The United States has seen a wave of unprecedented restrictions on the way we do business and conduct our daily lives, designed to control the risks posed by COVID-19. These changes have caused uncertainty and disruption in the business community, as well as up and down supply chains. States are now issuing orders and guidance on the path back to work, and towards a new normal.
We have prepared the map and checklist below as a general reference resource to help companies get a sense for how their industry is being regulated in each of the 50 states. The information below is current as of the date listed on the map and chart, but is intended as the first, rather than last, step in a business’ effort to decide how and when to reopen a facility. The map and chart only reflect statewide orders, and there may be more restrictive local orders. Even those industries that are allowed to reopen under a state order are almost always subject to specific requirements, and may only be allowed to reopen in a limited or modified capacity. In addition, some states have allowed industries to reopen in specific regions or counties, but not in others. These materials reflect the industries that are open in any portion of a state, but businesses should evaluate whether their operations are allowed in their specific region.