State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions

Sources

For sources and more information on sick leave policies see: Kaiser Family Foundation, Paid Family and Sick Leave in the U.S., January 2020 and National Partnership of Women & Families, Paid Sick Days – State and District Statutes, October 2019.

ALABAMA

7/6/21 Terminating Public Health Emergency: https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2021/07/termination-of-state-of-emergency-coronavirus-covid-19/ 

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54029

4/7/21 Easing of all requirements

https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2021/04/Safer-Apart-Order-Final-4.6.21.pdf 

4/7/21 Rescinding Face Covering Requirement

https://governor.alabama.gov/assets/2021/04/2021-04-07-26th-Supplemental-SOE-COVID-19.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-school-guidance-073021.pdf

5/17/21 Vaccine Mandate Ban 

https://fastdemocracy.com/bill-search/al/2021rs/bills/ALB00012555/

10/25/2021 Federal Vaccine Mandate ban 

https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2021/10/executive-order-724/ 

5/24/21 Vaccine Passport Ban

https://legiscan.com/AL/bill/SB267/2021

 

ALASKA

3/3, 4/15 Early Rx Refill (Expired): https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/11/Pub/INS_R20-05.pdf 

3/11, 11/16, 12/16, 1/15 Public Health Emergency: https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/01.15.21-Disaster-Declaration.pdf

4/30 Ending Emergency declaration

https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2021/04/30/governor-dunleavy-ends-alaska-covid-19-emergency-declaration-signs-house-bill-76/ 

9/21/21 Starting the state of emergency 

https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/COVID-19-PUBLIC-HEALTH-EMERGENCY-ADDENDUM-NO-1-Final.pdf 

3/18, 4/15 Premium Grace Period: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/11/Pub/INS_B20-08.pdf; https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/11/Pub/INS_R20-04.pdf  

11/17 Free Vaccine (Expired)

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/11/Pub/INS_R20-12.pdf 

4/2 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/89136

4/24 Face Covering Requirement: https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MANDATE-015-Appendix-01-Massage-Therapists.pdf  

2021 School Year decisions 

https://education.alaska.gov/safeschools/infectiousdisease

4/26/21 Vaccine passport ban

 https://gov.alaska.gov/admin-orders/administrative-order-no-321/ 

 

ARIZONA

3/11 Emergency Declaration / Public Health Emergency: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/declaraton_0.pdf; https://azgovernor.gov/governor/video/governor-doug-ducey-declares-public-health-emergency-covid-19

11/18 Free Vaccine:

https://azgovernor.gov/file/36588/download?token=YPjjiqHp

3/23 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54034

2021 School Year Decision 

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/03/governor-ducey-issues-executive-order-requiring-schools-offer-person-learning

4/19/21 Vaccine passport ban 

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/04/governor-ducey-bans-vaccine-passports 

6/30.21, 8/16/21 Vaccine Mandate Ban

https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/laws/0409.pdf

https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders [Executive Order 2021-18]

9/27/21 Judge ruling school mask mandate ban unconstitutional 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/27/1041044436/just-before-taking-effect-arizonas-school-mask-mandate-ban-ruled-unconstitutiona 

 

ARKANSAS

3/11, 5/5, 6/18, 8/14,10/13, 12/11, 12/29, 2/26, 3/31 Public Health Emergency: https://governor.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/executiveOrders/EO_21-07_Emergency_Extension.pdf

9/28/21 Ending Public Health Emergency 

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-arkansas-public-health-asa-hutchinson-d60d5ef490f4acabba2ea0bd9e9f4aff?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20Daily%20Health%20Policy%20Report&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=164989064&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8nXl4l8HemBgwYFfH6o-LTSCHtOXPOY5y7TixwVG9-hqfDwmvmymXbyXFU0o_ZWksBM2gA2tNCaRzeXEn9JPa8dQbPqQ&utm_content=164989064&utm_source=hs_email 

