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State-by-State Restaurant Reopening Guidelines

Aerial view of plates of burgers and fries

As we start to return back to normal, it’s important to stay updated on where each state is at in the reopening process. To make things easier we’ve compiled this comprehensive list. Read up on all the specific regulations below so you can be ready both as a restaurant owner and as a proud patron of your favorite eating establishments.

Alabama

Page 7 – https://alabamapublichealth.gov/legal/assets/order-adph-cov-gatherings-050820.pdf

Arkansas

https://arkansasready.com/resources/restaurants/

Connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Phase-2/IndoorDining__C3_V1.pdf

Florida

Page 3 – https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-139.pdf

Georgia

https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/guidance-restaurants-and-bars/

Illinois

All of Illinois is in Phase 3 – https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-phase-3

Kentucky

Healthy at Work Phased Reopening Plan –  https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/YGh7MJGzTBCCCaBOMJnj_Healthy%20at%20Work%20Reqs%20-%20Restaurants%20-%20Final%20Version%201.2.pdf

Maine

https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/restaurants

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-announces-update-restarting-maines-economy-plan-2020-05

Maryland

Currently in Stage Two of Recovery – https://www.marylandrestaurants.com/coronavirus.html

Mississippi

Restaurants are open – https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,21866,420.html

New Hampshire

June 15th – https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/files/inline-documents/guidance-restaurants.pdf

New Jersey

https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3839687-what-state-and-federal-guidelines-are-available-for-reopening-my-business

Outdoor Dining Regulations – https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/docs/ExecutiveDirective20-014OutdoorDining.pdf

North Carolina

https://countonmenc.org/business-training/

https://countonmenc.org/guest-pledge/

Pennsylvania

Restaurants in PA are in the Green Phase https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#GreenPhase

Ohio

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Restaurants-and-Bars.pdf

Tennessee

Restaurants are open – https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/governorsoffice-documents/covid-19-assets/Pledge_Restaurants.pdf

Texas

Restaurants are open – https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Restaurants.pdf

Wisconsin

Restaurants are open – https://wedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-19-Restaurants-and-Food-Service-Guidelines_cl.pdf

 

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