• State and Local Orders Relating to COVID-19


    States and local orders are typically following the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memorandum on “essential” business operations, during the ongoing pandemic. [see Brooks article on interpretation of the memorandum]

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    California

    The state of California has ordered all residents to stay home during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. All non-essential workers are to shelter in place until further notice.

    San Francisco, CA

    The City and County of San Francisco, California, has enacted a shelter-in-place order. “Essential businesses” are exempt from the order.


    Delaware

    The governor of Delaware has issued a “stay at home” order for the state of Delaware, effective on March 24. Under the order, all non-essential businesses are ordered to cease operations, and all residents are urged to stay home unless necessary.


    Florida

    Miami-Dade County, FL

    Florida’s Miami-Dade County issued Emergency Order 07-20 enacting a local state of emergency in the county. The order requires that all non-essential retail and commercial businesses close. Essential business are permitted to remain open and operational.


    Illinois

    The governor of Illinois has issued an executive order requiring all residents to stay at home unless otherwise necessary. Under the order, all non-essential businesses must cease all but the minimum basic operations.

    Village of Oak Park, IL

    The Village of Oak Park, IL issued an official shelter-in-place order for all residents, effective March 20. “Essential businesses” are exempt from the order.


    Louisiana

    The governor of Louisiana has issued a “stay-at-home” order for all residents and visitors to Louisiana.


    New Jersey

    The governor of New Jersey issued an executive order enacting a state-of-emergency.


    Nevada

    The Nevada Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management sent a letter to the Nevada Governor with an emergency regulation, outlining which businesses should be considered “essential” during the ongoing public health crisis.


    New York State

    The governor of New York has issued tighter restrictions during New York’s state of emergency. All non-essential businesses are required to keep 100 percent of employees home. Essential businesses are still exempt from this order.


    Ohio

    The governor of Ohio has issued a “stay-at-home” order for the state of Ohio. Under the order, all non-essential business operations must cease, and residents are urged to stay home unless necessary.


    Pennsylvania

    The governor of Pennsylvania Governor has released a list of “life-sustaining” businesses that can continue full operations during the ongoing public health crisis.


    Philadelphia, PA

    NOTE: Philadelphia has separately provided guidance for businesses. Businesses in Philadelphia County should follow the city’s guidance.