COVID-19: The latest info brought to you by OOIDA and Land Line

March 5, 2021

Land Line Staff

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Last update: March 5, 2021, at 3:21 p.m.  CST

OOIDA and Land Line Media are compiling the latest updates from federal and state governments on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated regularly as new reports or information becomes available. Bookmark or refresh this page for the latest updates. Click on the links below to be taken directly to the official documents. Information from Land Line is identified as such. For Land Line Media’s complete coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.

Dates beside other links indicate the day on which the proclamation or order was issued. If you don’t see a date beside the link, it’s because the page being linked to is being updated regularly. Additional information you’ll find here is related to the mandatory statewide shutdowns, restaurant closures, and of course, parking.

Frequent visitors to this page, we have streamlined all of the information related to states and provinces in one chart so you see all the info in one place quickly. Detailed information follows below the chart, again, listed by state. For a detailed timeline of the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.

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COVID-19 state & provincial notices

 
State/Province COVID-19 notices and orders – full details below chart
Alabama
Alaska
  • Emergency: Gov. Mike Dunleavy allowed Alaska’s emergency order to expire on Feb. 14, becoming just the second state besides Michigan without a statewide emergency declaration. Get the latest information on COVID-19 response and advisories in Alaska, including updated travel guidance on the state’s resources page here. (February 15, 2021)
  • Reopening: Moving Alaska Forward Plan Phase 3/4 begins May 22. All businesses can reopen following social distancing guidelines including wearing face coverings in public. (May 22, 2020)
  • Masks: While no statewide mask order is in effect, certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department. On July 22, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered masks to be worn in all State of Alaska facilities. Details here. 
  • Travel Restrictions: The expiration of the statewide emergency order means the end of mandatory COVID-19 testing in Alaska’s airports. Visitors from other states and countries should still submit a travel declaration through the online portal and arrive with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test. Details here. (February 15, 2021)
  • Reg: The Nov. 16 Outbreak Health Orders include an appendix of regulations that are suspended due to COVID-19. Suspended regulations include a number of permitting and commercial vehicle registration regs. Details. (November 20, 2020)
  • Reg: View all the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Alaska here.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing in Alaska here.
  • Vaccine: Looking for details on when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine? Click here for more info.
Alberta
Arizona
Arkansas
  • Emergency: The latest emergency orders signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson have reclassified the state’s COVID-19 directives to “guidance” – meaning there are no longer penalties for businesses and individuals. The statewide mask mandate could be allowed to expire on March 31. Get all the latest updates on COVID-19 in Arkansas here. (February 26, 2021)
  • Reg: HOS waived for relief loads (March 11, 2020)
  • Masks: Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statewide order requiring the use of masks in public indoor and outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. The order applies to individuals 10 years of age or older (July 16, 2020).
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing locations statewide here.
  • Food: The Arkansas Health Department is ordering businesses that are licensed to sell and allow consumption of alcohol on their premises to close by 11 p.m. nightly. The directive covers restaurants, bars, and private clubs with “on-premise” permits. The directive is effective on Friday, Nov. 20 and remains in effect through Jan. 3, 2021. (November 19, 2020)
  • Food: State to allow food trucks at rest areas on I-30 in Malvern and I-40 in Russellville. (April 2, 2020)
  • Vaccine: In the current phase, Arkansas residents who are 70 years old or older can make an appointment for a vaccination at a community pharmacy. More details, including a timeline of the phases of the vaccine rollout are here.
British Columbia
  • Reopening: British Columbia remains in Phase 3 of its four-phase reopening. For a complete list of COVID-19 orders, notices and guidance in effect for the province, click here. (October 30, 2020)
  • Reg: Updated exemption for truckers to the policy that all drivers who have been outside Canada in the 14 days prior to entering British Columbia, regardless of their point of entry to Canada, must complete, file, and have approved a self-isolation plan before entering British Columbia, each time they enter the province. This includes land crossings at borders, and also drivers who entered Canada elsewhere in the 14 days prior to entering British Columbia. (April 11)
  • Vaccine: British Columbia’s phased approach to distributing COVID-19 vaccinations is underway. Details here.
