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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Through this pandemic, we have understood the importance of staying informed, delivering extraordinary service and making sure you, our customers, understand the most significant legislative developments, so you can assess the impact to your organization and take appropriate action. Continue to use this link to stay current: cscglobal.com/cscglobal/home/covid-19/.

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Last updated: 9/23/2021

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 – SOSOpenN/AN/A
NoCorporate Filings and copies are delayed – The state does not offer expedite service options
AK – DNROpen 10am – 2pm AST6/1/20 – 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 vailable3/18/20 – 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)3/13/20 – end date unknown  All services no delays
AZ – Corporate CommissionDrop-Off Only3/24/20 – 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 NationOpen   All services no delays
AZ – SOSDrop-Off Only3/23/20 – end date unknownUCC, Partnerships, Authentications & TradenamesNoUCC filing expedite options are suspended. Expedite service for Limited Partnerships is available.
Canada (Federal)Closed3/18/20 – 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 BoardClosed3/19/20 – end date unknownTax Reports / Status CertificatesN/ADocuments received by overnight courier/USPS will be processed. 
CA – SOSDrop-Off Only end date unknownN/ANo24 hour expedite and preclearance services are suspended. No other expedite options are currently available. The lobby is open for evidence pickup..  CSC cut off time 3 pm PST. Apostille/Authentication orders are taking approximately 5-7 days.
CO – DMVOpen    
CO-SOSOver the counter not available3/18/20 – 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 available3/16/20 – end date unknownApostille/Legalization Expedite options are currently unavailable. Routine service no delays
CT – DMVcourier only    
CT – SOSOpen  N/AAll services no delays
DC – DCRAOpenN/AN/ANoRecommended to continue to file online for faster service.
DC – Recorder of DeedsOver the counter not available3/23/20 – end date unknownUCC filings must be submitted via erecord. Paper documents will not be accepted.NoAll services no delays
DC – Notary Division Open   All services no delays
DE – DMVOpen    
DE – Division of RevenueClosed3/23/20 – 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 access3/23/20 – end date unknownN/A All services no delays
FL – DMVClosed    
FL – Secured Transaction Registry (UCC)Open N/A All services no delays
FL – SOSOpen Online services and Apostille / Legalization requests remain available NoRoutine corporate filings are delayed. Evidence is a letter only a stamped copy is not returned. The state does not offer expedite service options.
GA – DMVall DMV offices are closed    
GA – SOSOpen   All services no delays
GA – ApostillesOver the counter not available; CSC is not affected3/17/20 – end date unknownApostilles OnlyN/AAll services no delays
Guam – SOSClosed8/17/20 – end date unknownAll
The  $50 penalty for annual reports not filed by 09/01 will be imposed after 10/02
N/ADocuments will not be processed until the jurisdiction reopens. Annual return filings are being accepted.
HI – Bureau of ConveyancesAppointment Only8/25/20 – 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 HST3/20/20 – end date unknownCorpNoAll expedite and routine options are delayed 
HI – DMVCourier only    
IA – DMVcourier only   Courier still being accepted
IA – SOSDrop off and pickup only: 8:30 am to 10:00 am and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm6/15/21 – end date unknownApostille request by appointment onlyNoExpect delays with paper Corporate filing 
UCC filings – delayed

