July 21, 2020

As state stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders continue to expire across the nation, states are issuing executive orders and guidance detailing their plans to reopen their economies in the coming months. 

A team of our colleagues here at Jenner & Block is tracking the issuance of these orders and guidelines. This resource tracks developments in key areas, including:

  • effective dates of re-opening orders;
  • newly opening industries;
  • pending industry openings; and
  • other noteworthy features.

Many of these state reopening plans are modeled off of the federal reopening guidelines published by the White House in mid-April, which recommends a phased approach for reopening businesses and easing social distancing measures, and conditions a state’s progression through the phases on evidence of a “downward trajectory” in documented cases of COVID-19. Some states are following the federal guidelines as written, while others are defining their own phases and their own benchmarks for progression through those phases. The majority of states have begunby reopening manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and construction industries before allowing retail, personal service and office-based businesses to re-open.

Our team will continue keeping this resource up-to-date in the coming months, tracking key developments and trends as they emerge and posting updates to our website twice weekly.

Download our Statewide Reopening Orders Tracker.

For more information, please reach out to Kate T. SpelmanPaul B. RietemaBrenna J. FieldSamuel JahangirLindsay A. Lusk and Madeline Skitzki.