Updated on 3 June 2020
Currently, the U.S. has at least 1,881,256 confirmed cases – the highest in the world – with 381,912 of those located in New York - accounting for 5.9% of cases worldwide. Additionally, New Jersey has 163,147 cases and Illinois has 122,848 cases. Together, the top three states, New York, New Jersey and Illinois, account for 35.5% of all cases in the U.S – totaling 667,907.
There are 646,260 recorded recoveries and 108,062 recorded deaths. On 3 May, the U.S. recorded its highest daily death toll with 2,909 deaths in 24 hours. Previously, the highest death toll in a 24-hour period was 2,471 on 23 April.
Many states’ stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders have expired – safer-at-home orders and phased reopening plans have taken their place. Expiratory dates and guidelines are subject to change (See below for updated State-by-State measures for lifting restrictions).
Travel Restrictions and Recommendations:
U.S. DoS issued Global Level 4 Health Advisory on 19 March – Do Not Travel
The US-Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel until 21 June
The US-Mexico border remains closed to non-essential travel until 22 June
Current CDC Travel Alerts for Covid-19:
o The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
Symptoms to Watch Out For:
Officials say the respiratory disease, is capable of spreading through human-to-human contact, droplets carried through sneezing and coughing, and germs left on inanimate objects. The virus might spread during the incubation period – which is believed to be from 1 to 14 days. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Cough (usually dry)
Chills, sometimes with repeated shaking
Muscle aches or pain
Diarrhea, nausea, and/or vomiting
Loss of smell and/or taste (uncommon
Confusion, stroke-like symptoms, and/or seizures (rare)
Pneumonia (secondary infection)
Mitigating Measures to Apply while in the US:
Monitor local authorities for updates
Avoid non-essential travel to areas where the infection is known or spreading rapidly
Travelers who return from infected areas should self-quarantine
Practice social distancing at the workplace and in public spaces
Consider work from home arrangements for employees in locations where the virus is spreading or if employees must transit through those areas
Employees who feel ill or who have flu-like, respiratory or other symptoms should consider self-quarantine and or stay at home instead of attending office or other functions
Weigh the risks of conducting large scale gatherings where the virus is located and the potential for attendees to transit through higher risk areas
Avoid contact with animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat)
Wash hands frequently with soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water isn’t available
Older travelers and those with underlying health issues may be at higher risk and should speak to their healthcare provider before travel
Avoid exposure to those presenting the above symptoms
Avoid populated areas and gatherings if you feel ill (if at all possible)
Allow extra time for temperature screening at airports
Seek medical care immediately if you experience symptoms and have recently traveled to the infected areas; notify your healthcare provider of your recent travel
Some airlines and airports may require use of a mask at the facility and while aboard the aircraft. Confirm with your airline current policies in place.
Confirm travel schedule is not impacted by the coronavirus (including quarantines, which may be individually-imposed, visit/visa restrictions etc.)
Ensure the validity of all visas prior to travel as this could be subject to restrictions and changes
Affected Travelers and others:
All travelers have the potential for exposure
Plans for Lifting Restrictions by State (current as of 2 June):
Alabama- Alabama's stay-at-home order expired April 30. A new ‘Safer-at-Home’ Order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on April 30 until May 22. All retail businesses can reopen with a 50 percent occupancy rate, restaurants may open with restrictions. Beaches are open and elective medical procedures can resume. Gyms, personal services, entertainment venues, childcare and summer camps were allowed to open. Educational institutions will be allowed to reopen on June 1. Gatherings should still be limited to 10 people, expect in a workplace.
Alaska- Alaska's stay-at-home order expired April 21. Phase 2 of Alaska’s Reopen Responsibly plan began on 8 May. Nonessential medical procedures restarted May 4. Personal services were allowed to reopen with a 1:1 ratio. On May 22, all businesses, places of worship, libraries, museums, and recreational activities were allowed to open. Businesses are allowed 100% capacity; however local communities have the option of keeping stricter rules.
