State-by-State Status Updates on Covid-19 Restrictions

Oahu, Hawaii will lift capacity limits for indoor and outdoor events on Dec. 1.

What Countries Are Open?
What Countries Are Open?
See what countries and international destinations are reopening or adjusting their COVID-19 restrictions by heading to our roundup of the latest updates throughout the world.

Updated Nov. 24, 2021

The number of Covid-19 cases and related deaths are rising in many parts of the United States, and concerns over the Delta variant are causing some areas to tighten restrictions. But the numbers fluctuate significantly across the country, and some locations are continuing to relax their guidelines.

In the latest news, in Hawaii, all capacity limits for indoor and outdoor events on Oahu will be lifted on Dec. 1. Washington, D.C., lifted its indoor mask mandate on Nov. 22. Also, Washington state now requires attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result in order to attend indoor events with more than 1,000 people, as well as outdoor gathering with more than 10,000 people. As of Nov. 19, six Colorado counties in the Denver metro area requires participants to show proof of vaccination for unseated, indoor events with 500 people or more. In New Mexico, the state's indoor mask mandate has been extended until at least Dec. 10.

Puerto Rico has lifted its curfew and the ban on alcohol sales between midnight and 5 a.m. California's Los Angeles County now requires proof of vaccination for indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. Masks aren't required at large events in Nevada when venues require proof of vaccination for attendance.

State-by-state updates follow. See anything missing? Please email us with new information.


Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming


Reopening Status and Event Restrictions for Each State

Alabama

On Aug. 13, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency when the state's intensive care units were filled to 95 percent capacity and Alabama's hospitals were under "extreme stress" from the increase in Covid-19 cases. The order eases hospitals' ability to hire temporary staff and create space for coronavirus patients, and allows public meetings to take place virtually. The state's Safer Apart order, which curtailed certain public gatherings, expired on May 31. The state's mask mandate and all capacity restrictions have not been reinstated.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Alaska

Alaska entered phase three of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's "Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan" on May 22, 2020, allowing most businesses to reopen at full capacity. Large gatherings are permitted in the state, but some cities have implemented additional restrictions. In Juneau, masks must be worn indoors by everyone regardless of vaccination status. Indoor gatherings are limited to 20 people and masks are required if unvaccinated people are present. If everyone is fully vaccinated, there are no capacity limits. Restaurants and bars have a 50 percent capacity limit and must close at 11 p.m. Gyms are also capped at 50 percent, and only fully vaccinated people can participate in indoor classes.

Alaska has no testing requirements for travelers. However, it is recommended that unvaccinated travelers test prior to travel or get tested at one of the primary ports of entry. As of June 1, all visitors are eligible to receive a free Covid-19 vaccine in Alaska, including at participating airports.

Current meeting limits: Gathering restrictions vary across the state, so research your destination before planning an event.

Arizona

Vaccine passports and mask mandates are banned in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey lifted occupancy restrictions on restaurants, bars and theaters on March 5. On March 25, Arizona's businesses were authorized to resume normal operations. All mandatory restrictions have now been transitioned to recommendations. The Arizona Department of Health Services has developed a detailed list of Covid-safety recommendations for private events.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill that bans state and local mask mandates. On Feb. 26, Gov. Hutchinson lifted restrictions on restaurants, bars and large venues, allowing them to resume operations at full capacity. In addition, indoor and outdoor venues are no longer required to submit event plans to the Arkansas Department of Health for approval. Both local and state governments are prohibited from requiring proof of vaccination, including vaccine passports.

Current meeting limits: All even restrictions have been lifted.

California

Effective Sept. 20, California requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend indoor events with 1,000 people or more, and outdoor events with 10,000 people or more. Proof of vaccination also is required at San Francisco bars, restaurants, clubs and gyms. The requirement went into effect for staff members of such venues on Oct. 13.

In Los Angeles County, proof of vaccination is needed for entry to indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. As of Nov. 4, all employees and customers must be fully vaccinated.

Mask mandates have also been reinstated in some areas, including Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area. However, certain Bay Area counties have eased their rules. East Bay, Contra Costa and Alameda counties lifted mask requirements for some indoor spaces, such as gyms, for the fully vaccinated. Marin County lifted the mandate in most indoor public places.

Current meeting limits: Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required for large indoor and outdoor events. Details can be found on the state's website.

Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an amended public health order on Nov. 14, requiring proof of vaccination for unseated, indoor events with 500 people or more that are held in six Denver metro counties. The order, in effect Nov. 19 through Dec. 31, applies to Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson counties. Venues can accept a negative test result in place of vaccination until Dec. 1. 

