Where Can You Travel? What’s Open? What’s Closed? Here’s the Current Status for All 50 States

  • Where Can You Travel? What’s Open? What’s Closed? Here’s the Current Status for All 50 States

    The states are starting to reopen. But is it wise to venture out?

    [Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that originally ran on May 19.] Disclaimer: This is meant to be a general overview of how each state is reopening. It is not intended to provide every last detail regarding guidelines and restrictions; please refer to the government website of each state for specifics. In addition, please remember that even if a state has been given the green light for a category of businesses to reopen, individual businesses may choose to remain closed. As such, please be sure to contact each business or site before visiting to ensure that it is open. As the United States begins to relax its shelter-in-place orders and some emerge from their homes, many are counting the days when we can get back out there and travel, even if it’s by car to a neighboring community or state. But as we know, a very different landscape awaits out there than the one we left earlier this winter at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. There are things travelers must consider that we never did before, including social distancing and personal sanitization. The big question is: Is it safe to travel in the United States? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pretty clear in its stance. It’s recommended that you stay home as much as possible, especially if your trip is not essential. Social distancing still needs to be practiced, especially if you are in a higher risk category or an older adult. You shouldn’t travel if you feel sick, or travel with someone who is sick. And you need to protect yourself and others by knowing how to prevent the virus from spreading.  Perhaps the most hopeful advice comes from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. According to him, summer travel “can be in the cards.” He urges caution, since we risk COVID-19 spreading rapidly if proper precautions are not taken. “When infections start to rear their heads again,” he says, “we have to put in place a very aggressive and effective way to identify, isolate, contact trace, and make sure we don’t have those spikes we have now.” As long as we’re aware that “getting back to normal is not like a light switch that you turn on and off,” he says, we should be able to get back to some sort of normalcy. So the answer is: We’re not quite there yet. The best thing to do is pay attention to the several-phase reopening plans that each state has developed, outlining when hotels, restaurants, retail businesses, outdoor areas, etc., should be open for business and what precautions they must take. Some states are freer than others—and that’s something to consider. Do you really want to be on a beach where social distancing guidelines aren’t being maintained? It’s a whole new world that we’ll be navigating, literally. The guidelines are fast-changing and it’s hard to keep up, but here’s where they stand today, state by state.  

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  • Alabama

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 11,729

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 78

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: In-restaurant dining open with safety guidelines.

    Bars: Open with limited seating, six feet between tables, and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity and strict social distancing protocol.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Hunting, fishing, trail use, boating, and paddling are open. Most Alabama state parks, including campgrounds and associated facilities, are open with some exceptions.

    Beaches: Open. Must maintain six feet of separation.

     

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  • Alaska

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,028

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 1

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Non-residents visiting Alaska must provide a negative COVID-19 test performed 72-hours prior to arrival. Visitors will no longer have the option to self-quarantine upon arrival.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open with reservations only.

    Restaurants: Open.

    Bars: Open.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most parks are open; see more info here. Most campgrounds are open by reservation only. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and Gateway to the Arctic National Parks are open. Some parts of Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Glacier, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Denali National Parks remain closed.

     

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  • Arizona

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 7,014

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 47

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:   No travel restrictions. Visitors are asked to not travel through Navajo Nation as they work to stop the spread of COVID-19; all tourism locations, tribal parks, and casinos on Navajo Nation are closed.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open.

    Restaurants: Restaurants can open at 50% capacity. Physically-distant dine-in service open; face masks mandatory for serving staff and patrons.

    Bars: Bars and nightclubs providing dine-in services in counties experiencing minimal community transmission can open at 50% occupancy, and 50% occupancy as a bar once case positivity rate is at 3%. Bars in counties experiencing moderate transmission can operate at 50% occupancy if converted to restaurant service. Bars in counties experiencing substantial community spread are closed. Each county’s reopening status can be found here.

    Retail Stores: In-person operations with strict physical distancing and reduced occupancy.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State park facilities and campgrounds open. Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim entrance open 24/7, and North Rim open for day use only Petrified National Park is open. Parts of Saguaro National Park are open.

     

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  • Arkansas

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 7,049

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 108

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel advisory.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open at up to 66% seating capacity and physical distancing.

    Bars: Open at up to 66% seating capacity and physical distancing.

