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

October 15, 2021

Land Line Staff

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Last update: October 15 at 3:23 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

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: Get the latest info on COVID-19 in British Columbia here.
  • Masks: Provincial health authorities are extending the indoor mask mandate to include everyone ages 5 and up. Here’s a copy of the latest guidance. (October 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.
  • Proof of vaccination: Truck driving is not included in the settings where proof of vaccination will be required. However, truck drivers will need to show proof of vaccination at the settings identified unless the driver is there for a pickup/delivery. Here is the full list of settings where proof of vaccination will be required:• indoor ticketed sporting events
    • indoor concerts
    • indoor theatre/dance/symphony events
    • restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
    • night clubs
    • casinos
    • movie theatres
    • fitness centres/gyms (excluding youth recreational sport)
    • businesses offering indoor high-intensity group exercise activities
    • organized indoor events (eg. weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, workshops)
    • discretionary organized indoor group recreational classes and activitiesMore information on the proof of vaccination measures announced can be found here.
California
  • Reopening: Effective June 15, 2021, California will fully reopen its economy. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most everyday places will be open as normal with no capacity limits or social distancing required. The county tier system will also be eliminated entirely. More details here. (June 11, 2021)
  • Masks: Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge. Monday’s order applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and starts on Tuesday. State health officials have recommended that people wear masks indoors, but stopped short of issuing a mandate, following guidance from the U.S Centers for Disease Control. Three other California counties have already adopted mandates, including Los Angeles County. (August 3, 2021)
  • Gatherings: Public health recommendations for mega events. For indoor events of 5,000 people or more, attendees must confirm proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 status in order to attend. For outdoor events of 10,000 people or more (like concerts, sporting events, festivals, and conventions), it is recommended that attendees confirm proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 status to attend, due to increased risk caused by travel and crowds. (June 11, 2021)
  • Testing: Free, confidential COVID-19 testing is available to every Californian that needs it. Appointments are required. Details here.
  • Vaccine: Every Californian ages 12 and up is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in California. Details here.
Colorado
  • Emergency: Colorado’s amended public health order 20-38 takes effect Thursday, July 1. The new changes are effective today and will expire at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. This update requires medical-grade face coverings for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated employees in the following settings which serve vulnerable or at-risk populations: homeless shelters, prisons, jails, and emergency medical and other healthcare settings (including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care centers, clinics, doctors’ offices, and non-urgent care medical structures). Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated visitors, residents, and patients in these settings must also wear masks, though they do not need to be medical grade. Details here. (July 1, 2021)
  • Reopening: Find the latest county-wide COVID-19 public health orders here.
  • Masks: The Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-38 requires unvaccinated people to wear masks in specific settings, including medical facilities, homeless shelters, prisons, and jails. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages people who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks in all other public indoor spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Local communities and businesses may have additional mask restrictions. CDPHE encourages all Coloradans to keep masks with them in public and wear them if asked out of respect. (July 1, 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: Everyone in Colorado age 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Get details here.
Connecticut
  • Reopening: For a complete list of what’s open in Connecticut, check out the state’s COVID-19 information portal. (June 1, 2021)
  • 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 that expire between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, is now extended for one year from the expiration date. (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
  • Emergency: As of Friday, June 11 all capacity restrictions in DC are lifted and the city is 100% reopen. Residents and visitors are required to follow the CDC’s mask guidance. All people are required to wear a mask on Metro, buses, in taxis and rideshare vehicles, schools, childcare facilities and healthcare settings. Fully vaccinated people only need to wear masks or social distance in places where it is required. The public health emergency is in effect through July for largely administrative purposes. Updated information on DC’s operating status is at coronavirus.dc.gov. (June 11, 2021)
  • Masks: All persons must wear masks indoors as prescribed by DC Health guidance and regulations, according to the latest update. (July 28, 2021)
  • Reg: COVID-19 Vaccination Certification Requirement for District government employees, contractors, interns, and grantees – The mayor of Washington D.C. issued an emergency order requiring proof of vaccination for all government employees, interns, contractors and grantees, with limited exceptions. Details here. (August 10, 2021)
  • Reg: All D.C. DMV documents with an expiration date on or after March 1 will remain valid until 45 days after the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency concludes. Eligible documents include driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, inspections, ticket payments and ticket adjudication responses. (July 16, 2020)
  • Testing: Get a COVID-19 test in Washington D.C. here.
  • Vaccine: Find details and updates on vaccination efforts in the District of Columbia here.
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
  • Emergency: Gov. David Ige issued the latest Emergency Proclamation Related to the State’s COVID-19 DELTA Response, keeping in place the Safe Travels program and statewide mask mandates. There are also no changes to the provision which allows for the extension of expirations for driver’s licenses and instructional permits that expired during the emergency period. Gathering restrictions are implemented by individual counties.
  • Reopening: Get the latest info on COVID-19 in Hawaii, including travel restrictions, face masks and workplace guidance here.
  •  Masks: Read the statewide mask guidance in place.
  • Travel: Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. Travelers wishing to use the pre-travel test to bypass quarantine must have a negative result from a test taken from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner no more than 72 hours before beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result or U.S. vaccination PRIOR to departure must quarantine upon arrival. Details. (October 4, 2021)
  • 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
  • Reopening: Illinois will move to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan, on Friday, June 11, 2021. The state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines. Get the latest on Illinois’ COVID-19 response here.
  • Masks: Gov. J.B. Pritzker has reinstated the statewide mask mandate for Illinois, effective Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The mandate requires all individuals age 2 or older to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of COVID vaccination status. Details here. (August 30, 2021)