Arizona- Arizona's stay-at-home order expired on May 15. Effective May 16, Arizona entered, “Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger.” Elective medical procedures are allowed to resume May 1 with restrictions. On May 4, Retail stores my begin opening for curbside pick-up and delivery, and personal services were allowed to resume. On May 11, Dine-in services were allowed to resume. Arizona allowed retail stores to do in-person business again from May 8 with strict physical distancing. Gyms, spas, swimming pools, movie theaters, and casinos have been allowed to reopen.
o Navajo Nation extended the closure of their government until June 7.
Arkansas- Arkansas does not have a stay-at-home order. Gov. Hutchinson launched said he hopes to begin to ease restrictions in the state on May 4. On May 4, gyms and fitness centers may open. On May 11, restaurants may begin dine-in services at reduced capacity. On May 18, indoor venues such as theaters, casinos, arenas, stadiums and auction houses may reopen at reduced capacity. On May 15, overnight facilities at state parks were allowed to open. On May 22, recreational pools can reopen with additional guidelines. Bars can open May 26.
California- There is no set end date for California's stay-at-home order. Some restrictions, such as masks in restaurants and bans against large gatherings, may stay in place through the summer. Responses vary between counties. On May 8, California entered Stage 2 of ‘California’s Pandemic Roadmap,’ altering the state-wide stay-at-home order. This is allowing retail businesses and childcare to reopen under specific guidelines. On May 20, California there were 33 counties to reopen additional businesses, including allowing dine-in restaurants, with restrictions. On May 25, places of worship and retail stores were allowed to reopen for in-person services.
Colorado- Colorado’s stay-at-home order expired April 26. Social distancing measures will remain in place until further notice. On April 26, the state entered a "safer at home" phase, where residents are recommended to stay home but not required to. Small businesses and personal services were allowed to reopen. Some localities have set their own pace for reopening and have delayed entry into the safer at home phase. Denver initiated the “Safer at home” phase on May 8. On May 12, state park campsites were allowed to reopen. On May 27, in-person dining will be allowed at 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.
Connecticut- Connecticut’s entered new phase of reopening on May 20. On May 20, Outdoor restaurant services, retail businesses, offices, personal services, outdoor zoos and museums, and outdoor recreation was allowed to resume. On June 6, educational and community services including selected youth sports, all summer day camps, K-12 summer schools will be allowed to open. On June 1, barber shops and hair salons were allowed to reopen. On June 20, Indoor facilities including gyms, hotels, other personal services, and indoor restaurants will be allowed to re-open.
Delaware- Delaware's stay-at-home order lasts until May 31. Phase one of Delaware reopening is scheduled for June 1, while Phase 2 is potentially scheduled for June 15. On May 20, retail businesses may reopen for appointments, and restaurants may increase their outdoor capacity. On May 22, beaches may reopen to Delaware residents and non-residents that have quarantined for 14-days. On June 8, tattoo parlors, massage therapy services, and nail care services, are permitted to reopen June 8, 2020, at 30% occupancy, by appointment only. On June 15, all opened businesses may expand customer capacity to 60%. During Phase 2, childcare will open to non-essential employees and summer camps may open.
District of Columbia- The city's stay-at-home order expired on May 29- the city entered phase 1 for reopening. On May 15, educational and academic retail shops may seek waivers to reopen for curbside and pickup. On May 29, restaurants were allowed to open for outdoor seating, curbside retail services, hair services by appointment, doctor’s offices, parks and tennis courts, tracks, and fields were allowed to reopen.
Florida- Florida’s stay-at-home order expired April 30. On April 17, Beaches reopened for “essential activities” in parts of the state. DeSantis will be beginning a reopening plan called ‘Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step’ through executive order. On May 4, restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity and social distancing. Elective surgeries will be allowed to resume. On May 11, personal-care services were allowed to reopen in most of the state with limited capacity. On May 18, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were allowed to reopen personal-care services, retail stores and restaurants at 25% capacity and gyms could reopen statewide at 50% capacity.