Current meeting limits: Gathering restrictions vary by county.

Connecticut 

Masks are not required to be worn outdoors, but unvaccinated people must continue to wear masks indoors. Reopening guidelines can be found on the state's official website.

Current meeting limits: Capacity restrictions for gatherings have been lifted. Unvaccinated people must still wear a mask at indoor events.

Delaware

The state of emergency in Delaware expired on July 13. Gov. John Carney issued a public-health emergency on July 12, and extended until Dec. 5, to keep the state's testing and vaccination programs running. Capacity restrictions have been lifted for restaurants, stores and other businesses.

Current meeting limits: No gathering restrictions.

District of Columbia

Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the district's indoor mask mandate will be lifted on Nov. 22. Face coverings still will be required on public transit, and in schools and government facilities. Private businesses also can require customers to wear a masks to enter. All capacity limits for meetings, restaurants and museums were eliminated on June 11. Destination DC shares the latest reopening details on its website.

Current meeting limits: All meeting capacity limits have been lifted. Masks are required for indoor gatherings, regardless of vaccination status.

Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on May 3 that suspends all local Covid-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. Businesses, however, still can require patrons to wear face coverings. On April 2, DeSantis signed a law that prohibits the use of vaccine passports, making Florida one of the first states to do so.

Florida entered phase three of reopening on Sept. 25, 2020. Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate at full capacity when following social-distancing protocols. While there are no restrictions on gathering sizes, event organizers are encouraged to follow guidelines from the state's health department.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of all sizes are allowed.

Georgia

Indoor mask mandates are in effect in Decatur and Athens. Atlanta lifted the mandate on Nov. 8. Vaccine passports are banned in Georgia. Covid-19 restrictions have been eliminated for restaurants, bars, conventions, live venues and most other businesses.

Current meeting limits: There are no capacity limits or restrictions for events.

Hawaii

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Restrictions will be further eased on Dec. 1. Gov. David Ige announced that he will allow a statewide rule governing restaurants, bars and social gatherings to expire on Nov. 30. Individual counties will then be responsible for making their own rules. Oahu will lift capacity limits for all indoor and outdoor events. Honolulu and Maui will allow restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity. Statewide, masks must still be worn in all indoor public spaces. Travelers must show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to avoid a 10-day quarantine.

Gov. David Ige announced that fully vaccinated visitors and residents can resume nonessential travel to and within Hawaii on Nov. 1. Ige cited decreased Covid-19 cases in the state as the reason for reopening.

"I think we are all encouraged by what we've seen over the last several weeks with the continuing trend of lower case counts," he said. "Our hospitals are doing better, and we have fewer Covid patients in them. Most importantly, our health-care system has responded, and we have the ability to move forward with economic recovery. Because of this, it is now safe for fully vaccinated residents and visitors to resume nonessential travel to and within the State of Hawaii."

Previously on Oct. 1, Gov. Ige announced that Hawaii's Covid-19 restrictions would be extended for an additional 60 days. This includes an indoor mask mandate for all public spaces. In addition, travelers are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours in order to avoid a mandatory 10-day quarantine. To simplify vaccination verification, Hawaii has introduced a digital health pass called the Hawaii SMART Health Card.

On the other islands, social gatherings are currently limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Professional events with more than 50 people must be approved by the county. More details can be found on the state's safe gatherings website.

On Sept. 13, Oahu began requiring proof of vaccination for indoor venues, including restaurants, bars, museums and gyms. Maui followed on Sept. 15.

The latest travel information can be found on the state's Safe Travel program website.

Current meeting limits: Social events are permitted for up to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Professional gatherings with more than 50 people require approval from the county. Gathering restrictions on Oahu will be eased in November.

Idaho

Idaho is in the final stage of Gov. Brad Little's four-phase reopening plan. Gatherings of any size are permitted. Event organizers are encouraged to implement physical distancing and safety protocols.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Illinois

A statewide indoor mask mandate took effect on Aug. 30. All residents, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public settings. Masks are also recommended in crowded outdoor spaces and for outdoor activities that require close contact with people who are not vaccinated.

On June 11, Illinois entered the fifth and final phase of its Restore Illinois reopening plan. All capacity limits have been lifted for bars, restaurants, venues and other businesses.

Current meeting limits: Events of all sizes are allowed. Masks are required for indoor gatherings, as of Aug. 30.

Indiana

As of April 6, all decisions about venue capacity and social-gathering restrictions are in the hands of local officials. Also on this date, the state's face-covering mandate became a mask advisory. Gov. Holcomb has banned vaccine passports in the state of Indiana.

Current meeting limits: Gathering restrictions are now set by regional health officials.

Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted the state's mask mandate and other Covid-19 restrictions on Feb. 7. There are no limits on gathering sizes. In May, Reynolds signed a bill banning government entities, private businesses and public venues from requiring vaccine passports. She also signed legislation banning schools and local governments from issuing a mask mandate.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Kansas

Those who are unvaccinated must quarantine upon arrival in Kansas if they have attended a gathering of 500 people or more and were not wearing a mask or social distancing, if they were on a cruise, or if they traveled to certain countries. The statewide mask mandate was revoked on March 31.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Kentucky

Kentucky fully reopened on June 11, ending capacity limits and its mask mandate.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards ended the state's indoor mask mandate on Oct. 27. New Orleans is in a modified phase-three stage of reopening. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required at most indoor venues in Orleans Parish and at outdoor events with more than 500 people. Indoor events can occur at 100 percent capacity. There are no restrictions on professional meetings.

Gov. John Bel Edwards eliminated capacity restrictions for bars, live music venues, convention centers and other large venues on May 26. Local governments, however, have the power to maintain tighter restrictions.

Current meeting limits: There are no capacity limits in most of the state.

Maine

Janet Mills lifted capacity limits and physical-distancing requirements on both indoor and outdoor gatherings on May 24 under the Moving Maine Forward Plan.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Maryland

Indoor mask mandates are in effect in Baltimore, Prince George's County, Montgomery County and Charles County. In Montgomery County, masks are recommended outdoors as well when physical distancing is not possible.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Massachusetts

Mask mandates have been reinstated for indoor public settings in Boston, Belmont, Northampton and Truro. The mandates in Provincetown and Wellfleet were downgraded to an advisory. They were lifted on Nantucket on Oct. 21 and in Salem on Nov. 13. All other Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Face coverings still are required on public transportation.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ended all Covid-19 restriction on businesses and gatherings on June 22. In addition, face masks are no longer required.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Minnesota

All statewide Covid restrictions were terminated on May 28, including capacity limits and distancing requirements. The mask mandate has also been lifted.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Mississippi

On March 3, Gov. Tate Reeves lifted Mississippi's mask mandate and increased capacities for all businesses to 100 percent. There are no restrictions on gatherings.

Current meeting limits: Meeting venues can operate at full capacity with no restrictions.

Missouri

There are no statewide Covid-19 restrictions; however, Jackson County, which includes Kansas City, and St. Louis County have reinstated indoor mask mandates. The order will expire in Jackson County on Nov. 22. Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill on June 15 that limits the duration of local restrictions and bans local governments from requiring proof of vaccination to use public facilities and transportation.

Current meeting limits: The state permits gatherings of any size, although some counties might have additional restrictions.

Montana

The statewide mask mandate was lifted on Feb. 12, along with capacity restrictions on businesses. There are no statewide limits on gatherings, although event organizers are advised to manage the event in a way that accommodates the CDC's gathering guidelines. Vaccine passports are banned in Montana.

Current meeting limits: The state permits gatherings of any size.

Nebraska

The indoor mask mandate in the city of Lincoln and surrounding Lancaster County has been extended through Nov. 24. Nebraska is in the green phase of reopening, with no restrictions on bars or restaurants. Indoor and outdoor gatherings are allowed at 100 percent capacity.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Nevada

Masks will not be necessary at large indoor events in cities like Las Vegas and Reno when the venue requires proof of vaccination for all attendees. Venues with a capacity of more than 4,000 people will be eligible for the exemption. Partially vaccinated people and children under 12 can attend events at these venues, but must wear a mask.

On July 27, Gov. Steve Sisolak imposed a mandate that requires everyone to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, even if they are vaccinated. The rule took effect at midnight on July 30 and covers 12 of the state's counties, including Clark County, home to Las Vegas. The same day that the mask mandate was announced, Nevada reported 1,143 people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19, which is just below the hospitalizations at this time last year during the peak of the second wave. Clark County also requires that venues hosting indoor gatherings with more than 250 people submit a Covid-19 plan for approval.

Current meeting limits: Gathering restrictions have been lifted in the state. Clark County, however, has reimposed a mask mandate for employees working indoors. Masks are not required at events with more than 4,000 people if all are vaccinated. Masks are required at gatherings that don't meet the large event requirement.

New Hampshire

As of May 8, all Covid-19 restrictions and guidance have been replaced with Universal Best Practices for individuals and businesses. The state’s mask mandate has also been lifted.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of all sizes are permitted.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the state's indoor mask mandate for public spaces and eliminated the social-distancing requirement for both indoor and outdoor spaces on May 28. Gathering limits were eliminated on June 4.

