As you know, jurisdictions are in varying phases of reopening. Many secretary of state offices are now operating with limited staff and delayed processing. However, CSC has established electronic filing with most jurisdictions, as well as processes to manage your corporate filings, transactions, and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) at normal levels in most cases. CSC has already begun working with our clients to manage their increased volume, and we are ready to do more. Contact your CSC Customer Service Team. We are prepared to take care of your filings, searches, and retrievals based on our deep knowledge of what is available in every jurisdiction.

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Last updated: 9/17/2020

CSC cut-off times will vary per issuing office, please contact your CSC representative for additional information  

JurisdictionClosure or DelayDates ImpactedImpacted ServicesOnline Services  ImpactedNotes
AK – DMVOpen    
AK – SOSOver the Counter not vailable3/23 – end date unknownN/A
NoCorporate Filings and copies are delayed – The state does not offer expedite service options
AK – DNROpen 10am – 2pm AST6/1 – end date unknownUCC filings and searchesNoThe state does not offer expedite service options
AL – SOSOpen   All services no delays
AL – Department of RevenueOver the Counter not vailable3/18 – end date unknown N/AAll services no delays
AL – Trademark DivisionOpen   All services no delays
AL – DMVcourier only   Courier still being accepted 
AR – SOSDrop-off Only; CSC is not affected (same day service must be received by 11:00 am CST)3/13 – end date unknown  All services no delays
AZ – Corporate CommissionDrop-Off Only3/24 – end date unknownCorp & LLCNoAll services no delays.
To meet state cut-off times, CSC must have by 8:45 AM MST for same day; 1:15 PM MST for 2 hour; and 3 PM MST for all other corporate services.
AZ – Navajo NationClosed3/19 – end date unknownAllN/AAll services are delayed – No expedite service options
AZ – SOSDrop-Off Only3/23 – end date unknownUCC, Partnerships, Authentications & TradenamesNoUCC filing expedite options are suspended. Expedite service for Limited Partnerships is available.
Canada (Federal)Closed3/18 – end date unknownCorporate
Entities whose anniversary date is between February 1 and June 30 now have until September 30, 2020 to file their annual return.
NoDocuments may be emailed
Over the counter services delayed for all services
CA – DMVCourier only    
CA – Franchise Tax BoardClosed3/19 – end date unknownTax Reports / Status CertificatesN/ADocuments received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed. 
CA – SOSDrop-Off Only24-JunN/ANo24 hour expedite and preclearance services are available. No other expedite options are currently available. 
CO – DMVOpen    
CO-SOSOver the counter not available3/18 – end date unknownAll filing services not available onlineNoExpedite options are currently unavailable for filings that cannot be submitted online or sent USPS. Office will review filings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays only.
CO – Legalization UnitOver the Counter not available3/16 – end date unknownApostille/Legalization Expedite options are currently unavailable. Routine service no delays
CT – DMVcourier only    
CT – SOSDrop-Off Only3/18 – end date unknownExpedite options are currently unavailable for Apostille/legalizations.NoAll services no delays
DC – DCRAClosed3/20 – 6/8Corporate Filings NoOvernight courier and USPS accepted and will be processed routine. A return envelope must be included. Expedite services available for online filings only.
DC-Recorder of DeedsOver the counter not available3/23 – 6/8N/ANoAll services no delays
DC – Notary Division Open   All services no delays
DE – DMVOpen    
DE – Division of RevenueClosed3/23- end date unknownTax Good StandingsN/ADocuments received via USPS /overnight courier will be held by the state and processed once they open to the public.
All services delayed
The state does not offer expedite service options
DE – SOSCSC is not affected by DE’s limited public access3/23 – end date unknownN/A All services no delays
FL – DMVClosed    
FL – Secured Transaction Registry (UCC)Over the Counter not available3/20 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
FL – SOSDrop-Off Only 3/19 – end date unknownOnline services and Apostille / Legalization requests remain available NoRoutine corporate filings are delayed The state does not offer expedite service options
GA – DMVall DMV offices are closed    
GA – SOSOver the counter not available3/17 – end date unknownAuthentications documents will be returned via overnight courier.NoCSC must have by 9:00 AM  EST to meet the 10:00 AM state cut-off. Documents and payments sent via overnight courier/USPS may be delayed.
No delays for routine or expedite filings
GA – ApostillesOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected3/17 – end date unknownApostilles OnlyN/AAll services no delays
Guam – SOSOpen by appointment only  N/A 
HI – Bureau of ConveyancesClosed to the public8/25 – end date unknownUCC Searches
UCC filings are completed via erecord and not affected
NoAll services no delays
HI – DCCAOpen to the public 7:45 HST to 12:00 HST3/20 – end date unknownCorpNoAll expedite and routine options are delayed 
HI – DMVCourier only    
IA – DMVcourier only   Courier still being accepted
IA – SOSClosed to the general public3/18 – 9/28Biennial reports which were not filed by 4/1 are delinquent; however, the state has no definitive plans for administrative dissolution.NoExpect delays with paper Corporate filing 
UCC filings – delayed