3/20/20, 3/27/20, 5/11/20, 6/19/20 Premium Grace Period: https://insurance.arkansas.gov/uploads/resource/documents/21-2020.pdf; https://insurance.arkansas.gov/uploads/resource/documents/26-2020.pdf  

4/2/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/89126

3/30/21 Face mask ban

https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-announces-statewide-mask-mandate-lifted-vaccines-open

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/08/06/arkansas-judge-blocks-state-from-banning-mask-mandates-for-schools/?sh=645836d92bce

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2021-09-30/arkansas-court-state-cant-enforce-ban-on-mask-mandates 

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-courts-arkansas-asa-hutchinson-f72ab85693a1935c07ea0d262a51c081

2021 School Year Decision 

https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Files/2021-2022_Guidance_for_Schools_rv_20210727142444.pdf 

4/24/21 Vaccine Mandate Ban 

https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Acts/FTPDocument?path=%2FACTS%2F2021R%2FPublic%2F&file=977.pdf&ddBienniumSession=2021%2F2021R 

4/28/21 Vaccine Passport Ban 

https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=SB615&ddBienniumSession=2021%2F2021R

 

CALIFORNIA

3/11/20 Emergency Declaration: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3.4.20-Coronavirus-SOE-Proclamation.pdf

3/18/20 Early Rx refill: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0250-insurers/0300-insurers/0200-bulletins/bulletin-notices-commiss-opinion/upload/CDI-Emergency-Notification-Filing-Requirements-COVID-19-3-18-2020.pdf

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54030

2021 School Year Decision

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/coronavirus.asp

8/11/21 Vaccine Mandates

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Health-Care-Worker-Vaccine-Requirement.aspx 

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Vaccine-Verification-for-Workers-in-Schools.aspx 

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-256s.aspx

6/18/21 Voluntary Passport Database

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Vaccine-Record-Guidelines-Standards.aspx 

 

COLORADO

7/8/21 Ending of State of Emergency:

https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/5746-governor-polis-ends-covid-19-health-emergency-order 

3/9 Early Rx Refill: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9Z6CVhzAxNNxUWBKeAfVHgfr3mXQB_T/view

Paid Sick Leave: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 7 CCR 1103-10 (2020), Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (“Colorado HELP”) Rules.

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54063

2021 School Year Decision

https://www.cde.state.co.us/planning20-21/executive-and-public-health-orders

8/17/21, 8/30/21 Vaccine Mandate 

https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/5891-governor-polis-require-regular-testing-all-unvaccinated-state-employees

https://cdhs.colorado.gov/press-release/state-agencies-with-24/7-facilities-to-require-covid-19-vaccinations-for-staff 

https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do?ruleVersionId=9718&fileName=6%20CCR%201011-1%20Chapter%2002 

 

CONNECTICUT

3/10 Civil Preparedness Emergency / Public Health Emergency: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-10A.pdf 

3/27 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54075

4/1/20 Premium Grace Period: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-7S.pdf?la=en 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/CT-School-Reopening/ddy2-ijgu/ 

8/6/21 Vaccine Mandate 

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/08-2021/Governor-Lamont-Issues-Executive-Order-Allowing-Municipalities-To-Implement-Universal-Mask 

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/08-2021/Governor-Lamont-Orders-Long-Term-Care-Facility-Staff-in-Connecticut-To-Be-Vaccinated 

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/08-2021/Governor-Lamont-Announces-State-Employees-Childcare-and-School-Staff 

 

DELAWARE

3/9 Early Rx Refill: https://news.delaware.gov/files/2020/03/Domestic-and-Foreign-Insurers-Bulletin-No.-115-Coverage-for-COVID-19-Coronavirus.pdf

7/12 Ending Emergency declaration: 

https://governor.delaware.gov/health-soe/termination/ 

3/23 Waive Prior Authorization https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/03/Public-Health-Emergency-Order-03.23.20.pdf 

