During these last 10 weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic, our customer service teams have worked hard to provide you with business as usual, along with the processes and tools you need to conduct your business. Our technology teams continue to deliver enhancements and new features to our award-winning technology solutions, and our industry experts continue to update our COVID-19 Resource Center while also offering popular informational webinars.

We have posted an aggregated view specific to annual compliance filings on our Resource Center. There are 23 states that have revised their filing procedures.

We continue to provide uninterrupted service for companies wishing to outsource filings, including annual reports and business license filings. If you’re interested in exploring any CSC compliance services, here are a few resources that may help:

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  • Recent growth in the eRecording network
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  • Average turnaround times for document recording in the wake of the pandemic
  • The latest in remote online notarizations (RON) and its variations

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Last updated: 6/2/2020

JurisdictionClosure or DelayDates ImpactedImpacted ServicesOnline Services  ImpactedNotes
AK – DMVOpen    
AK – SOSOver the Counter not vailable3/23 – end date unknownN/A
All corporate and business license fees are suspended until 11/15/20 or the expiration of the disaster declaration except for the following:
– Foreign Business Name Registrations
– Name Reservations
– Business License Renewal Endorsement Fees
– Professional Licensing Renewal Fees
– Trademark filings
NoCorporate Filings and copies are delayed 
AL – SOSOpen   All services no delays
AL – Department of RevenueOver the Counter not vailable3/18 – end date unknownAnnual report due date extended until July 15N/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 unknownNo late fees or interest for Franchise Tax Reports filed  between 5/2 and 7/15  All services no delays
AZ – Corporate CommissionDrop-Off Only; CSC is not affected
Closing at 4:00 pm MST until 6/5
3/24 – end date unknownCorp & LLCNoAll services no delays
AZ – Navajo NationClosed3/19 – end date unknownAllN/AAll services no delays
AZ – SOSDrop-Off Only; CSC is not affected
Closed 6/1 & 6/2 due to protest
3/23 – end date unknownUCC, Partnerships, Authentications & TradenamesNoExpedite service not available
Routine services are delayed
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 
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 Only; CSC is not affected
Closed 6/1 & 6/2 due to protest
3/23 – end date unknownN/A
Preclearance not available
NoWalk in documents will be accepted one time a day only.    CSC must have by 3:00 PM PST. No expedite services for  corporate. Evidence will be sent regular mail.  Domestic Stock Formations filings now can be filed on-line.
CO – DMVOpen    
CO-SOSOver the counter not available3/18 – end date unknownAll filing services not available onlineNoOver the counter filing services delayed
CO – Legalization UnitOver the Counter not available3/16 – end date unknownApostille/Legalization Expedite not available
Routine service no delays
CT – DMVcourier only    
CT – SOSDrop-Off Only; CSC is not affected3/18 – end date unknownAll
LLC annual reports dues 3/31 may be filed on or before 06/30 with no penalty applied.
NoExpedite is available as of 6/1 for all services except legalizations. 
All  routine filing services  are delayed
DC – DCRAClosed3/20 – 6/8Corporate Filings                               Due date extended until 6/1 for Biennial reports and trade name renewalsNoOvernight courier and USPS accepted and will be processed routine. A return envelope must be included.  
DC-Recorder of DeedsOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected3/23 – 6/8N/ANoAll services no delays
DC – Notary Division Closed 3/16 – 6/8Certification of DC Notaries This is not the US State Department
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. 
DE – ProthonotaryOver the counter not available3/23 – end date unknownAssumed NamesN/ADocuments received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed. 
DE – SOSCSC is not affected by DE’s limited public access N/A All services no delays
FL – DMVClosed    
FL – Secured Transaction Registry (UCC)Over the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/20 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
FL – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/19 – end date unknownDue date extended until 06/30/2020 for annual reports.NoMay be sent by email, overnight courier & USPS (UCC is not affected)
GA – DMVall DMV offices are closed    
GA – SOSOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected
Closed due to protest
3/17 – end date unknownAuthentications
Annual Registration renewal extension through 5/1 expired
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. Authentications documents will be returned via overnight courier.
GA – ApostillesOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected
Closed due to protest
3/17 – end date unknownApostilles OnlyN/AThis does not affect Authentications
Guam – SOSOpen by appointment only  N/A 
HI – Bureau of ConveyancesOver the counter not available3/18 – end date unknownUCC Searches                                UCC filings are completed via erecord and not affectedNoMay be sent by email. Documents received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed. 
HI – DCCAOpen to the public 7:45 HST to 12:00 HST3/20 – 6/01CorpNoDocuments should not be sent via email, mail, overnight courier or fax.  If an online filling is rejected the document must be resubmitted over the counter when the state opens. 
HI – DMVCourier only    
IA – DMVcourier only   Courier still being accepted
IA – SOSClosed to the general public;CSC is not affected 3/18 – 6/25Biennial reports which were not filed by 4/1 are delinquent; however, the state has no definitive plans for administrative dissolution.NoCorporate filing & document retrieval no delays
UCC filings – delayed
ID – DMVClosed    
ID – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/19 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
IL – DMVCourier Only    
IL – SOSClosed:
• The UCC Division will resume work activities with a full staff on 6/1.