UCC filings – delayed
ID – DMVClosed    
ID – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
IL – DMVCourier Only    
IL – SOSCorp & UCC closed for the remainder of 8/198/19 – the state plans to re-open 8/20 (subject to change)No penalties for annual reports filed  90 days after the due date.NoStand and wait services remain unavailable
24-48 hour expedite is available
Routine corporate filings are delayed
IN – DMVClosed    
IN – SOSOver the Counter not available without an appointment 3/17 – end date unknownEntities will remain in active status and will not be revoked or administratively dissolved until further notice.  NoAll services no delays
KS – DMVClosed    
KS – SOSDrop-off Only3/23 – end date unknown NoAll services no delays
KY – DMVAccepting Courier    
KY – SOSClosed to the gneral public3/17/2020 – N/ANoAll services no delays
LA – DMVClosed    
LA – SOSOver the Counter not available without an appointment   3/16 – end date unknownAll
Entities will remain in active status and will not be revoked or administratively dissolved until further notice. 
NoAll services no delays
MA – SOSOpen    All services no delays
MA – Department of InsuranceOver the counter not available4/23 – end date unknownAllN/ADocuments received by  overnight courier/USPS will be processed and returned regular mail.
Document retrieval is delayed
The state does not offer expedite service options
MA – DMVcourier only    
MD – DMVBy appointment only    
MD – SOSDrop-Off Only ***(corporate filings that may not be submitted online)3/16 – end date unknown  All
Expiration dates for trade names, name reservations & forfeiture dates are extended to 30 days after the state of emergency is rescinded.
NoCorporate filings not available online may be dropped off Monday through Friday; CSC must have by 11:15 AM EST to meet the 12:30 PM EST cut-off. Evidence will be sent regular mail. 2 hour expedite service is available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday only, limited to 3 submissions and must be submitted before 8:30 AM.  CSC must have by 4pm the prior business day.
Over the counter copy requests (business filings from 1999 and prior) are not available at this time.
MD – LegalizationsOpen by appointment only3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AAll services no delays
ME – DMVClosed    
ME – SOSDrop-Off-Only3/18 – end date unknownAllNoSame day service is suspended; 24 hour and routine services are delayed for corporate filings
MI – DMVClosed    
MI – SOSOver the Counter not available3/24 – end date unknown
Late filing penalties will be assessed for annual reports received after August 11, 2020. $40 if received from 8-12 to 8-31. $50 if received after 9-1.
NoAll corporate expedite and routine options are available.
Routine evidence is delayed
UCC filings no delays
MN – DMVOpen    
MN – SOSOpen N/ANoAll services no delays
MO – DMVClosed    
MO – SOSOpen N/ANoAll services no delays
MS – Department of RevenueDrop-Off Only3/19 – end date unknownTax ClearanceN/AThru dates on State Tax Lien searches will be impacted. Tax Clearance applications received via USPS /overnight courier are being processed.
All services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
MS – DMVclosed    
MS – SOSClosed to the general public3/17 – 6/15Apostille/Authentication only delayedNoAll services no delays
MT – DMVcourier only    
MT – SOSOpen   All services no delays
NC – DMVClosed    
NC – LegalizationOpen by appointment only3/19 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments will be processed as received
Routine services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
NC – SOSOpen by appointment only03/20 – end date unknown NoAll services no delays
ND – SOSOpen   All services no delays
NE – SOSOpen by appointment only  NoAll services no delays
NH – SOSOver the Counter not available3/27 – end date unknownApostille, Authentications & Tax Clearances will be delayedNoAll services no delays
NJ – DMVClosed until at least March 304/20 – end date unknownTax Status/ Clearance Certificates  
NJ -Department of Taxation Closed     
NJ – SOSDrop-Off Only3/18 – end date unknownN/ANo1 hour, 2 hour and same day service is suspended
Expedite corporate filing services delayed 12-15 days
Apostilles are delayed 15-20 days
NM – DMVCourier only    
NM – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19 – end date unknownAllNoDocuments received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed. Expedite services are not available.  
Northern Mariana Islands Open   All services no delays
NV – DMVclosed    
NV – SOSOpen by appointment only Annual Lists / business license renewals due during closure will be extended 60 days after the emergency is terminated.
If past due, filings must be filed via email or paper to avoid the penalty fee.
Past due Annual Lists / business license will be charged a penalty fee if filed online.All corporate services no delays
NY – BankingOver the Counter not available5/13 – end date unknownN/AN/ADocument retrieval and consents are – delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
NY – DMVClosed    
NY – InsuranceOver the Counter not availableEnd date unknownN/A Certified copies not available. No delays for good standings. The state does not offer expedite service options
NY – Legalization UnitClosed3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments are now being accepted at the Department of Licensing Services.  Processing time frame is unknown. The state does not offer expedite service options
NY – SOSOpen  NoAll expedite corporate filing services are available. The 24 hour service is taking 48 hours to receive evidence. 
OH – DMVClosed     
OH – SOSOpen  NoAll services no delays
OK – DMVOpen    
OK – SOSOver the Counter not available3/18 – end date unknown NoAll services no delays
OR – DMVAccepting transactions via courier    
OR –SOSOver the Counter not available3/16 – end date unknownAll
Annual report due date not extended;
however, the state is delaying the reinstatement fees upon request
NoAll filing services are delayed
The state does not offer expedite service
PA – Department of Revenue (including Labor and Industry)Over the counter not available3/19 – end date unknown NoTax clearances requests are being processed but may be delayed due to limited staff. The state does not offer expedite service options
PA – DMVClosed until at least March 27    
PA – Legalization UnitDrop-Off Only3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AAll services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
PA – SOSDrop-Off Only3/13 – end date unknownAllNoNow offering a limited number of corporate expedite Services per day. The 30 day window to resubmit a rejected filing has been extended to 60 days.
• Routine Corporate Filings – No  delays
• Document Retrieval, UCC Certified Searches and UCC filing  – No delays
Puerto Rico – Legalization UnitClosed3/19 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/a 
Puerto Rico – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19 – end date unknownAnnual Report extensions purchased prior to 8/18, must be filed no later than 10/31NoAll services no delays
RI – DMVCourier only    
RI – SOSDrop-Off Only3/17 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
SC – SOSDrop-Off Only8/13 – end date unknown NoSC is now allowing drop-off service
Expect slight delay of 1-2 days on all services.
SC – Department of RevenueClosed3/25 -end date unknown N/A 
SC – DMVOpen   Courier still being accepted, but unsure of turnaround times 
SD – DMVClosed    
SD – SOSOpen AllNoAll services no delays
TN – DMVCovington, Milington, Oakland, Shelby, Summer and Union services centers are closed. Can submit via courier.     
TN – SOSDrop-Off Only3/16 – end date unknownNotices of Determination for all entities with a Fiscal Year End from December of 2019 through June of 2020 will be sent out starting August 1, 2020.  The State will then issue Administrative Revocations for those entities that do not file their current Annual Report starting on October of 2020.NoAll services no delays
TX – ComptrollerOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected
Closed due to protest 6/1 – 6/2
3/24 – end date unknownAllNoOver the counter request for tax clearances & annual reports are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
TX – DMVDallas County Closed, Harris County closed    
TX – SOSOver the Counter not available3/27- end date unknown NoCorporate and UCC filings are delayed
US – Copyright OfficeOver the Counter not available3/12 – end date unknownN/ANoDocuments may be submitted via email only, and only by paying the additional $550 special handling fee. Reports are not affected
US – IRSLimited Service3/31 – end date unknownEIN applicationNoMost applications are processed online. Applications that require fax submission are now being accepted. Services are delayed.
US – Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyClosed04/06 – end date unknownCertificate of Good Standing Certified Copies of Charter DocumentsN/AAll services no delays
US – Patent & Trademark OfficeClosed3/16 – end date unknownUncertified document copiesNoAll services no delays
US – US Department of StateOver the Counter not available3/20 – end date unknownAuthenticationsN/AAll services no delays
USVI – Division of CorporationsOver the Counter not available3/25 – end date unknownCorporate filings NoMay be sent by overnight courier and USPS. 
UT – DMVClosed    
UT – SOSDrop-Off Only3/25 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
VA – DMVOpen    
VA – SOSDrop-off only3/18 – end date unknownallNoAll services no delays
VA – Legalization UnitOver the Counter not available3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AMay be sent by overnight courier & USPS. The state does not offer expedite service options
VT – DMVCourier only    
VT – SOSOpen   All services no delays
WA-Department of LicensingOpen – Tuesdays & Thursdays  NoUCC copies ordered directly with the state are delayed
WA-DMVAccepting courier only    
WA – SOSClosed to the public
Closed every Friday through 9/18
8/28 – end date unknownAllNoSame day service is suspended. Expedite is available for corporate filings.  UCC filings are delayed.
WI – DMVAccpeting transactions via courier    
WI – Legalization UnitOver the counter not available3/26 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AMay be sent by overnight courier & USPS. The state does not offer expedite service options
WI – SOSOver the Counter not available3/24 – end date unknownAllNoCorporate filing 1 hour and 4 hour expedite services are suspended; 24-72 hour expedite is available.  
WV – DMVCourier only    
WV – SOSOver the Counter not available3/25 – end date unknownApostille/legalizationNoCorporate filings not available on-line can be submitted by CSC; however, expedite service is suspended.
Routine filings are delayed
WY – DMVCourier only    
WY- SOSDrop-Off Only3/23 – end date unknownN/ANoDocuments must be dropped-off or mailed by USPS only – All services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options