UCC filings – delayed
ID – DMVClosed    
ID – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19/20 – end date unknownN/ANoAll services no delays
IL – DMVCourier Only    
IL – SOSCorp & UCC departments reopened  NoStand and wait services are now available except between the hours of 12:00 & 2:00.
24-48 hour expedite is available; however, it is taking as long as 72 hours to receive evidence.
Routine corporate filings are delayed
Apostilles/Legalizations are taking 24-48 hours
IN – DMVClosed    
IN – SOSOver the Counter not available without an appointment 3/17/20 – 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 Only3/23/20 – end date unknown NoAll services no delays
KY – DMVAccepting Courier    
KY – SOSClosed to the gneral public3/17/2020 – end date unkownApostilles delayed 3-4 weeksNoCorporate and UCC no All services no delays
LA – DMVClosed    
LA – SOSOver the Counter not available without an appointment   3/16/20 – 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    Corporate filings and document retrieval orders are taking 48-72 hours
MA – Department of InsuranceOver the counter not available4/23/20 – 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)3/16/20 – 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.
 Corporate 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 only3/16/20 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AAll services no delays
ME – DMVClosed    
ME – SOSDrop-Off-Only3/18/20 – end date unknownAllNoSame day service is suspended; 24 hour and routine services are delayed for corporate filings
MI – DMVClosed    
MI – SOSOpen – for over the counter service by appointment only8/2/2021N/ANoAll corporate expedite and routine options are available.
Routine evidence is delayed
UCC filings no delays
MN – DMVOpen    
MN – SOSOpen Apostille/Authentication delayed
Annual Reports due on 5/15 will have late filing penalties assessed after 11/27.
NoOne hour corporate filing service is suspended – All other corporate filing services no delays
MO – DMVClosed    
MO – SOSOpen N/ANoOnly 6 expedites are allowed a day. The waiting list is approximately 1 month. Routine filings are taking 6 + weeks. UCC filings are not affected.
MS – Department of RevenueDrop-Off Only3/19/20 – end date unknownTax Clearance & set aside letters N/AThru dates on State Tax Lien searches will be impacted.
The state does not offer expedite service options
Tax Clearance &  set aside letters are taking 10 months
MS – DMVclosed    
MS – SOSOpen Apostille/Authentication only delayedNoAll services no delays
MT – DMVcourier only    
MT – SOSOpen   All services no delays
NC – DMVClosed    
NC – LegalizationOpen Apostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments will be processed as received
Routine services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
NC – SOSOpen  NoAll services no delays
ND – SOSOpen   All services no delays
NE – SOSOpen  NoAll services no delays
NH – SOSOver the Counter not available3/27/20 – end date unknownApostille, Authentications & Tax Clearances will be delayedNoAll services no delays
NJ – DMVClosed until at least March 30    
NJ -Department of Taxation Closed to the Public4/20/20 – end date unknownTax Status/ Clearance Certificates Expect delays for Tax Status & Tax Clearance Certificates 
NJ – SOSDrop-Off Only3/18/20 – end date unknownN/ANo1 hour, 2 hour and same day service is suspended.                  Expedite corporate filing services delayed 5-8 days
Expedited Apostilles are delayed 10-12 days

