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

October 27, 2020

Land Line Staff


Last update: October 27, 2020, at 1:48 p.m.  CDT

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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U.S. federal

 Centers for Disease Control

Homeland Security

Internal Revenue Service

Department of Labor

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

U.S. Small Business Administration

Looking for COVID-19 testing?

  • Website:
  • Search: ZIP Code and Distance (wider the search, the better)
  • Results: Will show in Map and list (use the list, as the map is only going to give you a name and website.)
  • In List, click company name. On most, you will get address, hours of service, phone number, and website (if available).
  • Check website for general COVID info first. It will usually tell you:
    • If they are not testing
    • How to schedule an appointment
  • Some websites will have:
    • Prescreen instructions
    • Where to go instead of their facility (assuming they don’t test)
  • The site is slow doing the search, but will quickly pull contact and website info, once you’ve made a selection.

Canada federal

Cross-border trucking

COVID-19 state & provincial notices

State/Province COVID-19 notices and orders – full details below chart
  • Reopening: Gov. Kay Ivey issued her eighteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 8. (Sunday, September 29, 2020)
  • Masks: Gov. Kay Ivey’s latest round of Safer-at-Home orders include a statewide mask mandate in indoor spaces as well as outdoor spaces where 10 or more people are gathered. Applies to anyone 6 years of age or older, with some exceptions. Effective July 16. (July 15, 2020)
  • Reg: Certain ALEA Driver License and Reinstatement Offices resume normal operation, others continue limited service via phone. For an updated list, click here. (August 18, 2020)
  • Reg: Second supplemental State of Emergency proclamation on transportation of emergency relief & supplies – includes waivers available for oversize, overweight loads (March 20, 2020)
  • Reg: Alabama has once again extended the time for obtaining 2020 registrations and paying property taxes on motor vehicles. Applies to registrants in counties where the county licensing office was closed “anytime within the 20-day registration period” and the registrant did not have access to the office. Additional exclusions apply. Read the order here. (July 30, 2020)
  • Parking: According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, restrooms will remain open at all department-owned rest areas and cleaned thoroughly. Truck parking will remain open.
  • Food: Effective May 11, all non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons from different households are prohibited. Restaurants may reopen for dine-in service if they limit parties to 8 or fewer and have at least six feet of space between tables. Carryout and delivery are encouraged. (May 11, 2020)
  • Health: Call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation.
  • Voting: March 31 runoff election postponed until July 31. Eligible voters have until June 29 to register to vote (March 18, 2020).
British Columbia
District of Columbia
  • Reopening: Act With Care phase in effect, limiting capacity at most businesses. Masks and social distancing recommended. Gov. David Ige’s latest supplementary emergency proclamation extends the COVID-19 emergency period through October 31. It leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning October 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. (September 23, 2020)
  • 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 mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in effect for all interisland travelers, except for those arriving on the island of O‘ahu. On September 23, Gov. Ige announced that the quarantine requirement would continue for interisland travelers arriving on Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, Maui and Kalawao (Kalaupapa), but counties are empowered to adopt a negative test exception process for travelers subject to the interisland travel quarantine. The period of self-quarantine begins immediately upon arrival and lasts for 14 days or the duration of the person’s stay on the island, whichever is shorter. Additional information here. (September 23, 2020)
  • Masks: Updated guidance on masks and cloth face coverings (June 10, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Food: Crowds limited to 10; takeout and delivery only for at least next 30 days.
  • Voting: The August 8 primary election will be the first election in which all properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election. Voting by mail was authorized in June 2019 with the passage of HB1248.
  • Reopening: Effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. All other communities will remain in Phase III, Step I. (September 29, 2020)
  • Masks: Read a copy of Gov. Charlie Baker’s mask order here. (May 1, 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)
  • Reg: The Registry of Motor Vehicles has created a dedicated website for commercial vehicles driver during the COVID-19 emergency. The website includes the latest extensions for expiring commercial driver’s licenses and learner’s permits as well as deadlines to renew expiring medical certificates. Medical certificates that expired between March 1 and June 1, 2020, have been extended until October 31, 2020.
  • Parking: All rest areas are open. However, the Mass Turnpike rest area will not have seating in food areas, and bathrooms at the Route 495 rest areas will not be available.
  • Gatherings: Effective Oct. 5, the limit for indoor gatherings remains at a maximum of 25 people for all communities. Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 50 people for all communities. Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will have a limit of 50 people in Step I communities, and a limit of 100 people in lower risk, Step II communities. (September 29, 2020)
  • Reopening:  While no statewide shutdown order was ever issued, Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued a statewide emergency declaration for COVID-19. Nebraska counties are in Phase 4 of reopening through October 31. Indoor gatherings will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy. Outdoor gatherings 100% of rated occupancy. (June 16, 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: 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)
  • Reg: Nebraska registrations that were extended by Executive Order 20-05 – including driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s license, vehicle registrations – will be required to be obtained and paid by August 31. Full list available here. (July 2, 2020).
  • Parking: From the Nebraska DOT: “We want to help support those who are transporting vital goods and services across the nation to those
    who need it most. NDOT has been working with its trucking partners and rest area contractors to ensure facilities will be opened to all who need them during this pandemic. As a result of these efforts, beginning today, all rest area facilities will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Contractors on-site will clean and sanitize the buildings during normal daytime hours. Travelers are reminded to wash hands, avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces and to maintain social distancing whenever possible.”
New Foundland
  • Reopening: Phased-in approach to offering motor vehicles services began June 10. More information, including online services, available here. (June 17, 2020)
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
  • Reopening: Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan begins June 1. Details here. (May 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, 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.
Prince Edward Island
Rhode Island
South Carolina
  • Reopening: State of emergency order extended again. The order includes waivers for transportation. The order remains in effect for 15 days (September 9, 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: Transportation waivers in September emergency orders include waivers for transporting essential goods, including food, water, medicine, medical supplies and equipment, fuels, livestock, poultry, feed for livestock, crops and agricultural products (including timber and wood chips). Also provides relief from state size weight laws for 120 days on non-interstate highways for certain vehicles. (September 9, 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.
South Dakota
West Virginia