Guides (for Employees, Visitors) & Signage

Task Force Summary - Gathering Limits in Washoe County (11/6/20)


New Hampshire

Economic Re-Opening Task Force Roadmap

Safer at Home Order (6/16/20)

Extension of Safer at Home Order (7/31/20)

Executive Order #65 - Order Enforcement (8/13/20)

Executive Order #70 - Safer at Home Extended (9/30/20)

Universal and Industry-Specific Business Guidance under Safer at Home Order

Safer at Home Schedule with General and Specific Guidance

Updated Restaurant Guidance (eff. 10/1/20)

Ski Area Reopening Guidance (10/2/20)

Updated Guidance for Amateur and Youth Sports (10/15/20)

Guidance for Hockey and Indoor Ice Arenas (10/23/20)


New Jersey

*Specific reopening step delayed

The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health

Executive Order No. 157 (6/26/20)

Executive Order No. 158 (Postponed Indoor Dining) (6/29/20)

Updated Health Directive for Restaurants (6/29/20)

Executive Order No. 161 (Expanded Gatherings) (7/2/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings (8/3/20)

Announcement re: Gyms Reopening (8/26/20)

Executive Order No. 181 (Gyms, Indoor Amusement Parks) (8/27/20)

Executive Order No. 183 (Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters) (9/1/20)

Administrative Order re: Smoking in Casinos (9/4/20)

Administrative Order re: Health Clubs in Hotels, Offices, etc. (9/8/20)

Executive Order No. 187 (Sports) (10/12/20)

New Jersey FAQ with Reopening Schedule and Guidance, and All FAQs

Executive Order No. 192 - Workplace Safety Standards (10/28/20)

Administrative Order re: Sports, Malls, etc. (11/2/20)

Announcement re: Targeted Mitigation Measures (11/9/20)

Executive Order No. 194 (Mitigation Measures) (11/10/20)

Executive Order No. 195 (Municipal Authority) (11/12/20)


New Mexico

*Closures in place per "Reset" order as of 11/16/20

"Preparation Phase" Announcement

Announcement re: Pause on Reopening (6/25/20)

Executive Order 2020-53 (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Indoor Dining, Enhanced Face Coverings (7/9/20) and Public Health Order (7/13/20)

Public Health Order Maintaining Restrictions (7/30/20)

Announcement re: Pending Order, Amending Food and Drink Restrictions (8/26/20)

Public Health Order (allowing indoor dining, museums reopening) (8/28/20) and Announcement

Public Health Order (amended re: youth sports, pumpkin patches, pools, etc.) (9/18/20) and Announcement

Announcement re: Forthcoming Orders with Mitigation Measures (10/13/20)

Amended Public Health Order (10/16/20)

Announcement re: Mitigation Steps Effective October 23 (10/20/20)

Amended Public Health Order (Mitigation Measures: Retail, Restaurants/Bars) (10/22/20)

Public Health Emergency Order (penalties for health violations) (11/5/20)

All COVID Public Health and Executive Orders

Department of Health Safe Practices Site

New Mexico Safe Certification Training Program

Public Health Order - Two-Week "Reset" (11/13/20)


New York

New York Forward

Framework Announcement (4/28/20)

Regional Approach Annoucement (5/4/20)

Executive Order 202.31 re: Regional Approach (5/14/20)

New York Forward Website

Announcement re: Orders on Restaurant/Bar Obligations (6/1/20)

Announcement re: NYC to Phase Three (7/5/20)

Announcement re: Health Order Mandating Traveler Health Form (7/13/20)

Announcement re: Regulations/Enforcement of Bars and Restaurants (7/16/20)

Announcement re: Bowling Alleys & NYC Cultural Institutions (8/14/20)

Announcement re: Gyms and Fitness Centers (8/17/20)

Announcement re: Protocols for Outbreaks at Colleges (8/27/20)

Announcement re: Protocols for Agritourism (9/1/20)

Annoucements re: Malls and Casinos Reopening (9/3/20) and Executive Order 202.60 (9/4/20)

