Americans across the US are protesting restrictive emergency orders.
President Trump is leaving reopening decisions up to each state.
Some states never had stay-at-home orders to begin with.
Almost all governors have released plans outlining their states’ recovery.
(NewsReady.com) – President Donald Trump and governors across the country are turning their attention toward reopening the country as the COVID-19 pandemic slows in some places. A few weeks ago, the commander-in-chief released a three-phase plan for states to use as a guideline to reopen. Currently, about 97% of the country is under stay-at-home orders, but that’s about to change.
The following state plans are as of April 29.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced on April 28, she’d allow the state to start reopening its economy on Thursday, April 30. Retail stores will be allowed to open at a 50% occupancy. Beaches will also reopen but social distancing rules will apply. Medical procedures may begin again.
I’ve sought counsel from many avenues & received many recommendations. The Exec. Committee of my Coronavirus Task Force have been diligently working to help me incorporate all these good ideas. I truly appreciate everyone’s hard work & partnership. #TogetherAL 1/7
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) April 28, 2020
Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R) stay-at-home order expired April 21. Schools are closed for the rest of the year. Other non-essential businesses, like hair salons, were allowed to reopen but have to follow the state’s mandates.
Arizona’s stay-at-home order will expire on April 30. Governor Doug Ducey (R) said he’s expanding testing in the state to presumably get ready for the reopening.
Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services are excited to partner with the community to expand COVID-19 testing for Arizonans. For the next three Saturdays, several community providers will be participating in the AZ Testing Blitz! https://t.co/FqN43k7UOX
— Pinal County Public Health Services District (@pcphsd) April 28, 2020
Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) never asked residents to stay home.
Governor Gavin Newsom (D) said his state is a couple of weeks away from reopening. Six Bay Area counties extended their shelter-in-place orders until the end of May.
Governor Jared Polis (D) issued a guideline on April 26 to help the state reopen. Elective surgeries can start again, social distancing must continue, and on May 4, commercial businesses are allowed to open with 50% of employees.
Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s critical that we get this right. I cannot stress this enough: we must continue to stay home whenever possible. #SaferAtHome #DoingMyPartCO pic.twitter.com/1HqHp812mw
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) April 27, 2020
Governor Ned Lamont (D) said his state will probably start reopening sometime in June. The state’s stay-at-home order expires May 20.
Gov. John Carney’s (D) stay-at-home order ends on May 15. The governor is not ready to open businesses and it’s seeking feedback from citizens.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R) met with President Donald Trump on April 28 to talk about the state’s reopening plans. The state’s stay-at-home order will expire on April 30, some beaches are already open again.
Some businesses have already reopened in Georgia, including gyms. The state’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, as well.
Hawaii will remain closed until the end of May.
Thanks to our residents, we are flattening the curve, saving lives, and avoiding a resurgence of this virus by not reopening prematurely. Read the full news release at: https://t.co/uPUBDppZRA
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) April 26, 2020
Gov. Brad Little (R) is going to start reopening the state and some nonessential businesses on May 1. The reopening will happen in phases, but the governor is warning some of it isn’t going to “be perfectly fair.”
Illinois will start reopening on May 1. There will be significant changes though. For example, nonessential retail stores can open but only to fill online and phone orders. People have to wear masks in public if they can’t maintain a 6-foot distance. Golfers can go to courses but there are strict guidelines. There will be a number of other restrictions to follow.
Governor Eric Holcomb (R) will make a decision on May 1 about reopening the state. He is, however, focusing on getting people services for mental health issues during the pandemic.
— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) April 27, 2020
Iowa never had a stay-at-home order but they did have restrictions on restaurants and such. Those rules will start loosening on May 1.
The state will begin lifting restrictions when their shelter-at-home order lifts on May 3, but the government hasn’t laid out specific plans yet.
Governor Andy Beshear’s (D) stay-at-home order is indefinite right now. No reopening plans have been announced.
The state’s order was extended until May 15.
Governor Janet Mills (D) recently offered a plan to begin reopening the state gradually. Her stay home order will go through May 31, but some activities can resume.
Today, I presented a safe, gradual plan to restart Maine’s economy, beginning with an extension of Maine's stay-at-home order with modifications to allow for activities and business operations deemed safe. 1/
— Governor Janet Mills (@GovJanetMills) April 28, 2020
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will start reopening his state in three phases in May.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) extended the state’s restrictions until May 18.
Michigan relaxed some restrictions already but residents are being told to stay home until at least May 15. Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is being sued over her orders, however.
The state is in the process of reopening and trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy.
Gov. Tate Reeves (R) is allowing some businesses to open again and he’s cautiously optimistic others will follow.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) April 27, 2020
May 4 is the date Missouri will try to start getting back to normal.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said gyms, barber shops and salons will be allowed to open on May 4.