    Retail Stores:  Open with restrictions.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  All state parks are open in a limited capacity. Lodges, cabins, camper cabins, yurts, restaurants, and marinas are open. More info here. Camping is open. Some parts of Hot Springs National Park are open.

     

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  • California

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 30,762

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 380

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Most hotels are open, or the process of reopening, with restrictions.

    Restaurants: Counties are assigned one of four tiers based on their test positivity and adjusted case rate. Restaurants in Tier 1 counties are open for outdoor dining only, restaurants in Tier 2 counties can open for indoor dining at 25% capacity, restaurants in Tier 3 and 4 counties can on at 50% capacity. See what tiers counties are currently in here.

    Bars: Bars and breweries in Tier 1 and 2 counties are closed. Bars and breweries in Tier 3 counties can open outdoors at 50% capacity. Bars in Tier 4 counties can open indoors at 50% capacity. Wineries in Tier 1 and 2 counties can open outdoors. Wineries in Tier 3 counties can open indoors at 25% capacity, wineries in Tier 4 counties can open indoors at 50% capacity.

    Retail Stores: In-store shopping is open with restrictions.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks reopening on a park-by-park basis; more info on individual parks here  and closed parks here. Some campgrounds are reopening; more info here. Channel Islands, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, and Yosemite National Parks are open. Death Valley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, National Parks are open with some facility limitations or closures. Parts of Redwood and Joshua Tree National Parks are open.

    Beaches:  Most open, with protective measures in place. See more here.

     

     

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  • Colorado

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 9,787

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 47

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  A range of lodging available statewide, including hotels and short-term rentals.

    Restaurants: In-restaurant dining allowed at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Open with strict social distancing guidelines and best health practices.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks and campgrounds are open with restrictions. See more here. Parts of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, and Great Sand Dunes National Parks are open.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Connecticut

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 3,222

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 35

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers from states experiencing a surge in coronavirus should self-quarantine for 14 days. An updated list of affected states can be found here.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Indoor dining allowed at 75% capacity.

    Bars: Closed.

    Retail Stores:  Partially open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Open.

    Beaches:  Open.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Delaware

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 868

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 16

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: All hotels and short-term rental units are open.

    Restaurants:  Open at 60% capacity, reservation only.

    Bars:  Bars that provide table service open at 60% capacity. Bars that provide counter service must be spaced six feet apart.

    Retail Stores:  Open at 60% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks are open. Campsites, cabins, cottages, and yurts are open. More info here.

    Beaches:  Open.

     

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  • District of Columbia

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 397

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 1

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors traveling for non-essential reasons from high-risk states are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. An updated list can be found here.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Have not been ordered to close; more than half are open. These hotels are accepting guests.

    Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Outdoor service open if food is served.

    Retail Stores: Stores may operate at 50% capacity.

    Parks: Open.

     

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  • Florida

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 23,616

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 462

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  Visitors traveling from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open at full capacity.

    Restaurants: No state-level restrictions. Local governments can’t limit indoor dining to more than 50% capacity.

    Bars:  No state-level restrictions. Local governments can’t limit indoor dining to more than 50% capacity.

    Retail Stores: Open at full capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and camping open with restrictions; see more here. Biscayne, Dry Tortugas, and Everglades National Parks open.

    Beaches: Most beaches open with restrictions; see more here.

    Note: The Florida Keys have reopened.

     

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  • Georgia

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 10,365

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 171

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open.

    Restaurants: Dine-in services are open. Restaurants in Atlanta are open for pickup and delivery only.

    Bars:   Open with strict guidelines.

    Retail Stores:  Open. Stores in Atlanta are open for pickup and delivery only.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks are open, though some facilities including some visitor centers and museums remain closed; pools closed for the season.

    Beaches:  Beaches are open with restrictions on the use of chairs, tents, and umbrellas.

     

     

     

     

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  • Hawaii

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 641

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 25

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  Visitors who provide a negative COVID-19 test completed within the 72 hours prior to their trip in order to avoid quarantining. Visitors must fill out a “Safe Travel ” screening 24 hours prior to their flight.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Some resorts are open, though most hotels are not operating at this time. Short-termed rentals are closed. More info here.