Executive Order 202.61 (9/9/20) (indoor dining in NYC) and Guidance

Announcement re: Cluster Action Initiative (10/6/20)

Executive Order 202.68 (10/6/20) (Cluster Action & Penalties)

Announcement re: Movie Theaters Outside NYC (10/17/20)

Announcement re: Ski Resorts (10/18/20)

Executive Order 202.70 (10/20/20) (movie theaters)

Phase Three Overview and Guidance

Phase Four Overview and Guidance

Regional Map and Status of Regional Reopening

Micro-Cluster Strategy and Address Look Up

Announcement re: Restrictions for Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Gatherings (11/11/20)

Executive Order 202.74 (implementing restrictions) (11/12/20)


North Carolina

*Phase 3 extended to 12/4/20



Staying Ahead of the Curve

Announcement re: Count on Me NC Training Program

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Executive Order No. 147 (6/24/20) (Phase 2 extension, face coverings)

Announcement re: Extension of Phase 2 for Three More Weeks (7/14/20)

Executive Order No. 153 (prohibiting alcohol sales after 11 p.m.) (7/28/20)

Executive Order No. 155 (further Phase 2 extension) (8/5/20)

Phase 2 Extension FAQs

Executive Order No. 162 (extending restriction on alcohol sales to 10/2) (8/31/20)

Executive Order No. 163 (move to Phase 2.5) and FAQs

Alcohol Sales & Service FAQs

Annoucement re: Large Outdoor Venues (9/22/20)

Executive Order No. 169 (move to Phase 3) and FAQs (9/30/20)

Executive Order  No. 170 (Phase 3 Extension) (10/21/20)

Executive Order No. 176 (Phase 3 Extension, Mitigation Measures) and FAQs (11/10/20)

Businesses and Employers Guidance

All DHHS Guidance 


North Dakota

*Mitigation measures in place as of 11/16/20

ND Smart Restart

Executive Order 2020-06.6 (5/15/20)

Executive Order 2020-06.7 (5/22/20)

Announcement re: Advancing to Next Phase (5/29/20)

Announcement re: County Risk Level Assessments (9/3/20)

ND Smart Restart Protocols

ND Smart Restart Employer/Employee FAQs

Announcement re: Updating Smart Restart Protocols (10/14/20)

Updated Standards for All Industries

Executive Order 2020-43 (11/13/20) (mitigation measures 11/16/20 to 12/13/20)

Health Order #2020-08 - Face Coverings (11/13/20)





Responsible Restart Ohio

Order Extending Prior Orders and Business Restrictions (7/7/20)

Addendum to Director's Order Adding Counties to Level 3 (7/10/20)

Announcement re: Additional Counties to Level 3 (7/16/20) and Related Public Health Order (7/17/20)

Public Health Order Limiting Fairs (7/30/20)

Executive Order Formalizing Restriction on Alcohol Sales (7/31/20)

Public Health Order - Dine Safe (reopening restaurants, bars for dine-in) (9/23/20)

Amended Director's Order - Cosmetology (10/9/20)

Amended Director's Order - Adult Day Care and Senior Centers (10/16/20)

Sector-Specific Operating Requirements

Color-Coded Health Advisory System Map and Ohio Public Health Orders

Announcement re: Updated Mask and Gathering Orders (11/11/20)

Director's Order - Retail Duties / Mask Enforcement (11/13/20) and Signage Templates



Open Up and Recovery Safely (OURS) Plan

Executive Order 2020-13 (4th am.) (4/24/20)

OURS Plan Industry Guidance

Announcement re: Entering Phase 3 on June 1 (5/29/20)

Health Advisory with Recommendations (8/13/20)

Color-Coded Alert System and Dashboard



*Closures in effect per "Two-Week Freeze" as of 11/18/20

Reopening Oregon

Plan Announcement (5/7/20)

General Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 and FAQs

Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance and FAQs

County Status and Phase Information 

Oregon Health Authority Guidance and FAQs

Executive Order 20-27 (6/5/20)

Phase 2 Guidance

Announcement re: One-Week Pause on County Applications (6/11/20)