Business License Services – Jurisdiction Impact

JurisdictionClosure or DelayDates ImpactedImpacted ServicesOnline Services ImpactedNotes
AL – Alabama Department of LaborClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/18 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AClosed to the public
CA – City of BakersfieldN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoBusiness Tax Certificate renewal notices will be mailed at the end of May 2020, and the deadline to renew (penalty free) has been extended through August 31, 2020.
CA – City and County of San FranciscoN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoThe City will extend the 2020 Business Registration Fee deadline by four months from May 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020.  The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector encourages all businesses who can register and pay their fee on time to do so.
CA – City of BeniciaGrace Period ExtensionN/ABusiness License FilingN/AExtension of due date for Business License Renewal, Transient Occupancy Tax through 6/15
CA – City of ConcordClosedN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online.
CA – City of HaywardClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CA-City of Morgan HillClosed to the General Public, no walk-in
Only City Hall is open
Ends 7/13/2020Business License FilingNoSerices available online or via phone.  Social distancing plan implemented beginning July 13.  All businesses and people in the county must follow these directives.
CA – City of LancasterGrace Period Extension, Expiration Date AdjustmentN/ABusiness License FilingNoApplications for new business licenses are still being processed, expect longer timelines for processing. No penalties will accrue for all licenses due through 5/31. Licenses with expiration dates from 3/31 – 5/31 will be permanently adjusted to 6/30
CA- City of MaderaExpiration dates extended, approved by City Council3/4-10/31/20Business License FilingNoGovenor Newson declared the existence of a state of emergency for California on 3/4.  City Council deems it appropiate to defer business license payments for 3 months, approves the automatic extension of business license renewals from 6/31 to 10/31.
CA- City of Los Angeles Department of Public HealthUpdated due date for Public Health PermitsExtended until Sept. 15Business License FilingNoThe County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (ID: 510) has updated the due date for Public Health Permits. This jurisdiction will not be sending invoices until mid-September and will be available to pay online at that time. Renewals will be due at the end of October. This was the extension due to Covid-19.
CA – City of LancasterClosed to the General Public, no walk-in
Only City Hall is open
3/17 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoA ninety (90) day stay on the payment of application fees for all new or renewed business licenses required pursuant to Title 5 of the Lancaster Municipal Code shall be implemented upon adoption of this Resolution.
CA – City of Moreno Valley – City HallClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoAll services still operational, staff available by phone
CA – City of Newport BeachClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoOffice closed to the public.  Apply or renew business license online.
CA – City of NovatoClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CA – City of Orange Finance DepartmentDelay3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOperating at limited capacity, government & Public safety considered essential personnel
CA- City of Scotts ValleyClosed to the pubicEnds 9/30/20Business License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CA – City of Sam RamonClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CA – City of San FranciscoN/A5/31-9/30/20Business License FilingNoFor businesses with up to $10M in gross receipts, the city is deferring payment of quarterly business taxes due 04/30/2020 to 02/2021, a 9 month extension.  The city is also deferring collection of annual small business and license permit fees that make up the Unified License Bill for 3 months.  The due date has been extended to 9/30/20 and in August when you log in, you should be able to see the licenses listed for renewal.
CA – City of Santa BarbaraN/AN/A1st Quarter Parking & Business Improvement Area FeesNo1st Quarter Parking & Business Improvement Area Fees are being waived. (January-March) Typically due in April.  Businesses will not need to pay for this quarter.
CA – City of Santa MonicaClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CA- City of VallejoExtended dedline for 2020 Business license renewalsExtended to 9/30Business License FilingNoThe City of Vallejo has issued an Emergency Order to extend the deadline for the 2020 business license renewals to September 30, 2020. A new business tax renewal will be mailed to you in late August and will be due September 30, 2020. Late fees will be ten percent (10%) for renewals received between November 1st and November 30, 2020 and a fifty percent (50%) late fee for renewals received after December 1, 2020.  
CO – City of CentennialClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
Co – City of Lone TreeClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
CT- Town of GlastonburyExtended Due DateExtended from 6/31 to 10/31Business Renewal FilingNoThe Town of Glastonbury is providing a one-time-only modification to the legnth of time covered under your annual license, and a fee adjustment. 
DC – Department of Consumer and Regulatory AffairsGrace Period Extension, Closed to the General Public, no Walk-in3/17 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOffices remain open and encourage online filing. All licenses that expire during the state of emergency will be considered valid until 45 days after the state of emergency ends. Late fees and penalties will be waived if renewed within 45 days of emergency ending.
FL – Division of Motorist ServicesClosed to the General Public, no walk-inUnknownMotor Vehicle Auction Dealer LicensesN/AStill accepting renewals via mail. No extensions for deadlines.
GA – City of DaltonClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
GA – City of MorrowN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoRenewal due date extended from 03/31 to 06/01
GA – City of Sandy SpringsN/AN/ABusiness License FilingN/ALicense deadline extended to 5/31
GA – City of StockbridgeClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone
GA – Macon Bibb CountyClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoRenewal due date extended to 6/30
IL – City of NorthlakeClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/31 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoExpiration dates of licenses extended from 4/30 to 7/30
KS – Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Lodging ProgramClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownFood Establishment LicenseNoServices available online or via phone
LA- Professional Engineering and Land Surveying BoardClosed to the General Public, no walk-inUnknownContractor RenewalsNoLate fees waived for April 1, new due date is 7/29/2020. Fall 2020 renewals mailed in early August.
MI – Genesee County Health DepartmentClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/26 – End Date UnknownFood Establishment LicenseNoOffice staff is available by phone
MI – State of Michigan – Central Mich Dist Health Dept – ArenacClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/24 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AOffice closed to the public – Recommend pay by phone or USPS
MO – City of ClaytonN/AN/ABusiness License FilingN/ARenewals normally sent 5/1 for payment due 6/30 will be postponed.  Renewals will be sent 7/1 with payment due 8/31.  Penalty will not apply until 9/30.
MO – City of O’FallonDelayN/ABusiness License due date extended to August 31st.  Renewals will be mailed in July.
MO – Missouri Department of RevenueDelay3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoLimited staff & excessive phone wait times; online services uninterrupted
MT – Montana State Auditors Office (Commissioner of Securities and InsuranceClosure or Delay3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoAll services still operational, staff available by phone
NH – Board of Professional EngineersClosed to the General Public, no walk-inUnknownBusiness License FilingN/AAll board and licensing is being done via email: christine.horne@oplc.nh.gov
NJ – Township of BordentownClosed to the publicEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingYesPer Resolution #2020-100, the Township Committee has suspended the collection of Business License Fees for the 2020-2021 Licensing Year (July 2020-June 2021). Township businesses remain responsible and required to file business license applications by July 1, 2020 to receive the 2020-2021 Business License; however, no fees will be collected.  The 2020-2021 business license applications will be emailed and/or mailed to businesses by June 5, 2020. The updated application will also be posted on this webpage.
NM – New Mexico Construction Industries and Manufactured Housing – Motor Home DivisionClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoPublic offices closed for walk-in service, encouraged to submit permits online, by email or mail. Staff will continue to schedule and conduct inspections.
NM – New Mexico Health DepartmentClosed to the General Public, no walk-inUnknownPool PermitsUnknownJuris unsure when inspections will occur. May send invoices before inspections.
NV – City of HendersonN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoCity issued business licenses will not expire or be revoked for delinquent payments. Payments can continue to be made online.
NV – City of Las VegasClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/15 – unknownBusiness License FilingNoWalk-In by appointment only
NV – City of North Las VegasPhones open 8-5:45 Monday-Thursday4/17 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AA 60-day grace period for multi-jurisdictional contractor business license renewals due April 30th
NV – City of RenoN/AEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNEWOnline Renewals now available:  https://aca.accela.com/ONE/Default.aspx       30 day extension of deadlines.
NV – City of SparksN/AEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNEWOnline Renewals now available:  https://aca.accela.com/ONE/Default.aspx                                   
NV – Nevada Department of Health and Human ServicesClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingUnknownClosed to the public
NV – Washoe County   N/AEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNEWOnline Renewals now available:  https://aca.accela.com/ONE/Default.aspx                                   
NV – Washoe County Health DistrictClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOnline Renewals now available:  https://aca.accela.com/ONE/Default.aspx                                     Unable to accept FedEx delivery, send by USPS or pay by phone (775-328-2434)
NY – Suffolk County Alarm PermitsNot Accepting Phone Calls6/29 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingCommunicate via email only – alarmmanagement@suffolkcountyny.gov
OH – Ohio Department of TaxationClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/25 – Due date has been extended.Business License FilingN/AThe Ohio Architects Board has extended their due dates and licenses will not expire until 12/1/2020.
PA – City of ChesterClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AInterest will not accrue until 5/15
Pearson VUE Testing Centers (Continuing Education testing)Closed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – UnknownContinuing Education TestingN/AAppointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now.
SC – Department of Labor, Licensing and RegulationClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/26 – End Date UnknownNon Resident Pharmacy LicensingNoServices available online or via phone.  License renewal period extended to 9/30
SC – Horry CountyClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOffices closed to the public, accepting renewals via mail, FedEx and online.  Renewal due date extended to 6/1
SC – South Carolina Board of Licensing (Pharmacy)Grace Period Extension3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/A1) Pharmacist licenses due date extended through 6/30