NM – DMVCourier only    
NM – SOSOpen  NoAll services no delays
Northern Mariana Islands Open   All services no delays
NV – DMVclosed    
NV – SOSOpen by appointment only9/22/2021 end date unknownCorporate filings and document retrieval NoOver the counter corporate filing and corporate document retrieval expedited services are suspended.
NY – BankingOver the Counter not available5/13/20 – 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 UnitDrop-Off Only8/2/2021 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/ADocuments will be returned by USPS or FedEx. Processing time is 1-2 weeks.
NY – SOSOpen  NoAll expedite corporate filing services are available. The 24 hour service is taking 48 hours to receive evidence. 
OH – DMVClosed     
OH – SOSOver the counter not available11/23/20 – end date unknown NoAll corporate filings services must be filed online except pre-clearances they may be sent to the vendor or by email to business@ohiosos.gov.  Filings also may be submitted by USPS. Apostille/authentication request should be sent by USPS. An appointment may be scheduled for all urgent apostille/authentication requests. 
OK – DMVOpen    
OK – SOSOver the Counter not available3/18/20 – end date unknown NoAll services no delays
OR – DMVAccepting transactions via courier    
OR –SOSAccepting transactions via courier,
Closes on Fridays
9/03/2021 – end date All
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 available3/19/20 – end date unknown NoTax Clearance & tax certificates no delays
PA – DMVClosed until at least March 27    
PA – Legalization UnitDrop-Off Only3/16/20 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AAll services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options
PA – SOSDrop-Off Only3/16/20 – end date unknown AllNoNow 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 UnitClosed3/19/20 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/a 
Puerto Rico – SOSOver the Counter not available3/19/20 – end date unknownBased on the Administrative Order, it is required to request both extensions on or before November 6, 2020 to file the 2019 Annual Report..
 Once both extensions are requested, you must file said report on or before January 15, 2021 to avoid penalties
NoAll services no delays
RI – DMVCourier only    
RI – SOSDrop-Off Only3/17/20 – end date unknownAllNoAll services no delays
SC – SOSDrop-Off Only8/13/20 – end date unknown NoSC is now allowing drop-off service
Expect slight delay of 1-2 days on all services.
SC – Department of RevenueClosed3/25/20 – 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 – SOSOpen  NoAll services no delays
TX – ComptrollerOver the counter not available
Drop-Off available for Authentications/Apostilles only
3/24/20 – end date unknownAll
Except Authentications/Apostilles
NoTax clearances are taking approximately 3 months and must be sent USPS. 
TX – DMVDallas County Closed, Harris County closed    
TX – SOSOver the Counter not available3/27/20 – end date unknown NoCorporate and UCC filings are delayed
US – Copyright OfficeOver the Counter not available3/12/20 – 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 Service3/31/20 – 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 CurrencyClosed04/06/20 – end date unknownCertificate of Good Standing Certified Copies of Charter DocumentsN/AAll services no delays
US – Patent & Trademark OfficeClosed3/16/20 – end date unknownUncertified document copiesNoAll services no delays
US – US Department of StateOver the Counter not available3/20/20 – end date unknownAuthenticationsN/AAll services are delayed approximate turnaround is 8-10 weeks.
USVI – Division of CorporationsOver the Counter not available3/25/20 – end date unknownCorporate filings NoMay be sent by overnight courier and USPS. 
UT – DMVClosed    
UT – SOSOpen AllNoAll services no delays
VA – DMVOpen    
VA – SOSDrop-off only3/18/20 – end date unknownallNoAll services no delays
VA – Legalization UnitOver the Counter not available3/16/20 – 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 LicensingClosed to the public8/28/20 – end date unknownUCCNoUCC copies ordered directly with the state are delayed. UCC filings are delayed approximately 3 weeks.
WA – SOSOpen
N/ACorporationsNoAll services no delays
Users are encouraged to file online where available.
WI – DMVAccpeting transactions via courier    
WI – Legalization UnitOver the counter not available3/26/20 – end date unknownApostille/LegalizationN/AMay be sent by overnight courier & USPS. The state does not offer expedite service options
WI – SOSOpen for corporate filings not available online AllNoCorporate filing 1 hour and 4 hour expedite services are suspended; 24-72 hour expedite is available.  
WV – DMVCourier only    
WV – SOSOpenN/AN/AN/AAll services no delays
WY – DMVCourier only    
WY- SOSOpen N/ANoDocuments must be dropped-off or mailed by USPS only – All services are delayed. The state does not offer expedite service options

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Business License Services – Jurisdiction Impact

JurisdictionClosure or DelayDates ImpactedImpacted ServicesOnline Services ImpactedNotes
CA – City of ConcordExpiration Dates Extension N/ABusiness License FilingNoIf your business license renewal is due during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, which first went into effect in March 2020, you may defer your renewal payment with no late fees/penalties/ charges. The new due date is September 30, 2021, which is the last day of the month 90 days after June 15, 2021, when the shelter-in-place order was lifted. Services available online.
CA – City of HaywardN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoServices available online or via phone. Additionally, open to the public for limited hours from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
CA-City of Morgan Hill N/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoSerices available online or via phone.  City Hall is open between the hours of 12:00 (noon) – 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. 
CA- City of Los Angeles Department of Public HealthUpdated due date for Public Health PermitsN/ABusiness License FilingNoPublic Health Permits that were set to expire on June 30, 2021 will be valid until September 30, 2021. 
CA- City of VallejoN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoCOVID-19 Office Hours Update: The City Hall 2nd Floor Main Entrance will be open to assist customers from Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until further notice.
 
