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With COVID-19 Cases Surging Again, States Are Taking Action, Though Current Efforts May Not Be Enough to Stop the Spread

Table 1: State Policy Actions on Social Distancing Measures State New Restrictions Imposed Since Beginning of November Face Covering Requirement Limits on Indoor Gatherings Limits on Restaurants Limits on Bars Limits on Retail and Other Businesses Alabama No Required for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Alaska No Required for Certain Employees None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Arizona No Required for Certain Employees; Allows Local Officials to Require for General Public 50 People Open at 50% Capacity; Closed in Counties with Substantial COVID-19 Spread Open at 50% Capacity, Closed in Counties with Substantial COVID-19 Spread Retail and personal care open; gyms open at 25% capacity Arkansas Yes Required for General Public None Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 11 pm Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 11 pm Open–No Limits California Automatic based on metrics Required for General Public All Gatherings Prohibited in Most Counties Closed to Indoor Service in Most Counties Closed in Most Counties Retail open at 25% capacity for counties in Tier 1; personal care open with limits Colorado Automatic based on metrics Required for General Public 10 People in Most Counties Open at 50% Capacity; Closed in Counties with Substantial COVID-19 Spread Closed in All but One County Retail open at 50% capacity; personal care and gyms open at 25% capacity in most counties Connecticut Yes Required for General Public 10 People in Homes/Up to 25 People in Venues Outside of Homes Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service from 10 pm to 5 am Closed Retail and gyms open at 50% capacity; personal care services open at 75% capacity Delaware Yes Required for General Public 10 People in Homes/Up to 50 People in Venues Outside of Homes Open at 30% Capacity Open at 30% Capacity Retail open at 60% capacity; gyms and personal care services open at 30% capacity District of Columbia No Required for General Public 50 People Open at 50% Capacity Closed Retail open at 50% capacity; gyms open with 5 people per 1,000 square feet; personal care open by appointment only Florida No Required for Certain Employees None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Georgia No Required for Certain Employees; Allows Local Officials to Require for General Public 50 People Open–No Limits Open at 35% Capacity Open–No Limits Hawaii No Required for General Public 10 People Open at 50% Capacity; Cannot serve alcohol after 10 pm Open at 50% Capacity, Cannot serve alcohol after 10 pm Reatil and personal care open at 50% capacity; gyms open at 25% capacity Idaho Yes Required for Certain Employees 10 People Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Illinois Yes Required for General Public 10 People Closed to Indoor Service Closed to Indoor Service Retail, gyms, and personal care open at 25% capacity Indiana Yes Required for General Public 25 People Open at 75% Capacity Open at 75% Capacity Open–No Limits Iowa Yes Required for General Public 15 People Open; No service after 10 pm Open; No service after 10 pm Open–No Limits Kansas No Required for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Kentucky Yes Required for General Public 8 People Closed to Indoor Service Closed to Indoor Service Retail and personal care open at 50% capacity; gyms open at 33% capacity Louisiana No Required for General Public 50% of Venue Capacity up to 250 People Open at 50% Capacity Open at 25% Capacity; Outdoor service only Retail, gyms, and personal care open at 75% capacity Maine Yes Required for General Public 50 People Open at 50% Capacity; Must close at 9 pm Closed Retail 5 people per 1000 sq. ft; gyms 50 people; personal care open at 50% capacity Maryland Yes Required for General Public None Open at 50% Capacity; Must close from 10 pm to 6 am Open at 50% Capacity; Must close from 10 pm to 6 am Retail, gyms, and personal care open at 50% capacity Massachusetts Yes Required for General Public 10 People Open; Must close indoor dining at 9 pm Closed All non-essential businesses must close from 9:30 pm to 5 am; gyms open at 40% capacity Michigan Yes Required for General Public 10 People Closed to Indoor Service Closed to Indoor Service Retail open at 30% capacity; gyms open at 25% capacity; personal care open by appointment only Minnesota Yes Required for General Public All Gatherings Prohbited Open at 50% Capacity; Must close from 10 pm to 4 am Open at 50% Capacity; Must close from 10 pm to 4 am Retail, personal care open; gyms closed Mississippi No Required for Certain Employees 20 People Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 11 pm Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 11 pm Open–No Limits Missouri No – None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Montana Yes Required for General Public 25 People Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service at 10 pm Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service at 10 pm Retail and personal care open; gyms open at 75% capacity Nebraska Yes Required for Certain Employees 25% of Venue Capacity Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Nevada No Required for General Public 10 People Open at 50% Capacity Open at 50% Capacity Retail and gyms open at 50% capacity; personal care services open New Hampshire No Required for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Retail and gyms open at 50% capacity; personal care services open by appointment only New Jersey Yes Required for General Public 10 People Open at 25% Capacity Closed Retail open at 50% capacity; gyms open at 25% capacity; personal care  open by appointment only New Mexico Yes Required for General Public 5 People Closed, except  Takeout/Delivery Closed Closed except for curbside services and delivery* New York Yes Required for General Public 10 People Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service from 10 pm to 5 am Open at 50% Capacity; Must close at 10 pm Retail open; Personal care services open at 50% capacity; gyms open at 33% capacity, must close at 10 pm North Carolina Yes Required for General Public 10 People Open at 50% Capacity Open at 30% Capacity; Outdoor service only Retail and personal care open at 50% capacity; gyms open at 30% capacity North Dakota Yes Required for General Public 50 People Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service from 10 pm to 4 am Open at 50% Capacity; Must close dine-in service at 10 pm All open at 25% capacity Ohio Yes Required for General Public 10 People; All Gatherings Prohibited After 10 pm Open; Must close to dine-in service from 10 pm to 5 am Open; Must close to dine-in service from 10 pm to 5 am Open–No Limits Oklahoma Yes – None Open; Must close dine-in service from 11 pm to 5 am Open; Must close to dine-in service from 11 pm to 8 am Open–No Limits Oregon Yes Required for General Public 6 People Closed, except  Takeout/Delivery Closed Retail open at 75% capacity; personal care services open by appointment only; gyms closed Pennsylvania No Required for General Public 25 People Open at 25% Capacity Open at 25% Capacity Retail open at 75% capacity; gyms and personal care services open at 50% capacity Rhode Island Yes Required for General Public Limited to one household in Homes/Up to 25 People in Venues Outside of Homes Open at 33% Capacity; Must close dine-in service at 10 pm weekdays/10:30 pm weekends Closed Retail and personal care limited to 1 patron per 100 square feet; Must close at 10 pm weekdays/10:30 pm weekends; gyms closed South Carolina No Allows Local Officials to Require for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits South Dakota No – None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Tennessee No Allows Local Officials to Require for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Texas No Required for General Public 10 People Open–No Limits Open at 50% Capacity All open at 75% capacity in areas with low hospitalizations. Limited to 50% capacity in areas with high hospitalizations Utah Yes Required for General Public All Gatherings Prohibited Unless Held at a Business or Has an Event Host Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 10 pm Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 10 pm Open–No Limits Vermont Yes Required for General Public All Gatherings Are Prohibited Open; Must close dine-in service at 10 pm Closed Retail open at 50% capacity; gyms and personal care services open at 25% capacity Virginia Yes Required for General Public 25 People Open; Cannot serve alcohol after 10 pm and must close by 12am Closed Non-essential retail limited to 10 people per establishment; personal care services open; gyms open at 75% capacity or 25 people Washington Yes Required for General Public All Gatherings Are Prohibited Closed to Indoor Service Closed Retail and personal care services open at 25% capacity; gyms open outdoors only to 5 participants or fewer West Virginia No Required for General Public 25 People Open at 50% Capacity Open at 50% Capacity Retail open; gyms open at 40% capacity; personal care services limited to 10 person capacity Wisconsin No Required for General Public None Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Wyoming Yes Allows Local Officials to Require for General Public 25 People Open–No Limits Open–No Limits Open–No Limits NOTE: All states require physical distancing and other safety measures in businesses, including restaurants and bars.  * New Mexico has closed in-person services for all non-essential activities and issued a stay at home order.
SOURCE: KFF review of state executive orders, guidance documents, policy bulletins, and news releases
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