2) Pharmacy technician registration due dates extended to 7/31
3)Facility Permits; due date extended to 7/31
4) All associated Continuing Education requirements will be extended to match new due dates
SC- Town of Mount PleasantGrace Period ExtensionEnds 8/31/20Business License FilingN/ACity Council has extended their deadline to 8/31/20.
SC – South Carolina Department of Consumer AffairsClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 -End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoClosed to the public & limited in-office resources, encourage filing online wherever possible to expedite processing.  No Online convenience fees at this time. 
SD – Board of Technical ProfessionsClosed.  Limited staffing and hours.4/6 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AOffices closed. Employees working part-time remote hours with no public contact.
SD – State of South DakotaClosed.  All State Offices.4/6 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AOffice closed til 5/2.  Majority of staff working remotely.
TN – Tennessee Department of RevenueClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoBusiness Tax Filings now due 6/15/2020
TX – Desoto Health DepartmentClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/APool PermitsUnknownJuris unsure when renewal apps are being sent.
UT – City of CottonwoodOpen with limited staff and hoursN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online.  Mail will be handled during limited office hours. No late fees during limited hours.
VA – City of LynchburgClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 -End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoRenewal due date extended from 05/01 to 05/20
VA – City of Virginia BeachClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/25 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AOffice staff is available by phone
VA-Town of WarrentonClosed to the General Public, no walk-inExtended from 6/30 to 7/31.Business License FilingN/ATown of Warrenton has not sent out renwal forms, but hope to have them done by 7/1.  City council will now be charging late fees or penalties for any late filings.
VA – Department of Criminal Justice ServicesClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/26 – End Date UnknownPrivate Security Services RegistrationNoRegistration renewal expiration dates are suspended until the Governor lifts the current state for emergency
WA – Kitsap Public Health DistrictClosed to the public, Due Date Extension6/30 – 09/01/20Health Permit RenewalHealth permit renewals deferred until end of September 2020
WA – City of TacomaClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoSmall businesses that paid less than 10K in B & O tax in 2019 are automatically switched to quarterly filings.  Not mandatory.  If you take advantage of quarterly filing, Quarters 1, 2 & 3 will not be due until January 31, 2021.
WI – Waukesha County Environmental Health DepartmentDelayN/AFood, Restaurant, Lodging and Recreation Businesses.NoDue Date of June 30th has been pushed to December 31st.  If you are still able to pay in June, please do so.  All licenses will remain in effect until December 30th.  If payment not received by January 2nd, the license will be placed out of business.  Operators will not be charged late fees for 2020.