Announcement re: Restrictions on Social Gatherings (7/13/20)

Announcement re: Capacity Limits on Certain Facilities, Bar/Restaurant Evening Closure (7/22/20)

Guidance for Bowling Alleys and Skating Rinks (10/22/20)

Executive Order 20-58 (agricultural housing) (10/23/20)

Announcement re: Pause Measures for Social Activities in Certain Counties (11/6/20)

Announcement re: Addition of Counties to Two-Week Pause (11/9/20)

County Status and Watch List Information

Oregon OSHA Final Temporary COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules; Summary Table and More

Announcement re: Two-Week Freeze (11/13/20)



*Partial re-closure in effect

Plan for Pennsylvania

Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Consequences for Violations (5/11/20)

Announcement re: Final County to Green as of 7/1 (6/26/20)

Amended Executive Order, and Amended Public Health Order, All Counties to Green (7/2/20)

Announcement re: Statewide Restrictions on Indoor Dining, Bar Service, Gatherings, etc. (7/15/20)

Executive Order and Public Health Order Imposing Targeted Restrictions (7/15/20)

Announcement re: Restaurant Capacity Increase (9/8/20)

Executive Order and Public Health Order, Indoor Dining and Self-Certification (9/17/20)

Executive Order and Public Health Order Increasing Gathering Limits, and FAQs (10/6/20)

Restaurant Self-Certification Portal and FAQs

Responding to COVID-19 Business Guidance Materials

County Phase Map


Puerto Rico

*Partial re-closure in effect


Executive Order 2020-044 (6/12/20)

Executive Order 2020-048 (extending lockdown, continuing reopening) (6/29/20)

Executive Order 2020-052 (flight quarantine) (7/3/20)

Executive Order 2020-054 (partial reclosure, restrictions extended) (7/16/20)

Partial Re-closures Announced

Extension of Re-closures Announced

Additional Restrictions Announced (8/19/20)

Order Announced Reopening Certain Sectors (9/11/20)

Measures Extended to October 16 (10/1/20)

Measures Amended/Extended to November 13 (10/16/20)

Mitigation Measures Effective 11/16 to 12/11 (11/13/20)

All Executive Orders 


Rhode Island

*Reopening paused 

Reopening RI

Further Detail on Phase I

Preview of Phase 2 (5/22/20)

Announcement re: Phase 3 as of June 30 (6/29/20)

Executive Order 20-50 (6/29/20)

Announcement re: Phase 3 Pause (7/29/20)

Announcement re: Bars Closing at 11:00 p.m. (8/5/20)

Executive Order 20-67 (8/28/20) (extending Phase III)

Executive Order 20-69 (9/3/20) (extending prior orders, including face coverings)

Executive Order 20-73 (9/4/20) (extending early closure of bars)

Executive Order 20-79 (9/25/20) (extending Phase III)

Executive Order 20-83 (10/6/20) (extending early closure of bars)

Updated Phase III Guidance for Break Rooms and Workplace Common Areas (10/15/20); Related Regulations

Executive Order 20-88 - Updated and Extended Phase III (10/28/20)

Executive Order 20-90 - Amended and Restated Phase III (10/30/20)

Executive Order 20-95 - Revised Phase III (11/5/20)

All Executive Orders

Sector-Specific Guidelines, Posters and More available here


South Carolina

*Partial re-closure in effect 


Final Report and Recommendations

Department of Health and Environment Control Guidance

Executive Order 2020-40 (6/12/20)

Reopening Guidelines Available from accelerateSC

Announcement re: Liquor Sales Limitation (7/10/20)

Executive Order 2020-45 (7/10/20) (Liquor Sales)

Executive Order 2020-50 (8/2/20) (Emergency Restrictions/Mandatory Protocols) 

Executive Order 2020-63 (10/2/20) (Restaurant Occupancy)

Updated Guidance for Mass Gatherings/Large Community Events (10/15/20)


South Dakota

Back to Normal Plan


Executive Order 2020-20 (4/28/20)

