Travelers who test negative can avoid the 14-day quarantine mandate. Travelers are encouraged to test again 5-14 days after arriving in Alaska.
Travelers who decline testing must self- quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The state is no longer offering tests for out-of-state travelers upon arrival.
Mask requirement: There is no statewide facial covering mandate. However, major cities, like Anchorage, require facial coverings when entering any business.
These bars in Anchorage can continue to offer takeout, delivery and outdoor service. Outside of Anchorage, bars can operate with no capacity limits in place.
Indoor recreation: Effective December 1 through January 1, retail stores and gyms in Anchorage must limit capacity to 25% and implement social distancing protocols. Outside of Anchorage, retail stores are operating without any capacity restrictions, and museums and libraries are open.
Alaskans may drive to other communities in the state for recreational and sightseeing purposes. Public gatherings: Effective December 1 through January 1, outings and contact in Anchorage are limited to those in your household only.
Mask requirement: Residents are advised to wear facial coverings in public, regardless of whether individuals feel sick or not. Local governments have implemented their own facial covering policies and enforcement practices.
Restaurants: As of October 1, restaurants are open with dine-in capacity restricted to 50%; pick up and delivery options are encouraged. Travel restrictions: As of June 15, the out-of-state quarantine mandates in Arkansas are no longer in place.
As of July 15, restrictions on commercial lodging and short-term rentals were lifted allowing anyone to book. Indoor recreation: Gyms and fitness centers have resumed limited operations.
The state's three gaming casinos have reopened at one-third capacity with strict social distancing protocols. Movie theaters, museums and bowling alleys are open.
Outdoor recreation: State parks have reopened to rent cabins, lodges, and RVs for weekends, while certain high-use trails remain closed. Travel restrictions: As of November 13, residents returning to California from out-of-state or another county are advised to self- quarantine for 14 days.
Travelers arriving in California from out-of-state are advised to self- quarantine for 14 days. As of November 30, Santa Clara County has imposed a self- quarantine for any individual traveling into the region from more than 150 miles away.
Residents are encouraged to stop all non-essential activities; gatherings of any size are prohibited. As of December 4, five counties in the Bay Area are under stay-at-home orders through January 4.
Any region under stay-at-home orders requires facial coverings any time an individual leaves their home. Indoor recreation: Any region under stay-at-home orders requires retail stores and theaters to close.
Grocery stores and other essential businesses can operate at 20% capacity. Outdoor recreation: Any region under stay-at-home orders requires playgrounds, museums and zoos to close.
This includes facial coverings on public transport, taxis and ride-sharing services. Bars are allowed to sell alcoholic drinks to go, only if included in a food takeout or delivery order.
As of July 21, bars must stop serving alcohol at 10 pm. Indoor recreation: Effective November 20, counties in the “severe risk” level must limit gym capacity to 10%; retail stores can operate at 50% capacity in these counties.
Counties in the “extreme risk” level must limit retail to curbside pickup and delivery only. Coloradans can make reservations at campgrounds in state parks in counties that have reopened them.
Individuals are required to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others in public. Counties in the “extreme risk” level must close all indoor and outdoor dining.
Mask requirements: Anyone over ages 2 must wear a face covering in public spaces, both indoor and outdoor, when social distancing can 't be maintained. Indoor performing arts centers can operate at 50% capacity with a cap of 100 people.
Outdoor Recreation: State parks with beaches along the shoreline have reopened at limited capacity. Travel restrictions: As of June 1, the out-of-state quarantine policies were lifted in Delaware.
Starting December 14, the state is encouraging residents to stay at home and avoid gathering with anyone outside their household. Beginning December 14, individuals are required to wear a facial covering when indoors with anyone outside their immediate household.
All children in kindergarten and older are required to wear facial coverings in public settings and school buildings. As of November 6, patrons no longer have to order food and have a reservation when going to bars.
Indoor recreation: Retail establishments and gyms are operating at 30% capacity. Exercise classes at gyms are limited to 10 people maximum.
Outdoor recreation: Beaches and community pools are open with strict safety protocols in place. Indoor gatherings outside of homes are limited to 30% capacity or 10 people maximum.
Effective November 23, indoor dining capacity is reduced to 30%. As of July 24, all food and drink establishments are required to offer customers the option to leave personal information on file to help with potential contact tracing.
Bars: Effective November 25, alcohol sales must end by 10 pm. Indoor recreation: From December 23 through January 15, all museums and libraries must close.
Effective November 25, indoor and outdoor fitness classes with 25 or more individuals must be suspended. Gyms, health clubs and yoga studios will continue to operate with restrictions in place.