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Annual Report Filing Details

JurisdictionAnnual report details
AL – Department of RevenueAnnual report due date extended until 7/15
AR – secretary of state (SOS)No late fees or interest for Franchise Tax Reports filed between 5/2 and 7/15
Canada (federal)Entities whose anniversary date is between 2/1 and 6/30 now have until 9/30 to file their annual return
CT – SOSLLC annual reports due 3/31 may be filed on or before 06/30 with no penalty applied
DC – Department of Consumer and Regulatory AffairsDue date extended until 6/1 for biennial reports
FL – SOSDue date extended until 6/30 for annual reports
GA – SOSAnnual registration renewal extension through 5/1 expired
IA – SOSBiennial reports which were not filed by 4/1 are delinquent; however, the state has no definitive plans for administrative dissolution
IL – SOSNo penalties for annual reports filed 90 days after the due date
IN – SOSEntities will remain in active status and will not be revoked or administratively dissolved until further notice
KS – SOSDue date extended until 7/15 for annual reports
LA – SOSEntities will remain in active status and will not be revoked or administratively dissolved until further notice
MD – SOS (Baltimore Office)Annual report and personal property return due date extended to 7/15
MT – SOS 
NC – SOSAnnual report due date extended until 7/15
NH- SOSAnnual reports due 4/15 will not be considered delinquent until after 6/15
NM – SOSAnnual report late filing penalty waived until 5/1 has expired
NV – SOSBiennial report’s due 4/15 is extended until 7/15
OR –SOSAnnual business license renewals due during closure will be extended 50 days after the emergency is terminated
Puerto Rico – SOSAnnual report due date not extended; however, the state is delaying the reinstatement fees upon request
SC – Department of RevenueAnnual report due date extended until 7/15
TX – ComptrollerThe Department of Revenue website indicates tax due dates will mirror the IRS and are extended to 7/15
WA – SOSFranchise tax report and the public information report due date extended to 7/15
 Delinquency fees for entities with an annual report due date of 4/30 are waived

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Remote Online Notarizations by State

PERMANENT REMOTE ONLINE NOTARY ENACTMENTSCOVID-19 EMERGENCY REMOTE NOTARY ADOPTION
StateEnactedYearEffective DateCitationPermitted*Authority**
AlabamaNo   YesGovernor’s Proclamation
AlaskaYes20201/1/2021Alaska Stat. § 44.50.010, et. seq., HB 124YesStatute through 3/11/21
ArizonaYes20196/30/2020Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 41-371, et. seq.NA 
ArkansasNo   YesExecutive Order
CaliforniaNo   No 
ColoradoYes202012/31/2020Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24-21-501, et. seq., SB 96YesExecutive Order until 12/31/20
ConnecticutNo   YesExecutive Order
DelawareNo   YesExecutive Order
District of ColumbiaNo   YesEmergency ordinance unil 9/6/20
FloridaYes20191/1/2020Fla. Stat. § 117.201, et seq.NA 
GeorgiaNo   YesExecutive Order
HawaiiNo  Bill Pending Governor’s SignatureYesExecutive Order
IdahoYes20191/1/2020Idaho Code § 51-101, et. seq.NA 
IllinoisNo   YesExecutive Order
IndianaYes20187/1/2019Ind. Code  § 33-42-17-1, et seq.NA 
IowaYes20197/1/2020Iowa Code §9B.1, et. seq.NA 
KansasNo   YesExecutive Order
KentuckyYes20191/1/2020Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 423.300, et. seq.NA 
LouisianaYes20202/1/2022La. Rev. Stat. § 35:621, et. seq., HB 274YesGovernor’s Proclamation
MaineNo   YesExecutive Order
MarylandYes201910/1/2020Md. Code Ann. State Gov’t § 18-101, et. seq.YesExecutive Order
MassachusettsNo   YesStatute – Temporary
MichiganYes20183/30/2019Mich. Comp. Laws § 55.261, et. seq.NA 
MinnesotaYes20181/1/2019Minn. Stat. § 358.645, et. seq.NA 
MississippiNo   YesExecutive Order
MissouriYes20208/30/2020Mo. Rev. Stat. § 486.1100, et. seq.,  HB 1655YesExecutive Order
MontanaYes201510/1/2015Mont Code Ann. § 1-5-602, et. seq.NA 
NebraskaYes20195/30/2019Neb. Rev. Stat. § 64-401, et. seq.NA 
NevadaYes20177/1/2018Nev. Rev. Stat. § 240.001, et. seq.NA 
New HampshireNo   YesExecutive Order
New JerseyNo   YesStatute – Temporary
New MexicoNo   YesExecutive Order
New YorkNo   YesExecutive Order
North CarolinaNo   YesStatute – Temporary until 8/1/21
North DakotaYes20198/1/2019N.D. Cent. Code § 44-06.1-01, et. seq.NA 
OhioYes20189/19/2019Ohio Rev. Code § 147.01, et. seq.NA 
OklahomaYes20191/1/2020Okla. Stat. tit. 49, §201, et. seq.NA 
OregonNo   YesStatute – Temporary until 6/30/21
PennsylvaniaNo   YesStatute – Temporary
Rhode IslandNo   YesJoint authority of governor and SOS.
South CarolinaNo   No 
South DakotaYes20197/1/2019S.D. Codified Laws § 18-1-1, et. seq.NA 
TennesseeYes20187/1/2019Tenn. Code § 66-22-101, et. seq.NA 
TexasYes20177/1/2018Tex. Code Ann.  § 406.001, et. seq. YesExecutive Order – Limited Scope
UtahYes201911/1/2019Utah Code Ann. § 46-1-3.5, et. seq.NA 
VermontYes20187/1/2019Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 5301, et. seq.NA 
VirginiaYes20117/1/2012Va. Code Ann. § 47.1-1, et. seq.NA 
WashingtonYes201910/1/2020Wash. Rev. Code § 42.45.010, et. seq.NA 
West VirginiaNo   YesExecutive Order
WisconsinYes20205/1/2020Wis. Stat. § 140.02(1), et. seq.NA 
WyomingNo   YesEmergency Guidance

Details vary widely by state so please check the state statute or order to determine whether remote online notary may be used for a particular transaction.

