Coronavirus restrictions by state: What you need to know

Numerous governors throughout the country have reinstated safety precautions in recent weeks to try to combat the rapid spike in coronavirus cases weeks before large family gatherings and holiday getaway trips are slated to take place.

More than 15 million cases have been reported in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020, as Americans prepare to observe the year-end holidays. The holidays themselves have drawn even more concern among public officials who fear large gatherings may exacerbate the current health situation in the country.

A sign reminds people of the face covering requirement as pedestrians wear facemasks due to the coronavirus in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 12, 2020. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

“The situation has never been more dire,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said recently.

Various governors have enacted extensive measures, from halting in-person classes to limiting indoor and outdoor dining operations.

Here are the rules by state — 


Gov. Kay Ivey ordered a statewide mask requirement. Under the mandate, individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial coverings when in public and in close contact with other people through Jan. 22, 2021

However, social distancing guidelines were relaxed for restaurants, retailers, gyms and close contact providers (such as barbershops and hair salons) as long as people are wearing masks and are separated by partitions.


Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued various COVID-19 outbreak health orders limiting travel between communities. Dunleavy also updated guidelines for residents and non-residents traveling into Alaska, although "critical Infrastructure" must be allowed to travel into rural towns.

All employees, contractors, and visitors to the state of Alaska facilities are still required to wear a face mask if social distancing of at least six feet or more between individuals cannot be maintained.

Alaska does not require the use of masks by the public, however, it is strongly recommended that residents wear a mask in public where social distancing is not possible.


According to Gov. Doug Ducey's latest order, retail establishments, casinos, pools, gyms, and fitness providers can stay open as long as there is physical distancing and enhanced sanitation.

Additionally, restaurants are able to offer dine-in services, although officials are encouraging using delivery and curbside services when possible.

The governor is also encouraging residents to avoid large gatherings and to move gatherings outside when possible.

He also reiterated that people should wear a mask and stay home when sick.

In an attempt to help slow the spiking cases of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ducey has enacted a 3-week 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew which will start Dec. 4. The curfew prohibits residents from being on public streets or in public spaces unless traveling to work or performing other essential activities. Public safety personnel, health-care professionals, essential workers and the homeless are exempted from this mandatory curfew.


The Arkansas Department of Health says anyone who has tested positive for the virus, anyone recently exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should avoid in-person holiday gatherings.

Other residents should be socially responsible when gathering with family and friends. The department says residents should avoid holiday travel and wear a face mask around people who are not in your household. The agency is also urging against large gatherings. However, if people do attend any upcoming events they should practice safe social distancing.

Most businesses remain open.


Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a regional stay-at-home order in the state for when counties’ ICU capacity drops below 15%. The order includes closure of nail and hair salons and outdoor dining for at least three weeks. After that period, the order will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.

The state has strengthened its face-covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask when they are outside their home. Some exceptions may apply.

Also, any visitors to California must self-quarantine for 14 days.


Gov. Jared Polis instituted a “dial” system for determining restrictions for different counties.

Some counties are in the most restrictive level, in which gathering in groups is prohibited. Places up worship can only hold up to 10 people indoors. Restaurants and bars must stop indoor dining. Gyms must hold classes virtually or outdoors, and personal services shops must close.

The state has strengthened its face-covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask when they are outside their home. Some exceptions may apply.

Also, any visitors to California must self-quarantine for 14 days.


Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut will roll back to Phase 2.1. Under this phase, restaurants will reduce to 50% capacity with a maximum of eight people limited to a table.

Restaurants and entertainment venues such as bowling alleys and movie theaters will be required to close by 9:30 p.m. However, food takeout and delivery services will be allowed to continue after that time.

Personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75% capacity while event venues will be limited to 25 people indoors, and 50 people outdoors. Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people and religious gatherings will be limited to 50% capacity or 100 people maximum.

The state does have a mask mandate. 


