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

June 11, 2021

Land Line Staff

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Last update: June 11, 2021, at 1:52 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

Looking for COVID-19 testing or a vaccine?

  • FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents ages 12 – 15. (May 10, 2021)
  • The CDC advises VaccineFinder to find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.
  • You can choose which vaccine you are looking for, within a 50-mile radius of your ZIP code.
  • NOTE: On April 13, 2021, U.S. health officials called for a pause on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reports of a rare blood clotting issue in six women who have received the vaccine. An update on recommendations for use of the vaccine is expected to be provided on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
  • Testing website: https://www.ucaoa.org/Resources/Find-an-Urgent-Care 
  • 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).
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency says anyone having trouble locating a vaccination site can now can now text their ZIP code to 438829 to receive a text with the closest COVID-19 vaccination location.

 Centers for Disease Control

Homeland Security

Internal Revenue Service

Department of Labor

U.S. Small Business Administration

Health and Human Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • FEMA is offering financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. For more information and to check eligibility, click here. (April 14, 2021)

 


Canada federal


COVID-19 state & provincial notices

 
State/Province COVID-19 notices and orders – full details below chart
Alabama
  • Reopening: Gov. Kay Ivey issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order, the third phase of COVID-19 pandemic health orders. Masks are no longer be mandated statewide. This order ends Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency is expected to end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Get the latest on COVID-19 in Alabama here.
  • Masks: Statewide mask mandate expired April 9.
  • Testing: Call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation.
  • Vaccine: Looking to find out when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination? Alabama residents can go here for more information.
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: Find the latest guidance on Alaska’s current reopening phase here.
  • 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.
  • Travel: Beginning June 1, 2021, at participating airports, all travelers to Alaska will be eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Read the guidelines at the Traveler Information Page.
  • 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
  • Reopening: The latest phase of business and safety protocols in Arizona includes lifting the cap on occupancy for businesses. Details here. (March 5, 2021)
  • 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.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing in Arizona here.
  • Food: State to allow food trucks at eight interstate rest areas. Details and permit info here (April 15, 2020)
  • Border: U.S. Customs & Border Patrol announces reduced hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Mariposa Crossing, beginning April 6. (April 3, 2020)
  • Vaccine: The state’s COVID-19 vaccine is allocated through local and tribal health jurisdictions. More details available here.
Arkansas
  • Reopening: Get all the latest updates on COVID-19 in Arkansas here. (March 29, 2021)
  • Reg: HOS waived for relief loads (March 11, 2020)
  • Masks: The statewide mask mandate expires March 31.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing locations statewide here.
  • Food: State to allow food trucks at rest areas on I-30 in Malvern and I-40 in Russellville. (April 2, 2020)
  • Vaccine: Find the latest info about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Arkansas here.
British Columbia
  • Reopening: Step One of British Columbia’s restart plan went into effect on May 25, 2021. The criteria for Step 1 is at least 60% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with stable case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations. Province-wide restrictions are in effect, including restrictions on non-essential travel between provinces until June 15, 2021. Get the latest info on COVID-19 in British Columbia here. Physical distancing and masks continue to be required in public indoor settings. If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately (June 8, 2021)
  • 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
Colorado
  • Emergency: Colorado emergency declaration extended until May 15. Loosens restrictions for mask-wearing in public. Details. (May 2, 2021)
  • Reopening: Find the latest county-wide COVID-19 public health orders here.
  • Masks: The new mask Executive Order encourages any individual aged 11 and older, who is not fully vaccinated, to continue wearing a mask indoors where members of different households are present. Fully vaccinated individuals can go without masks in almost all settings. Masks are still required in certain settings, including in schools for unvaccinated students, teachers, and staff, as well as other settings which are laid out in the Executive Order. For additional information pertaining to the new guidance, please view the FAQ document here. (May 14, 2021)
  • Food: Order extending authorization to open up rest areas to allow food trucks to serve truck drivers for an additional 30 days. (June 29, 2020)
  • Testing: Click here for a link to community COVID-19 testing sites in Colorado (May 26, 2020)
  • Vaccine: Colorado has established a hotline for vaccine information, as well as a website. The number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Calls are answered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Answers available in multiple languages.
Connecticut
  • Reopening: Gov. Ned Lamont announced plans to further restrictions that were put into effect at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective May 1, 2021:
    • Bars that do not serve food can open for service on an outdoor-only basis. These establishments will still be prohibited from serving only alcohol indoors.
    • The 8-person per table limit will be lifted for outdoors only. This limit will remain in effect for indoor service.
    • The curfew for restaurants, entertainment venues, recreation venues, and theaters will be moved back an hour to midnight.

