Good news! Little by little, life is coming back to what we knew as “normal” at the beginning of the year. Want to know when will be the reopening after coronavirus, even if your business it’s a non-essential one, according to the state you live in?
Check the following table and mark the day in your calendar with a smiley face!
Note: according to official information, all states will be partially reopened by May 20. Even so, business owners and customers still need to keep comprehensive restrictions such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing to avoid contagion.
Update: May 20 (This article will be updated as new information on reopening becomes available).
List of Reopening and Lockdown States with date
|State||Businesses allowed to open, with comprehensive restrictions||Target date for reopening||Stay-at-home policy validity|
|Alabama||Retail stores with limited occupancy. Beaches, gyms, bars and breweries, salons.||Since April 1||April 30|
|Alaska||All businesses. Bars and restaurants with reservations only and reduced capacity.||First phase since April 24. Second phase since May 8.||Expired|
|Arizona||Retail stores with curbside service. Elective medical procedures. Non-essential businesses are limited to minimum operations. Dine-out only for bars and restaurants. Barbershops, salons, pools, gyms, spas and casinos.||First phase since May 1. Second phase since May 15.||May 15|
|Arkansas||Elective surgeries. Some retail, like gyms, barbershops, nail and hair salons. Restaurant dining, campgrounds, theaters, stadiums, museums, bowling alleys, casinos.||Since May 4. Second phase since May 11.||Didn’t have|
|California||Regional reopening. Retail stores with pickup and door-side service. Some outdoor recreational areas like golf courses and a few trails. Beaches, public parks and outdoor spaces. Pet grooming. Restaurants in some countries.||July 4||Indefinite|
|Colorado||Certain non-essential businesses, like hair salons, and office work. Retail businesses and restaurants with takeout/delivery and elective medical procedures. No gyms or movie theaters.||First phase since May 4. Second phase since May 20.||April 26|
|Connecticut||Outdoor dining spaces, offices, retail stores and malls, museums, zoos and offices.
Beaches will be open on Friday, May 22.
|Sometime in June||May 20|
Retail stores open to curbside pickup, hair salons, farmers markets. Beaches will be open on Friday, May 22.
|District of Columbia||Educational and academic retail shops for curbside pickup.||Indefinite||May 15|
|Florida||Retailers restaurants, malls, libraries and gyms with reduced capacity, as well as elective surgeries. Beaches for “essential activities” in parts of the state. Sporting venues. Barbershops, as long as they abide by certain safety protocols.||Since May 4||April 30|
|Georgia||Restaurants at limited capacity, gyms, hair salons, barbershops, bowling alleys, social clubs and theaters, as well as elective surgeries. Not bars or nightclubs.||Since April 24||April 30|
|Hawaii||Beaches open for exercise, docks and piers. Golf courses and florists. Retail stores and pet groomers. Nonessential businesses are limited to minimum operation.||Since May 1||May 31|
|Idaho||Churches and daycares; shops like hair salons, restaurants, gyms if they attend a limited number of people.||Since May 16||April 30|
|Illinois||Elective surgeries, pet grooming and curbside service at retail stores. Also, some outdoor activity is allowed in state parks, limited fishing, boating, golf courses.||Starting May 1||May 31|
|Indiana||Dentists, greenhouses, pet groomers. Retail and commercial businesses, like libraries, may reopen at 50% capacity. Personal services such as hair and nail salons, spas, barbershops and tattoo parlors can open by appointment only. Manufacturing, offices and houses of worship. Restaurant dining. Reopening soon: gyms and fitness centers; pools, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts; campgrounds and movie theaters.||First phase since May 1. Second phase since May 11.||April 30|
|Iowa||Elective surgeries, churches, restaurants, and stores in less-populous counties at 50 percent capacity. Libraries, campgrounds, gyms, medical spas, tanning salons, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, retail stores and malls.||Since May 1||April 30|