Georgia- Georgia’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, however, older persons and the chronically ill, must remain sheltered-in-place through June 12. On April 24, some businesses, including gyms and hair salons are allowed to reopen and elective surgeries may resume. Bars, nightclubs, and swimming pools have reopened. Amusement parks are allowed to reopen on June 12.
Hawaii- Hawaii’s safer-at-home order is set to expire May 31. Beaches will be reopened for exercise and elective surgeries may resume. On May 7, select nonessential businesses were allowed to reopen. On May 15, some recreational activities were allowed to resume on beaches. On June 1, Most businesses were be allowed to reopen, but varies from county to county.
Idaho- Idaho’s stay-at-home order expired April 30. Some churches and nonessential businesses may reopen on May 1 with strict distancing rules. All school reopening decisions belong to the State Board of Education. On May 16, the state entered its second stage of reopening, allowing personal-care services, gyms and restaurant dine-in services to open under restrictions. On May 31, theaters and bars were allowed to reopen.
Illinois- Illinois's stay-at-home order was extended until May 30. Gov Pritzker is coordinating reopening the state with the governors of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. On May 1, some businesses were allowed to reopen for curbside pickup or delivery. On May 29, manufacturing, offices, retail, barbershops and salons were allowed to reopen with restrictions.
Indiana- Indiana's stay-at-home order expired May 1. On May 4, non-essential retail businesses were allowed to open at 50% capacity. On May 8, religious services were allowed to resume. On May 11, restaurants and personal care services were allowed to reopen. Libraries, Movie theaters in most counties, offices, personal and retail services, gyms, pools, tennis and basketball courts, and campgrounds have been allowed to reopen.
Iowa- Iowa had the equivalent of a stay-at-home order until April 30 On May 1, restaurants, fitness centers, religious services, malls, and several other business categories in 77 of Iowa's 99 counties may reopen at 50% capacity. On May 15, the remaining 22 counties were allowed to reopen gyms, restaurant dine-services and personal services. On May 28, bars were allowed to reopen.
Kansas- Kansas’s stay-at-home order expired May 3. Non-essential retailers and restaurants were allowed to open on May 4. On May 18, personal-care businesses and gyms were allowed to open. Reopening is at the discretion of the counties.
Kentucky- Kentucky’s "Healthy at Home" order has no set end date. On May 20, churches may open for services and retail stores can reopen at reduced capacity. On May 22, restaurants will be allowed to reopen with 33% capacity. On June 1, movie theaters and fitness centers may reopen. On June 11, campgrounds may reopen and on June 15, childcare may resume with reduced capacity.
Louisiana- Louisiana's stay-at-home order expired May 15. Restaurants are now allowed to open outdoor seating areas, with no table-side services. Shopping malls were allowed to reopen for curbside services. On May 15, places of worship, personal-care services, gyms, theaters and restaurants were allowed to reopen with restrictions. State parks could also reopen for residents. On June 5, bars and personal services may reopen and business capacities may increase to 50%
Maine- Maine’s stay-at-home order was extended to May 31. Gov. Mills is planning a "phased-in" reopening. Some state parks, carwashes, and personal services will be able to open on 1 May. Drive-in theaters, vehicle religious services, and golf will be allowed. On May 11, rural retail stores may open, and Gyms may resume outdoor classes. On May 18, restaurant dine-in services in select locations. On June 1, Maine entered Phase 2- gatherings may be increased from 10 to 50 people, lodging facilities have reopened, retailers statewide with reduced capacity were allowed to open, and parks and beaches were allowed to open.
