Updated Safety Guidelines Announced

Maintaining safety in our work locations is a top priority and will be an ongoing process. Thanks to the support from our technicians, the following safety guidelines are now required:

  • Continue completing the COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Checklist prior to arriving on-site.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines and maintain a safe distance from other individuals while on-site.
  • Arrive to site with a face covering, and wear throughout time on-site unless instructed differently.
  • Maintain gloves and disinfectant supplies on-hand to utilize as necessary.
  • Refrain from any discussion while on-site with other crews or customers regarding any personal experience with COVID-19.
  • Always wash hands or use ABHR (alcohol-based hand rub) throughout the time on-site and while working.
  • Never shake hands with, touch, or hug individuals during the time on-site or while working.
  • Note “Waived – COVID-19” in the job completion details on the service ticket if the customer does not want to complete the signature portion.

COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Checklist Implemented

As of March 20, 2020, Snap’s IT Department implemented a COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Checklist to screen our network of nationwide technicians on all jobs during this national emergency we are all facing. To streamline our ability of gathering this information, the checklist has been incorporated into our mobile app and allows Snap to proactively recognize exposure risks and protect your customers.

The screening questions within the COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Checklist are based on current preventative measures provided by the CDC. We are able to report off of the checklist data on all of your jobs if needed, and will continue to adapt as further information becomes available from the CDC.

Signature Policy Revised

In light of recent social distancing measures put in place throughout the US and Canada, if your customer does not want to complete the signature portion of our service ticket, our technicians will note “Waived – COVID-19” in the job completion details on the service ticket. The safety of our technicians and your customers are our highest concern and we are committed to doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we all serve.


As of August 24th, 2020

COVID-19: Travel and Work Restrictions by Region

The following is a list of regions that have implemented transportation, movement, and/or work restriction directives as well as mandates for face coverings and plans to reopen. We continue to update this list of states as regions execute new or adapt current orders.

  • Alabama: A statewide “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 4/4/20 and expired on 4/30/20.
    • Face Coverings: The amended safer at home order mandates the wearing of masks for employees in a wide variety of business sectors. An Executive Order was issued on 7/16/20 which requires each person to wear a mask or other facial covering that covers nostrils and mouth at all times when within six feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: an indoor space open to the general public, a vechile operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered. Effective July 29th, the mask mandate was expanded to include schools, limited to students second grade and older, and colleges.
    • Reopen Plan: A new “Safer at Home” order went into effect on 4/30/20 and will continue through 5/15/20 which contains guidelines to reopen portions of the economy. Phase One of the “Reopen Alabama Responsibility” plan was released on 4/17/20. An amended “Safer at Home” order went into effect 5/11/20 and will extend through 5/22/20 which includes an expanded list of items to reopen.
  • Alaska: A “Social Distancing” mandate went into effect on 3/28/20, was extended, and expired on 4/21/20.
  • Arizona: A “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy” order went into effect on 3/30/20 and will continue through 4/30/20. The order directs all residents to limit their time away from their place of residence but allows businesses classified as Essential Functions to remain open and maintain operations. The order was amended and extended with new modified restrictions through 5/15/20, at which time the order expired.
  • Arkansas:
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 7/20/20 which requires people to wear a face covering over the mouth and nose in an indoor environments where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of six feet or more cannot be assured and in all outdoor settings where there is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six feet or more to practice social distancing.
  • California: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/19/20 which directs all individuals living in the state to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
    • Face Coverings: Guidance was released on 6/18/20 which mandates that face coverings be worn in public places statewide, with certain exceptions.
    • Reopen Plan: On 4/13/20 CA, OR, and WA announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies. CO and NV joined this Western States Pact on 4/27/20. On 4/28/20 a four-state “Resilience Roadmap” was announced to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces in CA. On 5/8/20 the state will begin to move into Stage Two, with guidelines released 5/7/20. Effective 7/13/20, reopening plans were rolled back for many sectors. 
  • Colorado: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/26/20 and will continue through 4/11/20. The order was extended through and expired on 4/26/20.