Current meeting limits: All restrictions have been removed.

New Mexico

A mask mandate for all public indoor spaces, which went into effect on Aug. 20, has been extended through at least Dec. 10. New Mexico retired its color-coded system of Covid-19 restrictions and fully reopened on July 1. All businesses across the state are able to operate at 100 percent capacity, and all limitations on gatherings have been lifted.

Current meeting limits: Events of all sizes are allowed.

New York

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that proof of vaccination is now required for certain indoor activities, including dining, fitness and entertainment. The vaccine mandate, called the Key to NYC Pass, went into effect on August 16. Inspections and enforcement began on September 13. The requirement applies to both customers and workers. Proof of vaccination is accepted via vaccination cards, the NYC Covid Safe app or the state's Excelsior Pass app. The city now strongly recommends that everyone wear face masks in indoor public settings, but it is only required for those who are unvaccinated.

"Not everyone is going to agree with this. I understand that," said de Blasio during a press conference. "But for so many people, this is going to be a life-saving act. That we're putting a mandate in place is going to guarantee a much higher level of vaccination in the city. That is the key to protecting people and the key to our recovery."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted most Covid-19 restrictions on June 15. Capacity limits and social-distancing requirements are no longer required for businesses. Some restrictions remain for large indoor event venues that can hold more than 5,000 attendees. In order to eliminate social distancing and remove masks, guests must show proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated individuals are required to present a recent negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask within the venue. Social distancing can be reduced or eliminated between tested attendees, so that venues can operate at 100 percent capacity. The state's Excelsior Pass is a digital app that can be used to safely store and verify proof of vaccination.

Current meeting limits: Most gathering restrictions have been lifted. However, some measures remain for large indoor event venues that can host more than 5,000 people.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County (which includes Charlotte) and most of Wake County (including Raleigh) have implemented an indoor mask mandate. Gov. Roy Cooper lifted all mass-gathering and social-distancing requirements on May 14. Statewide face coverings are still required in some places, such as on public transportation.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes and events do not need to follow social-distancing rules.

North Dakota

Mask mandates are banned in North Dakota. There are no statewide business or gathering restrictions. The North Dakota Department of Health has adopted mask guidance from the CDC, so fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of all sizes are permitted.

Ohio

Columbus reinstated a mask mandate on Sept. 10, requiring everyone to wear a face covering in public indoor areas. Gov. Mike DeWine ended all other Covid-19 health orders on June 2.

Current meeting limits: Currently there are no restrictions on gatherings.

Oklahoma

An executive order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 12 lifted all statewide restrictions on events and residents. Major cities, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, have ended local health orders that required face coverings in public.

Current meeting limits: There are no statewide restrictions on gatherings.

Oregon

Governor Kate Brown issued a statewide outdoor mask mandate, effective Aug. 27. Face coverings are now required for most outdoor public settings where physical distancing is not possible, including large outdoor events. The rule does not apply to fleeting encounters, such as passing someone in a park. A statewide indoor mask mandate has been in effect since Aug. 13. Gov. Brown lifted social-distancing and other Covid-19 restrictions on June 30.

Current meeting limits: There are no statewide restrictions on gathering sizes. However, masks are required in indoor and outdoor public settings.

Pennsylvania

An indoor mask mandate went into effect on Aug. 12 in Philadelphia, unless proof of vaccination is required. Face coverings must be worn at all nonseated outdoor events in the city with more than 1,000 people. All statewide coronavirus restrictions, including those on gatherings and businesses, were lifted on May 31.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of all sizes are allowed. Masks are required at nonseated outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.

Puerto Rico

Masks are required at all outdoor activities with 50 attendees or more. The island's curfew and its ban on alcohol sales between midnight and 5 a.m. were lifted on Oct. 14. As of Sept. 17, both private and public events must require proof of vaccination to avoid capacity limits. Venues that choose to accept a negative Covid-19 test instead of proof of vaccination can only operate at 50 percent capacity. As of Aug. 23, all employees of restaurants, or other indoor places that serve food or drinks, have to be vaccinated. If restaurants do not require vaccination for customers, they must lower capacity to 50 percent. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test are required for entry into indoor establishments such as theaters and convention centers. Masks are required indoors at all times, as well as outdoors when there are more than 50 people gathered.

Effective Aug. 16, Puerto Rico requires proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test at all hotels, resorts and Airbnbs on the island. Guests and employees at visitor lodging must show proof of full vaccination or get tested weekly.