Delaware Gov. John Carney announced new restrictions that went into effect Nov. 23rd amid rising coronavirus cases in the state and the rest of the country.

Delaware businesses larger than 100,000 square feet are limited to 20% capacity. Smaller businesses and public spaces open to the public must stay below 30% capacity. Houses of worship and funeral services are capped at 40% capacity.

The order also limits exercise classes at gyms to 10 people and mandates workout machines be spaced 10 feet apart.

The state also announced a stay-at-home advisory and universal mask order through Jan. 11, 2021. Under the mandate, all residents must wear a cloth face covering indoors with anyone outside their immediate household — as well as in public settings where social distancing isn’t possible.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the state will not be shutting down again amid surging coronavirus cases.

"The Governor will not lockdown and hurt families who can't afford to shelter in place for 6 weeks," DeSantis's office told a local news station in a statement. "Especially not for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate."

The state is currently in stage three of reopening which will allow for several changes that include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition can resume public interactions but should practice social distancing.
  • Non-vulnerable populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
  • Non-essential travel may continue.
  • Employees should resume unrestricted staffing of worksites and implement the final phasing in of employees returning to work.


A statewide mask mandate isn’t in effect, but Gov. Brian Kemp strongly encourages Georgians to wear them. 

The state’s “shelter in place” has expired for most businesses, but they must still adhere to social distancing and sanitizing guidelines.

Gov. Kemp has also extended the public health emergency order for the state of Georgia until Jan. 8, 2021. The order also allows for the COVID-19 vaccines to be administered in a drive-thru setting.


The state does have a mask mandate with some exemptions allowed for people with medical conditions or younger than five years old. Restrictions are left up to the individual islands and counties.


A statewide mask mandate hasn’t been issued, but the state reverted to Phase 2 of its reopening plans. Gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited. 

Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs can remain open, but customers must remain seated and stay six feet apart except for entering, exiting, and using the bathroom. Restrictions don’t apply to places of worship or gatherings to express political views. 


Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced additional measures will take effect in every region across the state on Nov. 20 in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

The latest guidance will cover the following settings and industries:

  • Retail
  • Personal care services
  • Health
  • Fitness centers
  • Hotels
  • Manufacturing
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Meetings and social events
  • Offices
  • Organized group recreational activities
  • Indoor recreation
  • Theater
  • Cultural Institutions

The latest round of restrictions does not include a stay-at-home order, however, "if the mitigations are not adhered to and cases continue to rise in the weeks ahead, another order may be required," according to the governor.

Earlier, Pritzker announced enhanced safety measures in Southern Illinois, Will and Kankakee counties and Kane and DuPage counties.

Under the tightened restrictions, bars and restaurants have to reduce party size from 10 to six individuals. Indoor and outdoor gatherings are also limited to 10 individuals. This does not apply to students participating in in-person classroom learning as well as sports.

Organized group recreational activities are limited to less than 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors.

The governor also declared restrictions under Region 2, which includes Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, Grundy, Mercer, Knox, Henderson, Warren, McDonough, Fulton, Stark, Marshall, Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Woodford, Livingston and Lasalle counties. Measures under these counties include:

  • Bars or restaurants are limited to outside service only. All outside bar and restaurant services have to close at 11 p.m. All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside and multiple parties will not be allowed to be seated together.
  • Gatherings should be limited to less than 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity. Entertainment venues such as casinos must close at 11 p.m. and are limited to 25% capacity.


Gov. Eric Holcomb announced restrictions for orange and red counties in the state's color-coded map.

In orange counties, social gatherings must be limited to 50 people. Attendance for indoor winter K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular events must be limited to 25% capacity. Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue but attendance must be limited.

In red countries, social gatherings are limited to 25 people. Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular activities is limited to participants, support personnel and parents or guardians only. Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with required personnel and parents or guardians only.

Local officials may consider limiting hours for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

Masks are mandatory.