California
  • Shutdown:On December 21, 2020, a Supplement to the Limited Stay Home Order was signed. The supplement extended the Limited Stay Home Order until such time as the Regional Stay Home Order has terminated in all Regions in the State of California. (December 21, 2020)
  • Masks: Updated guidance requires masks or face coverings to be worn at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions. (November 16, 2020)
  • Reg: Executive order directs the California Department of Transportation to create a process for issuing temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way, allowing businesses located along state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking areas, where safety permits. (October 28, 2020)
  • Reg: HOS and Motor Carrier Property Permits waived (March 17, 2020)
  • Reg: Expiring commercial licenses from March 2020 to February 2021 extended through February 28, 2021. (December 30, 2020)
  • Reg: California DMV expands online services to allow for CDL renewals online (Aug. 4, 2020)
  • Reg: DMV extends expiring driver licenses for drivers under age 70 through 2021. Additionally, commercial drivers may submit medical certificate updates for their license through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office, virtual.dmv.ca.gov. (May 22, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open. View a list of all rest areas that have food trucks here.
  • Food: Food trucks allowed in rest areas. On June 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending the time frame by 60 days. (June 15, 2020)
  • Food: Effective July 13, all counties must close indoor operations for dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms. Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal. (July 13, 2020)
  • Travel Advisory: The governors of California, Oregon and Washington have issued a travel advisory encouraging residents to stay close to home and avoid non-essential travel. Details. (November 13, 2020)
  • Testing: Free, confidential COVID-19 testing is available to every Californian that needs it. Appointments are required. Details here.
  • Vaccine: Sign up for an email notification when its your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine in California here.
Colorado
Connecticut
  • Reopening: Get the latest guidance on Connecticut’s reopening, including information about travel advisories, mask mandates, and which businesses are opened or closed, from the state’s website here.
  • Emergency Orders: Gov. Ned Lamont extends Connecticut’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic To April 20. (January 26, 2021)
  • Masks: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7NNN, masks or cloth face coverings that cover a person’s nose and mouth are required to be worn by all individuals age 2 or older when in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, whether indoors or outdoors. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition. The order also authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue fines of $100 for violating the mask mandate, $250 for attending a large, unsanctioned event and $500 for organizing a large, unsanctioned event.
  • Travel Advisory: While essential workers are exempt from Connecticut’s self-quarantine requirement when traveling to and from Connecticut is work-related, those workers are still required to complete the Travel Health Form, unless the workers spends less than 24 hours in Connecticut or in the Affected State or Affected Country, respectively. Details here.
  • Reg: The expiration date of all Connecticut commercial driver’s licenses and learner’s permits that expire between March 10 and Dec. 31, 2020, is now extended for one year from the expiration date, not registrations. (November 30, 2020)
  • Food: State to allow food trucks at rest areas. (April 10, 2020)
  • Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout Connecticut. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider. Anyone who does not have a primary care provider should call 2-1-1 or visit the CT Testing Locator to locate the nearest testing site.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest updates on Connecticut’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination, and sign up to receive a vaccine, at the state’s website.
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
  • Reopening: Gov. Ron DeSantis extends Florida’s emergency declaration for an additional 60 days. (December 29, 2020)
  • Masks: While no statewide mask order is in effect, certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department.
  • Reg: HOS waived on emergency relief loads (March 15, 2020)
  • Reg: Size, weight restrictions relaxed – permit information here.(March 15, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open. Per FDOT: “The Florida Department of Transportation will be reducing seating at its service plaza restaurants to 50% capacity. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Florida rest stops, welcome centers and service plazas, frequently wash your hands, cover your cough or sneezes, and please stay home if you are sick.”
  • Food: Under Phase 2 guidance, restaurants should operate at no more than 75 percent capacity. The sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises of bars has been prohibited as of June 26. Gatherings should be limited to 50 people or fewer. (June 26, 2020)
  • Testing: Find free COVID-19 testing sites in Florida here.
  • Vaccine: The state has developed a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. To pre-register click here. Individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access here. More information on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination website here.
Georgia
Hawaii
  • Reopening: Get the latest info on COVID-19 in Hawaii, including travel restrictions, face masks and workplace guidance here.