|Kansas||Some retail businesses, daycares, libraries. Casinos, gyms, bars, salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors. Restaurant dining, houses of worship, offices. Reopening soon: community centers, sports facilities, museums, theaters and bowling alleys.||May 3 for phase one. May 18 for phase two.||May 3|
|Kentucky||Non-essential medical services. Manufacturing, pet services, and professional services at limited capacity. Churches, retail, construction, offices. Reopening soon: restaurant dining, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, etc.||First phase on April 27. Salons on May 25.||Indefinite|
|Louisiana||Restaurants at malls can offer pickup. Bars with food licenses. Non-essential businesses are limited to minimum operations. Gyms, state parks, malls, movie theaters, certain museums, zoos and aquariums. Casinos, salons and barbershops.||Since May 15||May 15|
|Maine||Regional reopening. Non-essential medical services, salons, drive-in churches, drive-in movie theaters, outdoor recreation including state parks, boating, campgrounds, fishing and car washes. Barbershops, hair salons and pet-grooming. Retail stores and restaurants in most counties. Reopening soon: private campgrounds, RV park.||Four gradual stages of reopening began on May 1.||April 30|
|Maryland||Non-essential businesses are limited to minimum operations. Restaurants and bars are dine-out only. Golf courses, shooting ranges, marinas, campgrounds, beaches. Retail stores, manufacturing, houses of worship, hair salons and barbershops.||Plans to reopen businesses based on their classification as low, medium and high risk||Indefinite|
|Massachusetts||Groceries must reserve an hour in the morning for older customers. Restaurants and bars, only dine-out. Manufacturing facilities, construction sites and places of worship. Golf courses, houses of worship. Reopening soon: retail for curbside pickup, hair salons, barbershops, pet grooming, offices, beaches, parks, fishing, hunting and boating.||Entered the first phase of reopening plan||May 18|
|Michigan||Activities like boating and golfing. Retail stores open to curbside pickup, construction, real estate and manufacturing. Reopening soon: retail, restaurants, bars, offices in certain counties.||Since May 15||May 15|
|Minnesota||Recreational activities, specific non-critical jobs, some offices, and industrial and manufacturing businesses. Non-essential retail businesses are open for pickup.||Since May 18||May 18|
|Mississippi||Most businesses can reopen. Retail businesses, but at no more than 50% capacity. Restaurants are limited to pickup and curbside service. Bars, state parks, gyms, salons and barbershops, tattoo parlors. Reopening soon: casinos.||Since May 11||April 27|
|Missouri||All businesses. Retailers must restrict occupancy.||Since May 4||May 3|
|Montana||Bars, restaurants, casinos, churches, retail businesses, at reduced capacity. All “Main street” businesses and retailers. Salons, barbershops, massage parlors, gyms, museums and movie theaters.||Since April 26||April 24|
|Nebraska||Regional reopening. Restaurants can resume dine-in service, though not bars or buffets. Churches, daycares, and salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors in certain areas. Houses of worship.||Since May 4||Didn’t have|
|Nevada||Medically necessary health and dental procedures. Relaxed restrictions on outdoor activities. Retail curbside service and drive-in church services. Golf courses, pickleball, tennis courts, state parks, retail stores, restaurants, barbershops, hair salons and nail salons.||Since May 1||May 15|
|New Hampshire||Barbershops, hair salons and state parks. Retail shops at reduced capacity. Restaurants with outdoor seating options.
Golf courses, outdoor attractions.
|Since May 18||May 31|
|New Jersey||State parks and golf courses, golf driving and shooting ranges, tennis clubs, and community gardens. Construction, retail stores with curbside pickup. Beaches will be open on Friday, May 22.||Since May 2||Indefinite|
|New Mexico||Regional reopening. State parks, golf courses, boating, pet grooming and boarding, veterinary services, retail stores and offices at 25% capacity. Houses of worship.||Since May 15||May 15|
|New York||Regional reopening. Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations. Memorial Day ceremonies allowed but only for up to 10 people. Construction, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing, retail stores to pickup in some regions. Beaches will be open on Friday, May 22.