DC – Department of Consumer and Regulatory AffairsGrace Period ExtensionN/ABusiness License FilingNoOffices remain open and encourage online filing.In many cases, greace period exists for up until 6 months after expiration (until state of emergency is lifted). 
GA – Macon Bibb CountyOpen to PublicN/ABusiness License FilingNoPenalties for late filings will be applied 7/1
IL – City of NorthlakeN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoExpiration dates of licenses extended from 4/30 to 7/30
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.
NH – Board of Professional EngineersN/A6/12/2021Business License FilingN/AThe NH COVID-19 State of Emergency expires on June 12, 2021 at 12:01 AM.  The OPLC is no longer accepting applications for COVID-19 Emergency Licenses.   All COVID-19 Emergency Licenses issued prior to June 12, 2021 will expire with the expiration of the COVID-State of Emergency.
NJ – Township of BordentownN/AEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingYesResolution #2021-111 The township has suspended licensing fees for the 2021-2022 year (July 2021-June2022). Businesses are still required to file by July 1 to receive the 2021-2022 license, but no fees will be collected. Can mail, email, or drop box in the lobby.
NM – New Mexico Construction Industries and Manufactured Housing – Motor Home DivisionN/AN/ABusiness License FilingNoSubmit permits online, by email or mail. Staff will continue to schedule and conduct inspections.
NM – New Mexico Health DepartmentN/AEnd Date UnknownPool PermitsUnknownJuris unsure when inspections will occur. May send invoices before inspections.
NV – City of HendersonOpenN/ABusiness License FilingNoExpirations and revocations are inacted since March 2021 Business as usual
NV – City of Las VegasOpenN/ABusiness License FilingNoCity Hall is open, but no public access computers to set up for filings. Filings to continue to be done online at “home”. No extensions apply. Payments can be made onsite.
NY – Suffolk County Alarm PermitsN/AN/ABusiness License Filing Communicate via email at – alarmmanagement@suffolkcountyny.gov
OH – Ohio Department of TaxationOpenEnd Date UnknownBusiness License FilingN/AALL FIRM LICENSES – all licenses  expire on 7/1/2021. *NOTE: if the firm never renewed its 7/1/2019-6/30/2020 license or paid its renewal fee, it will be required to pay this fee when it renews for the 7/1/2021-6/30/2022 license period.*
WA – Kitsap Public Health DistrictOpenN/AHealth Permit Renewal Kitsap Public Health front counter now open to limited in-person services Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
WA – City of TacomaN/AN/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.

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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

StateCurrent Phase/StatusOffice OccupancyMask RequirementsNotesUpdated
AlabamaOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.All statewide restrictions were lifted by June 2021.8/19/2021
AlaskaOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.All statewide restrictions were lifted by June 2021.8/19/2021
ArizonaOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.All statewide restrictions were lifted on March 25, 2021.8/19/2021
ArkansasOpen100%NoneLocal governments prohibited from issuing mask mandates.8/19/2021
California*Open100%Indoor mask mandate remains in place for unvaccinated employees  Employers must document an employee’s vaccination status.  Any employee that does not voluntarily confirm vaccination must be treated as unvaccinated. State largely reopened on June 15, 2021, although CAL-OSHA regulations remain in effect for employers.  The CAL-OSHA regulations were readopted on June 17th with revisions to align the rules with the California Department of Health and CDC recommendations.  Many of the state’s most populous counties have adopted local universal indoor mask requirements that apply regardless of vaccination status.8/19/2021
ColoradoOpen100%Suggested by not required.Local governments may have mask mandates in effect.8/19/2021
ConnecticutOpen100%Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks.Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated people.  The governor authorized local governments to issue mask mandates and some of the more populous cities have done so, including Stamford and Hartford.8/19/2021
Delaware*Open100%, subject to ability to maintain social distanceFully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks after May 21st.All capacity restrictions were lifted for restaurants, retail and other businesses effective on May 21st.  However, social distancing measures remain in place.  Businesses will only be able to use as much space as social distancing allows.  Nevertheless, social distancing requirements have been reduced from six to three feet so all spaces can increase capacity.  8/19/2021
District of Columbia*Open100%Masks are required of all people indoors.Universal indoor mask mandate was reinstated for all indoor businesses efffective on July 31, 2021.8/19/2021
Florida*Open100%NoneSome local restrictions may apply.