  • Travel: The mandatory 14-day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers remains in effect. All incoming travelers are required to create a profile and fill out an online health questionnaire on Safe Travels. The state of Hawai‘i will only accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from trusted testing and travel partners. A 14-day mandatory quarantine will be required for trans-Pacific travelers arriving without a confirmed negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before departure of the final leg of their trip to Hawai‘i. Travelers will not be able to obtain a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) upon arrival at any Hawaiʻi airport. Beginning November 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine with a pre-travel test. (November 2, 2020)
  • Masks: An updated statewide mandate issued Nov. 16, requires those ages 5 and up to wear masks in all indoor public settings, in private vehicles when members of other households are present, and outdoors when 6 feet distance from non-household members can’t be maintained. There are limited exceptions, such as when eating and drinking, or for those with medical conditions. Violation is a misdemeanor with penalties of up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. (November 16, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Food: Crowds limited to 10; takeout and delivery only for at least next 30 days.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest updates on Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Idaho
  • Reopening: Gov. Brad Little introduced modified Stage 2 restrictions including limiting the number of people who can gather indoors or outdoors to 10, with exceptions for certain activities. (December 30, 2020)
  • Masks: While no statewide mask order is in effect, certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department.
  • Reg: Idaho DMV issues notice of emergency extensions, including driving credentials and vehicle registrations. All credentials/registrations which expired between March 1 and May 31 are valid until June 30. Details here.
  • Food: Gatherings of more than 10 people prohibited, with certain exceptions. Patrons at restaurants, bars and night clubs must remain seated. (December 30, 2020)
  • Testing: The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is partnering with Get Tested COVID-19 to maintain an active, accurate database for designated COVID-19 testing centers in Idaho. Idahoans can visit get-tested-covid19.org and type in their ZIP code. The site will show a list and map of testing centers within 40 miles of the ZIP code entered.
  • Vaccine: When and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination information is now available online here.
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
  • Reopening: Gov. Kim Reynolds latest emergency orders lift the statewide mandate to wear face coverings in public when around other people for at least 15 minutes. Businesses will not be required to limit the number of customers or keep them socially distanced. There are no limits will be placed on the number of people who can gather in public. (February 5, 2021)
  • Masks: While Gov. Reynolds’ latest emergency orders lifted the statewide mask mandate, city and county ordinances may still be in place. Check with local health department. (February 5, 2021)
  • Reg: Extension of HOS waiver for transportation of essential items and relief loads; weight limit increase. (February 5, 2021)
  • Food: The latest emergency orders lift the capacity restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. (February 5, 2021)
  • Testing: Iowa has a statewide testing resources website here.
  • Vaccine: Find more information about Iowa’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Kansas
  • Emergency: While the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 14 to extend the state of disaster emergency until March 31, 2021, certain previous executive orders must also be extended. Gov. Laura Kelly signed E.O. #21-02, which extends several executive orders already in place will be extended until rescinded or until the statewide state of disaster emergency expires, whichever is earlier. Those orders include extending the deadline for motor vehicle and drivers license renewals. (January 26, 2021)
  • Masks: Effective Wednesday, Nov. 25, any Kansas county that does not already have its own face-covering protocol in place will be under the statewide protocol. Under the order, Kansans shall wear face coverings when inside public spaces, or in situations where physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. Guidance regarding specific locations or situations in which face coverings should be worn is outlined within the order. Kansans under age 5, those with medical conditions, and others outlined in the order are exempt from face covering protocol. Details. (November 18, 2020)
  • Reg: Updated order extending deadlines for motor vehicle and drivers license registrations and renewals through June 30, 2021. (December 22, 2020)
  • Reg: Executive order removing online license renewal restrictions. Drivers under age 65 may now renew their drivers licenses online between now and July 31 or the expiration of the statewide disaster order, which comes first. (June 17, 2020.)
  • Food: Mass gatherings limited to 45; restaurants must provide 6 feet between tables, no salad bars or buffets.
  • Testing: The state of Kansas maintains an online database of testing centers here.
  • Vaccine: Kansas has a new COVID-19 Vaccine Website — Do you have questions about the vaccine? Find the answers you seek, weekly updates, resources & more at KansasVaccine.gov.