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State Reopening Status

StateEnd**Re-Open Plan***
AlabamaTo be determined.Safer at home plan took effect on May 1st. Many businesses may reopen if they can observe strict social distancing guidelines.  Retail stores can reopen at 50% capacity and medical procedures will again be allowed.   Onsight dining, personal services, gyms and other high-contact businesses must remain closed.  Child day care facilities limited to no more than 12 children per room.  Restaurants were able to reopen for dining-in at 50% capacity and social distancing on May 11th.  The governor modified Phase 2 on May 21st. Effective May 23rd, more entertainment, athletic, child care and camp businesses may reopen at limited capacity if they follow social distancing and disinfection protocols.
AlaskaRe-opening in progressThe governor accellerated the state’s reopening plans.  As of Friday, May 22nd all businesses are allowed to reopen at 100% capacity.  Some restrictions remain in place for nursing homes and other particularly at-risk establishments.   The 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers remains in place until June 2nd but is likely to be lifted at that time.
ArizonaTo be determined.Arizona is not following the 3-5 phase approach used by other states.  Most businesses may open subject to capacity, health and safety restrictions.  On June 17th the governor announced that health and safety recommendations for businesses will become mandatory due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. On June 30th, the governor ordered high-contact businesses, including bars, movie theaters and gyms, to close again for at least 30 days due to an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases. 
ArkansasTo be determined.State moved to Phase 2 on June 15th.  During Phase 2, businesses may operate at 2/3 capacity.  No date has been announced for Phase 3 due to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
CaliforniaRe-opening in progressOn August 28th, the governor announced a significant change to the structure of the state’s reopening plan.  The state will now uses a 4-tier, color-coded system to control reopening by county.  It will also require a minimum 21-day waiting period before a county can be downgraded to better allow businesses to plan reopening with more certainty.
ColoradoTo be determined.Phase 1 “Safer at Home” now in place.  Offices may reopen at 50% capacity. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed.  Businesses with over 50 employees should implement health and temperature screening.  Effective on May 27th, dine in restaurants may reopen at a maximum of 50% capacity or 50 people.  Day camps and sports camps were able to reopen with restrictions on June 1st.  On Jun 30th, the governor ordered bars and nightclubs closed again due to rising COVID-19 infections.  They had only reopened a week and a half ago.  No date was announced for when they might re-reopen.
ConnecticutTo be determined.Phased reopneing plan allowed offices, retail, outdoor restaurants and outdoor recreation to reopen on May 20th under safety restrictions if initial reopening criteria are met.  Casinos were allowed to reopen as of June 1st with restrictions.  Also on June 1st, Indoor gatherings of up to 10 people and outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed. Phase 2 of the state reopening plan began on June 17th.  At that time, personal services, gyms, restaurant indoor dining and several other business types were allowed to reopen subject to safety protocols.  On July 7th, the governor announced that the state would pause its reopening plans indefinitely due to the risk of increasing COVID-19 cases.
DelawareTo be determined.Phase 2 of the state reopening plan began on June 15th.  Most businesses can expand to operate at 60% capacity.  This includes restaurants.  Personal services, such as barbers and salons, will remain at 30% capacity. Childcare can reopen for everyone, not just essential employees.  Work from home is still encouraged, plus face coverings and social distancing must still be observed. The state was expected to move to Phase 3 on June 29th, but that date has been pushed back.  The new date for Phase 3 is yet to be determined.
District of ColumbiaTo be determined.It is expected that the district will move to Phase 2 on June 22nd but no announcement has been made as of yet.  In Phase 2, restaurants and retail can open at 50% capacity.  Commercial offices can open at 25% capacity if they follow social distancing and work from home remains strongly recommended.  
FloridaTo be determined.State entered Phase 2 reopening on June 5th, except in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, which remain in Phase one.  In Phase 2, bars, restaurants, movie theaters and bowling alleys are allowed to reopen at 50% indoor capacity subject to health and safety protocols.  All may open at 100% for outdoor capacity.  Employees who can WFH should continue to do so and vulnerable individuals should continue to avoid crowds.  Employers must implement social distancing, sanitizing protocols and limit groups to fewer than 50 people.  On June 25th, the governor announced a pause in the reopening plan and no date has been set for moving to Phase 3.
GeorgiaTo be determined.Personal care and other businesses began to in April with movie theaters and restaurants allowed to reopen on April 27th if social distancing and hygiene requirements are followed.  Other businesses are allowed to open if they follow social distancing and safety protocols.  Buffets are allowed to reopen and capactity restrictions have been lifted at restaurants.  Bars still have capacity limitations. At the end of June, the governor paused the reopening and extended current COVID-19 restrictions until August 11th.  The City of Atlanta rolled back to Phase 1 reopening.
HawaiiSeptember 30, 2020On May 5th the governor announced the state was moving from “stay at home” to “safer at home,” which is the first phase of reopening the state.  Some businesses in the state may reopen if the follow safety protocols.  On August 20th, the governor extended the emergency until September 30th.    
IdahoTBDState enters final stage of reopening plan on June 13th.  The state fully reopens in Stage 4 with some capacity restrictions on certain businesses.  The state is expected to remain in Stage 4 for some time due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
IllinoisTo be determined.Governor announced a 5-stage plan for reopening.  All regions of the state will move to Phase 4 on June 26th.  In Phase 4, health and safety restrictions on businesses will remain in place, but more types of establishments will be allowed to reopen, including health and fitness centers, museums, zoos, movie theaters and indoor dining at restaurants.  Employer requirements are:
• Make sure that each employee can maintain at least 6 feet of physical separation between others, including co-workers and customers.
• Mark with signage or tape 6-foot spacing for employees and customers to maintain appropriate distance from one another.
• Provide face coverings to employees, especially when it is not possible to maintain at least 6 feet of space between other persons.
• Provide handwashing stations with soap, clean water, and single use paper towels and encourage frequent handwashing for 20 seconds or longer.
• Provide hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) & sanitizing products for employees and customers.
• Regularly clean high-touch surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shared equipment, toilet handles, sink faucets, and clock in/out areas.  
The state will remain in Phase 4 until a vaccine is available.   On July 15th, the governor announced that the state will be divided into 11 zones so restrictions can be reinstated on a more localized basis if there is a surge of COVID-19 cases.
