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Coronavirus: A List Of U.S. State Bans And Closures

Here’s a list of restrictions in U.S. states that we know so far. We will add more as information becomes available.

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In an attempt to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, states and major cities across the nation have issued increasingly strict measures, including closures of schools, businesses and more. The CDC also announced that gatherings over 50 people should be suspended for eight weeks. That includes weddings, concerts, and more.

Additionally, popular venues and major events are being canceled, and we have a full list of those here. For people stuck inside, here are some tips on how to keep yourself entertained

Below is a list of closures and bans in U.S. states that we know so far. We will add to this list as more information becomes available. For schools, please refer to your local districts.

California

Statewide:

  • All bars, nightclubs, wineries and brewpubs are closed. Restaurants are not closed statewide, but have been directed to reduce their occupancy by half and ensure tables are at least six feet apart, per Gov. Gavin Newsom. He has also asked all residents over 65 to stay home.
  • All bars and restaurants have suspended service except for takeout. Gyms and retail businesses are also closed. Pharmacies, banks, and grocery stores can remain open.

Bay Area: 

  • San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties are expected to demand residents shelter in place for the next three weeks. The City of Berkeley, which has its own health department, is also participating. 

Colorado

Statewide:

  • Restaurants and bars will end dine-in service. Delivery, take-out, and drive-thru service will still be available.

Connecticut

Statewide:

  • Nonessential businesses eliminate in-person workforce March 23- April 22.
  • Restaurants and bars will be closed except for takeout and delivery starting at 8 pm on Monday, March 16. Movie theaters, gyms and casinos are closed.

Delaware

Statewide:

  • Gov. John Carney issues a "shelter-in-place as of Tuesday, March 24
  • This doesn’t apply to doctors, nurses, taxi drivers, lawyers, journalists, accountants, scientists, grocery clerks and people working in manufacturing and pipeline transportation among other industries.
  • Beaches are closed except dog-walking and exercises
  • All nonessential businesses are closed

Florida


Statewide:

  • All restaurant dining rooms and bars in the state mandated to close
  • As well as concert houses and venues
  • All hotels, beaches, parks in Miami will close by March 23

Illinois

Statewide: 

  • Residents told to shelter-in-place, only leaving for essential travel
  • Nonessential businesses instructed to close
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited
  • All bars and restaurants will halt dine-in service. Concert halls, carnivals and amusement parks close. 

Indiana

Statewide:

  • Residents ordered to stay home unless working for an essential business/ job or activity
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police and fire stations, health-care facilities, garbage pickup and public transit remain open
  • People can leave for health or safety reasons. Must exercise six feet away from other people.

Louisiana

Statewide:

  • Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered residents to stay at home unless for obtaining food, medicine, medical attention or exercise. 
  • All state office buildings closed.
  • Bars, movie theaters, casinos, and theaters will be closed. Restaurants will only offer takeout.
  • Gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people.

Maryland

Statewide: 

  • All nonessential businesses be closed to the general public by March 23.
  • All bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms are closed across the state. Drive-through, takeout and delivery services will continue. 
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.

Massachusetts

Statewide: 

  • Nonessential businesses to close by March 24 to April 7.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. 
  • All dine-in services for Massachusetts bars and restaurants have been suspended.

Michigan

Statewide: 

  • Starting March 24, residents cannot leave their homes except in very limited circumstances.
  • Nonessential businesses must close. 
  • Bars and restaurants will be closed to the public starting at 3 pm Monday, March 16, but can stay open for takeout and delivery.

Minnesota

Statewide: 

  • All restaurants and bars will close to dine-in customers starting March 17 through March 27. Theaters, museums, fitness centers, and community clubs will also close

Nevada

Statewide:

  • Nonessential businesses must close. 
  • Retail cannabis dispensaries can offer delivery.
  • On-site dining in restaurants not allowed. 
  • MGM Resorts, which owns many major Las Vegas hotels, will temporarily suspend operations.

New Jersey

Statewide: 

  • Shelter-in-place rules except for food, medicine, emergencies, or exercise. 
  • Nonessential retail businesses closed.
  • Restaurants and bars will be closed except for takeout and delivery starting at 8 pm on Monday, March 16. Movie theaters, gyms and casinos are closed.

New Mexico

Statewide: 

  • Nonessential workforce to work-from-home until at least April 10.
  • Gatherings of five or more people are banned. 
  • Hotels may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Restaurants and bars limited to takeout. 

New York

Statewide:

  • Nonessential businesses shut down.
  • People must stay six feet apart in public and gatherings are banned. 
  • People 70 and older must remain indoors.
  • Restaurants and bars will be closed except for takeout and delivery starting at 8 pm on Monday, March 16. Movie theaters, gyms and casinos are closed.
  • Starting March 19, shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys must close. 

New York City:

  • NYC is closing restaurants, bars and cafes to the public starting at 9 am Tuesday, March 17, but will still allow food take-out and delivery. Bars that do not serve food are closed. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues are also closed.

Ohio

Statewide: 

  • Stay-at-home order until April 7.
  • People must stay six feet apart if they leave for essential reasons. 
  • Service for bars and restaurants will be halted except for carry-out and takeout.

Oregon

Statewide: 

  • Nonessential social gatherings are banned.
  • Nightclubs, art galleries, shops, and fitness centers are closed.
  • Illegal to consume food or beverage on premises of bar or restaurant.
  • People must stay six feet apart when leaving their home. 

Pennsylvania

Statewide:

  • “Non-life-sustaining businesses” must close.
  • All non-essential businesses and services across the state are shut down.
  • Residents must refrain from nonessential travel.

Rhode Island

Statewide:

  • All recreational and entertainment facilities as well as any close-contact business—gyms, fitness centers, hair salons, nail salons, must close. 
  • Anyone returning to Rhode Island by plane must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Restaurants are dine-in only. 

Texas

Statewide:

  • Residents must avoid gatherings of 10 people or more. 
  • People “shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors.”
  • Visiting nursing homes or long-term care facilities are prohibited unless in to provide critical assistance. 

West Virginia

Statewide: 

  • Stay-at-home order unless for essential needs like food, medicine, essential job, or exercise starting March 24.
  • Dine-in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos, performance halls, barber shops, hair and nail salons and fitness centers are all closed.

Washington State

Statewide: 

  • Two week stay-at-home order until April 6.
  • Restaurant services limited to takeout only. Bars, entertainment and recreation facilities will be closed.

Puerto Rico

  • The majority of businesses are closed, with the exceptions of: supermarkets; restaurants offering carryout or delivery; pharmacies; medical equipment stores; gas stations and banks, along with suppliers to those businesses. There is also a 9 pm curfew in place. "Violators of the lockdown order could face a fine of up to $5,000 or six months in jail," according to NYT.
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