Kentucky
  • Reopening: State of emergency orders extended on December 13. For a timeline of actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear, click here. For the latest info on COVID-19 in Kentucky, click here. (December 11, 2020)
  • Masks: Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is extending the statewide mandate on wearing facial coverings in public for another 30 days. (January 31, 2021)
  •  Reg: Kentucky residents with driver’s licenses that expire between March 1, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021 may be renewed until March 31, 2021. (September 30, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas remain open. Check here for the latest information on in-person services closures, including driver licensing offices. (February 8, 2021)
  • Food: Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate at 50% capacity per the latest Healthy At Work orders. (December 11, 2020)
  • Travel Advisory: The Kentucky Department for Public Health revised its travel guidance to discourage all out-of-state leisure travel until further notice. If persons do engage in out-of-state leisure travel, they are urged to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days when they return to Kentucky or follow CDC guidance for alternate options to shorten the quarantine period. (December 14, 2020)
  • Testing: The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is working with partners to expand drive-thru testing throughout the commonwealth. Drive-thru testing at these locations now is open to all Kentuckians who want a COVID-19 test. Details here.
  • Vaccine: Find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccination in Kentucky here.
Louisiana
  • Reopening: Gov. John Bel Edwards is moving Louisiana into a “modified Phase 3” state of reopening. The statewide mask mandate remains in place but gatherings and capacity restrictions on bars and restaurants have been loosed and indoor live music can recommence. For the latest updates on Louisiana’s COVID-19 response, visit Louisiana’s resources page here.
  • Masks: Order requires face coverings for everyone ages 8 and older except for the following: Anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering; Anyone who is consuming a drink or food; Anyone who is trying to communicate with a person who is hearing impaired; Anyone who is giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; Anyone temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes; Anyone who is a resident of a parish without a high COVID-19 incidence that has opted out of the masking mandate. Masks are strongly recommended for children ages 2 to 7. (July 11, 2020)
  • Health: Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline available 24/7. Counselors can direct callers to mental health and substance abuse counseling services. The telephone number is 1-866-310-7977.
  • Testing: The state of Louisiana maintains an online portal to help residents locate COVID-19 testing in their communities. Details here.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccinations, including vaccine locations in Louisiana here.
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
  • Reopening: Gov. Baker’s latest COVID-19 emergency order allows restaurants to reopen at full capacity. Social distancing and table size restrictions remain in place. For a full list of the latest restrictions in place under the current state of emergency, click here.
  • Masks: Updated orders require masks to be worn in all public spaces, even when social distancing is possible. (November 2, 2020)
  • Travel Advisory: Beginning Aug. 1, Massachusetts is adopting a 14-day quarantine for all residents and visitors entering the state, with limited exemptions. An exemption applies for commercial truckers who are working when they enter the state. Full details here (July 24, 2020)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing and resources in Massachusetts here.
  • Vaccine: Find out when and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination here.
Michigan
Minnesota
  • Reopening: Gov. Tim Walz issues 30-day extension of COVID-19 emergency declaration. (January 13, 2021)
  • Masks: Beginning July 25, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.  Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Details on the order here. (July 22, 2020)
  • Food: As of Dec. 18, at 11:59 p.m., restaurants and bars could resume outdoor dining at 50% capacity, with a maximum of 100 people, with some additional restrictions. (December 18, 2020)
  • Reg: Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services offers a Frequently Asked Questions resource about COVID-19 and commercial driver’s licenses and renewals.
  • Testing: Minnesota COVID-19 testing resources available here.
  • Vaccine: Information, data, and guidance for COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota is available here.
Mississippi
  • Reopening: The latest executive order issued by Gov. Tate Reeves on March 2, 2021, repeals mask mandate except for in school buildings. Residents are “encouraged” to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing. For the latest updates on Mississippi’s COVID-19 situation, go here.
  • Masks: Mississippi still requires masks to be worn in schools. Local authorities are still allowed to enforce their own mask mandates. Check with the local health department for the latest guidance.
  • Reg: Weight limits increased to 90,000. (March 17, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Testing: Mississippi has a variety of information available online for free, local COVID-19 testing.
  • Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at not cost from drive-through sites around the state, and from some local healthcare providers. Check eligibility and locations online here.
Missouri
  • Emergency: Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order extending the state’s emergency declaration and certain orders suspending or waiving regulations pertaining to a variety of areas – including motor carriers – until March 31, 2021. (November 19, 2020)
  • Reopening:new page highlighting Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts can be found on Governor Parson’s website. Topics include education, public safety, child care and families, vulnerable populations, mental health, business and economy, and the four Show Me Strong Recovery pillars – testing, PPE, health care system capacity, and data. (October 29, 2020)
  • Masks: While no statewide mask order is in effect, certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department.