Executive Order 2020-26 (5/26/20)

Department of Health Employer Recommendations and Other Guidance, Checklists, available here



Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee

Executive Order 33 (5/5/20)

Executive Order 35 (5/7/20)

Announcement re: Lifting Retail/Restaurant Capacity Limits (5/15/20)

Executive Order 38 (5/22/20)

Executive Order 59 (8/28/20)

Announcement re: Lifting of Restrictions (9/29/20) 

Executive Order 63 (9/29/20)

Tennessee Pledge Business Guidelines (General and Industry) (updated 10/2/20)



*Partial re-closures in effect

Strike Force to Open Texas

Governor’s Report (4/27/20)

Executive Order GA-26 (6/3/20)

Announcement re: Pause of Reopening (6/25/20)

Executive Order GA-27 (6/25/20) (Limiting Elective Procedures, by County); Proclamation Adding Counties to GA-27 (6/30/20)

Executive Order GA-28 (6/26/20) (Pulling Back on Reopening) 

Executive Order GA-30 (9/17/20) (Expanded Reopening Steps)

Executive Order GA-32 (10/7/20) (Bars/Business Expanded Reopening)

All Reopening Checklists by Business Type

Department of Health and Human Services Minimum Recommended Protocols

Full List of Health Protocols

DSHS County Status - Attestations Submitted to DSHS for 75% Reopening

TABC County Status - Attestations Submitted to TABC for Bars Reopening



*Reopening paused; mitigation measures in place 


Utah Leads Together

Utah Leads Together 2.0 Report

Utah Leads Together 3.0 Report (5/20/20)

COVID-19 Transmission Index (announced 10/13/20)

Executive Order 2020-60 - Salt Lake City & Sevier County (9/4/20)

Executive Order 2020-62 - Box Elder & Canyon Counties (9/11/20)

Public Health Order 2020-14 - Provo and Orem / Rich County (9/22/20)

Color-Coded Guidance to Phases and Map

State and Local Orders and Directives

COVID-19 Business Manual (updated 8/6/20) 

Utah Leads Together Guidelines

Updated FrameworkCOVID-19 Transmission Index (announced 10/13/20), including Initial County Assessments, Business Manual, Summary of Guidance at All Levels, and FAQs

Public Health Order 2020-19 (10/15/20) (Transmission Area Restrictions) and FAQs

Public Health Order 2020-20 (10/29/20) (Amended Transmission Area Restrictions)

Public Health Order 2020-21 (11/8/20) (gathering limits, extracurriculars, etc.)



*Mitigation measures in place


Addendum 12 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/1/20; Phase III)

Addendum 13 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/8/20)

Addendum 14 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/15/20)

Addendum 15 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/22/20)

Addendum 16 to Executive Order 01-20 (5/29/20)

Addendum 17 to Executive Order 01-20 (6/5/20)

Announcement re: Increased Occupancy for Venues and Restaurants (6/19/20)

Addendum 7 to Amended Executive Order 01-20 (10/16/20) (Indoor Ice Rinks, Skating Facilities)

Updated Interpretive Health Guidance from Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) (last amended 10/26/20)

Updated Schools Guidance (10/23/20)

Ski Resort Winter Operations Guidance (11/3/20)

Social Gatherings Advisory (11/6/20)

ACCD Resource Center: All Sector Specific Guidance

VOSHA COVID-19 Safety Training

Addendum 8 to Amended Executive Order 01-20 - Mitigation Measures/Bar Closures (11/13/20)



*Mitigation measures in place 

Forward Virginia (4/24/20)

Forward Virginia Announcement (4/24/20)

Forward Virginia - Phases I and II Outline (5/4/20)

Amended Executive Order 65 - Phase Two (6/9/20)

Phase Two Business Guidelines and FAQs

Phase Three Business Guidelines

Executive Order 67 - Phase Three (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Restriction on Bars in Phase Three (6/30/20)

Announcement re: Labor Standards Approved (7/15/20) and Related Guidance Materials (7/24/20)