    Effective May 19, 2021:

    • Contingent upon sufficiently low rates of infections and increasing vaccination rates, all remaining business restrictions will be lifted. The Department of Public Health will issue recommendations for indoor and other large outdoor events, such as concerts, as well as clarify where masking will continue after May 19.

    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.

  • Masks: New guidance from the CDC has led Connecticut to augment its statewide mask mandate. Masks will no longer be required outdoors, or indoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear masks indoors. Businesses and state and local government offices can continue to require universal masking. Masks will still be required in certain settings such as healthcare facilities. Details here. (May 17, 2021)
  • 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
  • Emergency: The 29th modification to emergency orders signed by Gov. John Carney eliminates social distancing requirements and lifts the statewide mask mandate on May 21. Delawareans should follow CDC guidance on distancing and masking, indoors and outdoors; unvaccinated individuals should wear masks. (
  • Reopening: View current guidance on Delaware’s reopening plan as well as business restrictions here.
  • Masks: Statewide mask mandate lifts May 21. Delawareans should follow CDC guidance on distancing and masking, indoors and outdoors; unvaccinated individuals should wear masks. (May 18, 2021)
  • Testing: Updated list of community testing sites available here. Residents can view testing centers in their communities and book appointments online.
  • Vaccine: Find out where you can get your COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware here.
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
  • Reopening: Get the latest info on COVID-19 in Hawaii, including travel restrictions, face masks and workplace guidance here.
  • Travel: Travelers are strongly advised to take a pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted testing and travel partner PRIOR to the final leg of their trip to the State of Hawai‘i. Trans-Pacific travelers arriving WITHOUT a confirmed negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine. All travelers must have a negative test result BEFORE beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result PRIOR to departure must quarantine upon arrival. The negative test result must be uploaded onto Safe Travels prior to departure or printed out prior to departure and hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawai‘i. The Vaccine Exception Program allows inter-county travelers that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the State of Hawai‘i another option to bypass the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.
  • 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.
  • Vaccine: Get the latest updates on Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Idaho
  • Reopening: Stage 4 Stay Healthy Guidelines here. (May 11, 2021)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reopening: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s county-by-county plan for COVID-19 response can be found here. (April 30, 2021)
  • Masks: Although the statewide mask mandate was allowed to expire on April 6, local jurisdictions may still require masks in public spaces. Check with county health departments. (April 6, 2021)
  • Reg: HOS waived for transportation of essential items and relief loads. (March 13, 2020)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • Food: INDOT launches temporary permit program to allow food trucks at rest areas. More info here. (April 7, 2020)
  • Testing: Indiana State Department of Health provides a county-by-county map of COVID-19 testing sites (April 27, 2020)
  • Vaccine: Get more information about COVID-19 vaccinations here.
Iowa
Kansas
  • Emergency: Find the latest news and information about COVID-19 in Kansas here and here
  • Masks: The statewide mask mandate has been overturned by the state’s Legislative Coordinating Council.
  • Reg: Updated order extending deadlines for motor vehicle and drivers license registrations and renewals through June 30, 2021. (December 22, 2020)
  • 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: Final capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 will end Friday, June 11. For a timeline of actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear, click here. For the latest info on COVID-19 in Kentucky, click here. (May 14, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Andy Beshear announced the elimination of the mask mandate for all Kentuckians with the exceptions of places where people are the most vulnerable. Effective Friday, June 11. (May 14, 2021)
  • 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 eases some COVID-19 mitigation measures. Local leaders and businesses are now in charge of policies requiring masks in Louisiana  For the latest updates on Louisiana’s COVID-19 response, visit Louisiana’s resources page here.
  • Masks: Gov. Edwards revised Louisiana’s COVID-19 mask guidance: Those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks indoors in most cases. (May 14, 2021)
  • 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
Manitoba
  • Reopening: Manitoba is expanding its public health orders to allow outdoor public gatherings of up to five people as of Saturday, June 12. Up to five visitors — not including people who live at the residence — will also be allowed outside on private property when the new rules take effect. Get the latest on Manitoba’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, including the latest updated public health orders here. (June 2, 2021)
  • Masks: Persons over the age of 5 person who enter or remain in an indoor public place must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping.
  • Testing: Find testing locations and other information about COVID-19 tests in Manitoba here.
  • Vaccine: Manitoba residents can find information about COVID-19 vaccinations here.
  • Vaccine for essential workers: Gov. Doug Burgum and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative, where North Dakota will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Manitoba-based truck drivers transporting goods to and from the United States. (April 20, 2021)
Maryland
Massachusetts
  • Reopening: The Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29. The State of Emergency is expected to end June 15.  (May 17, 2021)
