Baseline reopening, statewide
Starting May 15th, new guidelines will take effect for all counties not entering Phase 1 Reopening.
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and credit unions, and gas stations are all open.
- Restaurants are open for take-out service only.
- Stand alone retail operations are open provided they meet required safety and physical distancing guidelines. Indoor and outdoor malls are closed.
- Local outdoor recreation activities are open, including many state parks.
- Non-emergency medical care, dentist offices and veterinary care are open and operating, provided they meet required safety guidelines.
- Local cultural, civic and faith gatherings are allowed for up to 25 people provided physical distancing can be in place.
- Local social gatherings over 10 people are prohibited and those under 10 people must use physical distancing.
- Personal care services such as salons and barbers, as well as gyms, are closed.
- Child care is open under certain restrictions, with priority placements for children of health care workers, first responders, and frontline workers.
- Public transit is open under certain restrictions, and must be sanitized often and enforce 3 feet of space between passengers.
- Overnight camps are not permitted. Day camps are open with restrictions, including maximum stable groups of 10 or fewer children.
- For summer school, limited in-person, small group instruction and/or summer programming is allowed, with certain restrictions.
Phase 1: The first reopening stage, by county
Counties that are approved to enter Phase 1 may reopen the following areas, while following the health and safety guidelines.
Restaurants and bars must:
- Ensure tables are spaced at least six (6) feet apart so that at least six (6) feet between parties is maintained, including when customers approach or leave tables
- Require all employees to wear cloth face or disposable coverings (provided by the employer)
- End all on-site consumption of food and drinks by 10pm
Personal care services (salons, barber shops, massage, etc.) must:
- Make appointments with pre-appointment health check
- Maintain a customer log
- Maintain Six feet physical distancing between clients
- Remove all magazines, newspapers, snacks and beverages from waiting areas
- Require face coverings by employees and clients (depending on the services provided)
Gyms/ fitness must:
- Limit maximum number of customers accordingly
- Enforce physical distancing & sanitation
Local gatherings must:
- Limit local gatherings to 25 with no traveling
Have questions whether you can open your business?
If you have questions regarding re-opening your business, please contact your local county officials
Phase 2: Higher-risk activities
After 21 days in Phase I, counties continuing to meet the prerequisites may be able to enter Phase II. Goal is to further expand gathering size, allow some office work, plus begin to allow visitation to congregate care. Specifics are still being worked out and will be based on data collected in Phase I.
- Optional increased work in offices
- In-person local gatherings up to 100 with physical distancing (tentative & subject to change)
- Visitation to nursing homes (limited)
Phase 3: Highest-risk activities
Large gatherings and events are not possible until a reliable treatment or prevention is available. As a result, these are cancelled or significantly modified through at least September.
- Concerts, conventions, festivals, live-audience sports (tentative & subject to change)