• The Corporation Division will offer a drop box starting 6/1. CSC’s cut-off time is 12:00pm EST.
3/17 – 06/01
No penalties for annual reports filed  90 days after the due date.
No 
IN – DMVClosed    
IN – SOSOver the Counter not available without an appointment ; CSC is not affected for corporate orders3/17 – 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 Only; CSC is not affected3/23 – end date unknownDue date extended until 07/15/2020 for Annual Reports
** Trade/Service Mark Applications
NoRoutine filing services are delayed
KY – DMVAccepting Courier    
KY – SOSClosed to the gneral public; CSC is not affected3/17/2020 – 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 – no reported issues    
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.
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
Annual Report due date extended to 7/15/2020
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 Thursday;  CSC must have by 11:15 AM to meet the 12:30 PM cut-off. Evidence will be sent regular mail.
MD – LegalizationsBy appointment only; CSC is not affected3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AMonday & Wednesdays until 1:00 pm EST. Documents received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed
ME – DMVClosed    
ME – SOSDrop-Off-Only; CSC is not affected3/18 – end date unknownAllNoExpedite Service is suspended; 24 hour and routine services are delayed for corporate filings
MI – DMVClosed    
MI – SOSOver the Counter not available; Corporate orders not affected3/24 – 6/12Paper UCC filingsNoCorporate filing evidence is delayed
UCC filings no delays
MN – DMVOpen    
MN – SOSOpen3/18 – 6/5N/ANoAll services no delays
MO – DMVClosed   
MO – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected 3/24 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
MS – Department of RevenueClosed3/19 – end date unknownTax ClearanceN/AThru dates on State Tax Lien searches will be impacted. Documents received via USPS /overnight courier will be held by the state and processed once they open to the public.
MS – DMVclosed    
MS – SOSClosed to the general public; CSC is not affected3/17 – end date unknownApostille/Authentication onlyNoAll services no delays
MT – DMVcourier only    
MT – SOSOpen – no reported issues Annual Report due date extended until 7/15  
NC – DMVClosed    
NC – Legalizationappointment only3/19 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments will be processed as received
Routine services are delayed
NC – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected03/20 – end date unknownAll
Annual Reports due 4/15 will not be considered delinquent until after 6/15.
NoAll services no delays
ND – SOSOpen  All services no delays
NE – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19 – end date unknownAllNoRoutine filing services and copy request are delayed
NH – SOSOver the Counter not available, CSC is not affected for corporate and UCC Services. 3/27 – end date unknownApostille, Authentications & Tax Clearances will be delayed
The Annual Report late filing penalty which was waived until  5/1 was not extended.
NoWill accept documents via email, overnight courier and USPS. Expedite services are not available. 
Routine services are not delayed
NJ – DMVClosed until at least March 304/20 – end date unknownTax Status/ Clearance Certificates  
NJ -Department of Taxation Closed     
NJ – SOSDrop-Off Only – CSC is not affected3/18 – end date unknownN/ANo1 hour, 2 hour and same day service is suspended
Expedite services no delays
NM – DMVCourier only    
NM – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19 – end date unknownAll
Biennial Report’s due 4/15 are  extended until 7/15.
NoDocuments received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed.
Northern Mariana Islands Open   All services no delays
NV – DMVclosed    
NV – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected 3/16 – end date unknownAnnual business license renewals due during closure will be extended 60 days after the emergency is terminated.NoAll services no delays
NY – BankingOver the Counter not available5/13 – end date unknownN/AN/ADocument retrieval and consents are – delayed 
NY – DMVClosed    
NY – Legalization UnitClosed3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments are now being accepted at the Department of Licensing Services.  Processing time frame is unknown.
NY – SOSOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected3/23 – end date unknownSame Day and 2 hour expedite services are not available for corporate copies of archived documentsNoTwo hour and same day request must be submitted via email. File date will be confirmed but no evidence until the next business day.  24 hour and routine must be submitted by overnight courier. UCC & Corporate evidence will be returned by overnight courier. 
OH – DMVClosed     
OH – SOSOpen
Closed due to protest 6/1 – 6/4
  NoOver the counter service is primarily reserved for filings that cannot be processed online. File dates cannot be guaranteed for over the counter submissions.
Corporate filings & Apostilles – Delayed
OK – DMVOpen    
OK – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/18 – end date unknown NoApostille/Authentication & transmitting utilities are delayed
OR – DMVAccepting transactions via courier    
OR –SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/16 – end date unknownAll
Annual report due date not extended;
however, the state is delaying the reinstatement fees upon request.