  • Masks: The Commonwealth’s face covering order will be rescinded on May 29. The Department of Public Health will issue a new face covering advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Face coverings will still be mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings. (May 17, 2021)
  • Travel Advisory: As of Monday, March 22, 2021, all visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.  Travelers in the following categories are exempt from this quarantine advisory:
    • Travelers who have received a negative COVID-19 result on a test administered not more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts.  Travelers may also test out of the quarantine advisory after arrival in Massachusetts, as long as they quarantine until receiving a negative test result.
    • Anyone who is entering Massachusetts for fewer than 24 hours
    • Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of the State for fewer than 24 hours
    • Workers who enter Massachusetts to perform critical infrastructure functions (as specified by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) during required commuting to or from work and while at work.
    • Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing and resources in Massachusetts here.
  • Vaccine: Find out when and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination here.
Michigan
  • Emergency: Updated emergency orders are in effect until at least October 14, 2021. (May 23, 2021)
  • Reopening: Beginning June 1, Michigan’s COVID-19 orders for restaurants and bars are expiring. Capacity limits have increased from 25 to 50 percent. Curfews for restaurants and bars have been allowed to expire and there are no longer caps on outdoor or residential gatherings. For the latest restrictions and guidance as part of Michigan’s Safe Start program are here. (June 1, 2021)
  • Masks: The Department of Health and Human Services has issued updated guidance for masks and face coverings in public spaces. Details here. (March 19, 2021)
  • Reg: Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Michigan is extending the enforcement waiver of IRP
    requirements through the end of September if credentials expired after March 1. (July 7, 2020)
  • Health: Michigan has created a COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, answered seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions are answered by email at COVID19@Michigan.gov during the same hours.
  • Testing: Michigan has set up an online resource for COVID-19 testing locations. More info here.
  • Testing: MDHHS launches pilot travel points testing at Michigan Welcome Centers and airports, offering free, rapid COVID-19 tests. Details. (April 22, 2021)
  • Vaccine: Find information on who, when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan from your local health department here.
Minnesota
  • Reopening: Minnesota’s mask mandate will end no later than July 1 as Gov. Tim Walz announces a new plan to other business and social restrictions by Memorial Day Weekend. Details. (May 6, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Tim Walz announced the statewide mask mandate will end July 1 or once the state achieves a 70% vaccination rate, whichever happens first. 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:  Get the latest info on Nebraska’s COVID-19 situation here. All of Nebraska’s COVID-19 executive orders expired June 1 (May 24, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an executive order prohibiting mask mandates at state buildings.
  • 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
New Jersey
  • Reopening: Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to lift major COVID-19 restrictions and move forward with the state’s most significant reopening steps to date. Effective Friday, May 28, the indoor mask mandate in public spaces will be lifted, as well as the six-foot social distancing requirement in both indoor and outdoor spaces, the prohibition on dance floors at bars and restaurants, and the prohibition on ordering and eating/drinking while standing at bars and restaurants. Effective Friday, June 4, indoor gathering and capacity limits will be lifted. Find the latest information on the easing of statewide restrictions here (May 25, 2021)
  • Masks: Effective Friday, May 28, the state will lift its indoor mask mandate with some exceptions. Businesses and entities overseeing indoor spaces will continue to have the ability to require masking for employees, customers, and/or guests. Per CDC guidance, masks will continue to be required in health care settings, including long-term care facilities and office-based settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, as well as transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Additionally, also per CDC guidance, child care centers and facilities, youth summer camps, and public, private, and parochial preschool program premises and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, are not affected by this announcement and continue to be governed by existing requirements. Indoor worksites that are not open to the public remain governed by existing health and safety protocols that employers must follow. Masks will continue to be required in public-facing state offices, such as Motor Vehicle Commission agencies. (May 24, 2021)
  • Reg: Increase in the maximum weight limit on certain interstate highways and toll roads from 80,000 pounds (40 tons) to 92,000 pounds (46 tons) for vehicles transporting COVID-19 relief supplies. When applying for a permit, choose the Unplanned Divisible Load Emergency Move permit. Fees for this permit are waived, and permits are not route-specific. Drivers should be prepared to provide appropriate paperwork verifying their load is for COVID-19 relief. More info from NJDOT here. (April 8, 2020)
  • Reg: Updated expiration dates for commercial driver’s license and learner’s permits, medical examiner certificates and medical certifications and hazmat endorsements. (September 30, 2020)
  • Testing: Find out how to get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey here.
  • Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccinations are underway across New Jersey. Find out where and how you can get one here.
New Mexico
New York