  • Reg: IRP, IFTA, trip and fuel permit requirements suspended. (March 17, 2020)
  • Reg: Weight allowances increased. (March 17, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Parking: State Highway Patrol announce truckers will be allowed to park, even overnight at scale houses during COVID-19 emergency. From MSHP Twitter. (April 7, 2020)
  • Health: The Missouri Novel Coronavirus Information Hotline is 877-435-8411. The state offers an online chat to answer COVID-19 questions. (March 23, 2020)
  • Testing: Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services offers a list and map of all COVID-19 testing facilities statewide. Check it out here.
  • Vaccine: Missouri residents can get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine here.
Montana
Nebraska
  • Reopening:  All Nebraska counties are under Directed Health Measures from November 11 through November 30. Those measures include social distancing rules in a number of indoor establishments, including churches, capacity limits on indoor gatherings and mask requirements for staff and patrons of certain businesses. (November 11, 2020)
  • Masks: Masks are required for staff and patrons at salons, barbershops, massage therapy, bowling alleys, pool halls, body art establishments, and any other indoor businesses where staff and patrons are within six feet of each other for 15 consecutive minutes or more. Certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department. (November 11, 2020)
  • Reg: Order providing relief to qualified commercial motor vehicles from FMCSRs 390-399 as well as weight and length exemptions when in direct response to COVID-19. Originally set to expire on May 31, it has been extended for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. (April 29, 2020)
  • Testing: The TestNebraska website has links to a health assessment as well as online appointments for drive-thru testing.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest information on Nebraska’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Nevada
New Brunswick
  • Testing: The province of New Brunswick has reversed itself on a plan to mandate truckers returning to the province be tested for COVID-19. Instead, drivers are encouraged to be tested every week or at the earliest opportunity after returning from a longhaul trip that lasts longer than a week. Testing can be arranged here.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest information on New Brunswick’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
New Foundland
  • Vaccine: Get the latest information about New Foundland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
New Hampshire
  • Reopening: Stay At Home 2.0 universal guidelines for reopening were allowed to expire on June 15.
  • Reg: Gov. Chris Sununu issues sixteenth extension of the COVID-19 State of Emergency for 21 days. (Feb. 12, 2021)
  • Masks: Beginning Nov. 20, all persons over the age of 5 within the state of New Hampshire shall wear mask or cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households. Read the order. (November 19, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Testing: Get COVID-19 testing here.
  • Vaccine: Find out if you qualify and register for the COVID-19 vaccination here.
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
  • Reopening: Gov. Roy Cooper is extending until January 29 a modified stay at home order which requires nighttime closure for certain businesses and activities for all North Carolinians during overnight hours. Certain businesses and facilities are ordered to close to the public between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This includes restaurants (with exceptions for take-out and delivery), bars, entertainment venues, certain retail establishments and other businesses and facilities specified in the order. All individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or the place they will remain for the night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless an exception applies. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is prohibited for on-site consumption between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Events or convenings outside of the home must end by 10 p.m. and guests must leave the establishment and travel home or to the place where they will stay for the night. The FAQ page has additional details. (January 6, 2021)
  • Masks: Executive Order  180 adds 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 travelling with people outside of the household. The order also requires large retail businesses with more than 15,000 square feet to have an employee stationed near entrances ensuring mask wearing and implementing occupancy limits for patrons who enter. (November 23, 2020)
  • Reg: HOS waived on emergency relief loads. (March 10, 2020)
  • Reg: Certain size, weight restrictions waived. (March 10, 2020)
  • Gatherings: The capacity limitations on certain businesses, indoor and outdoor gathering limits and other public health measures implemented by previous executive orders are extended through Jan. 8, 2021. (December 8, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Tolls: The North Carolina Turnpike Authority will resume billing procedures for late payments for NC Quick Pass invoices. Collection will begin on Monday, Oct. 26. (October 22, 2020)
  • Testing: North Carolina has an online resource for no-cost community testing events. Details here.
  • Vaccine: This is your spot for the information you need to take your shot against COVID-19.
North Dakota
  • Reopening: For the latest phase and guidance protocols in North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan, as well as a county-by-county look at the risk levels of COVID-19, click here.
