COVID-19: State Reopening Status and Requirements

January 12, 2021

In response to the threat of COVID-19 in the United States, governors across the nation issued orders closing businesses.

These ranged from broad shelter-in-place orders, permitting only essential businesses to operate, to narrower orders closing only certain establishments thought to have a higher risk of spreading the virus.  Some states have now begun to reopen their economies, and others have put forth plans outlining how they intend to do so.

This chart provides an overview of the status of the closing orders and reopening plans, as well as any social distancing, sanitation, and occupancy operating requirements imposed on businesses during the closures and reopenings.