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 4/17/20 and will continue through 5/17/20 which requires workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical face coverings. The order was extended through 6/16/20. An order allowing businesses to refuse service to unmasked customers was released on 6/4/20.
    • Reopen Plan: A “Safer at Home” order was issued on 4/26/20 as part of a phased approach to reopening the economy that encourages but no longer requires residents to stay at home and allows non-critical businesses to open with restrictions. Guidance was issued on 4/22/20 with further details and timeline for implementation. On 4/27/20 it was announced that CO and NV would join WA, Or, and CA in the Western States Pact — a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders. The “Safer at Home” Order was amended on 5/27/20 to allow additional businesses to open under abundant precautions. The “Safer at Home” Order and its modifications were extended. the state moved into the next phase of reopening on 6/16/20 with the “Protect our Neighbors” phase and new guidance on gatherings.
  • Connecticut: A “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order went into effect on 3/23/20 and will continue through 4/22/20. The order directs all non-essential businesses to implement any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely employ. The order was extended through 5/20/20.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/20/20 which requires residents to wear a mask or face covering any time they are out in public and cannot maintain a social distance of at least six feet from other people. This includes retail stores and essential workplaces, and in situations where a person is in a taxi, ride-share or public mass transit service or enclosed transit stop.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI have agreed to a multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy. Council appointees were announced on 4/19/20. A four-state process to begin to reopen the state began with Phase One on 5/20/20. Phase Two began on 6/17/20.
  • Delaware: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 5/15/20. The order directs individuals to shelter-in-place at their residence and orders all non-essential businesses to close. The order and its modifications were extended through 5/31/20.
  • Florida: A statewide “Safer at Home” order went into effect on 4/3/20 and expired on 5/4/20. The order directs residents to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities as established in Miami’s previous Shelter in Place order.
  • Georgia: A statewide Executive Order to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Georgia went into effect on 4/3/20. The order was extended through and expired on 4/30/20.
    • Face Coverings: Required for certain industries. An Executive Order was issued which prohibits any  local government from enacting facial covering requirements more restrictive than those in the order. As of 8/15/20, localities are no longer prohibited from enacting mask mandates.
    • Reopen Plan: Certain businesses were permitted to reopen beginning 4/24/20. On 4/30/20, new guidance for businesses was released along with an extension for protections of vulnerable residents.
  • Hawaii: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/25/20 and will continue through 4/30/20. The order directs all residents to stay at home unless performing an essential activity or to perform work in an essential business. The order was extended and transitioned to a new phase on 5/7/20.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/17/20 which encourages all people to wear a cloth face covering as described and recommended by the CDC. The order also directs all employees of essential businesses or operations who have any contact with customers or goods to be purchased to wear the cloth face covering recommended by the CDC while at their place of employment.
    • Reopen Plan: As part of the “Beyond Recovery” Reopening Hawaii” plan, the “Stay at Home” order transitioned to a “Safer at Home” order on 5/7/20 with new modified restrictions. On 5/19/20 that order transitioned to the “Act With Care” order which includes the reopening of medium-risk businesses.
  • Idaho: An “Order to Self-Isolate” went into effect on 3/25/20 and will continue through 4/15/20. The order was amended and extended through and expired on 4/30/20.
  • Illinois: A “Stay at Home” order which directs all business and operations in the state, except essential business and operations, to cease all activities within the state went into effect on 3/22/20 and will continue until 4/7/20. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and again through 5/30/20 with modified restrictions. The order expired on 5/30/20. 
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 6/26/20 which states that any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, Midwest Governors announced their plan on 4/16/20 to coordinate on reopening of economies in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, & WI. A five-phase “Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Our State” was released on 5/5/20. Guidelines for businesses to reopen during Phase Three were released on 5/24/20 bur the state is still currently in Phase Two. The state, with the exception of Chicago, then entered Phase Three on 5/29/20. Chicago followed suit on 6/3/20. Phase Four began 6/26/20.
  • Indiana: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/25/20 and will continue through 4/7/20. The order directs residents to only go out for essential errands, work, or business. The order was extended through 4/20/20 and again through 5/1/20, when it expired. 