3/27 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54072

4/1, 6/30, 7/2 Premium Grace Period: https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/04/Ninth-Modification-to-State-of-Emergency-04012020-1.pdf; https://governor.delaware.gov/health-soe/twenty-third-state-of-emergency/; https://insurance.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/07/domestic-foreign-insurers-bulletin-no117.pdf  

5/21/21 Ending face mask requirement: 

https://news.delaware.gov/2021/05/18/governor-carney-signs-29th-modification-eliminates-distancing-and-mask-mandate/

8/10/21 Face mask requirement for schools: 

https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/10/governor-carney-announces-mask-requirement-in-k-12-schools/ 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/schools-and-students/school-updates/

8/12/21 Vaccine Mandate: 

https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/12/covid-19-vaccination-and-testing-updates-for-long-term-care-facilities-health-care-facilities-and-state-employees/

https://whyy.org/articles/delaware-governor-orders-state-employees-health-care-workers-to-get-covid-19-vaccine-or-regular-tests/ 

https://news.delaware.gov/2021/09/28/governor-carney-announces-vaccine-or-testing-requirement-for-educators/  

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

3/11,4/15, 5/13, 5/27, 7/22, 10/7, 12/23, 3/22, 7/25 Emergency Declaration / Public Health Emergency: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/Mayors-Order-2021-096.pdf 

3/12: Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment), Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: https://disb.dc.gov/sites/default/files/u65602/Order-re-Emergency-Response-to-COVID-19-03.20.2020-sec.pdf 

4/3 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/89261

6/17, 7/22, 5/18, 7/22 Face Covering Requirement: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/Masks_and_Cloth_Face_Coverings_DCHealth_COVID-19_Guidance_2021.5.18.pdf

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/maskorder

2021 School Year Reopening 

https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/sy21-22/

8/10/21 Vaccine Mandate 

https://mayor.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/mayormb/publication/attachments/COVID-Situational-Update-Presentation_08-10-21.pdf

https://mayor.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-and-dc-health-announce-vaccination-requirement-district-health-professionals

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-announces-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-all-adults-regularly-schools-and 

 

FLORIDA

6/18/21 Public Health Emergency: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Filed-PHE-Extension-June-18-2021.pdf 

3/10/20 Early Rx Refill: https://www.floir.com/siteDocuments/OIR-20-02M.pdf

3/16/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/downloads/fl-section-1135-appvl.pdf

5/3/21 Prohibiting Face Coverings: 

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2021/EO_21-102.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision

https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/19887/urlt/K-12Guide.pdf 

4/2/2021 Vaccine Mandate Ban

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/EO-21-81.pdf

 

GEORGIA

8/19/21 Public Health Emergency [08.19.21.01] https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2021-executive-orders 

3/20/20 Premium Grace Period: https://www.oci.ga.gov/ExternalResources/Announcements/Directive-3202020-1057.pdf

4/1/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88951

5/25/21 Vaccine Passport Ban

https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2021-05-25/gov-kemp-issues-executive-order-prohibiting-covid-19-vaccine-passports#:~:text=Kemp%20issued%20an%20Executive%20Order,into%20the%20State%20of%20Georgia

5/25/21 Vaccine mandate ban 

https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2021-executive-orders

 

HAWAII

10/1/21 Emergency Declaration: https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2109152-ATG_Emergency-Proclamation-Related-to-the-States-COVID-19-Delta-Response-distribution-signed.pdf  

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54064

10/1/21 Face Covering Requirement

https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2109152-ATG_Emergency-Proclamation-Related-to-the-States-COVID-19-Delta-Response-distribution-signed.pdf 

8/5/21, 9/8/21 Vaccine Mandate

https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2108026-ATG_Emergency-Proc-for-COVID-19-Response-distribution-signed.pdf 

https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2109041-ATG_Executive-Order-No.-21-07-distribution-signed.pdf 

https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-implements-new-safety-guidelines-with-vaccination-requirements-for-athletes-and-coaches-to-participate-in-sports.aspx 

