Stay on Top of “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders, as of March 30, 2020

Governors and public health officials across the country are implementing stringent measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19. This post, current as of March 30, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. (CDT), identifies the jurisdictions where “stay at home” orders are effective or pending. The below chart primarily covers jurisdictions where non-essential businesses are closed and public officials have encouraged (if not mandated) residents to stay at home. We will update the list regularly but expect it will become outdated quickly as new announcements are made.

As of this posting, the most recent announcements affect ArizonaVirginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C.and Tennessee.

Generally speaking, the “stay at home” types of orders shutter all non-essential business operations, permitting employees of non-essential businesses to work from home only, with narrow exceptions. Many also specifically require citizens to remain home at all times, unless they are engaged in essential activities, such as shopping for food and basic goods, commuting to perform essential work, seeking medical attention, or participating in outdoor activities.

Note that this list does not include “stay at home” actions at the local level. Nor does it include less restrictive orders that affect only certain businesses, like restaurants or salons, or that apply only to certain counties within a state (as in Pennsylvania, for example). Employers should monitor news outlets and consult with counsel for details on additional orders that may apply to their operations.

State

Effective Date

Duration or End Date

Resources

Alaska

March 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Will be reevaluated on April 11, 2020

Arizona

March 31, 2020  at 5:00 p.m.

April 30, 2020

California

March 19, 2020

Until further notice

Colorado

March 26, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.

April 11, 2020

Connecticut

March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

April 22, 2020

Delaware

March 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

May 15, 2020 or until health threat eliminated

District of Columbia

April 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

April 24, 2020

Florida – for vulnerable populations only+

March 25, 2020

May 8, 2020 unless extended

Georgia – for certain medically fragile people only+

March 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

April 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Hawaii

March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Idaho

March 25, 2020

At least 21 days

Illinois

March 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

April 7, 2020

Indiana

March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

April 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. but could be extended

Kansas

March 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. 

April 19, 2020

Kentucky*

March 26, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Until the emergency concludes

Louisiana

March 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

April 13, 2020 unless extended

Maryland

March 30, 2020  at 8:00 p.m.

Until the emergency concludes

Massachusetts*

March 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon

April 7, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Michigan

March 24, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Minnesota

March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Montana

March 28, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

April 10, 2020

Nevada*

March 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

April 16, 2020

New Hampshire

March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

May 4, 2020

New Jersey

March 21, 2020 at 9:00 p.m.

Until revoked or modified

New Mexico

March 23, 2020

Until rescinded

New York

March 22, 2020

April 17, 2020

North Carolina

March 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

For 30 days (April 29) unless modified or rescinded

Ohio

March 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

April 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Oklahoma – for vulnerable individuals only+

March 24, 2020

April 30, 20201

Oregon

March 23, 2020

Until terminated

Rhode Island

March 28, 2020

April 13, 2020

Tennessee*

March 31, 2020  at 11:59 p.m.

April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Vermont

March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

April 15, 2020

Virginia

March 30, 2020

June 10, 2020

Washington State

March 23, 2020

April 6, 2020

West Virginia

March 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Until terminated

Wisconsin

March 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

April 24, 2020

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


See Footnotes

This order closes all non-essential businesses but does not, on it face, require citizens to remain at home. Even if advisory in nature, the order is included here given the extensive business closure and wider government messaging that urges people to stay home.

+ This order does not close all non-essential businesses statewide but requires certain people (older, serious health conditions, medically fragile) to stay home.

The Oklahoma order (which covers other topics as well) indicates that it remains in effect for 30 days, but Governor Stitt indicated in his press conference that the stay at home order for vulnerable people would last through April 30, 2020.

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.