  • Border: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announces reduced hours at North Dakota ports of entry. Click for a complete list. (April 6, 2020)
  • Masks: While a statewide mandate was allowed to expire on Jan. 18, 2021, many North Dakota cities are acting to keep local mandates in place. Check with local health authorities for the most updated information. (January 18, 2021)
  • Testing: Find out where to get a COVID-19 test in North Dakota here.
  • Vaccine: Click here to find information on a COVID-19 vaccination near you.
Northwest Territories
  • Vaccine: Find the locations of vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information here.
Nova Scotia
Ohio
  • Masks: All individuals in Ohio, age 10 or older, must wear facial coverings in public at all times when: At an indoor location that is not a residence; Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members; Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing. Additional info here. (July 22, 2020)
  • Reg: Special permits for oversize loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products and other household goods. Must carry permit and OS form (both linked). (March 20, 2020)
  • Reg: HOS waived on emergency relief loads. (March 13, 2020)
  • Reg: Ohio is extending existing IRP Apportioned Registrations with expiration dates on or after March 9, 2020 through April 1, 2021, until July 1, 2021. (December 2, 2020)
  • Food: State DOT to allow food trucks at rest areas. Temporary Rest Area Food Truck Permit Info here. (April 10, 2020)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing sites throughout Ohio here.
  • Vaccine: Locate a vaccine provider in Ohio here.
Oklahoma
  • Reopening: On Nov. 16, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20, which increases safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  (November 16, 2020)
  • Masks: While no statewide mask order is in effect, all 33,000 state employees under the executive branch will be required to wear a mask in common areas or when they’re around other people. All visitors to state agency buildings will also be required to wear a mask. The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate require masks for employees and visitors at the State Capitol. Certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. For details on local ordinances, check with the state or local health department.
  • Reg: HOS, size and weight fees waived for emergency relief loads. (March 18, 2020)
  • Reg: Oklahoma is extending its waiver of registration requirements for vehicles involved in emergency support efforts; it now expires June 29. (May 30, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Food: Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, all restaurants will be required to space tables at least six feet apart, unless tables, booths and bar areas are separated by sanitized dividers. All bars and restaurants will be required to close by 11 p.m. No in-person service of food or alcohol will be allowed after 11 p.m. except for restaurant drive-thru windows or curbside pickup. (November 16, 2020)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 diagnostic testing sites in Oklahoma here.
  • Vaccine: Find more information about Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Ontario
Oregon
Pennsylvania
  • Emergency/Reopening: For the latest updates on COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including restaurant and social restrictions, visit Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 dashboard here.
  • Masks: Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order expanding mandate that masks be worn in public spaces. The updated order requires that masks be worn indoors when around persons not from your household, even if you are more than 6 feet apart. FAQ guide for masks here. (November 23, 2020)
  • Reg: In response to COVID-19, PennDOT has implemented a variety of operational changes. Details about those changes can be found here, along with frequently asked questions. 
  • Reg: Temporary waiver of IFTA requirements remains in effect from March 19, 2020 until it is determined by Gov. Wolf that the emergency no longer exists, or for 30 days, whichever occurs later.
  • Reg: Expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner’s permits are extended for Pennsylvania residents have been extended one final time. Per PennDOT, the following products’ expiration dates are extended:
    • Commercial learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2021;
    • Commercial driver licenses scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
  • Parking: Following a concerted effort by OOIDA and its membership, PennDOT has now reopened 28 of its 30 rest areas as of March 27. Initially, PennDOT closed all rest areas on March 17 at the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf’s guidance.
  • Testing: Get info and locations for COVID-19 testing here.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest info about COVID-19 vaccinations here.
Prince Edward Island
Québec
Rhode Island
Saskatchewan
South Carolina
  • Reopening: State of emergency order extended again. The order includes waivers for transportation. The order remains in effect for 15 days (December 23, 2020).
  • Masks: Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order requiring face coverings be worn in state government offices, buildings and facilities. The order also urges counties and municipalities to “enact or implement appropriate and narrowly tailored emergency ordinances, orders or other measures requiring individuals to wear a face covering.” Details.  You can also view local masking ordinances here. (October 2, 2020)
  • Parking:SCDOT rest areas remain open, and our crews are more frequently cleaning high-touch surfaces, such as door handles and restroom surfaces.”
