Reopening plans you need to know about

As the country begins to reopen after a long year of Covid-19 closures, mask mandates are easing and social distancing restrictions are becoming recommendations. By now, most states have a plan to reopen in the next few months or criteria that must be met in order to reopen like a healthy vaccination percentage.

As coronavirus cases continue to drop, here is a list of some of the most popular event destinations that either has plans to reopen soon or have already opened.


States reopening for events

Open Already

Arizona

Over a year after the pandemic began, on March 25 the governor of Arizona allowed businesses and event venues to resume normal operations and lifted local mask mandates.

Arizona is also open for all activities including:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Florida

The governor of Florida has suspended all Covid-19 related restrictions and mandates until July 1. After the 1st of July, these restrictions will be permanently invalidated. Businesses are also not permitted to ask patrons for proof of Covid-19 vaccination in the state of Florida.

Florida remains open for all businesses and activities, including:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Nevada

On May 1 the governor of Nevada eased statewide social distancing requirements, allowing individual counties to decide. The governor has set a goal of reopening business capacity to 100 percent in all counties by June 1, although a statewide mask mandate will remain in effect.

As long as you’re wearing a mask indoors, these businesses can operate normally in Nevada:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

South Carolina

South Carolina currently has no mandates or social distancing requirements. On March 19 the governor required nursing homes and assisted living facilities to allow visitation to all residents “if there is no risk of Covid-19 transmission.”

With no mandates or restrictions in place, South Carolina is back to business as usual:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Texas

Beginning on March 10, the governor of Texas lifted all mask mandates and capacity requirements. Texas businesses can now operate under no restrictions:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Industries (manufacturing, offices)  ✅

Opening later this month

Pennsylvania

Beginning on May 31, the governor announced that all restrictions will be lifted. The mask mandate is scheduled to be lifted once 70 percent of adults are fully vaccinated.

Although mask mandates are still in effect, many Pennsylvanian businesses are operating as usual:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Plans in place to open after June

California

Although California is still requiring masks indoors, the state has lifted many restrictions to align with CDC recommendations of vaccinated citizens. As long as hospitalization levels remain low and vaccine supply is sufficient, the state of California plans to lift risk tiers and business restrictions on June 15.

Although Covid restrictions are still in effect, California is allowing 7 out of 8 activities including:

Retail ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Industries (movie, TV, music) ✅

Food and Drink 🚫

Illinois

On May 14 the governor of Illinois announced that they would relax capacity limits as they moved into the “Bridge Phase” of reopening. On June 15 the state may remove capacity limits altogether as they move into “Phase 5” of reopening the state.

Although masks are still required indoors, Illinois is allowing all industries to otherwise operate normally, including:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Industries (manufacturing, offices)  ✅

North Carolina

The governor of North Carolina has stated that he plans to remove all social distancing, capacity, and gathering restrictions by June 1. Currently, the governor has raised the gathering limit to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.

While masks are still required in certain places in North Carolina, most businesses are operating:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Virginia

On May 15 the governor of Virginia is allowing capacity limits for indoor sporting events to increase to 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. Restaurants in Virginia can now stay open and sell alcohol after midnight. If cases remain stable, the governor plans to ease the remaining restrictions by mid-June.

These businesses can still operate in Virginia, with masks still mandatory indoors:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Washington D.C.

Beginning on May 1, the Mayor of D.C. allowed gyms, museums, retail, public pools, and libraries to operate at 50 percent capacity. Places of worship are limited to 40 percent, and movie theaters and entertainment venues are limited to 25 percent. Weddings, graduations, and other ceremonies are permitted to take place indoors and outdoors, but with capacity limits. All public schools are set to reopen this fall.

While most businesses are open in Washington D.C., there are still restrictions:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

*Entertainment (nightclubs) 🚫

Reopening plans based on vaccination criteria

Michigan

Late last month the governor of Michigan introduced a plan to lift restrictions based on vaccination rates. Capacity limits for businesses are scheduled to lift two weeks after 65 percent of residents are vaccinated and the gatherings and face mask order will end two weeks after 70 percent of residents are vaccinated.

Although masks are still required indoors and there are still restrictions in place, a lot of businesses are allowed to operate including:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Industries (manufacturing, construction, offices)  ✅

*Entertainment (night clubs) 🚫

Ohio

Update 5/13/21: The governor of Ohio has announced a plan to lift the mask mandate and all Covid-19 health orders by June 2nd.

With cases in Ohio on the decline, the governor has eased restrictions on mass gatherings and religious services, and permitted outdoor gatherings and festivals limited to 10 people per group.

Although masks are mandatory indoors, Ohio is limping back to business as usual in these businesses:

Retail ✅

Food and drink ✅

Personal care ✅

Houses of worship ✅

Entertainment ✅

Outdoor and recreation ✅

Industries (manufacturing, distribution, construction, offices)  ✅

For a full list of reopening dates for all 50 states, visit:

State-by-State Event Reopening Dates — All 50 States

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