10/1/21 Large Gathering Ban https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2109152-ATG_Emergency-Proclamation-Related-to-the-States-COVID-19-Delta-Response-distribution-signed.pdf  

 

IDAHO

8/17/21 Emergency Declaration: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/proclamation_emergency-declaration_081721.pdf 

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54065

4/10/20 Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment): https://doi.idaho.gov/DisplayPDF?Id=7761&url= 

4/7/21 Vaccine Passport Ban

https://gov.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/74/2021/04/eo-2021-04.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision

https://ioem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/379299e56f234fa89cff3c8c6acf3ac8 

 

ILLINOIS

10/15/21 Disaster Proclamation: https://www.illinois.gov/content/dam/soi/en/web/illinois/documents/government/coronavirus-disaster-proc-10-15-2021.pdf   

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54039

4/20/20 Premium Grace Period: https://insurance.illinois.gov/cb/2020/CB2020-11.pdf

6/11/21 Full Reopening

https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23399 

https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/Executive-Orders/ExecutiveOrder2021-12.aspx 

8/26/21 Face Covering Requirement:  

https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html 

8/26/21, 10/22/21 Vaccine Mandate

https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-20.2021.html 

https://www.illinois.gov/government/executive-orders/executive-order.executive-order-number-28.2021.html 

 

INDIANA

10/1/21 Public Health Emergency: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive-Order-21-26-Nineteenth-Renewal-of-Emergency-Declaration.pdf 

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54052

 

IOWA

10/15/21 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency: https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20Health%20Proclamation%20-%202021.10.15.pdf   

2021 School Year Decision

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/08/10/covid-19-rising-again-iowa-schools-start-2021-mask-rules-delta-variant-children-des-moines-vaccine/5533960001/ 

 

KANSAS

3/24/21 Emergency Declaration: https://governor.kansas.gov/governor-laura-kelly-signs-emergency-response-bill-will-re-issue-executive-orders-to-protect-covid-19-recovery/  

6/15/21 Terminating Emergency Declaration

https://governor.kansas.gov/governor-laura-kelly-statement-regarding-republican-leaders-revoking-disaster-declaration/ 

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54054

2021 School Year Decision

https://governor.kansas.gov/governor-laura-kelly-signs-bill-requiring-in-person-learning-option-other-legislation/ 

 

KENTUCKY

9/7/21 Emergency Declaration: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/21SS/hjr1/bill.pdf 

3/9/20, 6/5/20 Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20200309_Executive-Order_2020-220.pdf; https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20200605_Executive-Order_2020-450_Dispensing-of-Pharmaceuticals.pd

Paid Sick Leave: Kentucky Senate, Senate Bill 282, March 2020.

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54059

6/11/21 Full Reopening

https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20210611_Executive-Order_2021-386.pdf 

 

LOUISIANA

10/26/21 Renewal of Public Health Emergency: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2021/203JBE2021StateofEmergencyMaskMandare.pdf 

3/17/20 Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: https://www.ldi.la.gov/docs/default-source/documents/legaldocs/rules/rule36-cur-patientprotections?utm_source=Consumer+Press+Release&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=3-18-20+Emergency+Rule+36 

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54038

3/26/20 Premium Grace Period, expired 5/12: https://ldi.la.gov/docs/default-source/documents/legaldocs/rules/rule40-cur-moratoriumonpolicy 

5/25/21 Reopening

https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2021/93-JBE-2021-State-of-Emergency.pdf 

9/28/21 Face Covering Order: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/Releases/Slides/Mask-Mandate-proclamation.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision

https://louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/ready-to-achieve/ready-to-achieve!-2021-2022-school-operational-guidelines.pdf?sfvrsn=737f6718_4  

10/26/21 LIfting Face Covering Order, except in K-12 Schools: https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2021/203JBE2021StateofEmergencyMaskMandare.pdf 

 

MAINE

6/30/21 End to Civil Emergency

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-announces-state-civil-emergency-end-june-30th-2021-06-11 