  • Food: Restaurants could begin offering dine-in at 50 percent capacity, effective May 11.
  • Testing: Find a COVID-19 testing site in South Carolina here.
  • Vaccine: Find out where and when to get your COVID-19 vaccination here.
South Dakota
Tennessee
  • Reopening: Gov. Bill Lee asks Tennesseans to “not engage in indoor gatherings for the holidays” with people outside of the immediate household. He also signed an executive order limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people. (December 20, 2020)
  • Masks: Gov. Bill Lee has extended his executive order granting counties the authority to impose county-wide mask mandates until 2021. (October 19, 2020)
  • Reg: Updated executive order addressing HOS, CDL licensing, REAL ID issuance (September 30, 2020)
  • Reg: CDL holders with a medical card that expired between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 have until October 31, 2020 to submit their new Med-Cert to the Department. CDL holders with a medical card that expired or is set to expire between June 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 have until December 31, 2020 to submit their new Med-Cert to the Department. The extension is available to CDL holders with a medical card that is currently valid for more than 90 days. (September 30, 2020)
  • Reg: The expiration of Class A, B, C, PA, PB, and PC will be extended until October 31, 2020 if expired or set to expire between March 12, 2020 and October 30, 2020.  This does not apply to an individual with a Class X license. (September 30, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Food: Beginning May 22, capacity restrictions lifted on restaurants. (May 15, 2020)
  • Testing: COVID-19 tests available via the Department of Health in all counties. Calling ahead recommended.
  • Vaccine: Find out when and how you can get a COVID-19 vaccination in Tennessee here.
Texas
Utah
  • Reopening: Get the latest COVID-19 emergency orders, vaccination information and updates to Utah’s mask mandate here.
  • Masks: Effective Nov. 9, the entire state is under a mask mandate. Under this requirement, all Utah residents must wear masks in public, and when within six feet of anyone they don’t live with. This mandate is also enforceable in business settings, which must require employees to wear masks, promote patrons to wear masks, and post signage to that effect. Businesses that fail to do so will be subject to fines. (November 8, 2020)
  • Study: The University of Utah Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health (RMCOEH) has been selected by the CDC recruit 660 healthcare, first responders, and frontline workers in Utah to participate in their COVID19 RECOVER study. The study is trying to increase understanding about COVID-19 infection rates, illness characterization, risk and protective factors, and differences between symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, possible re-infections, and efficacy of interventions and the vaccine. Compensation is offered up to $400 with free weekly COVID19 tests and results. Participants will be asked to complete short weekly surveys (via text messaging), submit weekly self-collected respiratory specimens, and have blood drawn 3 times for antibody testing. More information can be found on their website. If you would like more information about the study, please contact them at RECOVER@utah.edu or you can sign up directly for your initial visit.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing in Utah here.
  • Vaccine: Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination website urges residents to contact your local health department or school district to schedule your vaccination.
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
  • Reopening: Gov. Mark Gordon announced a change to the state’s public health orders that will increase the permitted size of gatherings, along with an extension of the statewide mask mandate. The main change to the orders, which take effect Jan. 26, will allow indoor gatherings that include social distancing and face covering to have up to 25% of capacity, or a maximum of 250 people. (January 21, 2021)
  • Masks: Effective Wed., Dec. 9, face masks are required to be worn in public in Wyoming for individuals age 12 or older. Children ages 3 to 11 are also encouraged to wear face masks in public. Full details of Gov. Mark Gordon’s order can be found here. (January 21, 2021)
  • Reg: Order allowing extension of expired drivers licenses through September 30. (July 28, 2020)
  • Food: Effective January 9, updated health orders permit bars and restaurants to resume onsite consumption from 10 pm to 5 am. The updated orders also allow gyms to increase the number of participants in group fitness classes from 10 to 25. (January 21, 2021)
  • Parking: WYDOT to close 10 rest areas as a cost-saving measure, effective June 15. Full list of closures of here. (June 5, 2020)
  • Testing: Wyoming offers free at-home COVID-19 testing through a company called Vault Health. These tests are available to Wyoming residents at no cost; insurance is not necessary. Details here.
  • Vaccine: Wyoming residents can find information about getting their COVID-19 vaccine here.

 

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