NoAll filing services are delayed
PA – Department of Revenue (including Labor and Industry)Over the counter not available3/19 – end date unknown NoTax clearances are delayed
PA – DMVClosed until at least March 27    
PA – Legalization UnitDrop-Off Only on Tuesdays & Thursdays3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AAll services are delayed
PA – SOSDrop-Off Only3/13 – end date unknownAllNo• Routine Corporate Filings – Delayed
• 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 available; CSC is not affected3/19 – end date unknownN/A
Annual Report due date extended until 7/15
No 
RI – DMVCourier only    
RI – SOSDrop-Off Only3/17 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
SC – SOSClosed3/20 – end date unknownAll
The attorney signature page for formations can be electronic during the state closure
NoMay be sent by overnight courier and USPS. Documents received will be processed; however, it may take 20 – 25 days. 
SC – Department of RevenueClosed3/25 -end date unknownThe DOR webiste indicates tax due dates will mirror the IRS and are extended to July 15, 2020N/A 
SC – DMVOpen   Courier still being accepted, but unsure of turnaround times 
SD – DMVClosed    
SD – SOSOver the Counter not available, CSC is not affected (will be closing at 2:00pm each day)3/17 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
TN – DMVCovington, Milington, Oakland, Shelby, Summer and Union services centers are closed. Can submit via courier.     
TN – SOSDrop-Off Only; CSC is not affected3/16 – end date unknown All Over the CounterNoRoutine filing services and copy request are delayed
TX – ComptrollerOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected
Closed due to protest 6/1 – 6/2
3/24 – end date unknownAll
Franchise Tax Report and the Public Information Report due date extended to 7/15.
NoDocuments received via USPS/overnight courier will be held by the state and processed once they open to the public. 
TX – DMVDallas County Closed, Harris County closed    
TX – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected
Closed due to protest 6/1 – 6/2
3/27- 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 not currently being accepted and phone service is not available.  No follow-up is available at this time.
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 Only; CSC is not affected3/25 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
VA – DMVOpen    
VA – SOSDrop-off only; CSC is not affected3/18 – end date unknownallNoAll services no delays
VA – Legalization UnitOver the Counter not available3/16 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AMay be sent by courier & USPS
VT – DMVCourier only    
VT – SOSOpen   All services no delays
WA-DMVAccepting courier only    
WA – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/16 – end date unknownAll
Annual Report delinquency fees are being waived until 7/31.
NoAll filing services and corporate copies 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
WI – SOSOver the Counter not available; CSC is not affected3/24 – end date unknownAllNoMay be sent by email, overnight courier & USPS
WV – DMVCourier only    
WV – SOSDrop Off Only3/17 – end date unknownAllNoCorporate filings are delayed
WY – DMVCourier only    
WY- SOSDrop-Off Only; CSC is not affected3/23 – end date unknownN/ANoMay be sent by overnight courier & USPS

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
AR – Board of ContractorsOpen with limited staff3/23 – End Date UnknownContractor License FilingNoRenewal due date extended to 5/31 for licenses expiring 3/31 and 4/30
AZ – City of SedonaClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/25 – End Date UnknownBusiness License Filing Closed 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 CarlsbadClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of ClaremontClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/16 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of ConcordClosedN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online.
CA – City of Costa MesaClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/15 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of Culver CityGrace Period ExtensionN/ABusiness License FilingNoExtension of due date for Business Tax renewals to 6/1.  Outdoor dining license fees and valet parking license fees will be waived through June 30, 2020.
CA – City of CupertinoClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoAll services still operational, staff available by phone 
CA – City of Dublin City HallClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of FresnoClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoCity Staff will continue to provide services electronically & via telephone.  Business License payment due date extended to 06/01
CA – City of HaywardClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
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 Lancaster Closed to the General Public, no walk-in3/17 – 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.
 
Only City Hall is open
CA – City of MiramarClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone.  Processing fee will be waived 
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 Morgan HillClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/A Business License FilingNoServices available online.  For questions call: 408-767-6404, calls will be returned within 24 hours.
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 Department Delay3/20 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOperating at limited capacity, government & Public safety considered essential personnel
CA – City of Sam RamonClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of San Diego Closed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOffice closed to the public
CA – City of San FranciscoN/AN/ABusiness 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
CA – City of San JoseDelay3/19 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOffice closed to the public
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 Cruz Finance DepartmentClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/20 – UnknownBusiness License FilingNoClosure may be extended beyond 4/10.  Payments can be made online – www.cityofsantacruz.com
CA – City of Santa MonicaClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CA – City of StocktonClosed to the PublicN/A – 6/15Business License FilingN/ABusiness License deadline extended from 4/30 to 6/15.  
CA – City of Tracy City HallClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/25 – End Date UnknownBusiness License Filing Office staff is available by phone
CA – City of Union CityClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/16 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoAll offices closed to the public, unable to answer phones. Business license applications, pet applications and alarm permit applications can be accepted via email and online; however, no licenses or permits are being issued. 
CA – San Francisco Tax CollectorClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/20 – 6/30Business License FilingNoExtension of due date for Business Tax License fees through 6/30
CO – City of CentennialClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
CO – City of EvansUnknownUnknown – May 18thBusiness License FilingNoPenalty interest for sales and use tax will be waived for anyone who pays sales tax to the City of Evans. Penalty waived through May 2020. This includes waiver of late fees or penalties for sales and use tax payments. City of Evans scheduled to reopen May 18th.  Online payments currently available for business license renewal, sales and use tax return
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Co – City of Lone TreeClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
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 – Broward CountyClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/21 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
FL – City of Miami BeachClosed to the General Public, no walk-in4/1 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOnline payment only at this time.  Payments can be made by appointment if absolutely necessary.