Gov. Kim Reynolds declared that all Iowans aged 2 years or older must wear masks when in indoor public spaces. The mask mandate applies only when people are within six feet of others who are not members of their households for 15 minutes.

Indoor gatherings are limited to 15 people while outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people. Gatherings where the restrictions apply include wedding receptions, family gatherings, conventions and other nonessential gatherings but do not apply to gatherings that occur during the "ordinary course of business or government."

Youth and adult group sports and activities are prohibited except for high schools, colleges and professional sports. Spectators must wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance from other people.

Restaurants and bars, bowling alleys, pool halls, bingo halls, arcades, indoor playgrounds and children’s play centers are closed to in-person services starting at 10 p.m.


Gov. Laura Kelly issued a new mask mandate that goes into effect on Nov. 25 – the day before Thanksgiving – in hopes of lessening the spread of COVID-19.

State law still allows Kansas' 105 counties to opt-out of such an order from the Democratic governor, and most did when Kelly issued a similar order in July. The majority of counties don't have their own mandates.

Kelly's order requires people to wear a "face covering" in indoor public spaces and in public spaces outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

“We have reached a new stage in our fight with this virus, and how we choose to respond can turn the tide for our businesses, our hospitals and our schools,” Kelly said.

Counties and cities are determining and enforcing their own restrictions for businesses.


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced new restrictions Nov. 20, including closing in-person classes and shutting down indoor dining at restaurants.

"When addressing COVID-19, action is unpopular, but inaction is deadly," Beshear said in a news conference Nov. 18.

"These steps range from 3 to 6 weeks in duration and are designed to have the maximum impact with as little disruption."

Masks are mandatory.


The state stepped back to it’s phase two reopening plan amid growing COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Phase two calls for reducing occupancy at some businesses, decreasing gathering sizes, limiting indoor consumption at many bars and urges everyone in Louisiana to avoid gatherings with people outside of their everyday households.

Middle and high schools are required to continue with remote instruction until January. Elementary schools may reopen on Dec. 7 if the county they are located in is not in the “red zone," the highest category for COVID-19 incidence rates.

Masks are mandatory.


The state is under a mask mandate. Gov. Janet Mills has ordered restaurants and bars to close by 9 p.m. She has extended the State of Civil Emergency order until Dec. 23.

“To all Maine people, please, to keep our small businesses open, to prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed, to keep our kids in school, to protect yourselves as well as people you may never meet – get your flu shot, wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance, especially during the upcoming holiday season,” said Governor Mills. “I know we are growing tired. This is not forever, but we have to do these things in order to get our grip on this virus as we make progress toward a vaccine,” Mills said in a news release.


Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency restriction that took effect statewide Nov. 20.

Bars, restaurants, and venues serving food and alcohol must close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. However, they may remain open for carryout and delivery services only.

Retail establishments and religious facilities will also be reduced to 50% capacity, "bringing them into line with indoor dining and personal services businesses, as well as bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, roller and ice skating rinks, fitness centers, and social and fraternal clubs," according to the governor.

Fans will be prohibited from racetracks and other professional and collegiate stadiums across the state.

Visitations for hospitals and nursing homes will also be prohibited, although some exceptions will apply.

Hogan announced that he will ramp up enforcement efforts, including compliance checks and education to the public.


Gov. Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory and curfew for most businesses.

The advisory instructs residents to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Although, traveling to and from work as well as errands such as grocery shopping and exercise are allowed.

The curfew requires restaurants and other businesses – including theaters, performance venues, golf facilities, youth and amateur sports activities, and indoor and outdoor events – to close at 9:30 p.m. Restaurants may operate delivery services beyond the curfew.

Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25.

Masks are mandatory.


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Dec. 7 that the three-week pause that was instituted in mid-November will continue for another 12 days to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to FOX 2 Detroit

Whitmer announced that the three-week pause, which was previously set to end on Dec. 9, will be extended to restrict indoor gatherings and other group activities. At the end of day 12, Whitmer said the state would proceed on a “pathway to cautious reengagement.”