    Restaurants:   Open with physical distancing and Safe Practices.

    Bars: Open with physical distancing and Safe Practices.

    Retail Stores: In-person shopping and malls are open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Some parks are open for limited use; more info here.  Camping starting to be phased in throughout June; more info here. Parts of Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks open for day use.

    Beaches:  Open with restrictions.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Idaho

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 6,252

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 45

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:   Visitors are encouraged to self-quarantine before visiting.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open for in-restaurant dining with the approval of local health officials.

    Bars:  Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Most open with safety protocols.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and campgrounds are open, while some lodging remains closed. Group camping is open on a case-by-case basis. See more here.  Boise National Forest remains closed through December 31, 2020

     

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  • Illinois

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 31,327

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 301

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Chicago will be requiring visitors coming from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days. The list of states will be updated here every Tuesday.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open with capacity limits and guidelines. As of October 28, restaurants in Regions 4 and 10 are closed for indoor service.

    Bars: Open with capacity limits and guidelines. Bars and breweries open for indoor service at 25% capacity. As of October 28, bars in Regions 4 and 10 are closed for indoor service.

    Retail Stores: Open at reduced capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks and campgrounds are open; see more here.

    Beaches:  Lakefront parks west of Lake Shore Drive are open; parks, beaches, trails, and facilities east of Lake Shore Drive remain closed. See more here.

     

     

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  • Indiana

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 15,025

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 193

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open at full capacity

    Bars: Open at full capacity

    Retail Stores:  Retail businesses open at full capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and campgrounds open with social distancing. Most parts of Indiana Dunes National Park open.

    Beaches: Open with social distancing.

     

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  • Iowa

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 8,933

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 103

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions, though Iowans returning from out-of-state travel urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open.

    Restaurants:  Open.

    Bars:  Open.

    Retail Stores:  Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks open with strict guidelines. Campgrounds are open. See more here.

     

     

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  • Kansas

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,548

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 97

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors who have traveled to Aruba after August 27, places with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice from the CDC, been on a cruise after March, or have attended a mass gathering of 500 or more people after August 11 must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival; more info is found here.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open with adherence to social distancing guidelines.

    Bars: Open.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Parks and campgrounds are open; beaches open in select state parks.

     

     

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  • Kentucky

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 9,335

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 89

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open.

    Restaurants:  Dine-in service open at 50% capacity with restrictions; unlimited outdoor seating.

    Bars: Bars can open at 50% capacity with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  All state parks and most campgrounds are open. More info here.

     

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  • Louisiana

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 4,061

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 87

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Dine-in service at 75% capacity; outdoor dining allowed without tableside service. Restaurants in New Orleans can operate at 75% indoor dining capacity.

    Bars:  Bars in parishes not experiencing high incidences of illness may open for table service at 25% capacity. Bars in parishes with high incidences of COVID-19 are closed for onsite service. Bars in New Orleans can sell drinks to go.

    Retail Stores: Retail stores and shopping malls open at 75% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks are open.

     

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  • Maine

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 262

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 0

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days, except for essential workers and visitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Visitors who have tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours will not have to self-quarantine.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Hotels and short-term rentals that meet strict guidelines are open for Mainers.

    Restaurants:  Open.

    Bars: Open for outdoor service.

    Retail Stores:   Open to walk-in customers.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks, historic sites, and campgrounds open to Maine residents and those who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement. Guided activities like hunting and fishing, as well as restricted use of golf and disc golf courses, are permitted. Parts of Acadia National Park are open, including carriage roads for pedestrian use.

    Beaches: Open with restrictions.

     

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  • Maryland

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 4,622

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 59

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants. Open. Indoor dining allowed at 50% capacity.

    Bars:  Open at limited capacity if serving food.

    Retail Stores:  Open at 50% capacity with safety precautions; curbside delivery and pickup still recommended; malls reopen June 19.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks open, with some campgrounds open. More info here.

    Beaches: Open.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Massachusetts

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 6,905

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 127

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors except essential workers must self-quarantine for 14 days.  Travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey are exempt. Travelers should not visit the state if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Hotels, short-term rentals and other lodging services can book out-of-state visitors, but guests must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Restaurants: Open with physical distancing.