FL – City of MiramarN/A4/22 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoProcessing Fees for online payments waived until further notice.
FL – Palm Beach CountyOpen11-MayBusiness License FilingNoResumed in-person services at all locations on Monday, May 11.
FL – Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/31 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoRenewal due dates extended by 30 days
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.
FL – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/24 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoOffices closed to the public. File online or mail to PO Box. 
FL – Town of Miami LakesClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/26 – UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone.  Submittals for new Business Tax Receipts and Certificate of Use will not be accepted.
GA – City of Atlanta Business TaxClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingNoNo extensions, all forms have to be notarized.
GA – City of ColumbusClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/27 – 6/1Business License FilingNoRenewal due date extended from 4/1 to 5/1.  Due to COVID-19, the deadline for Business License Renewals has been extended to June 1, 2020.
GA – City of DaltonClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
GA – City of DunwoodyClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/14 – End date unknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone. Approved resolution to delay penalties and interest on business license and occupational taxes until 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted. Also waiving requirement for a notary on renewals, will need to follow up with a notarized app after emergency has lapsed.
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 – Fulton County Public WorksClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/16 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoNot accepting renewals at this time. Renewal due date extended from 4/1 to 6/1
GA – Gwinnett CountyGrace Period Extension3/23 – 7/1Business License FilingN/AMarch 31st deadline for Occupational Tax Certificate renewals is extended to July 1, 2020. 
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
IL – Village of Oak LawnClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/18 – 6/30Business License FilingNoRenewal due date extended to 6/30.  Renewals will be mailed end of May/beginning of June
IL – Village of Oak ParkClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/27 – 7/1Business License FilingNoRenewal due date extended to 7/1
IL – Village of SkokieClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/21 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ARenewals for Business & Occupancy Licenses that expire April 30th will not be mailed out until July 1st. The fee will be due on August 1st.
IN – State of IndianaGrace Period Extension, Closed to the General Public, no Walk-in3/24 – 5/22Business License Filing By Executive order: automatically extends “any state agency-issued license, certification or permit which has expired during, or is set to expire during, this public health emergency” to Friday, May 22, 2020. 
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 
KS – Kansas Board of PharmacyClosed3/25 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AAll phone messages will be returned within 10 business days of office re-opening.  2020 Renewals are scheduled to proceed as normal. Facilities will be eligible to renew registrations from May 18 – June 30, 2020. Pharmacists will be eligible to renew licenses from June 1 – June 30, 2020.
KS – City of ShawneeOpen – Limited Hours and Staff5/11/2020 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ACity of Shawnee buildings reopened today with most experiencing limited hours and limited staffing.
LA – City of Baton RougeClosed  3/23 – 4/30Business License FilingN/ANot available by phone. Email:  finrevinternetemail@blra.gov
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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.
MA – City of Boston, Inspectional Services DepartmentClose to the General Public, appointment only3/26 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNo 
MD – All Circuit CourtsDelay4/3 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.
MD – Anne Arundel Circuit CourtDelayMarch 17 -UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public, limited staff, expect delays
MD – Baltimore County Circuit CourtDelayMarch 16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public, limited staff, expect delays
MD – Circuit Court of Baltimore CountyClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only. Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public
MD – Frederick County Circuit CourtDelay3/17 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only. Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public, limited staff, expect delays
MD – Harford County Circuit CourtClosed to the General Public, no walk-in4/3 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoSend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Services available by appointment only
MD – Howard County Circuit CourtDelayMarch 16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public, limited staff, expect delays
MD – Maryland Department of AgricultureClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/24 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoClosed to the public, very limited staff, deadline extended to 5/31 or 30 days after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted
MD – Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit CourtClosed3/13 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Office closed and all operations ceased until 4/6
MD – Prince George’s County Circuit CourtClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only. Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public
MD – Washington County Circuit CourtDelayMarch 16 – UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ASend any renewals USPS only.  Licenses will not expire until 30 days after State of Emergency is lifted.  Closed to the public, limited staff, expect delays
MI – District Health Department #10Closed to the General Public, no walk-in03/23 – UnknownFood Establishment LicenseNoOffice staff is available by phone
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
MI – State of Michigan – Central Mich Dist Health Dept – GladwinClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/24 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AOffice closed to the public – Recommend pay by phone or USPS
MI – State of Michigan – Shiawassee Co Health DeptDelay3/24 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/ALimited staff, processing delayed
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/A  Business 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 – All JurisdictionsN/A3/12 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoAll licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada or by local jurisdictions that are set to expire during this state of emergency have been extended 90 days either from their current expiration date or 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted, whichever is later. 
 
Finally, any person whose annual business license renewal fee is due during the declaration of emergency will have a 60-day grace period after the end of the state of emergency to file, renew, and pay their dues.  Penalties on these licenses will not accrue for late payment.