Whitmer’s administration ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining, and suspended organized sports, which includes the football playoffs.

The order also restricts indoor and outdoor residential gatherings, closes some entertainment facilities and bans gyms from hosting group exercise classes.

Masks are mandatory.


Gov. Tim Walz issued a “4-week dial back” plan for the state beginning Nov. 20 through Dec. 18. Bars, restaurants, fitness centers and gyms must close for four weeks. Bars and restaurants can offer a take-out option. Gatherings must be limited to the people in one household.

Masks are mandatory.


Gov. Tate Reeves hasn’t issued a statewide mask mandate but has required it in some counties. Most businesses are open at a limited capacity.

The order includes a 10-person limit on indoor gatherings when social distancing isn't possible and a 50-person limit at outdoor events.


Gov. Mike Parson lifted some restrictions, but cities and counties have enforced their own. There is no statewide mask mandate.


A statewide mask mandate is currently in effect. Most businesses remain open. Restaurants, bars, casinos and breweries will be limited to 75% capacity and must close by 10 p.m.

The state is in phase two of its reopening plan.


There is no statewide mask mandate. Businesses remain open with a limited 25% indoor capacity. Restaurants and bars have additional restrictions such as customers must remain seated at their tables unless ordering, using the restroom, or playing games.


Gov. Steve Sisolak implemented new restrictions that go into effect Nov. 24 which will continue to require a statewide mask mandate. Businesses must maintain no more than 25% capacity with social distancing.

New Hampshire: 

Gov. Chris Sununu recently issued an extension to the state of emergency order which was put in place at the start of the pandemic. Masks are required statewide and most businesses are open with limited capacity.

New Jersey:

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that restaurants, bars, clubs, lounges, and other businesses that serve food or drinks will have to end indoor dining by 10 p.m. Outdoor dining can continue after 10 p.m., as can takeout and delivery services.

Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people, with attendees required to wear face coverings and stay 6 feet apart. General outdoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people while adhering to social distance requirements.

Indoor religious services, celebrations, political events, weddings, funerals, memorial services and other performances may continue, allowing up to 25% of a room’s capacity, or up to 150 people. There is no limit for outdoor wedding ceremonies, funerals, memorial services, religious activities, or political activities, New Jersey’s website states.

Masks are required in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

New Mexico:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham closed in-person services for nonessential activities across the state starting Nov. 16. It will last for two weeks, although that may be extended.

Residents are instructed to stay at home except for essential trips such as for food and water, emergency medical care, and to obtain a flu shot or test for COVID-19.

Essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, shelters, child care facilities and gas stations will remain open but are required to minimize operations and staffing.

Food and drink establishments are limited to curbside pickup and delivery services only.

Essential retailers such as grocery stores, hardware stores, laundromats, liquor stores and large “big box” retailers must close by 10 p.m. and are limited to either 25% of maximum occupancy or 75 customers at any one time, whichever is smaller.

A “Red to Green” map system was also announced on Dec.1 to help target which counties in the state are seeing higher rates of infection than others and what phase of reopening they need to be in.

New York:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 11 reinstated indoor dining restrictions indefinitely in New York City amid a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the area. Only takeout orders and outdoor dining will be allowed in the city.

In other parts of the state, restaurants are allowed to have half their tables filled.

Bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as any business with a state liquor license, must close by 10 p.m. throughout the state.

Indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to no more than 10 people, while anyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a face mask while in public.

North Carolina:

Gov. Roy Cooper has tightened restrictions until at least Jan. 8, 2021, according to FOX 46 Charlotte.

“This order will require people to stay at home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. It means just what it says: people are to stay at home between those hours,” Cooper said.

Businesses, including restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, personal care businesses, most retail stores, and more, will be required to close by 10 p.m.

In addition, all onsite alcohol consumption sales must end by 9 p.m.

