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State “Shelter-in-Place” and “Stay-at-Home” Orders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states and localities have issued workplace restrictions as part of their efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. These “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders vary in scope and duration, but generally require businesses not considered “essential” to close their physical offices and continue their operations remotely.

Many of the orders list financial institutions as essential businesses and permit critical on-site functions to continue, subject to limitations. Member firms should closely review the applicable state and locality orders’ impacts on their operations and make any necessary changes.

To aid member firms, FINRA is providing a list of state orders of which FINRA is aware. While FINRA will update this list periodically as we become aware of changes, the status of orders changes rapidly and firms should rely on their local authorities for the latest developments. If a member firm decides an employee is permitted to report to a physical office location under a “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” order, it may be helpful for the employee to carry documentation explaining that the employee works for an “essential” business, and why the employee’s work requires his or her physical presence in the office.

A number of the state orders, or guidance and FAQs issued in connection with the state orders, refer to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”) Memorandum first issued on March 19, 2020. An updated version of the memorandum is available on CISA’s website. CISA’s guidance identifies financial services workers as essential to continued infrastructure viability during this tumultuous time. In addition, on March 24, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued a statement that he “strongly support[s] the Department of Homeland Security’s recent guidance identifying financial services sector workers as essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response emergency.”

To the extent that member firms are aware of state orders not listed below, please contact FINRA’s Office of Government Affairs at [email protected] with information regarding the orders.

The below chart tracks statewide "shelter-in-place" or "stay-at-home" orders.  If a state issued such orders multiple times, the chart includes the most recent order. Member firms should closely review the applicable state and locality restrictions for impacts on their operations and make any necessary changes.
State Order and Related Materials Order Date Order Expiration Date
Alabama* Order of the State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection by COVID-19   4/3/2020 4/30/2020
Alaska* Heath Mandate 011 - Social Distancing (updated 4/21/2020) Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order 3/27/2020 Rescinded April 24
Arizona* Executive Order 2020-18 Executive Order 2020-12 3/30/2020 Extended to 5/15/2020
California* Executive Order N-33-20 Public Health Order – Regional Stay-at-Home Order (12/3/20) 3/19/2020 None
Colorado* D 2020 017 Executive Order Amended Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements 3/25/2020 Extended to 4/26/2020
Connecticut* Executive Order 7H Guidance from Dept. of Economic and Community Development 3/20/2020 Extended to 5/20/2020
Delaware* Fourth and Fifth Modifications of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat List of Essential and Non-Essential Businesses 3/22/2020 Extended to 5/31/2020
District of Columbia*

Mayor’s Order 2020-054

Mayor's Order 2020-053

Mayor's Order 2020-066 3/30/2020 "Stay at Home" Lifted 5/29/2020
Florida* Executive Order Number 20-91 Executive Order Number 20-89 4/1/2020 Extended to 5/4/2020
Georgia* Executive Order   4/2/2020 Extended to 4/30/2020
Hawaii* Third Supplementary Proclamation Sixth Supplementary Proclamation 3/23/2020 Superseded 7/17/2020
Idaho* Order to Self-Isolate Amended Order to Self-Isolate 3/25/2020 Extended to 4/30/2020
Illinois* Executive Order 2020-10 Executive Order 2020-18 3/20/2020 Superseded 5/29/2020
Indiana* Executive Order 20-08  Executive Order 20-22 3/23/2020 "Stay at Home" Expired 5/18/2020
Kansas* Executive Order No. 20-16   3/28/2020 Extended to 5/3/2020
Kentucky* Executive Order 2020-246   3/22/2020 Non-Essential Offices included in “Re-opening” 5/11/2020
Louisiana* Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020 Proclamation Number 52 JBE 2020 3/22/2020 Extended to 5/15/2020
Maine* Executive Order 28 FY 19/20 Executive Order No. 19 FY 19/20 3/31/2020 Extended to 5/31/2020
Maryland* Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland Number 20-03-23-01 Interpretive Guidance Re Order Number 20-03-23-01 dated March 23, 2020 3/30/2020 "Stay-at-Home" Superseded 5/13/2020
Massachusetts* COVID-19 Order No. 13 Exhibit A - COVID-19 Essential Services 3/24/2020 Rescinded June 8
Michigan* Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) Executive Order No. 2020-96 3/23/2020 Rescinded 6/1/2020
Minnesota* Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home Emergency Executive Order 20-48 3/25/2020 Extended to 5/18/2020
Mississippi* Executive Order No. 1466 Executive Order No. 1463 4/1/2020 Extended to 4/27/2020
Missouri* Stay Home Missouri   4/3/2020 Extended to 5/3/2020
Montana* Stay at Home Directive Implementing Directive 3/26/2020

Extended to 4/27/2020

Nevada*  Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19 - Directive 010 - Stay at Home Order Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management Emergency Regulation NAC 414 3/31/2020 "Stay-At-Home" Expired 5/8/2020
New Hampshire* Emergency Order #17 Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 Emergency Order #40 Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 3/26/2020 Superseded 6/16/2020
New Jersey* Executive Order No. 107 Executive Order No. 108 3/21/2020 Rescinded 6/9/2020
New Mexico* November 16, 2020 Public Health Emergency Order   11/16/2020 11/30/2020
New York* Executive Order 202.8 Executive Order 202.6 3/20/2020 Final Region "Unpaused" 6/8/2020
North Carolina* Executive Order No. 121 Executive Order 135 3/27/2020 "Stay at Home" Lifted 5/20/2020
Ohio* Dept. of Health - Director's Stay at Home Order Dept. of Health - Amended Director's Stay at Home Order 3/22/2020 Rescinded 5/20/2020
Oklahoma* Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-07   4/1/2020 4/30/2020
Oregon* Executive Order No. 20-12   3/23/2020 "Stay-at-Home" Superseded 5/14/2020
Pennsylvania* Order of the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania for Individuals to Stay at Home Industry Operation Guidance 4/1/2020 Extended to 6/4/2020
Puerto Rico* Administrative Bulletin No. OE-2020-023 Administrative Bulletin No. OE-2020-038 3/15/2020 24/7 Lockdown Lifted 6/12/20
Rhode Island* Executive Order 20-13 Executive Order 20-14 3/30/2020 Extended to 5/8/2020
South Carolina* Executive Order No. 2020-21 Executive Order No. 2020-31 4/6/2020 "Work-or-Home" Restriction Lifted 5/4/2020
South Dakota* Executive Order 2020-08   3/23/2020 Order Rescinded 4/28/20
Tennessee* Executive Order by the Governor 22 Executive Order by the Governor 23 3/30/2020 Repealed 4/29/2020
Texas* Executive Order No. GA-14 GA-14 Essential Services Designation 3/31/2020 4/30/2020
Utah* The Governor's Coronavirus Directive for Utah - "Stay Safe, Stay Home"   3/27/2020 Rescinded 5/1/2020
Vermont* Stay Home, Stay Safe Order (Addendum 6 to Executive Order 01-20)   3/24/2020 "Stay Home/Stay Safe" Ended 5/15/2020
Virginia* Executive Order Number 55 (2020) Executive Order Number 53 (2020) 3/30/2020 "Stay-at-Home" Expired 6/4/2020
Washington* Proclamation 20-25 Proclamation 20-25 Appendix  3/23/2020 Extended to 5/31/2020
West Virginia* Executive Order No. 9-20 Executive Order 32-20 3/23/2020 "Stay-at-Home" Expired 5/4/2020
Wisconsin* Emergency Order #28 Emergency Order #28 3/24/2020 Overturned 5/13/2020

List updated on 12/22/2020