3/12/20 Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/legal/bulletins/pdf/442.pdf 

4/7/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/90996

8/12/21 Vaccine Mandate

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-requires-health-care-workers-be-fully-vaccinated-against-covid-19-october 

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/mills-administration-provides-more-time-health-care-workers-meet-covid-19-vaccination 

 

MARYLAND

6/15/21 Roadmap for Terminating Emergency Orders:

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Termination-Roadmap-6.15.21.pdf 

3/6/20, 3/10/20 Free Vaccine, Early Rx Refill: https://insurance.maryland.gov/Insurer/Documents/bulletins/Bulletin-20-05-Covid-19.pdf; https://insurance.maryland.gov/Insurer/Documents/bulletins/20-06-Covid-19-FollowUp.pdf

6/30/21 Premium Grace Period:

https://insurance.maryland.gov/Insurer/Documents/bulletins/21-17-Omnibus-update-regarding-prior-bulletins-issued-during-the-COVID-19-SOE.pdf 

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54062

8/5/21, 8/18/21 Vaccine Mandate

https://health.maryland.gov/phpa/Documents/2021.08.05.01%20-%20MDH%20Order%20-%20Amended%20Vaccination%20Matters%20Order.pdf 

https://health.maryland.gov/phpa/Documents/2021.08.018.01%20-%20MDH%20Order%20-%20Amended%20Vaccination%20Matters%20Order.pdf 

8/26/21 School Face Mask Requirement (effective 9/15/21)

https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/files/proposed-mask-regulation-8-26-21-1631650902.pdf 

https://news.maryland.gov/msde/new-masking-requirement-effective-immediately-for-all-maryland-public-schools/ 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

6/15/21 End of Emergency Declaration: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-69/download 

3/6/20, 3/30/20, 4/9/20 Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment), Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth: https://www.mass.gov/doc/bulletin-2020-02-addressing-covid-19-coronavirus-testing-and-treatment-issued-362020/download; https://www.mass.gov/doc/bulletin-2020-10-credentialing-and-prior-authorization-during-covid-19-coronavirus-health/download; https://www.mass.gov/doc/bulletin-2020-13-coverage-for-covid-19-treatment-and-out-of-network-emergency-and-inpatient/download 
https://www.mass.gov/doc/bulletin-2020-32-addressing-covid-19-coronavirus-vaccines-issued-12292020/download 

3/26/20 Early Rx Refill: https://www.mass.gov/doc/bulletin-2020-06-administration-of-precription-drug-benefits-during-covid-19-coronavirus-public/download 

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54066

5/29/21 Lifting of all restrictions: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-69/download 

8/5/21 Vaccine Mandate: 

https://www.mass.gov/doc/order-of-the-commissioner-of-public-health-regarding-the-requirement-for-nursing-home-personnel-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19/download 

8/19/21 Vaccine Mandate

https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order/download 

2021 School Year Decision

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/27/metro/all-covid-19-restrictions-will-be-lifted-mass-schools-this-fall-fully-in-person-learning-will-be-required-state-says/ 

8/25/21, 9/27/21, 10/26/21 School Face Mask Requirement

https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/2021-0825mask-requirement.pdf; https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/mask-requirement-extension/mask-requirement-extension.pdf 

https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/2021-1026mask-requirement-extension.pdf 

 

MICHIGAN

4/6/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/89311

4/10/20, 4/22/20 Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment) & free vaccine: https://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-13222_13250-525327–,00.html

https://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-13222_13250-557561–,00.html  

4/21/20, 6/16/20 Early Rx Refill: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-526675–,00.html; https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-532095–,00.html  

6/22/21 Full Reopening

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2021/06/17/file_attachments/1856773/FINAL_MDHHS_Recission_of_Emergency_Orders.pdf 

6/22/21 Rescinding Face Covering Requirement 

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90640-562084–,00.html 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/MI_Safe_Schools_COVID_Testing_Program_Frequently_Asked_Questions_713404_7.pdf

