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COVID-19 News: Reopening the club?

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

Good News!!

According to joint statement issues by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Bill de Blasio it is ok to reopen with restrictions marinas, golf courses and boat-yards to the public as numbers are continuing to improve. This news was published on last Sunday morning on ABC7 web-site and other news media.

However, New York State and especially New York City is among areas that is hit the hardest by the virus. Therefore re-opening other businesses earlier than May 15 is highly unlikely.

Regardless of the latest trends in the numbers and the fact that New-Yorkers don't like being stuck inside for long, it is very important for everyone to keep frequently washing hands, avoiding touching face, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and avoid going outside unnecessarily.

Miramar Yacht Club Board of Governors working diligently to come up with updated calendar of events.

What about the rest of the country?

Here's an (alphabetical) roundup of all 50 States plans on Reopening their Economies.


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's stay at home order is set to expire on April 30. The state's Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is in charge of a task force to decide when to reopen the state's economy.


Gov. Mike Dunleavy has ordered residents to stay at home until at least April 21. Dunleavy has said that Alaskans will be allowed to schedule elective surgeries on or after May 4; that also applies to doctors visits for non-urgent needs.


Arkansas is one of a handful of states that never faced a stay at home order. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has closed schools for the rest of the academic term, while fitness centers, bars, restaurants and other public spaces have been closed.


Gov. Gavin Newsom was the first governor in the nation to issue a stay-at-home order, which he did more than a month ago, on March 19. It had no set expiration date. Last week, Newsom announced during a joint briefing with Western States that California had formed a pact with Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, promising that "health outcomes and science - not politics - will guide these decisions" to reopen the states.


Gov. Jared Polis extended the state's stay-at-home order to April 26 (it ends Sunday night). Polis added on April 15 that the key information state officials needed to determine when parts of the economy can be reopened is likely to come within the next five days.


Gov. Lamont said that May 20 is a line in the sand: He has promised that schools and businesses likely won't start to reopen before then.


Gov. John Carney issued a statewide stay-at-home order that will remain until May 15 or until the "public health threat is eliminated." Delaware has joined a coalition of six Northeastern states to coordinate the reopening of the regional economy. The governor said April 17 that even after the state reopens, social distancing, face coverings in public, washing hands, limited gatherings and vulnerable populations sheltering in place will remain.

Washington DC

Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the state's lockdown until May 15.


Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for Floridians until April 30 and plans to announce plans for reopening next week.


Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued a statewide shelter-in-place order until April 30 and set a public emergency for schools in the state until May 13, announced plans for reopening the state by this time next week.


Gov. David Ige issued a stay-at-home order until at least April 30. He said last week that the state isn't close to meeting the reopening criteria, and it's not clear when that will happen.


Gov. Brad Little amended his order April 15 to allow for some businesses and facilities to reopen for curbside pickup, drive-in and drive-thru service and for mailed or delivery services. It is now effective through the end of the month. As of now, the state's "order to self-isolate" will expire on April 30, unless it is extended again.


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order in effect through the end of the month unless extended.


Gov. Eric Holcomb extended his state's stay-at-home order through May 1 to give it more time to look into what "the best way is to reopen sectors of the economy." The state is also part of that "Midwestern coalition" we have mentioned.


Gov. Kim Reynolds has not declared a stay-at-home order, though she did issue a "State of Public Health Disaster Emergency" on March 17, which was sort of equivalent to a closure order, forcing 'nonessential' businesses to close until the end of the month. Reynolds announced that residents of the state's hottest hot spot won't be allowed to congregate at least until next month.


Gov. Laura Kelly has extended the closure order until May 3, with the state's "peak" expected by the end of April.


Gov. Andy Beshear issued a "Healthy at Home" order March 25 with no end date. Kentucky is also part of the coalition of Midwestern states working to reopen their economies together.


Gov. John Bel Edwards extended the state's stay-at-home order through April 30. Residents will soon be able to start getting non-emergency surgeries.


Gov. Janet Mills issued a "Stay Healthy at Home" executive order through at least April 30, and has extended a civil state of emergency until May 15.


Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 30. There is no current potential end date. The governor said during his appearance on CNN Newsroom on April 13 that the state is discussing ways to safely reopen the state with health officials.


Governor Charlie Baker has issued an emergency order requiring all nonessential businesses to remain closed until May 4. Massachusetts is also part of the northeastern coalition.


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer "hopes" to start reopening May 1 despite her state being one of the hardest hit outside New York.


Gov. Tim Walz extended the state's stay-at-home order through May 3, while extending a peacetime emergency for an additional 30 days until May 13.


Gov. Tate Reeves has extended a shelter-in-place order to April 27, but said some non-essential businesses could reopen by offering services via drive-thru, delivery or 'outside' shopping.


Gov. Mike Parson on April 16 extended the stay-at-home order through May 3 and pledged to work with businesses and health-care providers on the reopening plan.


Gov. Steve Bullock's 'Stay at Home' order for the state will expire on Friday, and the governor has said that the federal guidelines will allow it to reopen "sooner rather than later."


Gov. Pete Ricketts issued the "21 Days to Stay Home and Stay Healthy" campaign on April 10, ordering all public venues be closed through April 30. Nebraska is one of the states that has not issued a stay-at-home order.


Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a stay-at-home order that expires April 30. Sisolak said "positive testing is important but it's not my number one parameter," adding that "basis hospitalizations" are seen as an important metric for decision making.

New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order until May 4, and told reporters that he'll decide whether to extend it before it expires.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy issued a stay-at-home order on March 21 that has no specific end date. His state is part of the northeastern alliance.

New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the state's emergency order to April 30, and said Thursday that her state is evaluating the federal guidelines and are still working on developing a plan.

New York

Gov Cuomo's "PAUSE" order is currently set to keep schools and businesses closed until at least May 15.

North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order for the state effective until April 29.

North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum is one of the governors who never issued a stay at home order, and has said he would like to reopen by May 1.


Gov. Mike DeWine has said he hopes to start reopening on May 1.


Gov. Kevin Stitt said April 15 that he is working on a plan to reopen the state's economy, possibly as early as April 30.


Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order directing Oregonians to stay at home that "remains in effect until ended by the governor."


Gov. Tom Wolf issued stay-at-home orders across the state until April 30. Penn is part of the coalition of northeastern states.

Rhode Island

Gov. Gina Raimondo's emergency order to keep the state closed is set to expire May 8.

South Carolina

The state's governor said earlier he would push to start reopening by next Tuesday.

South Dakota

Gov. Kirsti Noem hasn't issued a stay at home order.


Gov Bill Lee has said he plans to start reopening businesses as soon as Monday.


Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all Texans to stay home through April 30.


Gov. Gary Herbert extended the state's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive through May 1. Schools will be closed for the remainder of the year.


Gov. Phil Scott issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order that has been extended until May 15.


Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order effective until June 10.


Gov. Jay Inslee extended Washignton' stay-at-home order until May 4.

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay-at-home order until further notice.


Gov. Tony Evers' stay at home order will expire May 26, making his one of the latest dates in the country, along with Connecticut and the states that haven't set a date.


Wyoming doesn't have a stay at home order, and has been relatively unscathed by the outbreak. It was the last state to receive a federal disaster declaration.

Sources: CNN, Twitter, Zerohedge

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