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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: 5,238

Deaths Reported Last Week: 348

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: Subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules.

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: 988

Deaths Reported Last Week: 7

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors entering Alaska from another state or country must submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan here and arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test or purchase a test upon arrival in Alaska and self-quarantine for 14 days. More info here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open with reservations only.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with restrictions.

Bars: Open for indoor service with restrictions.

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: 9,359

Deaths Reported Last Week: 527

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors are asked to not travel through Navajo Nation as they work to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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: 2,166

Deaths Reported Last Week: 82

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: 40,454

Deaths Reported Last Week: 2,226

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: People arriving in California from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 10 days. Californian residents are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel outside of their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Counties are assigned a color-coded tier based on their test positivity and adjusted case rate. As of January 25, most counties are at the purple tier which allows for outdoor dining. See the current tier of each county here.

Bars: Counties are assigned a color-coded tier based on their test positivity and adjusted case rate. As of January 25, most counties are at the purple tier which allows for outdoor service where meals are provided. See the current tier of each county here.

Retail Stores: In-store shopping is open at 25% capacity with modifications.

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: 6,245

Deaths Reported Last Week: 66

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No statewide travel restrictions. Any visitors spending more than one night in Pitkin County must complete a traveler affidavit which includes a negative COVID-19 test that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

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

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with capacity and social distancing restrictions in all counties. Capacity restrictions vary based on a county’s current status which can be found at the state’s COVID-19 dial dashboard.

Bars: Bars that do not serve food are closed.

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: 2,859

Deaths Reported Last Week: 76

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers from all states (except for neighboring states: New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) must complete a travel form and self-quarantine for 10 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Indoor dining allowed at 50% capacity.

Bars: Closed.

Retail Stores: Partially open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

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Delaware

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,493

Deaths Reported Last Week: 84

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

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

Restaurants: Open at 30% capacity.

Bars: Bars that provide table service open at 30% capacity. Bars that provide counter service must be spaced six feet apart.

Retail Stores: Large businesses (over 100,000 square feet) open at 20% capacity. Small businesses (under 5,000 square feet) open at 40% 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: 647

Deaths Reported Last Week: 15

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 for indoor dining at 25% 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: 37,784

Deaths Reported Last Week: 972

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

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: 18,698

Deaths Reported Last Week: 816

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: 272

Deaths Reported Last Week: 5

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. Quarantine is mandatory (no exemption for visitors with a negative COVID-19 test) for all visitors to Kaui.

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: 1,667

Deaths Reported Last Week: 23

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: 10,756

Deaths Reported Last Week: 300

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No state-level restrictions. 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 and social distancing restrictions. Restaurants in Chicago can open at 40% capacity.

Bars: Open with capacity and social distancing restrictions.

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: 5,889

Deaths Reported Last Week: 181

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No quarantine suggestions for interstate travelers.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with social distancing restrictions. County Advisory Levels are tracked via a color-coded map. As of January 11, all counties are in the orange or red tiers. Local officials in counties in the red and orange tiers may instate additional restrictions.

Bars: Open with social distancing restrictions. All bar and nightclub customers must be seated. Local officials in counties in the red tier may instate additional restrictions.

Retail Stores: Retail businesses open with restrictions.

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: 30,207

Deaths Reported Last Week: 99

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: 3,387

Deaths Reported Last Week: 203

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: 7,476

Deaths Reported Last Week: 156

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Out-of-state leisure travel is discouraged. Visitors that do travel from out of state are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days or follow CDC guidelines to shorten the quarantine period.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines.

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: 3,782

Deaths Reported Last Week: 141

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor service at 50% capacity. Restaurants in New Orleans are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity.

Bars: Open for outdoor service and delivery.

Retail Stores: Retail stores and shopping malls open at 50% capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks are open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maine

New Cases Reported Last Week: 820

Deaths Reported Last Week: 9

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors must self-quarantine for 10 days, except for essential workers and visitors from New Hampshire and Vermont. 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: 4,650

Deaths Reported Last Week: 135

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers coming from out of state must obtain a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days. Visitors from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC are exempt.

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.

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: 9,934

Deaths Reported Last Week: 309

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors except essential workers must self-quarantine for fill out a Massachusetts Travel Form and 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test administered three days prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.  Travelers from low-risk states 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: Indoor dining open at 25% capacity.

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

Retail Stores: Open at 25% 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: 5,861

Deaths Reported Last Week: 212

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 for indoor dining at 25% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor dining at 25% capacity.

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: 4,867

Deaths Reported Last Week: 54

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Out of state travel is strongly discouraged. People arriving from out of state should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor service 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: 2,652

Deaths Reported Last Week: 89

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: 3,626

Deaths Reported Last Week: 281

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: 1,240

Deaths Reported Last Week: 14

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

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: 1,621

Deaths Reported Last Week: 44

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. See more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nevada

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,233

Deaths Reported Last Week: 152

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

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Dine-in service open at 35% capacity.