“In addition to extending Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements, the Order tightens the existing statewide mask requirement – making it clear that everyone needs to wear a mask whenever they are with someone who is not from the same household. The Order also adds the mask requirement to several additional settings including any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance; gyms even when exercising; all schools public and private; and all public or private transportation when traveling with people outside of the household,” he said in a news release.

Under the restrictions, large outdoor venues (seating greater than 10,000) may operate with 7% occupancy while smaller outdoor entertainment venues (arenas or amphitheaters) may operate at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less. Movie theaters, bars, and conference centers may operate at 30% of capacity – or 100 guests.

Amusement parks may also operate at 30% occupancy, but for outdoor attractions only.

Indoor mass gatherings are limited to 10 people.

North Dakota:

Gov. Doug Burgum announced a statewide mask mandate. until at least Jan. 18. Masks must be worn inside businesses, indoor public spaces and outside public spaces when social distancing is not possible. 

Meanwhile, all bars and restaurants will also be limited to 50% capacity and must be closed for dine-in services between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. until Jan. 8.

Event venues must be limited to 25% capacity and all high school winter sports and other extracurricular K-12 school activities will be suspended until Dec. 14.


Gov. Mike DeWine announced a statewide curfew which will take effect Nov. 19.

The curfew will run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 21 days. However, the curfew does not apply to those who need to be at work, those who have an emergency or those who need medical care. Residents can still leave their homes for groceries or if they are picking up a carry-out/drive-thru meal, or getting delivery, DeWine said.

The Ohio Department of Health also announced limitations on mass gatherings.

Wedding receptions and other banquet facilities will be required to follow several guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including no socializing in open congregate areas and no dancing. Guests will be required to be seated at all times and no self-serve bar areas or self-serve buffets will be allowed. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.

The traditional first dance between the bride and groom and the cutting of the wedding cake and tossing the bouquet are permitted. Each table must have no more than 10 people and they must all live in the same household.

This order does not apply to religious observances.

The governor also tweeted that businesses must have a face mask requirement sign at public entrances. Each store will be required to ensure that employees and customers are all wearing masks.


Gov. Kevin Stitt increased safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma.

All bars and restaurants will be required to close by 11 p.m. However, restaurant drive-thru windows or curbside pickup can operate past that time.

All restaurants will be required to space tables at least 6 feet apart unless the tables are separated by sanitized dividers.

All state employees will be required to wear a mask in common areas or when they’re around other people.


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a “two-week freeze" that took effect on Nov. 18. Under the order, most indoor facilities, such as gyms and restaurants, will close, and indoor capacity for essential services such as grocery stores and pharmacies will be limited.

All businesses are urged to mandate work from home. The state is also pausing long-term care facility visits that take place indoors.

However, the two-week freeze does not apply to personal services such as barbershops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy, congregate homeless sheltering, outdoor recreation and sports, youth programs, childcare, K-12 schools and K-12 sports.


Gov. Tom Wolf announced new coronavirus restrictions that take effect Dec. 12 through Jan. 4, 2021, citing a sharp increase in virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state.

The order temporarily halts school sports and other extracurricular activities, closes gyms, theaters and casinos, and bans indoor dining at restaurants. Outdoor dining and takeout orders may continue. 

In-person businesses serving the public may only operate at up to 50% capacity. 

The order also limits indoor gatherings and events to 10 people, while outdoor gatherings and events are limited to 50 people. 

Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other houses of worship were excluded from the indoor gathering limits, but state officials “strongly encouraged” them to avoid congregating inside.

Masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

Rhode Island: 

Under Gov. Gina Raimondo's mandates, businesses such as restaurants, bars, personal services, gyms and recreational facilities must close by 10 p.m. on most weekdays and by 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The governor reduced the capacity limit for big box stores, indoor and outdoor venues, and catered events. Indoor and outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people. The capacity limit for indoor venues such as movie theaters or houses of worship is 50% of the normal capacity with a maximum of 125 people. The limit for outdoor venues is 66% of the normal capacity with a maximum of 150 people.