Outdoor recreation: Pools, playgrounds, courts and fields are open with restrictions in place. Restaurants: Beginning December 23, all indoor dining must close through January 15.
Effective November 25, restaurants must close by midnight and stop serving alcohol by 10 pm. Indoor recreation: Gyms and retail establishments can operate at full capacity with social distancing and sanitation protocols in place.
Movie theaters, museums and libraries can operate at 50% capacity. As of September 25, theme parks can return to normal operations with social distancing protocols in place.
Mask requirement: There is no statewide mandate for facial coverings. Indoor recreation: Gyms, bowling alleys and movie theaters have reopened.
As of July 1, conventions and live performances can be held if they meet specific requirements. Outdoor recreation: Beaches and state parks are open.
Effective November 24, if travelers do not upload proof of a negative test onto the Safe Travels app or provide a hard copy of the results prior to departure, they must self- quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Hawaii. As of December 2, individuals traveling to the island of Kauai must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival even if a negative COVID-19 test is presented.
Several resorts are included in a “resort bubble” allowing travelers to quarantine for 14 days at their facilities; guests must agree to wear an electronic tracking bracelet to ensure they don't leave the property. State park camping and lodging began phased reopening on July 1.
Mask requirement: As of November 16, all individuals aged 5 and up are required to wear facial coverings in all indoor public settings, in private vehicles such as cabs and ride-sharing, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be upheld. Indoor recreation: Gyms, museums, and theaters have begun to reopen.
Outdoor recreation: Select state parks have reopened, but social distancing measures must be in place. Indoor recreation: Retail stores, salons, gyms and nightclubs are open with restrictions.
Mask requirement: A statewide mask mandate requires anyone over age 2 to wear a face coverings when indoors in a public space or when outside if a 6-foot distance between people cannot be maintained. Indoor recreation: Movie theaters, museums and zoos are open with capacity restrictions.
Outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people and social distancing must be maintained. Indoor recreation: Malls, museums, zoos, aquariums movie theaters, bowling alleys, and similar facilities may open at full capacity.
Outdoor recreation: Community pools, and athletic courts and fields have reopened. Raceways, amusement and water parks can open at 50% capacity.
Effective July 4, fairs, festivals and similar outdoor events can take place. Restaurants: Effective September 26, restaurants can operate at full capacity.
Indoor recreation: Malls, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, and museums have reopened at limited capacity with safety measures in place. Casinos and indoor gaming venues can reopen with occupancy limits and safety measures.
Outdoor recreation: Race tracks, campgrounds, and drive-in movie theaters have reopened at limited capacity with safety measures in place. State parks are open, and on-site facilities like cabins and restrooms are also reopening with restrictions.
The mandate also applies to anyone who traveled internationally or on a cruise ship on or after March 15. Indoor recreation: Indoor leisure spaces, community centers and state-owned casinos have resumed operations at limited capacity with safety measures in place.
Outdoor recreation: Swimming pools and large entertainment venues remain closed. Out-of-state travelers from those states are recommended to self- quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Kentucky.
All bars must stop serving alcohol and food by 11 pm, and close by midnight. Outdoor recreation: Most state parks remain open during the day; visitors are required to wear a mask and social distance when visiting.
All restaurants must stop serving food by 11 pm and close by midnight. Mask requirement: On July 13, a statewide facial covering mandate took effect.
Bars: As of September 11, parishes with a positivity rate of 5% or less for two consecutive weeks can begin operating at 25% capacity indoors. Parishes with a positivity rate above 5% cannot operate indoor sales or consumption.
As of November 25, all bars, regardless of parish positivity rates, can offer outdoor services but must limit capacity to 25% or 50 individuals maximum. Indoor recreation: Theaters, casinos, malls, museums, aquariums and gyms are operating at 50% capacity.
Sports crowds are limited to 25% of stadium or arena capacity. All Louisianans are encouraged to avoid gathering with individuals outside their household.
Travelers from some states, including Vermont and New Hampshire, are exempt. Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont can stay at Maine lodging establishments as of June 12.
Mask requirements: Individuals aged 5 and older are required to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where physical distancing measures are hard to maintain. Outdoor Recreation: Campgrounds and RV parks opened to Maine residents only on May 22.
Restaurants: The reopening of indoor dining, originally scheduled for Nov. 2, has been postponed. Effective December 17, anyone traveling to Maryland from another state must self- quarantine for ten days or present a negative COVID-19 test (This requirement does not apply if traveling from DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.
Mask requirement: As of July 31, individuals over the age of 5 are required to wear facial coverings in public spaces, when frequenting businesses and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Indoor recreation: Effective December 11, all gyms, malls, museums and retail stores must limit capacity to 25%.