    • Face Coverings: Face coverings are required for employees of restaurants, retail food establishments, personal services, and employees of fitness facilities. An Executive Order will go into effect on 7/27/20 which requires face coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces, on public transportation, and spaces where social distancing is not possible by everyone over the age of eight.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, Midwest Governors announced their plan on 4/16/20 to coordinate on reopening of economies in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, & WI. A new five-stage “Back on Track” order went into effect 5/1/20 which is a road map to recovery that allows most counties to start reopening 5/4/20 with the goal of lifting all restrictions by 7/4/20. A “Roadmap to Reopen Indiana” order went into effect on 5/1/20 with requirements for reopening businesses and entities. Stage 3 went into effect for much of the state on 5/22/20. Stage 4 went into effect on 6/11/20.
  • Kansas: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/30/20 and will continue through 4/19/20. The order directs residents to stay at home unless performing essential activities and allows businesses identified as essential functions in the Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) to remain open. The order was extended through and expired on 5/3/20.
    • Face Coverings: As of 7/3/20, residents must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside.
    • Reopen Plan: Phase One of the “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen KANSAS” order went into effect on 5/4/20 which contains guidance on safety, strategically, and incrementally reopening businesses. A new Phase 1.5 was added to the reopening plan and will go into effect on 5/18/20. Phase Two will go into effect on 5/22/20. A Proclamation was released on 5/26/20 which relinquishes the reopening of businesses to local control.
  • Kentucky: A statewide “Healthy at Home” order went into effect on 3/26/20. The order directs all residents to stay home and all businesses that are not life-sustaining to cease operations.
    • Face Coverings: An order was released on 5/11/20 which mandates masks for certain employees. An Executive Order was issued on 7/9/20 which mandates face coverings in indoor spaces, public transportation, and outdoors if social distance cannot be maintained; includes some exceptions. The order was extended on 8/6/20.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, Midwest Governors announced their plan on 4/16/20 to coordinate on reopening of economies in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, & WI. Additionally a “Healthy at Work” phased approach to reopening Kentucky’s economy was announced on 4/21/20. Guidelines with 10 Rules to Reopen Business was shared on 4/28/20. Phase One will begin on 5/11/20. Phase Two was announced on 5/8/20 and will begin on 5/22/20. A “Healthy at Work” timeline was released on 5/19/20 with dates for businesses reopenings. Phase Three began on 7/1/20.
  • Louisiana: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/23/20 and will continue through 4/13/20. The order limits the operations of all non-essential businesses by reducing operations to continue with minimum contact with members of the public and essential employees, while requiring proper social distancing. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and expired on 5/15/20. 
    • Face Coverings: Face coverings are required when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or open space to he public, whether indoor or outdoor. Counties with fewer than 100 cases per 100k residents may opt out.
    • Reopen Plan: “Resilient Louisiana” was announced on 4/16/20, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months. The state will move to Phase One on 5/15/20, at which time the Stay at Home order will be lifted and additional businesses will be permitted to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines. Guidelines for businesses and workplaces to safety reopen during Phase Three were released on 5/24/20. Phase Two began 6/5/20.
  • Maine: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 4/2/20 and expired on 4/30/20.
    • Face Coverings: Individuals must wear cloth face coverings in public settings were other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. A revised mandate provides for greater employment and requires certain businesses in specific localities to implement mask requirements.
    • Reopen Plan: A new “Stay Safer at Home” order went into effect on 5/1/20 and will continue through 5/31/20 which establishes four stages to reopening the state, the first of which begins on 5/1/20. The “Restarting Maine’s Economy” plan was released on 5/19/20. An Order was issued on 5/29/20 which allows for the gradual easing of restrictions as the state continues to reopen.
  • Maryland: As an amendment to a previous order, a new “Stay at Home” directive went into effect on 3/30/20. The order directs all residents to stay at home except to perform certain Essential Activities and directs all Non-Essential Businesses to close. The Stay at Home order was amended on 5/6/20 and amended again on 5/13/20 with new modifications and expired on 5/15/20. 