South Carolina:

There is no statewide mask mandate but it is suggested local governments should enact any restrictive orders as needed. Businesses remain open but are advised to follow CDC safety guidelines.

An executive order issued on Nov. 25 pertaining to gatherings limited the total occupancy of any location to only 50%.

Also, if occupancy reaches over 250, state approval is required for the gathering to take place. The sale of alcohol after 11 p.m. is also prohibited.

South Dakota: 

There is no statewide mask mandate, and most businesses remain open with few restrictions.


Counties are enacting their own mask mandates and business restrictions.


While a mask order remains in place, Gov. Greg Abbott last week ruled out “any more lockdowns.” Abbott acknowledged the state was seeing a virus spike but professed faith in the strategy he announced in mid-September that scales back reopenings if the number of COVID-19 patients in a region exceeds 15% of its hospital capacity for seven consecutive days.

Regions that reach that threshold have to reduce the occupancy of most businesses from 75% to 50% of capacity, among other things.


Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the entire state is under mask mandate until further notice.

Herbert lifted the limit on private social gatherings after previously instituting a two-week order that prohibited people from gathering with other people outside their households and placing extracurricular activities on hold as well.


Gov. Phil Scott announced a temporary ban on “public and private multi-household gatherings" and announced another shutdown of bars and clubs.

The ban applies to both indoor and outdoor gatherings and holiday get-togethers. However, individuals who live alone can visit other members of their immediate family who reside elsewhere.

Bars and social clubs are required to close for in-person services. Most recreational sports, other than sanctioned school sports, are suspended. There will also be new contact-tracing and testing requirements.


Gov. Ralph Northam imposed a 25-person limit for all gatherings along with an alcohol curfew.

Establishments serving alcohol will have to close by midnight – and on-site alcohol sales and consumption will end at 10 p.m.

All public and private gatherings, both indoors and outdoors, must be limited to 25 individuals, down from 250.

All residents over the age of 4 are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.


Gov. Jay Inslee announced that bars and restaurants will be limited to outdoor dining and to-go service.

All in-store retail, including grocery stores, will be limited to 25% capacity, and lingering in seated areas is off-limits. Religious services will also be limited to 25% indoor occupancy or no more than 200 people, with face coverings required at all times. No choir, band or ensemble shall perform during the service.

Gyms will be prohibited from offering indoor services, though outdoor fitness classes can continue as long as they don’t exceed five people in a group.

Entertainment venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums and zoos will all be banned from offering indoor service, though drive-in theaters will still be allowed to operate under previously laid out restrictions. Long-term care facilities can only offer outdoor visits, with exceptions for end-of-life care.

Weddings and funeral receptions will be limited to no more than 30 people and youth and adult sports must be held outside only with all athletes wearing masks.

Washington, D.C.:

The mayor has issued a citywide mask mandate. Some businesses are open however museums and nightclubs are now closed.

D.C. is currently in phase two of its reopening plan. The limits for any outdoor gatherings has been reduced from 50 to 25 and indoor gatherings are still limited to just 10 people.

Restaurants are allowed to stay open until midnight, however, the sale of alcohol must stop at 10 p.m., but this exempts take-out or delivery orders.

West Virginia:

Masks are required indoors regardless of social distancing. Most businesses remain open.


Under Gov. Tony Evers' directive, all individuals should stay home as much as possible and only make trips when necessary, such as to go to work, pick up groceries or refill prescriptions.

When residents leave their homes, they must take extra precautions.

Evers is also strongly encouraging all businesses to take steps to protect their staff, customers and their communities.


There is no statewide mask mandate. Most businesses are open but are required to follow CDC safety guidelines and maintain social distancing and sanitizing.

The Associated Press and FOX Business' Lucas Manfredi, Fox News' Michael Ruiz, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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