Casinos must also reduce capacity to 25% and halt all food and drink services. Restaurants: Effective December 11, all indoor and outdoor dining is closed.
Restaurants can continue to offer takeout, drive-thru and delivery services. An advisory take effect Nov. 6 instructing residents to stay home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Indoor Recreation: Businesses such as movie theaters and performing arts centers were required to close as of Dec. 13. Professional sports can hold games without spectators under league-wide rules.
Indoor gatherings at event venues or public settings are capped at 25 people. Outdoor Recreation: State parks are open, and certain outdoor activities like golfing and motorized boating are permitted as long as social distancing is practiced.
Mask requirement: As of November 24, half of Mississippi's counties are under stricter restrictions including mandating facial coverings in public areas. As of December 11, facial coverings are required in schools statewide when social distancing is not possible.
Bars are prohibited from selling alcohol between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am. Indoor recreation: Bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums and casinos are open with restrictions in place.
Municipal and private parks can also open, subject to restrictions imposed by local authorities. Restaurants are prohibited from selling alcohol between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am.
Mask requirement: There in no statewide mandate for facial coverings. Previously, the mandate only applied to counties with four or more active cases.
Outdoor recreation: Glacier National Park began partial reopening on June 8. Outdoor recreation: Drive-in movie theaters can operate as long as patrons remain in their vehicles.
A modified Nebraska State Fair will take place at the end of August. Bars and taverns that do not serve food can operate but must close by midnight.
Mask requirements: Individuals over age 5 are ordered to wear face coverings in indoors or outdoor public spaces if social distancing from people outside your household cannot be maintained. Indoor Recreation: Libraries, museums, art galleries and pools can reopen in line with state guidance.
Beginning June 29, indoor movie theaters, performing arts centers and amusement parks can open with capacity limits. State seacoast beaches reopened for recreational activity and sunbathing, but visitors must maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
The CDC has urged residents of New Jersey to refrain from non-essential domestic travel. Certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses have resumed, including archery ranges, batting cages, horseback riding, shooting ranges, and tennis clubs.
Municipal and private-club swimming pools can open beginning June 22, Community gardens and all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike rental businesses have opened, and certain restrictions on golf courses have been lifted. Beginning July 2, playgrounds and outdoor amusement parks can open, but visitors will be required to wear face coverings.
Indoor gatherings can have a maximum of 10 people or 25% capacity, whichever is smaller. Hotels: Effective December 2, New Mexico transitioned to a tiered county-by-country system for reopening.
Counties in the green tier can operate at 75% capacity if certified training is completed; 40% if not. Counties in the yellow tier can operate at 60% capacity if certified training is complete; 25% if not.
Counties in the red tier can operate at 40% capacity if certified training is complete; 25% if not. Statewide, vacation rentals are limited to a maximum of 5 guests.
Mask requirement: Universal face coverings are mandated statewide when in public settings. Facial coverings are being enforced with violators subject to a $100 fine.
Effective July 13, facial coverings are also required when exercising. Bars: Counties in the red tier must stop serving alcohol by 9 pm.
Counties in the yellow tier must stop serving alcohol by 10 pm. Red and yellow counties can operate retail stores and other businesses at 25% capacity.
Yellow counties can operate indoor dining at 25% capacity and outdoor at 75%; alcohol sales must stop by 10 pm. Enforcement teams will be stationed at Port Authority and regional airports.
Businesses are permitted to deny entry to anyone not wearing a mask. Some cultural institutions such a museums and aquariums were allowed to reopen at 33% capacity in New York City.
Restaurants: Indoor dining was shut down for two weeks in New York City, effective Dec. 14. Regions outside of NYC can resume indoor service at 50% capacity.
Effective December 11, North Carolina is under a modified stay-at-home order. Individuals are encouraged to stay at home during the hours of 10 pm and 5 am each day.
Businesses are asked more strictly enforce facial covering mandates, including when using public transportation or while exercising at the gym. Indoor recreation: Retail businesses may operate at 50% capacity and must implement health and safety measures for workers and customers.
Outdoor recreation: Parks can reopen as long as social distancing is practiced. Travel restrictions: Travelers entering North Dakota from international locations or other states with widespread COVID-19 transmission must quarantine immediately for 14 days upon arrival.
Mask requirement: Individuals age 5 and older are required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces and businesses or when outdoor when social distancing cannot be maintained. In-person dining is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. but takeout and delivery are still permitted during that time frame.