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 7/31/20 which requires all residents over the age of five to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. The order was amended on 8/3/20.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” was released on 4/24/20 outlining a phased recovery plan. The amended Stay at Home order released on 5/13/20 allows for the reopening of certain businesses and facilities, subject to local regulation. The state moved into Stage One of recovery on 5/15/20 with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopening. Stage Two began 6/5/20. An order allowing certain businesses and facilities to reopen, subject to local regulation, was released on 6/10/20.
  • Massachusetts: An “Essential Services and Revised Gatherings” order went into effect on 3/23/20 and will continue through 4/7/20. The order directs non-essential businesses and organizations to close their physical workspaces and facilities to customers, workers, and the public. The order was extended through 5/4/20 and again through and expired on 5/18/20.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 5/1/20 which requires the use of masks or face coverings in public stations when appropriate social distancing measures are not possible.
    • Reopen Plan: The Phased “Reopening Massachusetts” plan was released on 5/18/20. Phase One began on 5/18/20, making businesses eligible to reopen, subject to their ability to comply with all mandatory safety standards. Phase Two began 6/8/20. As of 7/6/20, certain businesses were permitted to reopen as part of Phase Three, Step One, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations.
  • Michigan: A “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 4/13/20. The order directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close and all residents to stay home or six feet away from others. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and again through 5/15/20 and again with modifications through 5/28/20. The order was rescinded on 6/1/20.
  • Minnesota: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/27/20 and will continue through 4/10/20. The order directs all residents to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work set forth. The order was amended and extended again with modified restrictions and expired on 5/18/20.
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 7/25/20 which requires residents to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings, with exceptions for medical conditions and children under the age of six.
    • Reopen Plan: A new Executive Order will go into effect on 5/18/20 through 5/31/20 which details guidelines on “Safely Reopening Minnesota’s Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities.” Additional businesses were permitted to reopen as of 6/1/20 with guidance for businesses and workers to safely return to work. An Executive Order with new reopening guidelines will go into effect on 6/9/20.
    • Minneapolis & St. Paul: An Order was issued in Minneapolis mandating any individual over the age of two, and medically capable of wearing a face covering, to cover their nose and month with a mask or other cloth coverings when indoor at places of public accommodation beginning 5/26/20. St. Paul also issued an Order requiring a face covering at all city-controlled properties when social distancing of at least six feet apart is not maintained. Additionally, businesses licensed by the City of St. Paul must require that all individuals wear face coverings beginning 6/1/20.
  • Mississippi: A statewide “Shelter in Place” order went into effect on 4/3/20 and will continue through 4/20/20. The order directs all individuals currently living in the state to stay at home or in their place of residence with exceptions. Essential Businesses or Operations identified in Executive Order 1463 may remain open and shall operate at such level necessary to provide essential services and functions. The order was amended and extended through and expired on 4/27/20. The order was extended again through 6/1/20.  The “Safe Return” order was extended through 6/29/20.
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 7/10/20 which requires residents in 13 specific counties to wear masks when out in public. Additionally,  masks are required for certain businesses.
    • Reopen Plan: The Commission for Economic Recovery was announced that as leaders of the business community were tasked to chart a course for economic recovery and re-opening Mississippi’s economy. A new “Safer at Home” order went into effect on 4/28/20 and will continue through 5/11/20 which eases restrictions on businesses, still requires medically vulnerable people to remain home but allows more movement by others. While the order is still in effect, a new order was also released on 5/5/20 which loosens some restrictions. The order was extended again through 6/1/20. the “Safe Return” order was extended through 6/29/20. 
  • Missouri: A statewide “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 4/6/20 and will continue through 4/24/20. The order directs residents to avoid leaving their homes or places of residence with exceptions and any entity that does not employ individuals to perform essential worker functions as set forth by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to adhere to the limitations on social distancing. The order was extended through and expired on 5/3/20.
  • Montana: A “Stay at Home” directive went into effect on 3/28/20 and will continue through 4/10/20. The order requires residents to stay home and temporarily closes all non-essential businesses and operations. The order was extended through and expired on 4/26/20.
