States reversing, pausing, reopening because of the pandemic

Most states are well along the path toward reopening, though recent COVID-19 surges have prompted governors to close some sectors or consider new restrictions, according to The New York Times. Mask mandates and social-distancing guidelines remain in place nearly everywhere. 

Retail stores, restaurants, bars, personal care businesses, houses of worship, entertainment businesses, outdoor and recreation businesses and other industries were considered in NYT's designations. The publication details each sector in full for all 50 states.

Reversing

Closing certain sectors after seeing a surge

California

Colorado 

Illinois

Massachusetts

New Mexico

New York

Texas

Pausing

After some sectors reopened, plans to open more have been delayed

Alabama

Arkansas

Delaware

North Carolina

Oregon

Rhode Island

Reopening

Allowing some sectors to open before others

Arizona

Connecticut

Hawaii

Louisiana

Maine

Ohio

Washington

Washington, D.C.

Reopened

Reopening every major sector, though businesses are almost universally under restrictions, such as allowing fewer customers, requiring masks and enforcing social distancing

Alaska

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee 

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin 

Wyoming

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