Travel restrictions: Individuals arriving to Ohio from states with a high rate of COVID-19 are asked self- quarantine for 14 days, but it is not required. Mask requirement: People age 10 and older are required to wear face coverings when inside a location that is not a residence, when using public transport, or when outside if 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.
Indoor recreation: Retail businesses, bowling alleys, and batting cages have reopened with safety requirements in place. On June 10, aquariums, art galleries, country clubs, ice skating rinks, indoor family entertainment centers, indoor sports facilities, laser tag facilities, indoor movie theaters, museums,, roller skating rinks, social clubs, trampoline parks and zoos were allowed to reopen with restrictions.
Outdoor recreation: Swimming pools, miniature golf courses, and campgrounds have reopened with safety requirements in place. On June 10, outdoor playgrounds were allowed to reopen with restrictions.
As of November 19, all bars must close for in-person service by 11 pm; curbside pickup and takeout can remain open past this curfew. Indoor recreation: Movie theaters, nightclubs, gyms and concert halls have reopened.
Outdoor recreation: Organized sporting events have resumed. Public gatherings, such as weddings or holiday parties, are limited to 50% capacity.
As of November 19, all restaurants must close for in-person service by 11 pm; curbside and drive-thrus can remain open past this curfew. Travel restrictions: Any Oregon resident returning from out-of-state or other counties should self- quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Outdoor seating is available across the state with restrictions and safety protocols in place. Indoor recreation: As of December 3, counties in lower and moderate risk tiers can operate gyms, aquariums, theaters and museums at 50% capacity; retail stores can operate at 75% capacity with curbside pickup encouraged.
Counties in the high risk tier can operate gyms, aquariums, theaters and museums at 25% capacity; retail stores can operate at 50% capacity with curbside pickup encouraged. Counties in the extreme risk tier must close all gyms, aquariums, theaters and museums; retail stores can operate at 50% capacity with curbside pickup encouraged.
Outdoor dining is available across the state with restrictions and safety protocols in place. Hotels: Facilities such as cabins, cottages and lodges opened statewide.
Mask requirements: Individuals age 2 and older must wear a face coverings in indoor public zones. Masks are also required outdoors if a 6-foot distance from non-household members cannot be maintained.
Outdoor Recreation: Most state park swimming pools have been reopened. Updated recreation guidance allows businesses to offer outdoor activities such as mountain biking, miniature golf, motor sports, go carts, rock climbing, disc golf, paintball, horseback riding, tennis and archery in the yellow and green phases.
Golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately-owned campgrounds have also reopened. Travel Restrictions: Anyone arrives in Rhode Island from an area with a high community spread rate must self- quarantine for 14 days or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test.
A stay-at-home advisory is in place between 10pm and 5am Sunday through Thursday and between 10:30pm and 5am Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning Aug. 9, anyone from designated higher-risk states who check in at a rental property or hotel must sign a certificate of compliance saying they either have a negative test result or intend to quarantine, or else they will not be able to stay.
Mask requirements: All individuals over age 2 are required to wear a face covering in public spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, if social distancing cannot be maintained. Outdoor Recreation: State parks and beaches have reopened with restrictions.
Mask requirement: Effective August 5, facial coverings must be worn in all state government buildings. Indoor recreation: Bowling alleys, museums and aquariums have begun to reopen.
Gyms, fitness centers, and pools have reopened at limited capacity. State restrictions on public access points to beaches, piers and docks have been lifted.
Restaurants have been ordered to stop serving alcohol after 11 pm as of July 11. Bars: Social distancing is encouraged, but no restrictions are in place.
Indoor recreation: Social distancing is encouraged, but no restrictions are in place. Outdoor recreation: Social distancing is encouraged, but no restrictions are in place.
Restaurants: Social distancing is encouraged, but no restrictions are in place. Indoor recreation: Theaters, museums, and concert halls have reopened.
Bars can continue to offer delivery and takeout options. Indoor recreation: As of October 14, in regions where hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are less than 15% of all hospitalizations, bowling alleys, movie theaters, bingo halls, skating rinks and aquariums are operating at 75% capacity.
State parks are open, but visitors must wear facial coverings and maintain six feet of distance from others outside their party. Mayors have the authority to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people.
As of November, bars must stop serving alcohol by 10 pm. Indoor recreation: Gyms and personal care services have reopened with safety regulations in place.
Outdoor recreation: State parks are open to all except those under local health order restrictions. However, the state is recommending that Utahans limit gatherings to their own households.
Restaurants: Dine-in services resumed with safety regulations in place. Mask requirements: All people age 2 and older must wear a face covering in public spaces, indoors and outdoors, when physical distancing isn't possible.