9/29/2021 Vaccine mandate ban 

https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/publicact/pdf/2021-PA-0087.pdf 

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2021/09/29/file_attachments/1952005/Transmittal%20Letter%2009292021.pdf 

 

MINNESOTA

7/1/21 End of Peacetime Emergency

https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/487865 

3/27/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54071

4/2/20 Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment): https://mn.gov/governor/news/?id=1055-426435 

5/6/21 Rescinding Face Covering Requirement 

https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2021-23%20Final_tcm1055-485873.pdf

2021 School Year Decision 

https://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2021/covid072821.html

8/10/21 Vaccine Mandate 

https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/493652 

 

MISSISSIPPI

4/30/21 Emergency Declaration: https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1551.pdf 

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54037

3/25/20 Premium Grace Period: https://www.mid.ms.gov/legal/bulletins/20203bul.pdf;

https://www.mid.ms.gov/legal/bulletins/20204bul.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://www.mdek12.org/news/2021/7/15/State-Board-of-Education-Sets-Policies-to-Resume-In-Person-Schooling-as-Primary-Teaching-Mode_20210715

 

MISSOURI

8/27/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-ends-existing-state-emergency-terminating-executive-order-20

8/27/21 – https://www.sos.mo.gov/library/reference/orders/2021/eo9

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54060

6/16/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-missouri-will-fully-reopen-enter-phase-2-recovery

8/16/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/covid-mo-k-12-school-guidance?fbclid=IwAR3Uq5QJeaOCW5z5_y1MR4r5yby4SYRMcsrXu5MgUhh3Lc3zqEcPNzmK-1I

 

MONTANA

6/30/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://governor.mt.gov/EO-10-2021-Rescinding-Emergency-Order.pdf

3/30/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88801

1/13/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://covid19.mt.gov/_docs/Directive_on_2-2021.pdf

6/15, 11/20, 2/14/21 Face Covering Requirement: 

https://covid19.mt.gov/_docs/2-12-2021-Directive.pdf

https://news.mt.gov/Governors-Office/Gov.-Gianforte-Announces-DPHHS-Emergency-Rule-to-Promote-Parental-Rights-Regarding-Masking-in-Schools

 

NEBRASKA

4/2/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/89161

2021 School Year Decision: 

https://www.launchne.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2122CommissionersOfficialGuidanceRules10and14.pdf 

3/31/21 Vaccine Passport: 

https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-opposes-vaccine-passports

 

NEVADA

3/5/20, 12/29/20 Free Vaccine: http://gov.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/govnewnvgov/Content/News/Press/2020/2020-03-05.DOI%20Emergency%20Regulations%20re%20COVID-19.pdf

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/COVID-19-vaccine-will-be-available-at-no-cost-for-Nevadans-1.pdf

3/13/20 Emergency Declaration: http://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2020/Governor_Sisolak_Declares_State_of_Emergency_in_Response_to_COVID-19/; https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-08-14.Declaration-of-Emergency-Directive-030.pdf

4/7/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/90986

7/30/21 Face Covering Requirement

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7.29.21-Mask-Guidance-1.pdf 

8/4/21 School Face Covering Requirement

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Directive-048-Summary-School-Settings.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision: 

https://doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/News__Media/Guidance_Memos/2021/GuidanceMemo21-02.pdf

8/20/21 Vaccine Mandate: 

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-to-require-covid-vaccines-or-weekly-testing-for-state-employees

https://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2021/Governor_Sisolak_signs_emergency_regulation_related_to_COVID-19_vaccine/

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/09-10-2021-BOH-COVID-Vaccine-Vulnerable-Pop.pdf 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

3/10/20 Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/documents/health-care-coronovirus-order.pdf

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54031

5/8 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Roadmap-to-Recovery-Phase-One-Initial-Guidance.pdf 

https://twitter.com/GovSisolak/status/1258517929018028034 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/News__Media/Guidance_Memos/2021/GuidanceMemo21-02.pdf

 

NEW JERSEY

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54033

5/28/20 Premium Grace Period: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-123.pdf; https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/bulletins/blt20_27.pdf 

7/28/21 Face Covering Requirement https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-163.pdf

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/approved/20210728a.shtml

https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/20210806b.shtml#:~:text=The%20Governor%20signed%20Executive%20Order,Monday%2C%20August%209%2C%202021.