The state will provide some guidelines for safety recommendations, but he said the onus will be on owners and customers to ensure safety for the community.
— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) April 24, 2020
Montana has already begun reopening.
Nebraska doesn’t have a stay-at-home order.
On April 29, Nevada Gov. Sisolak (D) told ABC News the state would have to extend its order because coronavirus numbers haven’t dropped enough.
BREAKING: During an interview with ABC this morning, Gov. Steve Sisolak said he will have to extend Nevada's stay-at-home directive. https://t.co/p6vy5h9Fvn
— Fox Reno (@fox11reno) April 29, 2020
Gov. Chris Sununu (R) extended the state’s emergency declaration until May 15. The stay-at-home order is set to expire on May 4, but could be extended also.
Governor Phil Murphy (D) plans to reopen the state in six phases but the order to stay home is extended indefinitely.
WATCH: New Jersey governor lays out plan for reopening, but says it is "too early to tell" what the timeframe will be@GovMurphy: "I hope we'll be able to take some baby steps in the right direction sooner than later." pic.twitter.com/Egxfwsoegj
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 28, 2020
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) extended the state’s order through May 15.
Remember – the public health emergency order will be extended through at least May 15th.
New Mexico is not out of the woods yet. We must continue to stay home and slow the spread of #COVID19 – the more we continue to do so, the sooner the state can fully reopen.#AllTogetherNM https://t.co/tNDAgqHaBa
— Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) April 27, 2020
New York is the hardest-hit state in the US, but some areas are okay. The counties seeing a drop in COVID-19 cases will be allowed to ease restrictions. Other areas, like NYC, are likely to see shelter-at-home orders extended through May.
The state’s order asking residents to stay home extends through May 8. If the COVID-19 cases aren’t low enough, it may be extended longer.
“We’re not going to risk the health of our people or our hospital system by opening too early.”
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) April 24, 2020
Residents of North Dakota did not have an order requiring them to stay home.
Residents of Ohio will see restrictions begin to gradually lift beginning on May 1.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) April 27, 2020
This state did not have an order forcing people to stay home.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) will get her state back to work in three phases. Counties must meet certain criteria before they reopen.
We all want to get back to work and return to normal life as quickly as possible. But the truth is: the best path forward is a cautious one — a path that proceeds gradually, carefully, and incrementally. pic.twitter.com/jEzZ117INy
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 18, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf (D) will start relaxing rules on May 1 and some counties will reopen on May 8.
Tonight, I’m announcing our plan to slowly reopen Pennsylvania.
We will use a measured, scientific approach. We will not just be flipping a switch to go from closed to open.
And, ultimately, #COVID19 will set the timeline.
There will be three phases: red, yellow, and green. pic.twitter.com/NahiYrKovo
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 22, 2020
The state is expected to start its process of getting back to work on May 9.
Last week, I spoke about these six key indicators we’re watching as we look to reopen the economy. Today, I'm sharing more details about our reopening framework. https://t.co/VLt8PSKHmT
— Gina Raimondo (@GovRaimondo) April 27, 2020
On April 28, Gov. Henry McMaster (R) extended the state’s restrictions for 15 more days.
The state never had a stay-at-home order.
Tennessee began reopening on April 29. Governor Bill Lee plans to reopen in phases.
Starting today, retailers in 89 of Tennessee's 95 counties can operate at 50% capacity.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 29, 2020
The Lonestar State is going to start getting back to limited business on May 1.
Employers: Have questions about steps to safely open your restaurant, retail store or single-person office?
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 28, 2020
Gov. Gary Herbert (R) is allowing Utah to start reopening on May 1. Like other states it’ll be a gradual process.
We are beginning to enter a stabilization phase. We need you to take ALL precautions seriously. Moving forward into MODERATE RISK, or orange, and continuing our positive trends, is wholly dependent on you continuing to take precautions seriously.
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) April 28, 2020
Gov. Phil Scott (R) has eased restrictions and some people were allowed to go back to work.
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has an order in effect until June 10. There are no plans to reopen as of now.
Washington’s stay-at-home order could be extended. The state was one of the hardest hit.
Governor Jim Justice (R) announced a 6-week reopening plan that began on April 30.
Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) let some nonessential, no-contact businesses to resume operations on April 29. The state is reopening slowly.
Starting Wednesday, businesses across our state will have more opportunities to operate using delivery, mailing, and curbside pick-up and drop-off services.
Make sure your business is prepared to do so safely by reviewing the safety requirements here: https://t.co/mctuCurdka
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) April 29, 2020
The state will begin reopening on May 1. Gatherings of more than 10 people are limited until May 10.
COVID-19 Is Constantly Changing Things
All of the plans above are subject to change if the outbreak suddenly spikes. All of the nation’s governors just want to keep people safe.
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