IndianaSeptember 25, 2020Employees should continue to work remotely if possible.  Employers must conduct health screening and practice social distancing.  The governor implemented Phase 4 for the entire state on June 14th, which allows retail to open at 100% capacity, dine-in restaurants at 75%, and bars at 50%.   The state was expected to move to Phase 5 at the end of July but the governor has extended the current phase two times, not until September 25.
IowaTo be determined.The governor lifted the 50% capacity restrictions on businesses effective on June 12th. Businesses should continue to follow social distancing and sanitation protocols from the department of health.  
KansasJuly 24, 2020On June 22nd, the governor announced that the state would remain in Phase 3 for another 4 weeks until July 24th.  The remaining restrictions were scheduled to begain phasing out on June 22nd.     
KentuckySeptember 5, 2020The state moved to Phase 3 reopening on June 26th.  After that time, bars and restaurants may be open at 50% capacity and all businesses should have the ability to reopen to some extent.Businesses must continue WFH wherever possible, screen employees for symptoms, close common areas, enforce physical distancing, limit meetings, and provide hand sanitizer stations. On July 29th, the governor announced that some business restrictions will be reinstated.  He ordered bars closed again and restaurants must reduce indoor seating capacity to 25%.  The reopening rollback will remain in place until August 11th, possibly longer.
LouisianaSeptember 11, 2020The  governor announced that the state is not ready to move to Phase 3 on June 26th as planned.  On July 13th, the governor ordered bars and restaurants closed to indoor activities, effectively rolling those businesses back to Phase 1 of the reopening plan.   The governor has since extended Phase 2, most recently until at least September 11th.  The governor also imposed a masking requirement for anyone who ventures out in public, even outdoors.  
MaineTo be determined.The state entered the next-to-last phase of its reopening plan on July 1st.  Phase 3 allows spas and some other high-contact businessses to reopen with restrictions.  Employers should continue WFH whenever possible and practice physical distancing.  
MarylandSeptember 4, 2020On Sept. 1, the governor announced that as of Sept. 4, the state will be in the third and final stage of its reopening plan.  All businesses in the state may reopen subject to capacity limits and other restrictions.  Indoor dining and movie theaters can operate at 75% capacity
MassachusettsTBDThe entire state is in the first steps of Phase 3 of the state’s 4-phase reopening plan.   Each business must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of the virus.  Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards will apply to all business activities.  These include (i) social distancing, which requires face coverings for all employees, signage, etc.; (ii) hygiene protocols; (iii) employee training and establishment of a return to work plan; and (iv) cleaning and disinfection protocols.  Starting today, essential businesses, manufacturing and construction may reopen with capacity limitations.  On August 7th, the governor announced an indefinite pause in the reopening plan.
MichiganTBDGovernor’s plan will reopen the state by region using a 6-phase plan.  So far, business reopening requirements are suggested as best practices and include: (i) employee screening; (ii) social distancing; (iii) sanitation/hygiene, including hand sanitizer and HEPA filters in HVAC; (iv) providing PPE to employees; and (v) contract tracing if employee becomes sick or shows symptoms.  The governor lifted the stay-at-home order on June 1st.  Retailers could reopen on Thursday, June 4th.  Restaurants and bars were allowed to reopen on June 8th.  All will be required to operate at reduced capacity.  Personal services and other high contact businesses will remain closed until June 15th at the earliest. The Upper Peninsula and Traverse City regions to move to Phase 5 of the 6-phase reopening plan on Wednesday, June 10th.  This will allow personal services, gyms, spas and movie theaters to reopen subject to safety protocols.  Indoor events of up to 50 people will be allowed.  The rest of the state will remain in Phase 4, although some business restrictions will be relaxed.  On July 29th,  the governor signed an executive order that tightens restrictions on businesses in the northern part of the state where COVID-19 cases are on the rise.   In a separate order, however, the governor allowed Detroit-area casinos to reopen at 15% capacity.
MinnesotaTo be determined.The state moved to Phase 3 of the plan on June 10th. Outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed.  Restaurants and bars can have indoor seating at up to 50% capacity and reservations are required.  Personal care services can reopen at 50% capacity by reservation only. Gyms, movie theaters, museums and other indoor venues can reopen at 25% capacity.  Phase 3 does not appear to change the requirements for offices. Work from home is still strongly encouraged for all employees that may do so.  Masks are strongly encouraged as well.  
MississippiAugust 17, 2020All businesses in the state were able to reopen on Monday, June 1st.  Reopened businesses are still subject to safety regulations.  On July 30th, the governor extended the current safety protocols until August 17th.
MissouriTo be determined.The state fully reopened and entered Phase 2 of its plan on June 16th.  In Phase 2, all statewide restrictions were lifted.  However, local government can still put restrictions in place.
MontanaTo be determined.The state will move to Phase 2 of its reopening plan on June 1st.  This phase will eliminate the 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors, allow bars, breweries and casinos to operate at 75% capacity and allow gatherings of up to 50 people.Employers should continue to have employees telework wherever possible, must close common areas where employees tend to congregate, and use staggered work schedules for those who work on site.  
NebraskaNANot applicable.  All businesses open but some restrictions remain in effect for certain businesses.
NevadaTBDThe state moved to Phase 2 of the 4-phase plan on June 4th.  Phase 2 will run at least through June 30th.  Individual counties are allowed to take a more restrictive approach.  Gaming and casinos can reopen with restrictions on June 4th.  On July 10th, the governor ordered bars and restaurants closed in a partial rollback of the state reopening plans.  On July 27th, the governor announced that the state will abandon its phased reopening plan.  A new approach to mitigating the virus is expected to be announced on Monday and may focus on enforcement of safety protocols.
New HampshireTo be determined.Stay at home order was lifted on June 15th and more businesses were allowed to reopen with no more distinction between essential and non-essential businesses.  Employers must screen employees for symptoms, provide hand sanitizer, implement disinfectant practices, allow WFH to the extent practical, and mitigate exposure through social distancing.
New JerseyJune 29, 2020Governor lifted stay-at-home order on June 9th.  On May 20th, bike shops, auto dealers and boat dealers were allowed to reopen by appointment only if social distancing and disinfection protocols are in place.  Outdoor dining, more non-essential retail and child care facilities were able to reopen on June 15th.  Personal care service businesses can reopen with restrictions on June 22nd.  Indoor malls can reopen June 29th at 50% capacity.  The governor postponed indefinitely plans to reopen in-house dining, which was scheduled to begin Thursday, July 2nd.  On July 6th the governor announced a pause in the state’s reopening plans due to the risk of rising COVID-19 cases.