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)
OH – Ohio Department of TaxationClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/25 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/A 
PA – City of ChesterClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/23 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AInterest will not accrue until 5/15
PA – Upper Merion TownshipClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/26 – 6/1Business License FilingNoAdvising not to send renewal packages via FedEx, as they are working an adjusted schedule and there will be no representative to sign. Recommends USPS.  Filing deadline extended to 6/1
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.
RI – Town of NarragansettN/AN/ABusiness License FilingN/ABusiness License deadline extended to June 1st to file.  License expiration extended from April 30th to June 30th.
RI – Town of SmithfieldClosed to the General Public, no walk-in03/26 – End Date UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
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 – 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 – Austin Public HealthClosed to the General Public, appointment only04/01 – End Date UnknownHealth PermitNoServices available online or via phone 
TX – Desoto Health DepartmentClosed to the General Public, no walk-inN/APool PermitsUnknownJuris unsure when renewal apps are being sent.
TX – Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationWaiver of Requirements3/24 – 5/31Business License FilingN/AContinuing education requirements are waived for licenses expiring in March, April and May 2020
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 – 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 – City of Bellevue City HallClosed to the General Public, no walk-in3/19 – UnknownBusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone 
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

StateRON PermittedAuthorityCitationDuration
AlabamaYesExecutive OrderOrder dated 3/26/2020Duration of Emergency
AlaskaNoNAHB 124 permits RON effective 1/1/2021NA
ArizonaYesStatuteAriz. Rev. Stat. § 41-371, et. seq.Permanent
ArkansasYesExecutive Order20-12Duration of Emergency
CaliforniaNoNANANA
ColoradoYesExecutive OrderD 2020 019, D 2020 030Temporary until May 30, 2020
ConnecticutYesExecutive Order7KDuration of Emergency
DelawareYesExecutive Order4/15/20 Modification of State of EmergencyDuration of Emergency
District of ColumbiaYesB 750NA90 days from 5/13/2020.
FloridaYesStatuteFla. Stat. § 117.201, et seq.Permanent
GeorgiaYesExecutive OrderDated March 31, 2020Duration of Emergency
HawaiiYesExecutive Order20-02Duration of Emergency
IdahoYesStatuteIdaho Code § 51-101, et. seq.Permanent
IllinoisYesExecutive Order2020-14Duration of Emergency
IndianaYesStatuteInd. Code  § 33-42-17-1, et seq.Permanent
IowaYesStatuteIowa Code § 9B.1, et. seq.Duration of Emergency
KansasYesExecutive Order20-20, 20-28Earlier of duration or May 31, 2020
KentuckyYesStatuteKy. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 423.300, et. seq.Permanent
LouisianaYesProclamation37 JBE 2020, 41 JBE 2020Expires April 30, 2020
MaineYesExecutive Order37 FY 2020Duration of Emergency
MarylandYesStatuteMd. Code Ann. State Gov’t § 18-101, et. seq.Duration of Emergency
MassachusettsYesStatuteSB 2645Duration of Emergency
MichiganYesOrderEO 2020-41Through June 15, 2020.
MinnesotaYesStatuteMinn. Stat. § 358.645, et. seq.Permanent
MississippiYesExecutive Order1467Duration of Emergency
MissouriYesExecutive Order20-08, 2010Through June 15, 2020.
MontanaYesStatuteMont Code Ann. § 1-5-602, et. seq.Permanent
NebraskaYesStatuteNeb. Rev. Stat. § 64-401, et. seq.Permanent
NevadaYesStatuteNev. Rev. Stat. § 240.001, et. seq.Permanent
New HampshireYesExecutive Order2020-04 #11Duration of Emergency
New JerseyYesStatute – Temp.Assembly Bill 3903Duration of Emergency
New MexicoYesExecutive OrderEO 2020-015Through June 20, 2020
New YorkYesExecutive OrderExecutive Orders 202.7 and 202.14Through May 28, 2020
North CarolinaYesStatuteSB 704 (2020)Through August 1, 2020.
North DakotaYesStatuteN.D. Cent. Code § 44-06.1-01, et. seq.Permanent
OhioYesStatuteOhio Rev. Code § 147.01, et. seq.Permanent
OklahomaYesStatuteOkla. Stat. tit. 16, § 87, et. seq.Permanent
OregonNoNANANA
PennsylvaniaYesDOS GuidanceDated March 25,2020Duration of Emergency
Puerto RicoNoNANANA
Rhode IslandYesExecutive Order09-25 restated 4/3/2020Duration of Emergency
South CarolinaNoNANANA
South DakotaYesStatuteS.D. Codified Laws § 18-1-1, et. seq.Permanent
TennesseeYesStatuteTenn. Code § 66-22-101, et. seq.Permanent
TexasYesStatuteTex. Code Ann.  § 406.001, et. seq.Permanent
UtahYesStatuteUtah Code Ann. § 46-1-3.5, et. seq.Permanent
VermontYesStatuteVt. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 5301, et. seq.Permanent
VirginiaYesStatuteVa. Code Ann. § 47.1-1, et. seq.Permanent
WashingtonYesOrder/StatuteWash. Rev. Code § 42.45.010, et. seq.Temporary until May 31, 2020
West VirginiaYesExecutive Order11-20Duration of Emergency
WisconsinYesStatuteWis. Stat. § 140.02(1), et. seq.Permanent
WyomingYesSOS GuidanceDated March 24, 2020Earlier of duration or July 1, 2020

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 determinedSafer 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.