Maryland- Maryland’s stay-at-home order expired May 15 and was replaced with a health advisory. There is an executive order to wear face coverings in any retail business or on public transportation. On May 7, some beaches were allowed to reopen for outdoor exercise and fishing- with restrictions. Boating, hunting, camping, and horse-back riding are also allowed. On May 15, some small shops and all religious organizations were allowed to open at 50% capacity. Several jurisdictions plan to keep restrictions in place. As of May 29, outdoor dining and outdoor activities may resume.
Massachusetts- Massachusetts’ stay-at-home advisory was expired May 18. Daycares are closed until the end of June. The stay-at-home advisory became a safer-at-home advisory on May 18. Construction and manufacturing industries were allowed to resume operations, and places of worship could reopen. On May 25, beaches, drive-in movie theaters and personal-care services will be allowed to open, and retail stores will be allowed to offer curbside pickup.
Michigan- Michigan’s stay-at-home was extended to May 28. Lawn service companies, landscapers, plant nurseries and bike repair shops may reopen but must follow social distancing rules. On May 22, businesses and restaurants in northern Michigan may reopen at reduced capacity.
Minnesota- Minnesota’s stay-at-home order expired May 18. On April 18, recreational activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking were allowed to restart. On May 4, retail business may open for curbside pickup and delivery. On May 18, retail stores and malls were allowed to reopen. On June 1, restaurants and bars can reopen for outdoor service, personal and retail services my reopen at reduced capacity.
Mississippi- Mississippi's stay-at-home order expired April 27. The state entered a ‘Safer-at-home’ order effective until May 25. Retail stores may reopen at half capacity. On May 8, gyms and personal services were allowed to reopen with restrictions. On June 1, all businesses were allowed to open with guidelines to follow, gathering restrictions were increased to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors, and summer camps were allowed to open.
Missouri- Missouri's stay-at-home order expired May 3. Effective May 4, all businesses were allowed to reopen- while following social distancing guidelines. Some local governments are choosing to keep stricter rules in place. On May 31, businesses were allowed increase to 50% capacity
Montana- Montana’s stay-at-home order expired April 24. Gov. Bullock announced a phased reopening starting April 26. On May 4, restaurants, bars, and casinos were allowed to reopen (with reduced capacity). On May 7, schools were allowed to reopen- at the discretion of the local districts. On May 15, movie theaters, gyms and museums were allowed to reopen. On June 1, the number of people allowed in restaurants, bars, pools and gyms will be increased to 75% capacity.
Nebraska- Nebraska does not have a stay-at-home order. On May 4, restaurants, personal- care services, and day cares were allowed to reopen at lower capacities.
Nevada- Nevada's stay-at-home order ends was extended to May 15. As of May 1, all retail businesses, will be allowed to operate under a “curbside commerce model” On May 31, Gyms, movie theaters, swimming pools and spas may reopen with restrictions, Bars may open at 50% capacity, and gatherings may increase to 50.
New Hampshire- New Hampshire's governor issued a stay-at-home 2.0 order that expires June 15. On May 1, state parks and campgrounds may open. On May 4, hospitals may relax restrictions on elective procedures. On May 11, retail stores may reopen at 50% capacity, personal services may reopen with restrictions, golf courses with restrictions and drive-in theaters may reopen. On May 18, restaurants will be allowed to open at reduced capacity. On June 1, beaches, hotels and personal services were allowed to open. On June 22, day camps are allowed to open.
New Jersey- New Jersey's stay-at-home order does not have an end date. Schools in the state are closed until May 15. On May 2, state parks and golf courses were allowed to open. On 22 May, gatherings were allowed to increase to 25 and elective medical procedure could resume. On June 15, retail will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity and restaurants can only reopen their outdoor dining areas, childcare may resume.
New Mexico- New Mexico’s stay-at-home order expired May 15. On May 1, retailers were allowed to reopen for curbside service. Pet services were allowed to reopen . On May 16, retailers were allowed to operate at 25% capacity. On June 1, restaurants, shopping malls, and salons reopened at limited capacity.