2021 School Year Decision 

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/are-schools-open-what-are-the-safety-requirements

8/2/21, 8/23/21 Vaccine Mandates

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/approved/20210802a.shtml 

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/approved/20210823b.shtml 

 

NEW MEXICO

3/11, 8/28, 9/18, 11/13, 1/8, 2/5 Public Health Emergency: https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Executive-Order-2021-004.pdf 

3/13/20 Cost-Sharing Waiver (Treatment): https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/rules/5670/ 

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54032

8/17/21 Face Covering Requirement: 

https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/081721-PHO-Masks.pdf

https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2021/10/15/state-to-extend-indoor-mask-requirement-2/ 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/NMPED_COVID19ResponseToolkit_PublicSch0726_PublicVersion.pdf

School Face Mask Requirement:

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/back-to-school-guidance/; 

8/2/21 Vaccine Mandates:

https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Executive-Order-2021-046.pdf; https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/081721-PHO-Vaccines.pdf

 

NEW YORK

3/3/20, 3/13/20 Free Vaccine: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/circular_letters/cl2020_03; https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-directive-requiring-new-york-insurers-waive-cost-sharing; https://www.dfs.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/re62_57_text.pdf; https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003131; https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/circular_letters/cl2020_16 

3/7 Emergency Declaration: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202.pdf

3/17/20 Paid Sick Leave: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-three-way-agreement-legislature-paid-sick-leave-bill-provide-immediate

3/26/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54067

4/2/20, 5/29/20 Premium Grace Period: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/press_releases/pr202004023; https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202_35.pdf  

6/15/21 Face Covering Requirement

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-covid-19-restrictions-lifted-70-adult-new-yorkers-have-received-first 

8/24/21 School Mask Requirement

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/first-day-office-governor-hochul-announces-comprehensive-plan-help-ensure-safe-productive 

8/16/21 Vaccine Mandates

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-mta-and-new-york-port-authority-employees-will-be-required-get; https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-patient-facing-healthcare-workers-state-run-hospitals-will-be; https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-covid-19-vaccination-mandate-healthcare-workers

 

NORTH CAROLINA

3/10 Emergency Declaration: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO116-SOE-COVID-19.pdf

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54036

3/27/20 Premium Grace Period: https://files.nc.gov/doi/documents/legislative-services/20-b-06-covid-19-pandemic.pdf 

 

NORTH DAKOTA

3/24/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54046

 

OHIO

3/9/20, 6/18/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/media/executive-orders/executive-order-2021-08d

3/20/20 Premium Grace Period: https://iop-odi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/static/Legal/Bulletins/Documents/2020-03.pdf 

6/19/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/media/news-and-media/additional-reopening-dates-order-signed-ohio-national-guard

2021 School Year Decision 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Reset-and-Restart

Vaccine Mandates:  

https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/hb244/EN/06/hb244_06_EN?format=pdf

 

OKLAHOMA

3/24/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54048

4/6/20 Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill, Premium Grace Period: https://www.oid.ok.gov/lh-bulletin-no-2020-02-amended/

6/30/20 Waive Prior Authorization Extension: https://www.oid.ok.gov/lh-bulletin2020-02/ 

5/1/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://www.okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/Open-Up-and-Recover-Safely-Plan.pdf

7/17/21 Face Covering Requirement: https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/1971.pdf 

2021 School Year Decision 

https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/covid19/images/060120-schools_and_day_camps_guidance-eng.pdf

5/26/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20ENR/SB/SB658%20ENR.PDF

 