    • Face Coverings: A new Executive Order was issued on 8/12/20 which requires businesses and other indoor spaces to ensure masks are worn by employees and members of the public and requires masks for outdoor activities of 50 or more people, including schools. Applies to counties with 4 or more active cases.
    • Reopen Plan: A plan to begin and gradual and phased reopening of the state went into effect for individuals on 4/26/20 and extended to businesses on 4/27/20. Additional Phase One Guidelines to include gyms, movie theaters, and museums were released on 5/11/20. Phase Two will begin 6/1/20 which allow additional reopenings with reduced capacities.
  • Nebraska:
    • Face Coverings: An Order went into effect on 6/22/20 which requires the use of mask for some activities.
  • Nevada: An emergency directive went into effect on 3/20/20 and will continue through 4/30/20. The directive orders all residents to stay home and all non-essential businesses to close. The order was amended and extended with new modified restrictions and expired on 5/15/20.
  • New Hampshire: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/27/20 and will continue through 5/4/20. The order directs all residents to stay home and all non-essential businesses (as outlined in Exhibit A) to close. On 4/24/20, the State of Emergency was extended by 21 days and expired on 5/4/20.
    • Face Coverings: Any business allowed to reopen under the new “Stay at Home 2.0” order is eligible for free masks from the state for their employees and customers. Masks are required for certain industries like restaurants and personal care services.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, the Governor’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force was announced on 4/21/20. They will examine how to start to re-open some sectors of the economy in phases at the appropriate time, guided by public health. A new “Stay at Home 2.0” order went into effect on 5/1/20 and will continue through 5/23/20 with modified restrictions that relax some aspects of the previous order and re-open parts of the economy. A timeline with Universal Guidelines was also released. “Stay at Home 2.0” was extended through 6/15/20. Additional reopening guidelines were released on 6/5/20. The “Stay at Home 2.0” order will expire on 6/15/20. An Executive Order was issued on 6/15/20 regarding public health guidance for business operations and advising that residents are safe at home. Phase Two reopening took place on 6/8/20, 6/15/20, and 6/22/20, 6/28/20, and 6/29/20.
  • New Jersey: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/21/20 which directs all residents to stay at home and all non-essential businesses to close.  The Public Health Emergency Order was extended through 5/7/20 and again through 6/6/20. The “Stay at Home” order was lifted on 6/9/20.

    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 7/8/20 which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces where it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individuals health, where the individual is under two years of age, or in situations where individuals cannot feasibly wear a face covering, uch as when eating or drinking at outdoor dining areas.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI have agreed to a multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy. Council appointees were announced on 4/19/20. “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health” was announced on 4/27/20 which outlines six principles and key metrics that will guide the process for lifting restrictions. A multi-stage approach to execute a responsible and strategic restart was unveiled on 5/18/20. Phase Two of the “Restart and Recover” plan will begin on 6/15/20.
  • New Mexico: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 4/10/20. The order directs all residents to stay at home and all non-essential businesses to close. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and extended again through at least 5/15/20 and then extended again through at least 5/31/20.
    • Face Coverings: As of 6/30/20 all residents are required to wear face coverings in public, with exceptions for eating, drinking, and exercising. Under the expiring order, only retail workers were required to wear face coverings. On 6/30/20 it was announced that the state will aggressively enforce the mask mandate. Violators will be subject to a $100 fine.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Public Health Emergency Order is still in effect, it was modified effective 5/18/20 with loosened restrictions including allowing most retailers to operate at 25 percent of their maximum occupancy as determined by fire code. More eased restrictions were announced on 5/26/20. New businesses eligible for reopening were announced on 6/1/20.
  • New York: A “New York State on PAUSE” order went into effect on 3/22/20 and will continue through 4/15/20. The order mandates 100% closure of non-essential businesses statewide. The order was extended through 5/15/20 and again through 6/13/20.