Bars: Open at 35% capacity with table service only.

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: 2,396

Deaths Reported Last Week: 19

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: 18,973

Deaths Reported Last Week: 392

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 35% capacity while following safety guidelines. Outdoor dining open at 50% capacity. Bar seating is banned.

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: 2,028

Deaths Reported Last Week: 86

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 25% capacity.

Restaurants: Open for takeout and delivery only.

Bars: Takeout and delivery only.

Retail Stores: Big box stores and larger retail open at 25% 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: 45,264

Deaths Reported Last Week: 812

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All out-of-state visitors from non-border states must quarantine for 10 days and fill out a New York State Traveler Health Form. Essential workers and people from states contiguous with New York are exempt. Out-of-state travelers can exempt themselves from the 10-day quarantine by taking a test three days prior to arrival in New York, quarantining for three days, take a second COVID-19 test, and if both tests come back negative that visitor can exit quarantine early.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with social distancing restrictions. County Advisory Levels are tracked via a color-coded map. Restaurants in NYC can open for indoor dining at 25% capacity.

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

Retail Stores: Stores open for in-store shopping with guidelines. Anchor stores in malls can open for in-store 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: 18,285

Deaths Reported Last Week: 425

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: 634

Deaths Reported Last Week: 7

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

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity with strict social distancing protocols.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity with strict 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: 12,502

Deaths Reported Last Week: 422

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: People traveling from states experiencing positive testing rates of 15% or higher should self-quarantine for 15 days.

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: 5,082

Deaths Reported Last Week: 140

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: 2,354

Deaths Reported Last Week: 18

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors arriving in Oregon from outside the state should self-quarantine for 14 days. Oregonians are encouraged to avoid non-essential reasons outside their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Based on each county’s current risk level. In counties at the Extreme Risk level, takeout is strongly recommended but restaurants can be open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity. In counties at the High Risk level, indoor dining is limited to 25% capacity. At the Moderate and Lower Risk levels, indoor dining is limited to 50% capacity.

Bars: Based on each county’s current risk level. In counties at the Extreme Risk level, takeout is strongly recommended but restaurants can be open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity. In counties at the High Risk level, indoor dining is limited to 25% capacity. At the Moderate and Lower Risk levels, indoor dining is limited to 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% of capacity in counties at the Extreme and High Risk levels. Open at 75% capacity in counties at the Moderate and Lower Risk levels.

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: 16,985

Deaths Reported Last Week: 479

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors traveling from areas experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 cases are asked to self-quarantine. If you traveled outside of Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving you must self-quarantine for 14 days unless you took a COVID-19 test that came back with negative results.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Bars: Alcohol can be served with purchase of a meal. Cocktails to-go and carryout beverages allowed.

Retail Stores: Open at 75% capacity.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhode Island

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,358

Deaths Reported Last Week: 42

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: 15,131

Deaths Reported Last Week: 290

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: 989

Deaths Reported Last Week: 19

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: 6,576

Deaths Reported Last Week: 196

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: 32,827

Deaths Reported Last Week: 826

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. Restaurants in North Texas are open at 50% capacity.

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. Bars in North Texas are closed.

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: 4,979

Deaths Reported Last Week: 56

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: 631

Deaths Reported Last Week: 7

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: Closed for in-person service.

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: 12,577

Deaths Reported Last Week: 315

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: 5,747

Deaths Reported Last Week: 147

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors arriving in Washington from outside the state should self-quarantine for 14 days. Residents are encouraged to avoid non-essential reasons outside their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Restaurants in regions in Phase 1 of reopening are open for outdoor dining and takeaway only. Restaurants in Phase 2 regions are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. See what Phase each region is in here.

Bars: Bars in regions in Phase 1 of reopening are open for outdoor dining and takeaway only. Bars in Phase 2 regions are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. See what Phase each region is in here.

Retail Stores: Open at 25% capacity, curbside pickup encouraged.

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: 1,727

Deaths Reported Last Week: 49

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Dine-in service at 75% capacity.

Bars: Indoor and outdoor bars open at 75% 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: 4,601

Deaths Reported Last Week: 122

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: 659

Deaths Reported Last Week: 15

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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dasDiner January 6, 2021

The information on Indiana is not accurate.  Individual counties and cities have specific restrictions in effect based on the positivity rates in their area.  There is probably nowhere in the state where there are "no restrictions" on restaurants, bars, and businesses.

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dilurai3796 July 6, 2020

In Nepal also, it is going to open soon the all of parks and trekking trails including mountaineering. 

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On the "Georgia State Parks are open" comment...sort of. For overnight guests the lodging is available to book and the parks are open. All extracurriculars (boat or other equipment rentals, visitor centers, and guided or group activities) remain closed, and pools in the parks are closed for the season. Day use visitors might be turned away or told to wait at the entrance to minimize crowds inside the parks.