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COVID-19: Travel and Work Restrictions by Region – States A-M

COVID-19: Travel and Work Restrictions by Region – States A-M

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The following is a list of regions that have implemented transportation, movement, and/or work restriction directives. We will continue to update this list as states execute new or adapt current orders. Order Extensions, Face Covering Mandates, and Plans to Reopen Noted Below in Red. In response to every issued directive we maintain our stance that our Relocation Support Services Providers offer essential services and as such qualify as exemptions. We have been successful in continuing operations in any affected areas as normal.

UPDATE: 5.27.20

  • Alabama: A statewide Stay at Home order went into effect on 4/4/20 and expired on 4/30/20.

  • 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.

  • 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.
    • 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-stage “Resilience Roadmap” was announced to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces in CA. On 5/8/20 the state began to move into Stage Two, with guidelines released 5/7/20. 
    • Los Angeles
      • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/10/20 which requires all individuals who work or provide services at “covered” businesses to wear face coverings while performing their work. 
    • San Francisco
      • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/17/20 which requires residents and workers to wear face coverings at essential businesses and in public facilities, on transit, and while performing essential work.

  • Colorado: “Stay at Home order” went into effect on 3/26/20 and continued 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.
    • Reopen Plan: A new “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.

  • Connecticut: A “Stay Safe, Stay Home” orderwent 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-stage process to begin to reopen the state is scheduled to begin 5/20/20.

  • 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 other modifications were extended through 5/31/20.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/25/20 which requires residents to wear a face covering when in public. All businesses are also required to provide employees with a face covering to wear while working in areas open to the general public and areas in which coming within 6 feet of other staff are likely.
    • 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 three-phased “Restarting DE’s Economy” plan was announced. On 5/5/20 interim steps were announced that will allow small businesses to expand services with social distancing in place that went into effect on 5/8/20. A statement on the Economic Reopening was released on 5/8/20. On 5/16/20 reopening guidance was released for Phase One, which will begin on 6/1/20. An update was released on 5/23/20 with modified restrictions and information.

  • 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.

  • 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 directs residents to self-isolate at home as much as possible while ensuring essential services and business remain available. 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 through 4/7/20. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and again through 5/30/20 with modified restrictions.
    • Face Coverings: As part of the new extended Stay at Home order, individuals are required to wear a face-covering or mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance.
    • 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.

  • 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.
    • Reopen Plan: 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 on 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 and will continue through 6/13/20.

  • Kansas: A "Stay at Home order" went into effect on 3/30/20 and will continue through 4/19/20. The order was extended through and expired on 5/3/20.

  • 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.
    • 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 began on 5/11/20. Phase Two was announced on 5/8/20 and began on 5/22/20. Phase Three is scheduled to begin on 7/1/20.  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. A “Healthy at Work” timeline was released on 5/19/20 with dates for business reopenings.

  • Louisiana: A “Stay at Home” order went into effect on 3/23/20 and will continue through 4/13/20. The order was extended through 4/30/20 and expired on 5/15/20.
    • Face Coverings: The Executive Order also includes a mandate that went into effect in 4/30/20 which requires all employees of a business who have contact with the public to wear a mask or face covering.
    • 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 moved to Phase One of the reopening plan on 5/15/20 and additional businesses are permitted to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines.

  • Maine:  A Stay at Home order went effect on 4/2/20 and expired on 4/30/20.
    • Face Coverings: The new “Stay Safer at Home” order includes a mandate that requires cloth face coverings in public settings.
    • 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.

  • 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.
    • Face Coverings: An order went into effect on 4/18/20 which requires residents to wear face coverings when they go into public spaces. 
    • 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. 

  • 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 extended 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 situations 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.

  • 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. We recommend consulting the guidance provided by The Michigan Movers Association.  The order was extended through 4/30/20 and again through 5/15/20 and again with modifications through 5/28/20.
    • Face Coverings: As part of the new Stay at Home Order extension, people are also required to wear homemade, non-medical grade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. Employers are also required to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees.
    • 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 “MI Safe Start: A Plan to Re-Engage Michigan's Economy” was released on 5/7/20 along with details of the Six Phases outlined within. An order with new allowances was released on 5/21/20.

  • 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 extended through 5/4/20. The order was amended and extended again with modified restrictions and expired on 5/18/20.
    • Reopen Plan: A new Executive Order went 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.”

  • 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.
    • 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  which eases restrictions on businesses, still requires medically vulnerable people to remain home but allows more movement by others. That order was amended on 5/5/20 with some loosened restrictions. The order was amended and extended again through 5/25/20, permitting the reopening of barbershops and salons and modified again on 5/18/20 to allow more reopenings and loosen more restrictions. The order was extended again through 6/1/20.

  • Missouri: A statewide Stay at Home order which 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.
    • Reopen Plan: While the Stay at Home Order is still in effect, a “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan was announced on 4/16/20 which will rest on four essential pillars.Phase One went into effect on 5/4/20 and will continue through 5/31/20.

  • 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.

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