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Here Is Where Each U.S. State Stands On Reopening

Do you realize that more than 90% of the US population is under a stay-at-home order or shelter-in-place order right now? 90%! That is huge!

I have to be honest and say my mental state is suffering quite a bit. I hope you are handling it ok.

When will it be deemed safe to continue on with normal life?

The President says May 1st is the day to get back out there. Some governors and mayors agree and some disagree. Everyone is torn because no one knows the answer.

Here is what we know so far about each state and their plans of reopening. Keep in mind, this information is constantly changing!

Alabama

The governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, had issued a stay-at-home order that is set to expire on April 30th. They say they will have a plan ready by April 17th on how to reopen the state’s economy. It will be a slow process of reopening and they want to reopen everything while keeping up with social distancing.

Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered Alaska residents to stay at home on March 28th. That order is to remain in effect until rescinded. He does have plans to reopen the state as early as next week.

Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order for Arizona that will expire on April 30th. It could be extended if needed, but the governor would like to get things up and running while maintaining social distancing and safety.

Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has not issued a stay-at-home order for Arkansas. Schools are closed for the rest of this school year. Places like gyms, restaurants, bars, and other public spaces are closed until further notice.

California

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for the state of California on March 19th that has no set expiration date.

Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis has extended the Colorado stay-at-home order. It is now in effect until April 26th. He hopes to start to reopen then, but only if residents are staying home and wearing masks while out. He also said that opening in early May will not mean that things go back to normal right away.

Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont extended Connecticut’s mandatory shutdown until May 20th. They expect at least another month before making a decision on when they will begin to open back up.

Delaware

Gov. John Carney issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Delaware that will remain until May 15th as of now. This could be extended.

District of Columbia

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser extended the stay-at-home order for Washington D.C. until May 15th. At that time they will reaccess the situation and decide on how and when to reopen. It may be extended.

Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for Florida that is in effect until April 30th. He is considering re-opening schools in the state.

Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp issued a statewide shelter-in-place order for Georgia that expires on April 30th. He also extended the public health emergency through May 13th. They will not be reopening schools this school year.

Hawaii

Gov. David Ige issued a stay-at-home order for Hawaii that will last until at least April 30th. There has not been any open talk on reopening Hawaii at this time.

Idaho

Gov. Brad Little issued a stay at home order for Idaho on March 25th. This is scheduled to remain in effect until April 15th and could be extended.

Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order for Illinois until April 30th. They hope to slowly start lifting shelter-in-place orders.

Indiana

Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a stay-at-home order for Indiana that lasts through April 20th, but that could be extended. They plan to open slowly when they feel it is safe.

Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds has not declared a stay-at-home order Iowa. There is a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency that was declared on March 17th. This ordered all nonessential businesses to close until April 30th. They are discussing plans on the possibility of reopening schools.

Kansas

Gov. Laura Kelly issued a stay-at-home order for Kansas that expires on April 19th. She did say that she is considering extending the order and will talk about that this week.

Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear issued a “Healthy at Home” order for Kentucky on March 25th that does not have an expiration date. There has not been a decision on when to reopen. He did recommend that school districts extend the suspension of in-person classes until at least May 1st. It is possible that the schools could be canceled for the rest of the year.

Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards extended the stay-at-home order for Louisiana through April 30th. They have not decided the next steps as of yet.

Maine

Gov. Janet Mills issued a “Stay Healthy at Home” executive order until at least April 30th for Maine. She did extend the state’s civil state of emergency until May 15th.

Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Maryland on March 30th. There is no expiration date as of now on this order.

Massachusetts

Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order for Massachusetts that required all nonessential businesses to close until May 4th.

Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until April 30th. This could be extended.

Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz extended the stay-at-home order for Minnesota until May 3rd. He signed an executive order extending the peacetime emergency until May 13th as well.

Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves issued a shelter-in-place order for Mississippi will expire on April 20th. Schools will remain closed for the rest of the semester. He has also stated that Mississippi needed to “open things back up as quickly and as responsibly as possible”.

Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson issued “Stay Home Missouri” order for Missouri until April 24th. There have been no plans put out about reopening the state as of posting.

Montana

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana extended the stay-at-home order until April 24th. They are hoping to reopen sooner rather than later.

Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a “21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy” campaign on April 10th. He also ordered that all hair salons, tattoo parlors, and strip clubs stay closed until April 30th. All organized group sports are canceled until May 31st. Nebraska has not issued a stay-at-home order and they have not made any plans to reopen the state as of now.

Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a stay-at-home order for Nevada until April 30th.

New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order until May 4th for New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy issued a stay-at-home order for New Jersey on March 21st and there is no specific end date.

New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended New Mexico’s emergency order until April 30th.

New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a “New York State on PAUSE” executive order that started on March 22nd. Schools are ordered to stay closed until April 29th. Nonessential businesses are to remain closed until April 29th as well. This will probably be extended because he has not come to a decision on when businesses can reopen.

North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order for North Carolina until April 29th.

North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum has not issued a stay-at-home order. He has shut down schools, restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, and salons. He has not talked about fully reopening businesses and schools at this time.

Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Ohio until May 1st.

Oklahoma

Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued a statewide “Safer at Home” order in Oklahoma for adults over the age of 65 and other high-risk residents until April 30th. They plan to slowly reopen the economy.

Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order for residents of Oregon to stay at home on March 23rd, there is no end date designated.

Pennsylvania

Gov. Tim Wolf issued stay-at-home orders for Pennsylvania until April 30th.

Rhode Island

Gov. Gina Raimondo issued an emergency declaration for Rhode Island that extended the stay-at-home order until May 8th.

South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster extended his previous “State of Emergency” executive order for South Carolina until at least April 27th.

South Dakota

Gov. Kristi L. Noem has not issued a stay-at-home order for South Dakota.

Tennessee

Gov. Bill Lee extended Tennessee’s stay-at-home order until April 30th. They plan to begin reopening the economy in May.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all Texans to stay home until April 30th. Businesses “that will have minimal or zero impact” on the spread of the coronavirus will be the first to reopen.

Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert extended Utah’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive through May 1st. Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Utah has not issued a stay-at-home order.

Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order for Vermont that was extended until May 15th.

Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for Virginia until June 10th.

Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee extended Washington’s stay-at-home order until May 4th.

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay-at-home order for West Virginia until further notice.

Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers issued a “Safer at Home” order for Wisconsin that prohibits all nonessential travel and will remain in effect until April 24th.

Wyoming

Gov. Mark Gordon submitted a request asking for a federal disaster declaration for Wyoming on April 9th. Wyoming does not have a stay-at-home order.

Whew…that was a lot! So weird to see how each state is different! It can be a bit confusing with all of the different terms. Hopefully we can all get back to normal soon! Stay safe!