    Bars: Bars with seated food service are open at limited capacity.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Campgrounds at most state parks have reopened. All overnight lodging and shelters closed for the 2020 recreation season. Isle Royale National Park expected to remain closed all summer.

    Beaches: Open.

     

     

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  • Michigan

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 14,507

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 182

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open with minimal services; in-house amenities such as gyms, pools, spas, entertainment facilities, meeting rooms, and in-house restaurants remain closed.

    Restaurants. Open.

    Bars: Closed for indoor service.

    Retail Stores:  Open at limited capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are mostly open with social distancing measures in place. More info here. Isle Royale National Park expected to remain closed all summer.

    Beaches: Open.

     

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  • Minnesota

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 10,990

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 115

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Indoor and outdoor seating at 50% capacity.

    Bars:  Indoor and outdoor seating at 50% capacity.

    Retail Stores: Most open at 50% capacity. Mall of America is open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Campgrounds that follow state guidelines reopening in phases in state parks, state forests, and recreation areas. Voyageurs National Park is open.

    Beaches: Open.

     

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  • Mississippi

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,082

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 84

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Indoor and outdoor in-house dining is allowed at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Bars open at 50% capacity.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Municipal, private, and state parks are open.

    Beaches: Lakes and beaches are open for “fishing and relaxing.”

     

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  • Missouri

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 12,841

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 228

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open.

    Bars: Open.

    Retail Stores:  Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: The majority of state parks and historic sites are open. Some concession-operated lodging, dining, marina, and retail operations have reopened in select state parks with social distancing guidelines. State park campgrounds are open; see more here. Gateway Arch National Park grounds open, but the arch is closed.

     

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  • Montana

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,059

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 56

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open at 75% capacity.

    Bars: Open at 75% capacity.

    Retail Stores: Open with limited capacity and social distancing protocols.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  All state parks open; more info here. Glacier National Park is opening in phases. Yellowstone National Park is open for day use with limited services.

     

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  • Nebraska

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,729

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 48

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: International visitors need to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Open.

    Bars: Open.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and recreation areas open for day use. Camping is open in most state parks. State beach and swimming areas open. Limited overnight lodging in cabins reopening June 18. See more here.

     

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  • Nevada

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,442

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 34

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  Visitors are strongly discouraged to visit if they are experiencing COVID-19 signs.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Some hotels and motels are open; hotel-casinos that meet safety guidelines open.

    Restaurants:  Dine-in service open at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Open at 50% capacity with table service only. Closed in Washoe, Clark, and Elko Counties.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity, though encouraged to continue curbside pickup and delivery.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Open. Great Basin National Park opening in phases.

     

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  • New Hampshire

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 703

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 7

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  All visitors traveling to New Hampshire other than same-day trips for essential workers and visitors from other New England states should self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Hotels, motels, short-term rentals, cabin rentals, B&Bs, and inns are open to New Hampshire residents and out-of-state visitors who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement.

    Restaurants: Restaurants can open for indoor dining at 100% capacity with restrictions (staff and unseated customers must wear masks, parties must be seated six feet away from each other, no congregating in bar areas).

    Bars: Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Retail locations are open at 50% capacity and subject to strict guidelines.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and private campgrounds open, with support facilities generally closed. Some state park campgrounds opening at 50% capacity to New Hampshire residents. More info here.

    Beaches:  Open to swimmers, walkers, and runners.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • New Jersey

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 8,821

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 74

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors from states experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. An updated list of states on the list can be found here.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 25% capacity while following safety guidelines. Outdoor dining open at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Outdoor service with restrictions. Microbreweries and brewpubs may open for takeout and delivery.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity while following safety guidelines. Malls have reopened.

    Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks and forests are reopened. Golf courses and county parks also are open. Marinas, boatyards, and marine manufactures can operate for personal use. Public and private campgrounds are open.

    Beaches: Beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores open.

     

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  • New Mexico

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,075

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 33

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All out-of-state visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: May operate at no more than 50% capacity.

    Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. Outdoor and patio seating must be spaced six feet apart.

    Bars: Takeout and delivery only.

    Retail Stores: Open at 25% capacity. Big box stores and larger retail open at 20% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and outdoor recreation are open. Cavern and visitor center at Carlsbad Caverns National Parks closed. White Sands National Park is temporarily closed.