Businesses that support this recreational activity may reopen, including state and municipal parks, trail networks, golf courses and guided expeditions. Public Gatherings: Social gatherings with members of different households are prohibited, but immediate family members who reside in different households can still get together.
Effective December 14, Virginia is under a nightly curfew, encouraging residents to avoid all non-essential activities from midnight to 5 am each day. Mask requirement: Since May 29, facial coverings are required in public indoor settings, on public transportation and when in food and beverage establishments expect while eating.
Effective December 14, facial coverings are required outdoors when social distancing cannot be followed. State parks are available for day use and overnight stays in phases.
Zoos, gardens, pools and outdoor sporting and performance venues are open with restrictions. There are no capacity limits for indoor dining but all tables must be 6 feet apart.
Residents are encouraged to stay home and avoid non-essential travel. Mask requirement: Universal mandates for facial coverings exist statewide for indoor and outdoor settings.
Businesses can choose to not serve customers who do not comply with the statewide facial covering mandate. Outdoor and to-go services are permitted with safety protocols in place.
Gyms, movie theaters, museums and bowling allies cannot offer indoor services. Drive-in theaters can remain in operation with safety protocols in place.
Outdoor dining remains available with safety protocols in place, including limiting tables to no more than five people at a time. Mask requirement: Effective November 14, it is mandatory for all individuals 9 or older to wear facial coverings in all public buildings and offices, regardless of the ability to social distance.
Indoor recreation: Movie theaters, museums and casinos are open. As of October 5, outdoor live music performances are permitted to admit guests at 25% capacity.
Hotels: Statewide restrictions have been lifted, though some local governments have issued their own. Bars: Statewide restrictions have been lifted, though some local governments have issued their own.
Indoor recreation: Standalone and strip mall based retail stores can offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time with social distancing protocols in place. Outdoor recreation: 34 state parks and forests have reopened under special conditions.
Rentals of outdoor recreational vehicles like boats and golf carts can resume, but must operate without customer contact. Restaurants: Statewide restrictions have been lifted, though some local governments have issued their own.
Mask requirement: Effective December 9, individuals statewide must wear a facial covering in private businesses, government buildings, medical facilities, public transit, and taxi and ride-share services, as well as when entering or exiting a restaurant, bar or gym. Indoor recreation: Gyms have reopened with safety regulations in place; as of December 9, group workouts are limited to 10 individuals maximum.
Outdoor recreation: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks began gradually lifting restrictions as part of a phased reopening. Roads, hiking trails, and rock climbing routes at Devil's Tower National Monument have reopened to public access with limited services.
Residents and visitors are advised to wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible, both indoors and outdoors. State parks, hotels and attractions are taking precautions to protect guests, but you should assess your risk and that of your family’s prior to traveling.
The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and local authorities are updating their guidance frequently. Follow state, local, and territorial travel restrictions.
For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, territorial, tribal and local health department where you are, along your route, and where you are going. Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.
The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return. If you get infected while traveling, you can spread the virus to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
Check state, territorial, tribal and local public health websites for information before you travel. If you are traveling internationally, check the destination’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page external icon for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine.
If You Travel Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings. Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.
Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. This Order introduces a phased approach for resuming passenger cruises.
Passenger operations continue to be suspended during the initial phases of this Order. Passengers who decide to travel are advised to get tested 3-5 days after returning from a trip.
The Constitution gives states the power to police citizens for the health, safety and welfare of those within its borders. With testing supplies in limited quantity and high demand, citizens are strongly encouraged to self-isolate.
Local governments can quarantine smaller communities or areas of individuals that present with the coronavirus symptoms. The federal government too has responsibilities; it has the power to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries.
And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the authority to detain and examine anyone arriving in the U.S. suspected of carrying the coronavirus. The CDC can also issue a federal isolation or quarantine order, which allows state public health authorities to seek help from local law enforcement to administer and enforce the federal quarantine orders.
It also allows states to help with local response efforts, including providing money for personnel and supplies. The state of emergency can affect your rights because states have used emergency declarations to close or restrict the hours of private businesses, close schools and public buildings, and enforce curfews for citizens.
In Oregon, the governor used its state of emergency, according to the Associated Press, to activate “reserves of volunteer emergency health care personnel, especially important in rural areas,” develop guidelines for private businesses and aid employees by defining the coronavirus as a valid cause for sick leave. Ron DeSantis is imposing self-quarantines for all those who travel to Florida airports from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, not long after a passenger on a JetBlue flight from New York to Palm Beach International Airport tested positive for coronavirus.
Anyone who violates the order is subject to a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.