AlaskaReopening in progress.The 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.
ArizonaMay 15, 2020Elective surgeries resumed on May 1st. Beginning May 4th all retail can reopen for delivery.  In-store shopping, barbers and salons reopened on May 8th.   Restaurant dine-in resumes on May 11th.  Pro sports may begin without fans on May 16th.  
ArkansasNASome elective surgeries resumed on April 27th.  More restricted businesses were allowed to reopen after May 4th.  Dine-in is allowed but only at 33% capacity.
CaliforniaTo be determinedIn Stage 2 offices may reopen for employees where WFH is not possible.  Access to childcare facilities will be expanded.  Screening employees and masks are optional but recommended. Social distancing and sanitization are also recommended. Counties can now self-certify for regional variance from the statewide stay-at-home and non-essential business closure orders.  Under this plan, 54 of 58 counties currently qualify to reopen ahead of the state. Currently, 47 counties are in Phase 2.  Retail and ersonal services, including barbershops and hair salons may reopen in those counties with restrictions. 
ColoradoTo be determinedPhase 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 may reopen with restrictions on June 1st.
ConnecticutTo be determinedPhased 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.
DelawareMay 31, 2020The governor release the state’s reopening plan on May 15th.  Phase 1, which is expected to be implemented on June 1st, will limit gatherings to no more than 10 people, require those who can work from home to continue, return to work in phases, maintain social distancing. Restrictions will be loosened on beach and pools, as well as ice cream shops and trucks effective on May 22nd.  The short-term rental ban and 14-day quarantine for out of state travelers will end effective June 1st
District of ColumbiaJune 8, 2020The mayor announced that the district is back on track to implement Phase 1 of the reopening plan on May 29th.  An announcement to confirm whether the date will be moved up is expected this week.  For now, the target date remains June 8th. 
FloridaTo be determinedState began reopening on Monday, May 4th except in Dade and Broward counties.  Employees who can WFH should continue to do so.  Employers must implement social distancing, sanitizing protocols, limit groups to fewer than 10 people and operate at no more than 25% building capacity.  All restrictions on child care centers were lifted effective May 29th.
GeorgiaTo be determinedPersonal care and other businesses may begin to reopen this week with movie theaters and restaurants are allowed to be open if social distancing and hygiene requirements are followed. Bars and nightclubs can reopen on June 1st with sanitization, social distancing and capacity limitations.  The stay at home order for residents older than 65 and other vulnerable adults will remain in place at least through June 12th.
HawaiiMay 31, 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.  The 14-day quarantine for out of state travelers was extended until the end of June.
IdahoJune 12, 2020Reopening will be done in a 5-stage plan. The state will move to Stage 3 of the 4-stage reopening plan on May 30th.  Stage 3 will run through June 12th.  Movie theaters and bars may reopen in Stage 3 under restrictions.  Stage 3 will also allow gatherings of up to 50 people and some non-essential travel.  Stage 4, estimated to start June 13th, will allow reopening of bars, nightclubs and larger venues if they follow limited occupancy and physical distancing protocols.
IllinoisTo be determinedGovernor announced a 5-stage plan for reopening.  Stage 1 was the stay at home and non-essential business closure period that ended on April 30th and was designed to deal with the rapid spread of the virus.  Stage 2 was very similar and was aimed at “flattening the curve,” but allows loosening of some business closure orders. It ended on May 29th. Phase 3 of the reopening plan took effect everywhere but Chicago on May 29th.  This allowed personal services such as barbers and hair salons to reopen.
IndianaJune 14, 2020The state moved from Stage 2 of the reopening plan to State 3 on Friday, May 22nd.  This was two days earlier than originally planned.  In Stage 3, social gatherings can go up to 100 people, dining in remains at 50% capacity and retail at 75% capacity. Employees should continue to work remotely if possible.  Employers must conduct health screening and practice social distancing.  State offices will reopen on a limited basis 1 week into Stage 2.  Cass, Lake and Marion counties remain in Stage 1.  Plans are silent on daycare.  The governor plans to implement Phase 4 on June 14th, which would allow retail to open at 100% capacity, dine-in restaurants at 75%, and bars at 50%.
IowaTo be determinedMovie theaters, wedding venues, zoos, and museums will be able to reopen tomorrow, May 22nd.  Bars and other liquor establishments may reopen at 50% capacity on May 28th. Businesses that reopen must follow social distancing and sanitation protocols from the department of health. Casinos, outdoor concerts and youth sports are to resume operations on June 1st.