New York- New York’s stay-at-home order lasts until May 15. Schools are also closed through the rest of the school year and cancelled nonessential events through June. On May 15, including landscaping, outdoor recreational activities, retail businesses for pickup and drive-in movie theaters were allowed to open. Select parts of the state can enter Phase 2 of reopening: in-person retail operations,offices, vehicle sales, retail, non-residential building management activities, hair salons and barbershops, and real estate activities may resume business with restrictions.
North Carolina- North Carolina's stay-at-home order expired May 8. Gov. Cooper is planning to extend the order to May 22, while loosening restrictions under a 3 phase plan. Nonessential retail businesses were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity and childcare facilities were allowed to reopen. Restaurants were allowed to reopen for dine-in, with restrictions.
North Dakota- North Dakota does not have a stay-at-home order. Nonessential businesses are closed in the state through April 30. On May 1, all businesses were allowed to reopen with restrictions. Schools are closed “until further notice” but school facilities are allowed to reopen for some activities in May. On June 1, summer school classes and programs are allowed to begin.
Ohio- Ohio’s stay-at-home order was extended to May 29. Gov. DeWine says the state will begin to reopen with a “phased-in” approach. On May 1, Health procedures that don't require an overnight stay can begin. On May 4, general office spaces, distribution centers, manufacturing centers and construction can continue. On May 12, consumers, retail and services can reopen. On May 15, personal-care services, dine-in restaurants, and bars opened with restrictions. Childcare and day camps opened May 31. On May 21, campgrounds were allowed to reopen, and on May 26, gyms and fitness centers reopened. On June 1, banquet halls and catering services could resume.
Oklahoma- Oklahoma’s “safer-at-home” order expired May 6. On April 24, previously suspended elective surgeries resumed, state parks opened, and hair and nail salons were allowed to reopen. On May 1, bars and gatherings with more than ten people were allowed. On June 1, Oklahoma entered phase 3 of reopening. Businesses may resume unrestricted staffing, and summer camps are allowed to open.
Oregon- Oregon’s stay-at-home order does not have an end date. On May 1, "nonurgent" medical procedures may restart. On May 6, some state parks and outdoor recreation sites began to open. On May 15, some retailers could reopen statewide. Approved counties can begin opening bars and restaurants for dine-in services, gyms, and personal-care businesses such as salons and barbershops with additional restrictions.
Pennsylvania- Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order expired May 8 for 24 counties in the northcentral and northwestern areas of the state. 24 counties have moved from the red to the yellow reopening phase. Gov. Wolf has plans to ease restrictions starting on construction, curbside alcohol pickup and vehicle sales. As of May 29, in eligible counties, all businesses operating at 50% occupancy increase to 75%, Personal care services may open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only, Construction activity may return to full capacity. Restaurants and bars open for dine-in service with limited occupancy, indoor recreation may open at 50% occupancy All entertainment, including casinos and shopping malls, may open at 50% occupancy. Childcare may also open.
Rhode Island- Rhode Island's stay-at-home order expired May 8. Non-essential retail businesses may reopen with limited capacity, non-critical medical appointments may resume, and state parks may reopen. On May 18, restaurants were allowed to open outdoor dining with restrictions. On May 30, places of worship can reopen at 25% capacity. On June 1, personal services, childcare, gyms, indoor dining at 50%, and state beaches were be allowed to resume.
South Carolina- South Carolina's "state of emergency" order closing all nonessential businesses way extended to May 15. On April 20, some public beaches and retail stores were allowed to reopen with limited capacity. On May 11, dine-in restaurants were allowed to open at 50% capacity. On May 18, gyms and fitness centers may reopen and offer group classes, pools can reopen, and personal-care services can reopen with additional guidelines. In-person graduation ceremonies with gatherings of large groups of people could begin as early as May 29.
South Dakota- South Dakota does not have a stay-at-home order.