On May 3rd, the governor took executive action to immediately suspend all local COVID-19 restrictions and to prohibit local governments from instituting local COVID-19 emergency orders after July 1. Businesses are still free to impose their own restrictions on employees and customers.
8/19/2021
GeorgiaOpen100%NoneThe governor lifted the last restrictions on gatherings sizes, business capacity and COVID-19 guidance for restaurants and bars effective March 30th. Some local mask mandates may be in effect.8/19/2021
HawaiiReopening in process subject to both state and local restrictions.50%Masks are required indoors in public settings.Local capacity and social distancing business restrictions were reinstated in response to a surge of COVID-19 cases.  Gathering size limitations are also in effect.  Gatherings size is restricted to 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors. The order will remain in effect through October 18, 2021.8/19/2021
IdahoStage 4 of Reopening Plan100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The state has returned to Stage 4 of its reopening plan, which eliminates nearly all business restrictions but does still have some capacity restrictions on certain businesses in health fields. 5/13/2021
Illinois*Phase 5100%Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks.  Local governments and businesses may still require masks.  Chicago implemented a city wide universal indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status effective August 20, 2021.

Phase 5 allows all sectors of the economy to be fully open without capacity restrictions.  
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IndianaOpen100%None at state level but counties are free to mandate masks.  Marion county, the largest in the state reinstated its mask mandate.Some restrictions may remain at the local level. Marion county, the largest in the state reinstated its mask mandate.8/19/2021
IowaOpen100%NoneLocal masking requirements may apply.8/19/2021
KansasOpen100%Required for visitors and employees at state facilities. As of August 2, 2021.Restrictions may still be in place at the local level.8/19/2021
KentuckyOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The governor lifted most remaining capacty restrictions and the mask mandate on June 11.8/19/2021
LouisianaSubstantially open.100%Statewide indoor mask mandate is in effect regardless of vaccination status from August 4, 2021 through September 1st.Governor reimposed a universal indoor mask mandate for anywhere but private residences due to another surge in COVID-19 cases.8/19/2021
MaineOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.Mask requirements for fully vaccinated people and business capacity restrictions were lifted on May 24th.  At the same time, physical distancing requirements were relaxed.8/19/2021
Maryland*Open100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The governor lifted nearly all restrictions and allowed the state of emergency to end on July 1, 2021.  The City of Baltimore and other DC area cities have mandated indoor mask wearing.
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Massachusetts*Open100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The state is strongly encouraging all individuals to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.8/19/2021
MichiganOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.Nearly all remaining restrictions weree lifted on June 22, 2021.  8/19/2021
Minnesota*Open100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The governor lifted all capacity and mask requiremts effective May 14, 2021.  8/19/2021
MississippiOpen100%NoneThe governor lifted nearly all COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates effective on March 3, 2021.  8/19/2021
MissouriOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The state fully reopened and all statewide restrictions were lifted.  However, local government can still put restrictions in place.  Some large counties have reinstated mask mandates8/19/2021
MontanaOpen100%NoneOn January 13th, the new governor removed restrictions placed in effect by the former governor on November 20th. The governor allowed the state’s mask mandate to expire on February 11th.  Legislation prohibits local mask mandates.8/19/2021
NebraskaOpen100%NoneState fully reopened at the end of January 2021.8/19/2021
NevadaOpen100%Governor-ordered indoor masking requirement regardless of vaccination status in effect for counties with substantial or high transmission rates. Mask mandate currently covers Carson City, Las Vegas and 12 of the 16 counties in the state.8/19/2021
New HampshireOpen100%NoneMost state pandemic restrictions on businesses under the Safer at Home program were lifted on May 7 and the program eliminated.8/19/2021
New Jersey*Open100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.A new law enacted on June 4th lifted most COVID-19 restrictions effective July 4, 2021.8/19/2021