  • Reopening: Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers receive their first dose of a vaccine. Once that happens, the state’s guidance on capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact tracing will be optional in most commercial settings. Required guidance has been lifted for Retail, Food Services, Offices, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Amusement and Family Entertainment, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Care Services and other commercial settings. Large-scale events venues, Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters,  correctional facilities, nursing homes and health care settings will still adhere to existing COVID-19 health protocols. Unvaccinated individuals are responsible for maintaining social distancing of 6 feet and wearing a mask, per CDC guidance. Details here. (June 7, 2021)
  • Masks: Beginning May 19, New York State will adopt the CDC’s “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” for most business and public settings. Consistent with the CDC guidance, Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and healthcare settings will continue to follow existing COVID-19 health guidelines until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. The State will authorize businesses to continue to require masks for all in their establishments, consistent with the CDC guidance. In most settings, vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated individuals, under both CDC and state guidance must wear masks in all public settings. The Department of Health strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown. (May 17, 2021)
  • Reg: Order harmonizing the intrastate hours of service regulations with FMCSA changes, effective September 29, 2020. (September 21, 2020)
  • Testing:  Find a COVID-19 testing site in New York state here.
  • Vaccine: All individuals ages 12 years and older who reside in the U.S. are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Get details on where to get one in New York here.
North Carolina
  • Reopening: North Carolina will lift mandatory social distancing, capacity, and mass gathering restrictions by June 1. The statewide mask mandate is expected to remain in place. Details here. (April 21, 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)
  • Parking: Rest areas open.
  • 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.
  • Vaccine for essential workers: Gov. Doug Burgum and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative, where North Dakota will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Manitoba-based truck drivers transporting goods to and from the United States. (April 20, 2021)
Northwest Territories
  • Vaccine: Find the locations of vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information here.
Nova Scotia
Ohio
  • Emergency: Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, the following statewide orders and restrictions have expired: The statewide mandate requiring unvaccinated Ohioans wear masks indoors; the recommendation that unvaccinated individuals gather in groups no larger than 10 people.an order for bars and restaurants requiring space or partitions between patrons; patrons must be seated while eating and drinking and masks be worn inside when not seated; capacity restrictions on indoor sports and entertainment venues. (June 2, 2021)
  • Masks: The statewide mask mandate was allowed to expire on Wednesday, June 2. Local jurisdictions, schools, as well as health care providers and nursing homes and assisted living facilities can still require masks. (June 2, 2021)
  • 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: Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he will sign an executive order lifting all COVID-19 gathering restrictions and ending the mask mandate in state buildings. (March 11, 2021)
  • Masks: 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)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 diagnostic testing sites in Oklahoma here.
  • Vaccine: Find more information about Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.
Ontario
  • Reopening: Ontario moves into Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, June 11. Step One of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller crowds where risk of transmission is lower. It will also permit more limited indoor settings to be open, all with restrictions in place. A host of indoor restrictions remain in place. See the full details here. (June 11, 2021)
  • Health: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has clarified its policy on treating truck drivers who cross the border from the United States into Canada for essential operations. If there is no opportunity for a physician to see a patient following a 14-day window without travel across the border or a negative COVID-19 test, the physician still can have an in-person visit with the patient if they satisfy certain safety precautions. (October 20, 2020)
  • Reg: Ontario has extended the validation period for IRP products that have expired on or after March 1, 2020. Ontario is requesting law enforcement officers suspend enforcement of IRP requirements for both Ontario and out-of-jurisdiction carriers. In addition, commercial motor vehicles that are legally permitted to operate in their home jurisdiction will be permitted to operate in Ontario. Please note Ontario’s IFTA requirements have resumed effective January 1, 2021. (March 3, 2021)
  • Parking: Ontario is providing truck drivers with more places to safely stop and rest while moving goods during COVID-19. Click here for a list of locations.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing locations and other information in Ontario here.
  • Food: Find rest areas and restaurants across Ontario that are truck friendly, including available facilities such as washrooms, take-out and more, courtesy of the Ontario Trucking Association.
  • Vaccine: Learn about Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination program here.
Oregon
  • Reopening: For the latest statewide orders, including a county-by-county breakdown of what’s open, visit Oregon’s Coronavirus resources page here. (February 26, 2021)
  • Masks: Oregon’s statewide mask mandate is ending and fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask in public settings. Get the latest guidance on mask wearing in Oregon here (May 14, 2021)
  • Reg: Oregon residents with a vehicle registration, permit or driver license expiring between Nov. 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, have up to three months after their expiration date without being cited by law enforcement for an expired license or tags. (December 22, 2020)
