A state by state guide on retail and restaurant COVID-19 guidelines

Find your state below for an overview of the current retail and restaurant guidelines. Businesses listed as open include both indoor and outdoor service unless otherwise specified.

Tom Quinn |

 As 2021 continues and vaccination programs continue to roll out, many states are loosening their restrictions. Even so, many areas are still struggling with rising hospitalizations and continue to impose strict rules for restaurants and bars.

Find your state below for an overview of the current retail and restaurant guidelines. Businesses listed as open include both indoor and outdoor service unless otherwise specified. Remember that these regulations are always changing; please check state and county resources for the most up-to-date information.

 Note: All information is accurate as of February 12th 2021.

 

Alabama

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Breweries

Alabama is operating under an amended “Safer at Home” ruling until at least March 5th. See the Alabama government website for details.


Alaska

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Alaska government website for details.


Arizona

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars (if they operate as restaurants)

  • Nightclubs (if they operate as restaurants)

 See the Arizona government website for details.


Arkansas

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 Bars, restaurants or any other businesses serving alcohol must close by 11 p.m until February 3rd. See the Arkansas government website for details.


California

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors)

Closed:

  • Restaurant dining (indoors)

  • Bars

Counties in which indoor restaurant dining is permitted with modifications are currently: Alpine, Trinity and Sierra. See the California government website for details.


Colorado

Open:

  • Retail stores

  • Restaurant dining 

Closed:

  • Bars

Indoor dining has been permitted since early February. See the Colorado government website for details.


Connecticut

Open:

  • Retail stores

  • Restaurant dining

Closed:

  • Bars

Restaurants that serve alcohol for in-person dining after 9:30pm are also to close. See the Connecticut government website for details.


Delaware

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

Capacity restrictions have changed as of February 12th. See the Delaware government website for details.


Florida

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars


Georgia

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Nightclubs

 See the Georgia government website for details.


Hawaii

Open:

  •  Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars (in some areas)

 Guidance for each region and island vary. See Hawaii’s government website for details.


Idaho

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Nightclubs (unless operating as bars)

Nightclubs have been allowed to reopen since early February, after success with the state’s vaccination plan. See the Idaho government website for details.


Illinois

Open:

  • Retail stores

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 Bars and restaurants must close after 11pm. See the Illinois government website for details. 


Indiana

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Nightclubs

 Restrictions apply in certain counties. See the Indiana government website for details.


Iowa

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Iowa government website for details.


Kansas

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Kansas government website for details. 


Kentucky

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Distilleries

See the Kentucky government website for details.


Louisiana

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors)

  • Bars (capacity restrictions apply)

Current Phase 2 Restrictions are set to be in place until March. See the Louisiana government website for details.


Maine

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars (outdoors)

Businesses must close by 9pm. See the Maine government website for details.


Maryland

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries (outdoors)

The rule stating bars and restaurants must close at 10pm was lifted on February 1st. See the Maryland government website for details.


Massachusetts

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining 

Closed:

  • Bars

As of February 8th, capacity restrictions for most businesses have risen from 25% to 40%. See the Massachusetts government website for details.


Michigan

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors)

  • Bars

Closed:

  • Nightclub

 Indoor dining restrictions were lifted on February 1st. See the Michigan government website for details.


Minnesota

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

Indoor dining has been permitted to resume since January. See the Minnesota government website for details.


Mississippi

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Mississippi government website for more details.


Missouri

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

 See the Missouri government website for details.


Montana

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

  • Breweries and distilleries

 See the Montana government website for details.


Nebraska

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

Capacity restrictions changed in late January, see the Nebraska government website for details.


Nevada

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 Stricter capacity limits for gatherings are in operation since November. See the Nevada government website for details.


New Hampshire

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

 See the New Hampshire government website for details.


New Jersey

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

Closed:

●  Bars (indoors)

In February, capacity restrictions was loosened and a 10pm curfew for restaurants was lifted. Indoor seating in bars is still prohibited. See the New Jersey government website for more details.


New Mexico

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors) 

Closed:

  • Bars

 Indoor dining is permitted in some areas. See the New Mexico government website for details.


New York

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors and some indoors)

Indoor dining permitted in some areas, including in New York City from February 12th (capacity restrictions apply). See the New York government website for details.


North Carolina

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars (outdoors)

A stay at home order has been extended through to February 28th. Many businesses are required to close by 10pm. See the North Carolina government website for details.


North Dakota

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 Capacity restrictions apply to restaurants and bars, though these became less strict on January 28th. See the North Dakota government website for details.


Ohio

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

As of January 27th, curfew extends from 11pm to 5am. See the Ohio government website for details.


Oklahoma

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

Bars and restaurants must close at 11pm. See the Oklahoma government website for details.


Oregon

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurants (outdoors)

  • Bars (outdoors)

 Retail stores are subject to capacity restrictions. Some counties permit indoor dining. See the Oregon government website for details.


Pennsylvania

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

Indoor dining capacity restrictions were loosened in January. See the Pennsylvania government website for details.


Rhode Island

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

Closed:

  • Bars

 Indoor dining subject to capacity restrictions. See the Rhode Island government website for details. 


South Carolina

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the South Caroline government website for details.


South Dakota

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

 See the South Dakota government website for details.


Tennessee

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Tennessee government website for details. 


Texas

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars (most counties)

Restrictions to bars still apply in some counties. See the Texas government website for details.


Utah

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

 See the Utah government website for details.


Vermont

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

Closed:

  • Bars

Restaurants must close for in-person dining at 10pm, but can continue curbside pickup and delivery. Restrictions are set for review on February 15th. See the Vermont government website for details.


Virginia

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 10pm. See the Virginia government website for details.


Washington

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining (outdoors)

Capacity limits are in place for retail stores. See the Washington government website for details.


West Virginia

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the West Virginia government website for details.


Wisconsin

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Wisconsin government website for details.


Wyoming

Open:

  • Retail

  • Restaurant dining

  • Bars

 See the Wyoming government website for details.