     

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  • New York

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 11,183

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 65

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors from states experiencing a surge of COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days unless they’re an essential worker. An updated list of affected states can be found here.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Restaurants are open for indoor dining (with restrictions) everywhere in the state except for NYC where restaurants are currently open for outdoor dining only. Restaurants in NYC can open for indoor dining at 25% capacity starting 30 and 50% capacity starting November 1.

    Bars:  Open for outdoor service in several upstate regions. Open for pick-up and delivery only in NYC.

    Retail Stores:  Stores open for instore shopping with guidelines. Anchor stores in malls can open for instore shopping, all other stores in malls can open for curbside pickup only.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Parks are open to locals. Marinas, boatyards, and marine manufactures can operate for personal use. Some camping open, with new reservations.

    Beaches: Open

     

     

     

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  • North Carolina

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 14,071

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 223

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Dine-in service with restrictions and at reduced capacity.

    Bars:  Open for outdoor service at 30% capacity.

    Retail Stores:  Open at 50% capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Open. Great Smoky Mountains National Park open, with some locations closed.

    Beaches: Open with restrictions.

     

     

     

     

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  • North Dakota

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,741

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 52

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors from international locations must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:   Open at 75% capacity with strict social distancing protocols.

    Bars:  Open at 75% capacity with social distancing protocols.

    Retail Stores:  Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  All state parks and campgrounds open with limited service. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open, with visitor centers and campgrounds remaining closed.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Ohio

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 16,328

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 139

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  People traveling into the state with the intent to stay are asked to self-quarantine.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Outdoor service and dine-in service with restrictions are open.

    Bars: Outdoor service and dine-in service with restrictions are open.

    Retail Stores: Open with social distancing guidelines.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Open. Cuyahoga National Park open, with visitor center and some restrooms closed.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Oklahoma

    New Cases Report Last Week: 9,437

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 78

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  All visitors returning from a country with travel restrictions are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Dining rooms are open subject to strict sanitation and social distancing measures.

    Bars:  Open at reduced capacity subject to strict sanitation and social distancing measures.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and campgrounds are open.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Oregon

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,569

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 33

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:   Open with restrictions.

    Bars: Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores:   Open with restrictions; malls and shopping centers must achieve county approval.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most outdoor sites have reopened for limited day use, with limited overnight camping available; see more here.  Crater Lake National Park open with limited access.

    Beaches:   Most have reopened.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Pennsylvania

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 11,959

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 182

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors traveling from areas experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 cases are asked to self-quarantine.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Most restaurants can open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Open for sitdown dining, no bar service.

    Retail Stores:   In-person shopping open, but curbside and delivery services are preferable.

    Campgrounds and Parks: Some parks, facilities, and campgrounds have reopened; see more here.

     

     

     

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  • Rhode Island

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,427

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 25

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors from an area still under stay-at-home restrictions required to quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with restrictions.

    Bars: Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Non-critical retailers are open with capacity restrictions, though preorders are encouraged; shoppers should limit browsing time.

    Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks open with capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions; see more here.

    Beaches: Open with guidelines and restrictions in place; see more here.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • South Carolina

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 6,688

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 152

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  Travelers returning to from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread should stay self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Some hotels, including beach hotels, and short-term rentals are open.

    Restaurants: Indoor and outdoor dining are allowed, with strict guidelines.

    Bars:  Open with strict guidelines.

    Retail Stores:  Retail stores are open with strict social distancing requirements.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open; facilities are closed. Congaree National Park is open for day-use access to the park’s backcountry.

    Beaches:  Open with some restrictions.

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  • South Dakota

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,934

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 52

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open.

    Bars: Open.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and camping open. Trails, campgrounds, and roads in the north unit of Badlands National Park open; visitor center and south unit of the park remain closed. Wind Cave National Park open, with the visitor center and campground closed; no cave tours.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Tennessee

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 18,843

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 222

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Indoor dining open with social distancing practices.

    Bars:  Service at tables only, with options for drive-through, pickup, carryout, and delivery.

    Retail Stores:  Open with restrictions.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  All state parks are open, and most facilities are open; most campgrounds are open. Great Smoky Mountains National Park open, with some locations closed.