KansasJune 8, 2020On May 19th, the governor announced a modified Phase 2 of the reopening plan to takle effect on Friday, May 22nd.  Nearly all businesses are now open and gatherings of up to 15 people will be allowed.  Bars, nightclubs and swimming pools remain closed. The target date for Phase 3 is now June 8th.   
KentuckyMay 11, 2020Businesses that are able to reopen must continue WFH wherever possible, screen employees for symptoms, close common areas, enforce physical distancing, limit meetings, and provide hand sanitizer stations. 
LouisianaJune 5, 2020The governor lifted the stay-a-home order on May 15th and implemented Phase 1, “Safer at Home,” of the state reopening plan.  Many businesses will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.  This phase will last until June 5th, when the state will move to Phase 2.  At that time, restaurants, retail stores and other businesses that have reopened at 25% capacity may increase to 50%.  Bars, breweries and similar establishments may reopen at 25% capacity.  Gyms, spa and other high-contact businesses will also be allowed to reopen on June 5th.
MaineJune 11, 2020Employers should continue WFH whenever possible and practice physical distancing.  Effective June 1st restrictions eased on some restaurants and the distinction between essential and non-essential businesses phases out.  Effective June 5th, businesses accessible by the public must post noticeable signs regarding mandatory face mask requirements and are allowed to refuse service to anyone not wearing a covering.
MarylandMay 29, 2020Governor announced a 3-stage plan for reopening, which generally follows the federal guidelines.  Businesses should be prepared to continue WFH plans for the foreseeable future. Day care may not be available until stage 2.
The statewide stay-at-home order was lifted at 5:00 pm on May 15th.  Also on May 15th, the state entered Stage 1, which allowed retail stores to reopen at 50% capacity; personal services (barbers and hair salons) could reopen by appointment only at 50% capacity; and manufacturing may resume. However, local government is free to keep the existing restrictions in place.   On May 29th, the state moves to Stage 2, which will further relax restrictions.  Many of the more populous and hardest hit counties, however, will lag behind.  Montgomery County still has not set a date to implement Stage 1.  Prince George’s County will not enter Stage 1 until June 1st.   Anne Arundel, Howard and Charles counties; along with the city of Annapolis will delay the end of Stage 1.
MassachusettsJune 8, 2020The governor announced the beginning of Phase 1 of the state’s 4-phase reopening plan on May 18th, which is now expected to continue until June 8th.  It includes a mandatory self-certification for businesses.  Each business must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of the virus.  Even essential businesses that are currently open must complete the compliance requirements by May 25th.  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 May 25th, office spaces, except Boston, curbside retail pickup and limited personal services were able to reopen.  On June 1st, Boston offices were able to reopen.   Phase 2 requirements have been announced and address openings of restaurants and similar establishments.
MichiganJune 8, 2020Governor’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 may reopen on Thursday, June 4th.  Restaurants and bars may begin reopening on June 8th.  All will be required to operate at reduced capacity.  Personal services and other high contact businesses will remain closed.  
MinnesotaTo be determinedBars, restaurants, barbers and salons began a phased reopening on June 1st.  Also on that date, restaurants and bars could reopen for outdoor dining with social distancing protocols in place if they allow no more than 50 patrons at any time.  Barbers and salons can reopen at 25% capacity by reservation only if everyone wears masks. Other non-critical businesses can continue to operate if they do so at no more than 50% occupancy and develop a COVID-19 response plan.  The contents of such plans are specified by executive order.  Work from home is still strongly encouraged for all employees that may do so.  Masks are strongly encouraged as well.  The governor also signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination and retaliation against employees who (i) express health or safety concerns about COVID-19; (ii) wear protective gear at work; (iii) refuse to work due to a good faith belief it is unsafe; or (iv) request that the Dept. of Labor to inspect health and safety of the workplace.  More high contact businesses may be allowed to reopen on June 1st.   The required contents of a COVID-19 plan include:
A. Require work from home whenever possible. All Plans must ensure that all workers who can work from home continue to do so.
B. Ensure that sick workers stay home. All Plans must establish policies and procedures, including health screenings, that prevent sick workers from entering the workplace.
C. Social distancing. All Plans must establish social distancing policies and procedures.
D. Worker hygiene and source control. All Plans must establish hygiene and source control policies for workers.
E. Cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation protocols. All Plans must establish cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation protocols for areas within the workplace. 
MississippiJune 1, 2020All businesses in the state can reopen on Monday, June 1st.  There will be capacity and social distancing limitations.
MissouriJune 15, 2020Businesses were able to reopen on May 4th if they follow social distancing protocols set forth in department of health order.  The order calls for businesses to maintain no more than 25% capacity if under 10k square feet or 10% capacity if over 10k.  The governor extended Phase 1 of the reopening plan until June 15th.
MontanaTo be determinedPhased reopening began April 27th.  Most retail, restaurant and other businesses were allowed to reopen if they maintain social distancing and operate at reduced capacity. 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.  Gyms, pools, and places of assembly, such as theaters, remain closed during this phase.
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.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.