Tennessee- Tennessee's stay-at-home order expired April 30. The state entered a ‘Safer-At-Home’ order effective as of April 29 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., May 29. Gov. Lee stated that many businesses would be allowed to re-open on May 1. On April 24, state parks and dine-in restaurants were allowed to reopen at reduced capacity. On May 1, Gyms could also reopen at 50% capacity. On May 6, personal services could reopen. Decisions to reopen schools belongs to individual districts. On May 22, the limit on gathering for social and recreational activities, was increased from 10 to 50.
Texas- Texas’s stay-at-home order ended April 30. On April 20, state parks reopened. On April 24, stores may start offering “retail to go.” Retail stores, malls, restaurants, libraries, museums, and theaters to will be allowed to reopen May 1 but with limited occupancy to 25%. On May 8, personal-care services could reopen, and restaurants are allowed to offer dine-in services at 25% capacity. On May 18, gyms and exercise facilities were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. On May 22, the state will enter its second phase of reopening. Bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls and rodeo halls will be allowed to open with restrictions. On June 1, in-person summer school classes will be able to resume with restrictions.
Utah- Utah’s equivalent of a stay-at-home order expired May 1. Gov. Herbert issued an order under ‘moderate’ risk in effect from May 1 to May 16. He plans reopen the state in three phases starting at the beginning of May with sit-down dining, gyms and elective surgeries. As of May 21, in select counties groups of 50 or fewer will be allowed, team sports can be played, and all businesses can operate with restrictions.
Vermont- Vermont’s stay-at-home order ends May 15. On April 20, "low contact" businesses were allowed to begin reopening with a two-person staff. On April 27, outdoor businesses, construction operations and recreation maintenance work were allowed to resume. On May 18, retail businesses were allowed to reopen with restrictions. Manufacturing, construction, distribution, outdoor recreation and retail stores have opened with restrictions.
Virginia- Virginia's stay-at-home order expires June 10. On May 15, nonessential retail may open at 50% capacity, restaurants may allow outdoor dining, and personal-care services could offer appointments. Some Northern Virginia regions are choosing to delay the ease of restrictions to May 28. On June 5, much of the state will enter phase 2 of reopening- indoor seating at restaurants increased 50% capacity, indoor gyms may open at 30% capacity, entertainment venues such as zoos, museums and botanical gardens, swimming pools and recreational sports may open with restrictions. Gatherings may also increase from 10 to 50.
Washington- Washington’s stay-at-home order was extended to May 31. On May 5, golfing, fishing, hunting, and use state parks and public lands may resume. 22 counties entered phase two. Phase 2 allows for in-store retail, reopening of barbershops and salons, and the reopening of restaurants at 50% capacity On May 18, non-essential medical procedures and services began. Reopening specifications vary from county to county.
West Virginia- West Virginia’s stay-at-home order expired May 4, a Safer-at-Home order was issued in its place. Some businesses have been allowed to reopen but are not required to. On May 15, outdoor fishing can resume with restrictions. On May 21, restaurants can offer indoor dining at 50% capacity, indoor shopping malls and state park campgrounds may open. On May 26, bars may reopen at 50% capacity, and zoos can reopen. On June 5, casinos and theaters reopened with restrictions. Youth low-contact sports can begin practicing on June 8 and can start playing games on June 25.
Wisconsin- Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order expires May 26. On April 29, businesses that do not require customer contact was allowed to resume, outdoor recreation rentals may resume, and non-essential retail may open for curbside service. On May 1, the governor reopened 34 state parks and forests. On May 11, retail stores were allowed to reopen with restrictions.
Wyoming- Wyoming does not have a stay-at-home order. Orders prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more, closing schools have been extended to May 15. On May 1, Gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services will be allowed to open, with restrictions. On May 15, movie theaters and performance venues may reopen with capacity limits, gyms were allowed to open locker rooms, and restaurants were allowed to reopen for indoor and outdoor dining. On May 18, National parks were allowed to reopen.
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