New MexicoSeptember 18, 2020Effective August 29th, the governor allowed restaurants to reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity.  Bars and restaurants may continue to be open for takeout and outdoor dining at 50% of outdoor capacity.  Further reopening will be on hold until at least September 18th.
New YorkTBDThe entire state is in Phase 4 of the reopening plan.   Bowling alleys, gyms and museums will be allowed to reopen on August 24th with reduced capacity and other restrictions.  
North CarolinaSeptember 11, 2020Phase 2 was set to expire on June 26th but the governor has repeatedly delayed implementation of Phase 3.  The new expected date for moving to Phase 3 is September 11th.  Restaurants may continue to run at 50% capacity and personal care businesses can be open at 50% capacity if they follow strict sanitation and safety requirements. 
North DakotaNANot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.  Exception is for bars and restaurants which are still closed to in-person service.
OhioVarious dates by industry.Employers must screen employees for symptoms, provide hand sanitizer, implement disinfectant practices, allow WFH to the extent practical, and mitigate exposure through social distancing.
OklahomaTo be determined.The state moved to Phase 3 on June 1st.  This phase allow unrestricted staffing of businesses and even more social interaction.  
OregonRe-opening in progressOn July 13th, the governor rolled back social gathering restrictions to  gatherings of no more than 10 people.  In addition, the governor expanded the mandatory mask requirement.
PennsylvaniaRe-opening in progress The governor allowed the Stay-at-Home order to expire on June 4th.  The state is currently using a color-coded reopening plan that would allow counties or regions to move from the red phase (strict stay-at-home and non-essential business closure orders) to a yellow phase (which allows most businesses to open subject to safety rules) and then a green phase.  On June 19th, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna counties moved to the Green Phase.  Philadelphia County may remain subject to local restrictions until July 3rd. 
Rhode IslandTBDState entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan on July 1st.   In Phase 3, many businesses will be able to increase capacity to 66% and everything will be open to some degree.Employers remain subject to additional cleaning guidelines, must provide sanitizer for hand cleaning, must screen employees for symptoms, post signage with guidance for employees, customers and visitors.  Businesses must develop setting-specific guidelines.   The governor announced on July 30th that the state will remain in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan until at least August 28th. As that date approached, the governor decided that the state was not ready to move to Phase 4 any time soon.
South CarolinaNAAll businesses are now allowed to reopen, including high contact businesses (restaurants, etc.)  provided they allow no more than 50% of capacity.  Masks must be worn in all public venues.
South DakotaNANot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.
TennesseeNAMost business are now able to reopen, including restaurants and retail, which are now able to operate at 100% capacity in most regions of the state.   Nashville moved to Phase 2 reopening on May 26th.  Retail there may be open at 75% capacity, personal services at 50% and pools, gyms and similar establishments at 50%.
TexasRe-opening in progressState entered Phase 3 on June 3rd.  Most businesses can operate at 50% capacity if they comply with state protocols.  Minimum health standard protocols for employers require (1) regular clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (doorknobs, tables, chairs and restrooms), (2) disinfect any items that come into contact with customers, (3) make hand sanitizer, wipes, soap & water, etc. available to employees and clients, and (4) place signage at business to remind everyone of best hygiene practices.  As of June 25th, the governor is urging residents to stay home due to surging infection rates but has stopped short of a new stay-at-home order.  On June 25th, the governor announced that further reopening plans were on hold indefinitely due to surging numbers of COVID-19 cases.
UtahRe-opening in progressPhased reopening planned began May 1st.  Governor downgraded risk level from Red to Orange on April 29th. Phase 2 allows for gatherings of up to 20 people.  Employees must work remotely if at all possible.  Daycare can reopen if limited to 20 children per group.  Governor signed bill providing immunitity from COVID-19 lawsuits for businesses that reopen, absent willful misconduct, reckless infliction of harm or intentional infliction of harm.
VermontTo be determined.State moved to “Work Safe” reopening phase on May 29th.  Under this phase a wider range of business are allowed to reopen subject to health and safety restriction.
VirginiaTBDPhase 3 took effect July 1st. This phase will require continued teleworking of employees wherever possible. Open businesses must practice (1) physical distancing, (2) enhanced cleaning and disinfection, and (3) enhanced workplace safety measures. Capacity restrictions will be removed from restaurants and non-essential retail but physical distancing will still be required. ROther recreational centers may increaser to 75% capacity.  The 50-person gathering limit is increased to 250 people. Northern Virginia joined the rest of the state in Phase 2 of the reopening plan on June 12th.  On July 30th, Virginia became the first state to adopt mandatory workplace safety rules by regulation.   
WashingtonTBDFour phase approach.  Essential businesses remain open. Some outdoor recreation resumed on May 5th.  The governor allowed the stay at home order to expire on May 31st and the state moved in to Phase 2 of the reopening plan.  King County (Seattle) qualified forf Phase 2 on June 19th  The governor modified the plan to allow for county-by-county reopening and to impose new guidelines on all employers, including employee communications, physical distancing, symptom screening and other safety and hygiene protocols.   On July 29th, the governor extended the pause in reopening indefinitely.  His latest proclamation indicates that restrictions on employers, which primarily mandate compliance with Department of Health rules, are likely to remain in place until there is an effective vaccine, effective treatment or herd immunity.  
West VirginiaTo be determined. Wellness facilities (gyms and fitness centers) and drive-in movie theaters weree able to reopen on May 11th. Swimming pools, bowling alleys, spas and video lottery retailers can reopen on May 30th with movie theaters and casinos to follow on June 5th.All businesses must implement physical distancing and sanitation protocols.
WisconsinNAOn May 18th, the governor announced that he would not challenge the court order  that struck down the stay-at-home and non-essential business closures.  As a result, there are no longer any statewide restrictions in Wisconsin.  However, localities are free to continue their own restrictions.  Dane County (Madison) promptly adopted restrictions similar to those that the court struck down at the state level.  On May 26th, Dane County moved to Phase 1 of its reopening plan.  Offices may reopen at 25% capacity if they have a written safety and hygiene plan and make employees acknowledge the plan and receive training.  Work from Home and online collaboration remains strongly encouraged.
WyomingNANot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.

** Duration may be extended by executive order

*** Subject to frequent change without notice

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