  • Reg: Overweight permits and fees waived – copy of waiver (here) must be carried (March 18, 2020)
  • Parking: From the IllinoisDOT: Rest areas “remain open 24/7. Now, more than ever, this is a vital resource for motorists, truckers and other travelers in Illinois. The janitorial crews are diligently and frequently cleaning and disinfecting each facility.” (March 21, 2020)
  • Testing: Mobile and Community-Based Testing Sites in Illinois can be found here. Open to all regardless of symptoms.
  • Vaccine: Vaccinations are now open for all Illinoisians ages 12 and older. Find answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination process in Illinois here.
  • Travel advisory: The city of Chicago has issued a travel advisory for individuals visiting Chicago who are from Arkansas or Missouri. Any unvaccinated people traveling from Missouri or Arkansas are advised to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for a 10-day period upon arrival. CDPH continues to stress the importance of getting vaccinated for COVID, and adherence to all masking guidelines for travel. (July 13, 2021)
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: For the latest updates on Louisiana’s COVID-19 response, visit Louisiana’s resources page here.
  • Masks: Gov. Edwards has extended Louisiana’s statewide indoor mask mandate amid a surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The order requires everyone ages 5 and up or enrolled in kindergarten to wear a face covering when indoors. (September 28, 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
  • Emergency: The Manitoba government is extending the state of emergency effective Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 4 p.m. for a period of 30 days. (August 23, 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.
  • Gatherings: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, new restrictions on outdoor gatherings sizes will come into effect early and vaccine requirements are being put in place for more venues. Capacity restrictions on outdoor gathering sizes will be lowered to 500, from the current 1,500 maximum. Food courts, museums and galleries will also need to start checking visitors for proof that they are fully vaccinated. Details here. (September 2, 2021)
  • 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 will continue through the end of July. Details on where to get a vaccine can be found here. The program has vaccinated over 2,500 drivers so far. (July 7, 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: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces Michigan will end COVID-19 mask mandate, capacity limits early, effective June 22, 2021 (June 17, 2021)
  • Reopening: Effective June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask. Details here. (June 17, 2021)
  • Masks: The statewide mask mandate ends on June 22, 2021 (June 17, 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.
  • 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
  • Emergency: Gov. Tate Reeves extended the statewide emergency declaration an additional 30 days, but stopped short of reinstating a mask mandate or statewide lockdowns despite Mississippi setting a new single-day record for COVID-19 cases (August 12, 2021)
  • 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, St. Louis city and county will reinstate an indoor mask mandate for all individuals, age 5 or older, effective Monday, July 26, to help slow the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Health officials also strongly encourage the wearing of masks outdoors in group settings. (July 23, 2021)
  • 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
  • Reg: New Brunswick is exempting all commercial vehicle drivers from its provincial travel registration program, which would also require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption. (September 20, 2021)
  • Masks: Effective Tuesday, September 21, 2021, masks will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including:
    • public spaces where the public and employees interact, such as retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, and restaurants and bars except while eating;
    • organized indoor gatherings in public spaces, such as weddings and funerals;
    • common areas like lobbies, elevators and hallways, and public shared spaces including those in private sector and gov
  • 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
  • Emergency: New York’s state of emergency disaster declaration expires Thursday, June 24. Federal CDC guidance will remain in effect, which includes masks for unvaccinated individuals, as well as all riders on public transit and in certain settings, such as health care, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and homeless shelters. State and local government health departments will still be able to ensure mask rules and other health precautions are adhered to in those settings. (June 24, 2021)
  • 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 will continue through the end of July. Details on where to get a vaccine can be found here. The program has vaccinated over 2,500 drivers so far. (July 7, 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 the state emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on Friday, June 18. He urged those who have not yet received the vaccine to find a clinic near them by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. (June 17, 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
Oregon
  • Reopening: Gov. Kate Brown signed two new health and safety measures to address the spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations being driven by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant: a vaccination requirement for state employees and statewide indoor mask requirements. (August 10, 2021)
  • Masks: Effective Friday, August 27, masks will be required in public outdoors settings where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. Gov. Kate Brown previously reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate to curb the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Details here. (August 24, 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)
  • 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.  (May 30, 2021)
  • Masks: Pennsylvania will lift its universal mask mandate on Monday, June 28, 2021, now that 60 percent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated. The state continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule, and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance.  Details here. (June 25, 2021)
  • 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
  • Reopening: Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted.  All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.  For information on the current public health guidance, visit Living with COVID. (July 11, 2021)
  • Vaccine: Get information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan here.
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 80.2% of Vermont’s population age 12 and older has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he has rescinded all state COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally, Vermont’s State of Emergency, slated to expire on June 15, will not be renewed. (June 14, 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: Washington state is expected to fully reopen on June 30, 2021. The statewide mandates on masking, capacity limits and social distancing will be lifted. Businesses will retain the right to require customers to wear masks. Details here. (June 29, 2021)
  • Masks: Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the existing statewide mask mandate will be expanded to once again include vaccinated individuals in indoor settings effective Monday, August 23. The move comes after Washington recently broke its previous record for COVID-19 infections set back in December 2020. Details. (August 18, 2021)
  • 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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