NevadaJune 30, 2020The state will enter Phase 2 of a 4-Phase reopening plan on June 4th.  Phase 2 will run at least through June 30th.  Phase 2 will allow gaming and casinos to reopen with restrictions.    Individual counties are allowed to take a more restrictive approach. 
New HampshireTo be determinedElective medical procedures began on May 4th. Retail and personal services may reopen on May 11th and restaurants on May 18th at limited capacity.
New JerseyJune 15, 2020Non-essential construction restarted on May 18th.  Non-essential retail may also reopen that day for curbside pickup only.  Workers at these businesses will have to wear masks and work staggered shifts. 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 may reopen on June 15th.
New MexicoTo be determinedGovernor announced a “slight” reopening effective May 16th.  Certain businesses, including offices and retail, will be allowed to reopen at 25% occupancy.  The stay-at-home order remains in place and face masks must be worn when out in public.  Restaurants were able to open outdoor dining areas at 50% capacity on May 27th.  Restaurant indoor dining can reopen at 50% capacity on June 1, along with personal services and indoor malls at 25% capacity.  Hotels and gyms may also reopen on June 1st at 50% capacity.
New YorkTo be determinedFive regions of the state began Phase One reopening on May 15th.  These are the Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier regions. At that time, construction, manufacturing, curbside retail, wholesale and agriculture, including forestry and fishing, may reopen.  The Western New York Region was approved to begin reopening on May 19th and the Capitol Region on May 20th. The Mid-Hudson was able to start opening on May 25th. Low-Risk outdoor activities are allowed statewide.  Several regions of the state are now ready to move to Phase 2 but the implementation date is pending.  New York City is scheduled to begin Phase 1 on June 8th.
North CarolinaTo be determinedPhase 2 begins on May 22nd.  Phase 2 ends the stay-at-home order.  Restaurants may reopen at 50% capacity and personal care businesses can reopen at 50% capacity if they follow strict sanitation and safety requirements. Phase 1, allowing some businesses to reopen, took effect May 8th.
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.
OhioMay 29, 2020Medical, dental and veterinarian facilities were allowed to reopen on May 1st, but not for elective medical procedures or anything that requires an overnight stay.  Manufacturity, construction and distribution businesses were able to fully reopen on May 4th subject to certain requirements.
OklahomaTo be determinedThe state moved to Phase 3 on June 1st.  This phase allow unrestricted staffing of businesses and even more social interaction.  
OregonJune 5, 2020Thirty-one counties qualified to begin Phase 1 reopening on May 15th.  Marion and Polk counties (Salem is in Marion) move into Phase 1 effective May 22n.  Reopening will continue on a county-by-county basis until at least June 5th.  
On May 18th, a court ruled that the governor’s COVID-19 restrictions were null and void because she failed to get the necessary legislative approval within 28 days.  As a result, the entire stay-at-home order and the non-essential business restrictions were ruled null and void.  The governor immediately appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court, which granted a stay of the lower court’s ruling until it can hear the case.  The stay means the restrictions remain in place until the supreme court rules otherwise.
PennsylvaniaJune 4, 2020 Governor announced a color-coded 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.  Sixteen more counties will move into the Green Phase of reopening on Friday, June 5th.  These include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.  Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, and Philadelphia remain in the Red Phase until at least June 5th. 
Rhode IslandTo be determinedState entered Phase 2 of its reopening plan on June 1st.  In Phase 2, retail stores will be able to operate at greater capacity and restaurants can offer indoor dining at 50% capacity.  Gyms and personal care services can also reopen with restrictions.  Continue WFH for all employees that can do so.  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. 
South CarolinaTo be determinedPhase 2 of the reopening plan began May 11th.  Dine-in is now permitted at up to 50% capacity.  Many businesses are now allowed to reopen provided they allow no more than 5 customers online per 1k sq. feet or 20% of capacity, whichever is less.
South DakotaNANot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.
TennesseeTo be determinedModified Stay-at-Home order expires May 30th.  Most businesses were allowed to reopen with restrictions on May 1st.  Restaurants were allowed to reopen for dine-in service at half capacity beginning April 27th.  Other retail may reopen on April 29th.  Gyms and exercise facilities were able to reopen on May 1st. Nashville moved to Phase 2 of the state reopening plan on May 26th.  Retail may operate at 75% capacity and personal services may operate at 50% by appointment.  Pools, gyms and similar establishments may operate at 50%.
TexasTo be determinedBusinesses are open 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.  On May 21st the governor lifted travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine requirements from some COVID-19 hotspots, but the restrictions remain in place for travelers from NY, CA and a few other locations.
UtahTo be determinedPhased reopening plan began May 1st.  Governor downgraded risk level from Red to Orange on April 29th, which  allowed restaurants to resume dine-in service beginning May 1st under strict safetly measures.  Gyms and personal services will also be allowed to reopen with restrictions.  The state is now in Phase 2, which 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. 
VermontMay 15, 2020Some “low contact” businesses are now being allowed to reopen.
VirginiaTo be determinedPhase 1 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. everyone in the state must wear a mask while in public indoor spaces. 
WashingtonTo be determinedFour 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) remains in a modified version of Phase 1.
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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