Executive Order No. 68 (2020)/ Public Health Order No. 8 - Restrictions for Hampton Roads Region (7/28/20)

Third Amended Executive Order 67 - Lifting Restrictions for Hampton Roads Region (9/10/20)

Guidelines for All Business Sectors

Announcement re: Mitigation Measures as of November 15 (11/13/20)



*Closures in place per Four-Week Roll Back 

Washington’s Recovery Plan – Policy Brief

Phased Approach – Reopening and Modifying Physical Distancing Measures

Safe Start Washington (5/4/20)

Proclamation 20-46.2 re: High-Risk Employees – Workers’ Rights (7/29/20)

Memo re: Proclamation 20-46.2 (7/29/20)

Proclamation 20-57.1 (agricultural worker protections and testing) (8/19/20) 

Memo and Phase 2/3 Guidelines for Real Estate (9/4/20)

Updated emergency rules re: temporary farm worker housing (9/10/20)

Department of Labor & Industries: Which Mask for Which Task?, Basic Employee Training PPT (English) and Basic Employee Training PPT (Spanish

Business Signage Toolkit

Safe Start Plans and Guidance

Announcement re: Pause in Safe Start Progression (10/6/20) (updated guidance also provided)

Commercial Service Airport Requirements

Information about and Status of County Variances

What's Open in Each Phase?

Updated List of Allowable Activities for Modified Phase 1 (9/22/20)

Updated Memo of Reopening Guidance (10/9/20)

Announcement re: Modified Phase 1 Counties Moving to Phase 2 (10/13/20)

All COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Proclamation 20-25.8 - Stay Safe - Stay Healthy - Four-Week Roll Back (11/15/20) & Guidance Memo


West Virginia


West Virginia Strong – The Comeback

Executive Order 58-20 (8/1/20) - Extending Bar Closures in Monongalia County

Executive Order 61-20 (8/12/20) - Nursing Home Visitation Paused

Executive Order 60-20 (8/12/20) - Extending Bar Closures in Monongalia County

Executive Order 62-20 (8/19/20) - Extending Bar Closures in Monongalia County until 8/31/20

Executive Order 65-20 (9/2/20) - Re-closure of Bars in Monongalia County

Executive Order 70-20 (9/15/20) - Adding "Gold" Category; Gathering Limits

Executive Order 71-20 (9/23/20) - School County System

Executive Order 74-20 (10/5/20) - Live Performances

Supplemental Safety Protocols for Bar Reopenings in Monongalia County

Announcement re: Reopening of Monongalia County Bars (10/9/20)

County Alert System

Full Schedule and Guidance for West Virginia Businesses

Executive Order 80-20 (11/13/20) - Winter Sports Prohibition



Badger Bounce Back Plan

Plan in Brief

Health Services Page

Emergency Order #31 (4/20/20, Badger Bounce Back)

Emergency Order #34 (4/24/20) and FAQs

Reopen Guidelines

Executive Order #36 (5/11/20)

Emergency Order #3 (10/6/20) (gathering limits) and FAQs - This order is subject to ongoing litigation.

Executive Order #94 (11/10/20) (stay home advisory)

WEDC Industry-Specific Reopen Guidelines





Transition Plan for a Healthy Wyoming


Amended Order re: Public Spaces (Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Schools, etc.) (9/29/20)

Amended Order re: Public Gatherings (9/29/20)

Amended Order re: Personal Services (9/29/20)

Extended Order re: Public Spaces (Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Schools, etc.) (10/14/20)

Extended Order re: Public Gatherings (10/14/20)

Extended Order re: Personal Services (10/14/20)

Extended Order re: Public Spaces (Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Schools, etc.) (10/30/20)

Extended Order re: Public Gatherings (10/30/20)

Extended Order re: Personal Services (10/30/20)

Extended Order re: Public Spaces (11/13/20)

Extended Order re: Public Gatherings (11/13/20)

Extended Order re: Personal Services (11/13/20)

State Public Health Orders and Guidance, County Orders, County Variances

Interactive Map of County Variances

Guidance for Screening Employees


Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated general and industry-specific guidance.

Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.