  • Reg: Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services Division has a resources page for motor carriers with info about the state’s response to COVID-19, including exemptions and waivers. The agency encourages motor carriers to visit the Commerce and Compliance Division’s website, Oregon Trucking Online, to pay certain taxes, renew plates and conduct other business. (June 15, 2020)
  • Reg: Oregon medical certificate grace period will end June 1. The grace period has been in place since March 2020 as one of several motor carrier safety regulation waivers to help the trucking industry continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current federal waiver will expire May 31, 2021. Details, and how to file your MEC online here. (May 14, 2021)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing in Oregon here.
  • Vaccine: All Oregonians ages 12 and up are eligible to receive the vaccine. Find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon here.
Pennsylvania
  • Emergency/Reopening: Pennsylvania has lifted all of its COVID-19 restrictions, other than its mask mandate, on Memorial Day. The move will end all size limits on gatherings, restaurants and other businesses. Gov. Tom Wolf also announced the statewide mask mandate will be lifted “when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated.” (May 30, 2021)
  • 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.
  • 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: A state of emergency remains declared in South Carolina. Get the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, including information on testing and vaccinations, here.
  • Masks: Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order ending the authority of local governments and schools to impose face covering mandates. Details. (May 11, 2021)
  • 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
Texas
  • Reopening: On March 2, 2021, Gov. Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34, relating to opening Texas 100% and the removal of the statewide mask mandate.
  • Emergency orders: Find the latest COVID-19 emergency orders in Texas here.
  • Masks: Effective March 10, the statewide mask mandate was lifted.
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing sites in Texas here.
  • Vaccine: Find out when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination in Texas here.
Utah
  • Reopening: Get the latest state and local COVID-19 emergency orders, vaccination information and updates in Utah here.
  • Masks: The state legislature has passed a measure that will end the statewide mask mandate on Saturday, April 10. Gov. Spencer Cox is not expected to veto the measure.
  • 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
  • Reopening: Gov. Phil Scott today announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population – those age 12 and older – have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan – currently slated for July 4 – and remove its remaining restrictions. Details here. (May 21, 2021)
  • Masks: Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order lifting the state’s masking and physical distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals in Vermont. (May 14, 2021)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing here.
  • Vaccine: Find out about COVID-19 vaccinations in Vermont here.
Virginia
  • Reopening: Gov. Ralph Northam lifts mask mandate to align with CDC guidance, announces Virginia will end COVID-19 mitigation measures on May 28. Details here. (May 14, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Ralph Northam lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (May 14, 2021)
  • Food: Beginning May 15, the cap on indoor gatherings will go from 50 to 100 people, and outdoor gatherings will go up from 100 to 250. Restaurants will also be able to sell alcohol past midnight. Indoor entertainment venues such as theaters and concert venues will also be able to expand to 50 percent capacity or 1,000 attendees. Outdoor entertainment can go to 50% capacity with no cap. (April 22, 2021)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing here.
  • Vaccine: Find more information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia here.
Washington
  • Reopening: Gov. Jay Inslee announced all counties move into Phase 3 after reopening pause. The state continues to move towards a June 30 goal of being fully reopened. Details here. (May 18, 2021)
  • Masks: The general public order from the secretary of health requires Washingtonians to wear face coverings in public spaces with some exceptions, including for fully-vaccinated individuals. People are individually responsible to comply with this order. (May 15, 2021)
  • Reg: Gov. Inslee extends 26 emergency relief proclamations, including orders impacting license renewals, tax relief, CDL health certificates and other requirements. These emergency orders are effective throughout the state of emergency, unless rescinded by the governor or the Legislature, whichever occurs first. (January 19, 2021)
  • Reg: HOS waived on emergency relief loads extended until Feb. 28, 2021, aligning with federal declaration (December 4, 2020)
  • Parking: No COVID-19-related closures. The Iron Goat rest area on US 2 westbound at mile marker 58 for the season. Also, the rest areas on I-90 at mile marker 242 at Sprague are closed for electrical work.
  • 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: Find COVID-19 testing here.
  • Vaccine: For information about where to obtain a vaccine, as well as what phase the rollout is in, click here.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
  • Emergency: Find the latest information about COVID-19 in Wisconsin here.
  • Masks: After the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate in March, the state has been without a statewide mandate. However local ordinances remain in place, following the CDC’s recommendation that only fully-vaccinated people should be unmasked in most settings. Details here. (May 20, 2021)
  • Reg: COVID-19 relief supply permits to waive HOS, size and weight limits (March 14, 2020)
  • Testing: Find COVID-19 testing in Wisconsin here.
  • Vaccine: Wisconsinites ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Get answers to frequently asked questions here.
Wyoming

 

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