    • Face Coverings: Another order went into effect on 4/15/20 which requires any employees of essential businesses or entities who are present in the workplace to be provided and wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Additionally, a separate order went into effect on 4/17/20 which requires all individuals to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. An Executive Order was issued on 5/28/20 which authorizes businesses to deny entry to individuals not wearing masks or face coverings.
    • Reopen Plan: CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI have agreed to a multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy. Council appointees were announced on 4/19/20. In NY, reopen decisions will be made on a region-by-region basis. On 4/26/20 a phased plan to reopen was announced. The “New York Forward” plan was released on 5/20/20 which outlines reopening on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses reopen. All regions are in Phase Four as of 7/20/20.
  • North Carolina: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/30/20 and will continue through 4/29/20. The order directs all individuals to stay at home except for Essential Activities or to participate in or access COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations. The order was extended through 5/8/20.
    • Face Coverings: Residents are required to wear face coverings while out in public, with certain exceptions.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, a path forward was outlined on 4/15/20. A Phase One Executive Order will go into effect on 5/8/10 which eases restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings. Phase Two will go into effect on 5/22/20.
  • Ohio: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/23/20 and will continue through 4/6/20. The order directs all persons to stay at home unless engaged in essential work or activity. The order was extended through and expired on 5/1/20.
    • Face Coverings: As party of the new “Stay Safe Ohio” order, businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for specific reasons. An Executive Order went into effect on 7/23/20 which states that all citizens are under a mandatory mask order while out in public. Masks must be worn at all times when: at an indoor location that’s not a residence; outdoors when unable to keep 6-ft social distance from those not in your household, when waiting for, riding , driving, or operating public transportation, taxi, car service, private rideshare.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, Midwest Governors announced their plan on 4/16/20 to coordinate on reopening of economies in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, & WI. The “Responsible Restart Ohio” plan was announced on 4/27/20. A new “Stay Safe Ohio Order” went into effect on 5/1/20 through 5/29/20 with exceptions for reopening some businesses. The next phase of the plan was announced on 5/8/20 which allows for the staggered reopening of restaurants, bars, and personal car services beginning 5/15/20. Additional services are permitted reopen on 5/15/20 with implementation of proper safety measures. New “Responsible Restart Ohio” opening dates were announced on 5/14/20. Details of a new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Healthy Advisory” which replaces the “Stay Safe Ohio” order were released on 5/20/20. Orders to reopen certain facilities were released on 6/4/20.
  • Oklahoma: An Executive Order went into effect on 4/1/20, will continue through 4/30/20, and applies to all 77 Oklahoma counties. The order requires adults over the age of 65 and vulnerable individuals with serious underlying medical conditions to stay home and closes all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector. The order was extended through 5/30/20.
    • Reopen  Plan: While Safer at Home guidelines are still in effect for those mentioned above, a phased “Open Up and Recover Safety” Plan was announced on 4/22/20 and Phase One began to go into effect on 4/24/20. Phase Two is set to go into effect on 5/15/20. Phase Three began on 6/1/20.
  • Oregon: A “Stay Home, Save Lives” order went into effect on 3/23/20 which directs all residents to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and which adds to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed.
    • Face Coverings: As of 7/1/20, residents are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, whether publicly or privately owned, as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. As of 7/24/20, children age 5 and up are required to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering. Face coverings are now required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you can’t physically distance.
    • Reopen Plan: Framework for reopening the state was announced on 4/14/20. On 4/13/20 CA, OR, and WA announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies. CO and NV joined this Western States Pact on 4/27/20. A “Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon” was released on 5/7/20 which includes new guidance for counties and businesses on the phased reopening process. All counties are either in Phase One or Phase Two– a county-by-county map was released which indicates which phase specific areas are currently in.