     

     

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  • Texas

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 38,000

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 490

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 75% capacity. Outdoor dining is open without capacity restrictions.

    Bars: Bars can open for outdoor service at full capacity and indoor service at 50% capacity in counties that meet state requirements for coronavirus case and hospitalization rates and that receive approval from county judges.

    Retail Stores:  In-store shopping is open at 25% capacity, with counties reporting five or less confirmed cases of COVID-19 allowed 50% of capacity.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks are open; face coverings must be worn and social distancing practices maintained. Big Bend National Park open. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is temporarily closed.

    Beaches:  Open.

     

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  • Utah

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 10,488

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 29

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  All visitors recommended to quarantine 14 days upon return from high-risk areas.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Dine-in service is open in restaurants that meet specific distancing and hygiene requirements; pick-up and delivery are encouraged.

    Bars: Open with strict protocols.

    Retail Stores: Several shopping malls are open. Retail stores can open with restrictions.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open except those under local health order restrictions; more info here. Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef National Parks are open; some campgrounds remain closed. Zion National Park is open; trails open to day hiking but not overnight backpacking; shuttle operation suspended.

     

     

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  • Vermont

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 136

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 0

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Out-of-state visitors must self quarantine for 14 days. People traveling from New England counties with similar COVID-19 caseloads to Vermont and people traveling for essential purposes are exempt.

    Hotels and Accommodations:  Open to Vermont residents and out-of-state visitors who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement. Lodging can operate at 50% capacity or a total of 25 guests and staff, whichever is greater.

    Restaurants: Restaurants may operate at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Open at 50% capacity with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity with strict guidelines.

    Campgrounds and Parks: State and municipal parks, recreation associations, trail networks, golf courses, and guided expeditions are open in compliance with specific guidelines.

     

     

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  • Virginia

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 7,098

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 145

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Residents who have traveled internationally or on a cruise ship or riverboat are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open with restrictions.

    Bars: Open with restrictions.

    Retail Stores: Open with physical distancing guidelines.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks are open for day-use activities; campgrounds, cabins, and lodges open, with facilities gradually reopening; more info here. Shenandoah National Park is open, with some facilities still closed.

    Beaches:  Public beaches open with restrictions; more info here.

     

     

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  • Washington

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 4,712

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 57

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:   Dining at 50% capacity allowed in phase 2 counties; 75% capacity in phase 3 counties. See more here.

    Bars:  Open for pick-up and delivery only in some counties; open at 25% capacity in phase 3 counties.

    Retail Stores: Curbside pickup only in phase 1 counties; in-store with restrictions in phase 2 and 3 counties.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks open for day use and some with camping. See more here. Mount Rainier National Park open but visitor centers and lodges closed. North Cascades National Park open for day use; campgrounds, backcountry campsites, visitor centers in phased reopening. Olympic National Park opening in a phased approach, with campgrounds, visitor centers, and Hurricane Ridge Road remaining closed.

    Beaches: Some beaches open, including Columbia River Gorge.

     

     

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  • West Virginia

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,826

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 23

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Dine-in service at 50% capacity.

    Bars: Indoor and outdoor bars open at 50% capacity.

    Retail Stores: Small businesses with 10 or fewer employees are open; large retailers can open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks and forests are open for outdoor recreation activities. State park lodges, cabins, campgrounds, and facilities scheduled open. State park campgrounds reopening in phases. More info here.

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  • Wisconsin

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 31,980

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 204

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors:  No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants:  Open for in-person service in some places in the state, decided on county-by-county basis.

    Bars:  Open for in-person service in some places in the state, decided on county-by-county basis.

    Retail Stores:  Open in most places in the stats with restrictions.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  Most state parks and forests open, with many facilities closed. State park campgrounds open. More info here.

    Beaches: Open.

     

     

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  • Wyoming

    New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,016

    Deaths Reported Last Week: 11

    Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

    Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

    Restaurants: Open.

    Bars:  Open.

    Retail Stores: Open.

    Campgrounds and Parks:  State parks open for day-use recreation activities, campgrounds open to residents only. More info here. Grand Teton National Park open, with visitor centers, overnight lodging, food service, and campgrounds remaining closed. Yellowstone National Park open for day use with limited services.

     

     

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