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

May 14, 2021

Land Line Staff

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Last update: May 14, 2021, at 3:06 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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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
  • Emergency: The state of emergency orders in Arkansas will be extended by 60 days, but the statewide mask mandate will be allowed to expire on March 31. 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: 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: Updates to state guidelines allow additional outdoor activities. Starting April 1, outdoor sports, live music and amusement parks can reopen, with attendance limits based on countywide metrics. Details here. (March 5, 2021)
  • Reopening: Find current tier restrictions, as well as what’s open and what’s not, on a county-by-county basis on California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy landing page.
  • 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: 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)
  • 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)
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • 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. (February 26, 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.
  • Travel: Find the latest updates on travel information in the state of Florida here.
  • Reg: HOS waived on emergency relief loads (March 15, 2020)
  • Reg: Size, weight restrictions relaxed – permit information here.(March 15, 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
  • Reopening: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 business restrictions will be lifted on Tuesday, April 6. For the latest guidance on Indiana’s Back On Track Plan, visit the state’s resource page.
  • 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)
  • Reg: Effective Monday, Dec. 7, the Indiana DOR’s Motor Carrier Services office is closing to unscheduled walk-in services and is requiring a pre-scheduled appointment for in-person service. Before making an appointment for an in-person visit, customers are encouraged to explore the range of online options offered at dor.gov/motor-carrier-services or call the MCS at 317-615-7200. Customers can schedule an appointment online at Appts.dor.in.gov or by phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. (December 3, 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
  • 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: Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill extending the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration to May 28. The governor also plans to reissue several statewide orders that were set to expire March 31. Details (March 24, 2021)
  • Masks: The statewide mask mandate has been overturned by the state’s Legislative Coordinating Council. Local jurisdictions still have the authority to establish their own mandates (April 1, 2021)
  • 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: Starting May 28, all events and businesses catering to 1,000 people or fewer can increase to 75% capacity. For a timeline of actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear, click here. For the latest info on COVID-19 in Kentucky, click here. (May 6, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is loosening restrictions on the statewide mandate on wearing facial coverings in public for smaller, outdoor events. (April 26, 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: The statewide mask mandate was allowed to expire on April 28. Local leaders and businesses are now in charge of policies requiring masks in Louisiana. Check with local health departments.
  • 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: Governor’s COVID-19 Order #67 revised order requiring all persons to wear face-coverings when in indoor public places and when attending events and gatherings in public locations. Face-coverings required in public outdoor places when unable to maintain 6 feet of distance, or as otherwise specified by Sector-Specific COVID-19 Safety Rules. (April 29, 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
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:  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
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
  • Reopening: Gov. Roy Cooper announced that as vaccinations continue and trends stabilize, the state 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: Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed the Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating to clarify that: Six feet of separation between tables at restaurants, drinking establishments and banquet facilities must be maintained unless there is a physical barrier between them. Other than the facial covering requirements, the social distancing, congregating, and capacity requirements of the order do not apply to religious observances and First Amendment activity, including activity by the media, as has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic. The K-12 mask requirement mandate remains in effect and unchanged. (April 9, 2021)
  • 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. (April 9, 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
Oregon
Pennsylvania
  • Emergency/Reopening: Pennsylvania will be lifting 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 via Twitter the statewide mask mandate will be lifted “when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated.” (May 5, 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
Utah
  • Reopening: Get the latest COVID-19 emergency orders, vaccination information and updates to Utah’s mask mandate 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
Virginia
  • Reopening: Gov. Ralph Northam says capacity limits and social distancing could end June 15 if COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccinations continue to rise. A state of emergency declaration remains in place until June 30. Get the latest info on Virginia’s COVID-19 response here. (May 7, 2021)
  • Masks: Executive Order Seventy-Two has been amended to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still required indoors and outdoors at large crowded events like concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies. (April 29, 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
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

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