  • Pennsylvania: The order for all but “life sustaining” businesses to shut down went into effect on 3/19/20 and will continue through 4/30/20. The order was extended through 5/8/20. The order was extended through 6/4/20 for those counties still designated in the red phase per the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania plan. The order expired on 6/4/20.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/19/20 which requires businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person operations to provide masks for employees to wear during their time at the business, and make it a mandatory requirement to wear masks while on the work site. Masks must be worn whenever a person leaves home.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home order is still in effect, CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI have agreed to a multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy. Council appointees were announced on 4/19/20. Additionally a phased Plan for Pennsylvania was also announced and the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania were also announced. On 5/8/20 the Stay at Home order was lifted for those counties designated in the yellow phase. Businesses in those counties previously deemed non-life-sustaining are permitted to reopen if the follow the guidance. The Stay at Home order expired on 6/4/20, bringing all counties in the state into the yellow or green phase. All counties except Lebanon County moved to the green phase as of 6/26/20; Lebanon County went green on 7/3/20.
  • Rhode Island: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/28/20 and will continue through 4/13/20.  The order requires certain retail in-person operations to close. The order references the Department of Business Regulation which further clarifies that the state has not deemed any business essential or non-essential at this time. The order was extended through and expired on 5/8/20.
    • Face Coverings: Any person who is in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering unless doing so would damage the person’s health.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home order is still in effect, CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI have agreed to a multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy. Council appointees were announced on 4/19/20. A “Reopening RI: Charting the Course” phased plan was announced on 4/27/20. The Stay at Home order was lifted on 5/8/20, leaving certain restrictions in place and limiting re-openings with stringent health regulations. Phase Two of the reopening plan went into effect on 5/30/20 and 6/1/20. Phase Three reopening guidelines and restrictions went into effect 6/30/20.
  • South Carolina: A statewide Executive Order went into effect on 4/6/20 and will continue through 4/12/20. The order directs residents to stay at home with exceptions and calls for the closure of Non-Essential Businesses. The order was extended and expired on 5/4/20. 
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 8/2/20 which requires masks in state government buildings. Restaurants must require that all employees, customers, patrons, suppliers, vendors, and other visitors wear face coverings, except while actively engaged in eating or drinking. All persons in attendance where there is a large crowd or gathering must wear a face covering as a condition of entry or participation.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Executive Order is still in effect, “accelerateSC,” a coordinated economic revitalization plan, was announced on 4/20/20 which reopens some retail stores and provides other exceptions. The previous “home or work” order, which encourages people to limit their movement, is now voluntary. Restaurants were permitted to reopen with limited dine-in services beginning 5/11/20.
  • Tennessee: A “Safer at Home” order went into effect on 3/31/20, was extended, and expired on 4/30/20.
    • Face Covering: On 7/6/20 an Executive Order was issued which grants local governments authority to mandate face masks in public. The order was extended through 8/29/20.
    • Reopen Plan: The Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy was announced on 4/16/20. As part of the “Tennessee Pledge,” a new Executive Order went into effect on 4/30/20 and will continue through 5/29/20 which keeps close-contact businesses closed but allows residents to return to work safely while encouraging continued adherence to health guidelines. Another order amending that Executive Order went into effect on 5/5/20 which allows the reopening of close contact personal services pursuant of new safety guidelines. And another order amending that Executive Order went into effect 5/7/20 which allows the reopening of small group, non-contact entertainment and recreational venues pursuant to new safety guidelines. An Executive Order went into effect on 5/22/20 which expands the number of people who may return to work safely while urging continued adherence to health and social distancing guidelines.
  • Texas: A statewide Executive Order went into effect on 4/2/20 and expired on 4/30/20.
  • Utah: A statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order went into effect on 3/27/20 and will continue through 4/13/20. The order encourages residents to stay home and work from home as much as possible. The order was extended through 5/1/20.
    • Face Coverings: Residents are encouraged to wear face coverings in public. Under “A Mask for Every Utahn” initiative, the state will provide one mask to each resident who needs one. Masks are mandatory in parts of Utah that are home to several of the state’s famous national parks and in certain businesses.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, “Utah Leads Together,” a task force plan that outlines the path to recovery and identifies tools to gauge success in reopening the economy, was announced. A color-coded health guidance system was developed to guide health behaviors for individuals and businesses. An Executive Order moving much of the state to a Yellow Health Risk phase was released on 5/18/20. An Executive Order with updated guidelines for low-risk phase of reopening was released on 5/27/20. A county-by-county- map was released which indicates which phase specific areas are currently in.
