More than thirty U.S. governors have called for the closure of "nonessential" services in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). For some states, this has taken the form of a "stay-at-home" order, effectively calling for state residents who do not provide essential services, to stay home, and leave their homes only for walks or as necessary to go to establishments which provide essential services such as grocery stores, medical centers, laundromats, and mail facilities. In many of these states, restaurants may continue to operate on a pickup and delivery-only basis. Nonessential businesses, such as gyms and retail stores, are required to close their physical locations, and operate solely online, through on-demand and live fitness classes and e-commerce.
Here are the states that we are aware of so far which have closed nonessential services, with links to the relevant executive orders:
We will continue to keep an eye on this and update this list periodically.