New MexicoOpen100%New statewide indoor mask mandate ordered effective August 20, 2021 for all people, regardless of vaccination status.The governor’s mask order will run through at least September 15, 2021.8/19/2021
New York*Open100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.Most all remaining business restrictions were lifted on June 15, 2021.  Many local governments have issued mask mandates during July and August 2021.8/19/2021
North CarolinaOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.The governor lifted capacity restrictions, gathering limits and most mask requirements effective on 5/14/2021.  Several local governments have issued mask mandates in response to increasing 8/19/2021
North DakotaOpen100%NoneNot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect. The governor allowed the emergency declaration to expire on April 30th, which wa the last of the state’s pandemic-related executive orders.8/19/2021
OhioOpen100%NoneAll remaining health orders were lifted on June 2, 2021 except for those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.8/19/2021
OklahomaOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.Effective on March 12, 2021, the governor removed the last gathering size restrictions and mask mandate in state buildings.8/19/2021
Oregon*Open100%Mask mandate in effect for all employees and visitors to businesses, as well as other indoor spaces.  The masking order applies regardless of vaccination status.Mask order is expected to remain in place until mid-September.8/19/2021
Pennsylvania*Green100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.All gathering size restrictions were lifted for restaurants and other businesses.  The City of Philadelphia reinstated a mask mandate on August 12, 2021.8/19/2021
Rhode IslandOpen100%NoneBusiness and gatherings capacity returned to 100% on May 21st. The governor lifted remaining restrictions on certain higher-risk activities effective June 18, 2021.  Live performances, nightclubs, saunas and similar activities are now at 100% capacity regardless of attendee vaccination status.8/19/2021
South CarolinaOpen100%NoneThe governor issued an order prohibiting local governments from ordering mask mandates.8/19/2021
South DakotaOpen100%NoneNot applicable.  No stay-at-home order or non-essential business closure order in effect.8/19/2021
TennesseeOpen100%No statewide mask requirements but local governments may require masks.Six large counties with independent health departments still have the ability to issue mask mandates.  The remaining counties are under state department of health jurisdiction and are prohibited from issuing mask mandates by executive order.8/19/2021
Texas*Open100%NoneThe governor lifted nearly all COVID-19 restrictions and the statewide mask mandate effective on March 10, 2021.  Local governments are prohibited from issuing mask mandates.8/19/2021
Utah*Open100%NoneBy statute, all remaining business restrictions were lifted by July 1, 2021.  The statute also prohibits local health authorities from issuing mask mandates.8/19/2021
VermontOpen100%None, except on public transportation, health and long-term care facilities.On June 16, 2021 the state reached the 80% vaccination rate set by the governor as the threshold for full reopening.  The governor accordingly lifted all restrictions that day.  8/19/2021
VirginiaOpen100%Employees in certain industries that serve the public (restaurants, etc.) must continue to wear masks.  Otherwise, there is no statewide mandate.On July 30, 2020, Virginia became the first state to adopt mandatory workplace safety rules by regulation.  

The governor lifted most COVID-19 social distancing and capacity restrictions on  May 28, 2021.   
8/19/2021
WashingtonOpen100%New indoor mask mandate ordered effective August 23, 2021 for all people over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status.State experienced a 5th wave in July-August 2021 and the governor ordered the new mask mandate to blunt the surge.8/19/2021
West VirginiaOpen100%Masks are required in certain settings, such as transportation or medical facilities.  Otherwise, there is no statewide mask mandate.Effective March 6th, capacity restrictions were removed for indoor seating at  restaurants and  bars.  Standing areas are still not allowed. Capacity limits were also lifted for most other types of businesses, including retail, gyms and museums.  8/19/2021
Wisconsin*Open100%NoneDane County and the City of Madison reinstated a universal indoor mask mandate effective on August 17, 2021.  This applies to all persons regardless of vaccination status.8/19/2021
WyomingOpen100%NoneAll remaining restrictions, including the statewide mask mandate, were removed effective on 3/16/2021.8/19/2021

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