  • Vermont: A “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 4/15/20. The order directs residents to stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons and provides exemptions for businesses and entities providing services or functions deemed critical. The order was extended through 5/15/20, at which time the “Be Smart, Stay Safe” order went into effect.
  • Virginia: A Statewide Order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 6/10/20. The directive orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses and urges residents to avoid non-essential travel outside the home. Certain essential businesses, organizations, and facilities may remain open.
    • Face Coverings: An order will go into effect on 5/29/20 which requires people ages 10 and older to wear face coverings when in public buildings and indoor businesses and when riding public transportation. It also requires all employees of essential retail businesses to wear a face covering whenever working in customer-facing areas.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Statewide Order is still in effect, a phased “Forward Virginia Blueprint” plan was announced on 5/5/20. An Executive Order was released on 5/12/20 which delays Phase One for Northern Virginia localities. An amended Executive Order was released on 5/26/20 with new Phase One guidance that eases certain temporary restrictions. The entire state is under Phase One as of 5/29/20. Phase Two began on 6/5/20; Richmond and Northern Virginia joined Phase Two on 6/12/20. Phase Three began on 7/1/20.
  • Washington: A “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and will continue through 4/6/20. The order directs people to stay at home except to conduct or participate in essential activities and/or for employment in essential business services. The order was extended through 5/4/20 and again through 5/31/20.
  • Washington, D.C.: An order mandating the closure of non-essential businesses went into effect on 3/25/20 and will continue through 4/24/20. The order was extended through 5/15/20 and extended again through 6/8/20. The Stay at Home order was lifted on 5/29/20.
    • Face Coverings: Under the new mask order issued 7/22/20, which is in effect until 10/9/20, people must wear a mask when they leave their homes if they are likely to come into contact with another person for more than a fleeting moment. Exceptions are listed, and common exceptions include: children under the age of three, a person who is in an enclosed office that no one else is allowed to enter; a person who is actively eating or drinking; and a person who is engaged in vigorous outdoor exercise and is maintaining social distance of at least six feet from other people.
    • Reopen Plan: Phase One of the Reopening Plan began on 5/29/20. Phase Two began 6/22/20.
  • West Virginia: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/24/20 and expired on 5/4/20.
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order was issued on 7/6/20 which mandates individuals wear an adequate face covering when in confined, indoor spaces or when actively engaged in the consumption of food and or/ beverage, and when not able to adequately social distance from other individuals who do not reside in the same household.
    • Reopen Plan: The “West Virginia Strong – The Comeback” plan was unveiled on 4/27/20 which detailed a six-week reopening process. a new “Safer at Home” order will go into effect on 5/4/20 which encourages but doesn’t mandate residents to stay at home and allows certain businesses to resume operations. An Order was issued that will formally allow businesses, currently scheduled to reopen in the 5/30/20 phase of the reopening plan, to resume operations on that date of they so choose. An Executive Order was issued that officially allows 6/8/20 reopenings. Active and updated reopening guidance can be viewed here.
  • Wisconsin: A “Safer at Home” order went into effect on 3/25/20 and will continue through 4/24/20. The order prohibits all non-essential business and prohibits all non-essential travel. The order was extended through 5/26/20. On 5/13/20, Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the  “Safer at Home” order, effective immediately, rendering it unenforceable.
    • Face Coverings: An Executive Order went into effect on 8/1/20 which requires individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residents, with some exceptions.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, Midwest Governors announced their plan on 4/16/20 to coordinate on reopening of economies in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, & WI. Additionally a phased “Badger Bounce Back Plan” was released on 4/20/20. An “Interim Order to Turn the Dial” went into effect on 5/11/20 which loosened some restrictions. On 5/13/20, Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down. the”Safer art Home” order, effective immediately, rendering it and the “Badger Bounce Back Plan” unenforceable. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided industry-specific guidelines to safely re-open.
  • Wyoming:
    • Face Coverings: An Order went into effect on 7/13/20 which requires masks for personal care service employees.