||Limited reopenings starting May 15||May 15|
|North Carolina||Retail stores are allowed to open at 50% capacity. Restaurants and bars are dine-out only.||In three phases, although not yet defined||May 8|
|North Dakota||Gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, tattoo parlors, massages, fitness centers, gyms, sports venues, music and entertainment venues and movie theaters.||Since May 1||Didn’t have|
|Ohio||Dental, health, and vet care, except for overnight hospital stays. Elective surgeries. Manufacturing, construction, offices. Retail stores, restaurants and bars open for outdoor dining. Salons, barbershops. Reopening soon: restaurants and bars, campgrounds, gyms, pools, and sports leagues.||Since May 1||May 29|
|Oklahoma||Elective surgeries, nature parks, zoos, pet groomers, spas, tanning salons, salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors. State parks, gyms, restaurant dining, bars, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, nightclubs, houses of worship and offices.||First phase since April 24. Second phase since May 1.||May 6|
|Oregon||Regional reopening. Non-urgent medical procedures. Some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, gyms, salons, barbershops and restaurants in some counties. Retail stores.||The reopening will be in phases.||Indefinite|
|Pennsylvania||Regional reopening. Lots of outdoor activities. Retail stores in some countries.||Reopen in phases and different timelines for different regions of the state.||May 8|
|Rhode Island||Non-critical retail stores with capacity restrictions, and offices on a limited basis. State parks, hair salons and barbershops. restaurants for outdoor dining.||Reopen on an industry by industry basis, in phases.||May 8|
|South Carolina||Retail stores, including department stores and bookstores. Non-essential businesses with limited capacity. Bars/restaurants only with dine-out. Outdoor restaurant seating is permitted with restrictions. Beaches, piers and docks, gyms, pools, salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors.||Since April 21||May 8, but the state remains in a state of emergency.|
|South Dakota||Restaurants, bars, health clubs, entertainment venues and other places promoting public gatherings with restricting occupancy. Locally mandated closures and restrictions may still apply.||Not defined||Didn’t have|
|Tennessee||Regional reopening. State parks, gyms, restaurant dining, retail stores, salons and barbershops in most counties. Reopening soon: theaters, museums, amusement parks.||Since April 24||April 30|
|Texas||State parks, retail stores, movie theaters, malls, salons, and restaurants for dine-in service at 50% capacity by the end of the week. Pools, gyms, museums, libraries, barbershops, massage and personal care, offices and manufacturing. Reopening soon: bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeos, aquariums, child care centers.||Since May 1||April 30|
|Utah||Gyms, salons, daycares, in-restaurant dining, travel, elective surgeries. Businesses must minimize face-to-face contact with high-risk employees.||Since May 1||May 1|
|Vermont||Some industries, manufacturing, construction, state parks, retail stores, farmers’ markets, and low contact with a limited two-person staff.||Since April 20||May 15|
|Virginia||Regional reopening. Non-essential medical procedures. Restaurants and bars for outdoor dining, retail stores, salons, barbershops, campgrounds and houses of worship.||Since May 14||June 10|
|Washington||Regional reopening. State parks, fishing, hunting, golf courses, retail stores open to curbside pickup, restaurant dining in certain counties, construction and pet grooming.||A four-phase plan to reopen after that stay-at-home is released.||May 31|
|West Virginia||Restaurants for outdoor dining, salons, barbershops, pet groomers. Gyms, recreation centers. Reopening soon: restaurant dining, bars, retail stores, malls, state parks, campgrounds, museums, zoos and tanning salons.||Since May 4||May 4|
|Wisconsin||A few non-essential businesses like dog groomers, boat rentals, and repair shops. Retail stores, golf courses and state parks.||Phased reopening, not determined yet.||May 26|
|Wyoming||Gyms, hair salons, barbershops, and other personal-care services. State parks, restaurant dining, movie theaters and, entertaniment venues.||Since May 1||Didn’t have|
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