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi relaxed Covid-19 restrictions on June 3. Capacity limits have been expanded for businesses and mask requirements have been eased for those who are fully vaccinated. Museums, restaurants and casinos can operate at 75 percent capacity. Business events are permitted at 75 percent capacity, but all attendees must provide a negative Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination. Theaters, bars and clubs can operate at 50 percent capacity. Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear a mask at parks and beaches.

All visitors must fill out a Travel Declaration Form on the Puerto Rico Health Department's online portal. Fully vaccinated passengers on domestic flights no longer need a negative Covid-19 test to enter Puerto Rico and can instead upload their vaccination card. Nonvaccinated and international travelers must present a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Current meeting limits: Events are permitted at full capacity if proof of vaccination is required. Attendees must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Rhode Island

Capacity limits for restaurants, businesses and gatherings were lifted on May 28. People who are not fully vaccinated must still wear a mask in indoor public settings. Indoor and outdoor venues, such as convention centers, concert halls, performance venues and theaters, can operate without restrictions.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

South Carolina

A mask mandate is in effect in West Columbia and Cayce, requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public places and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Columbia lifted its mandate on Nov. 9. Mass-gathering restrictions were lifted on March 1. On May 11, Gov. McMaster issued an executive order banning vaccine passports and preventing local governments from creating mask mandates.

Current meeting limits: There are no restrictions on gatherings.

South Dakota

The state has not issued any lockdowns or mask mandates. Businesses are encouraged to follow safety guidelines outlined in Gov. Kristi Noem's "Back to Normal" plan. Vaccine passports are banned in South Dakota

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Tennessee

There is no statewide mask mandate and Covid-19 restrictions vary by county. In Shelby County, Tennessee's most populous county and home to Memphis, an indoor mask mandate was lifted on Oct. 27. In Nashville, all capacity restrictions for events were lifted as of May 14.

Current meeting limits: Gathering restrictions vary by county.

Texas

On Oct. 11, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state. The order prohibits any entity, including private businesses, from requiring employees to be vaccinated. He has asked state lawmakers to pass a similar bill into law. It's unclear as to how or if this would affect groups imposing their specific protocols on meeting attendees.

Abbot lifted the state's mask mandate and allowed all businesses and facilities in Texas to resume operations at 100 percent capacity on March 10. Businesses can implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion. If Covid-19 hospitalizations get above 15 percent capacity for seven straight days in any of Texas's 22 hospital regions, the county judge for that region can impose new Covid-19 mitigation strategies. Per the Governor's executive order, those restrictions cannot include reducing capacity to less than 50 percent for any facility. On April 6, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order banning state agencies or political subdivisions from requiring vaccine passports. On June 7, he extended that bill to include private businesses.

Current meeting limits: All facilities in the state can operate at 100 percent capacity.

Utah

There are no statewide capacity restrictions for gatherings in Utah and the mask mandate has been lifted. Vaccine passports are partially banned in Utah. Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill in April, banning the state government from requiring people to be vaccinated, but private companies are allowed to do so.

Current meeting limits: There are no limits on gathering sizes.

Vermont

Vermont fully reopened on June 14. All Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings have ended.

Current meeting limits: There are no capacity limits for events.

Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam lifted the state's mask mandate on May 7, followed by all distancing and capacity restrictions on May 28.

Current meeting limits: All gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Washington

Effective Nov. 15, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours is required for entry to indoor events with 1,000 people or more, and outdoor events with more than 10,000 people. The order, issued by Gov. Jay Inslee, applies to anyone 12 years and older. A statewide mask mandate remains in effect. Everyone over the age of 5 must wear face coverings in public indoor settings and at outdoor events with more than 500 people.

Current meeting limits: Capacity restrictions for events have been lifted. However, event organizers must require proof of vaccination for indoor gatherings with more than 1,000 people and outdoor gatherings with more than 10,000 people. Face coverings must be worn at indoor events, as well as at outdoor gathering with more than 500 people.

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice eliminated the state's mass gathering restrictions on April 19. Capacity limits have also been lifted for bars, restaurants and businesses. The state's indoor face mask requirement was removed on June 20.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.

Wisconsin

Restrictions still vary by county. As of Aug. 19, an indoor mask mandate is in effect in Dane County, which includes Madison. Originally set to expire on Sept. 16, the mandate has been extended to Nov. 27. On June 2, the county lifted its mask mandate along with restrictions on public gatherings and businesses. Masks are no longer required in Milwaukee, and the city dropped its gathering limits on June 15.

Current meeting limits: All gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Wyoming


An indoor mask mandate in Teton County, effective since Aug. 26, has been extended to Dec. 31. Wyoming ended all other statewide Covid restrictions on March 16. Gov. Mark Gordon banned vaccine passports on May 7.

Current meeting limits: Gatherings of any size are permitted.