OREGON

3/8/21 Emergency Declaration, Disaster Declaration: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=37225

3/5/20 Free Vaccine:

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36097; https://dfr.oregon.gov/insure/health/understand/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54061

3/25, 4/24, 5/6/20 Premium Grace Period: https://dfr.oregon.gov/news/2020/Pages/20200325-grace-period-insurance-deadlines.aspx; https://dfr.oregon.gov/business/reg/Documents/Extension%20of%20DCBS%20Order.pdfhttps://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36497; https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36563 

6/30/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64005

8/27/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64307

8/17/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Documents/Ready%20Schools%20Safe%20Learners%20Resiliency%20Framework%20for%20the%202021-22%20School%20Year.pdf

8/17/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Documents/Ready%20Schools%20Safe%20Learners%20Resiliency%20Framework%20for%20the%202021-22%20School%20Year.pdf

8/19/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64283

 

PENNSYLVANIA

2/19/21 Disaster Proclamation: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/TWW-COVID-disaster-emergency-amendment-digital-sig-2-19-21.pdf 

3/10/20 Waive Prior Auth: https://www.insurance.pa.gov/Regulations/Laws%20Regulations/Documents/COVID-19%20Bulletin%20Final_3.10.20.pdf

3/27/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54073

12/12/20 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-sec-of-health-announce-new-protective-mitigation-efforts-to-put-pennsylvania-on-pause-through-early-january/ 

5/20/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/SchoolReopeningGuidance/ReopeningPreKto12/Pages/InstructionalHours.aspx

8/10/21 Vaccine Mandates:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-vaccine-or-test-requirement-for-%E2%80%8Bcommonwealth-employees-in-health-care-and-high-risk-congregate-facilities/

9/7/21 School Face Mask Requirement

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Order%20of%20the%20Acting%20Secretary%20Directing%20Face%20Coverings%20in%20Schools.pdf 

 

RHODE ISLAND

3/9, 4/8, 7/3, 7/31, 10/2, 11/2, 12/1, 12/22, 2/16, 3/16, 4/14, 6/4, 6/10, 7/2, 9/3, 9/17, 9/30, 10/15/21 Emergency Declaration: 

https://governor.ri.gov/executive-orders/executive-order-21-103

3/13/20 Free Vaccine, Waive Prior Auth, Early Rx Refill: http://www.ohic.ri.gov/documents/2020/March/Insurance%20Coverage%20Instructions%20During%20COVID-19%20State%20of%20Emergency%20FINAL.pdf

4/2/21 Treatment without cost-sharing

http://www.ohic.ri.gov/documents/2021/April/Bulletin%202021-02%20Guidance%20Addressing%20Cost%20Sharing%20for%20COVID-19%20Treatment%20pdf.pdf

Marketplace SEP: https://healthsourceri.com/

3/23/20 Primary Election Postponement: http://www.governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-20-11.pdf 

3/25/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54053

4/27/20 Waive Prior Auth: http://www.ohic.ri.gov/documents/2020/April/COVID/April%2027/OHIC%20Bulletin%202020-03-dtd%2004272020%20-Temporary%20Emergency%20Measures%20Re%20BDR%20and%20NPs.pdf 

6/1/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-20-40.pdf

11/5, 1/27, 2/23, 6/2/21 Face Mask Requirement: https://governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-21-63.pdf

7/15/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-approves-rhode-islands-plan-use-american-rescue-plan-funds-support-k-12-schools-and-students-distributes-remaining-138-million#:~:text=Returning%20to%20In%2DPerson%20Learning,teachers%2C%20students%2C%20and%20families.

8/19, 9/17/21, 10/15/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://governor.ri.gov/executive-orders/executive-order-21-103

8/10/21, 10/1/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=973468256839138&ref=watch_permalink

https://governor.ri.gov/press-releases/governor-ridoh-announce-enforcement-strategy-october-1-healthcare-worker-and

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/13, 4/27, 5/27, 6/26, 7/11, 7/26, 8/10, 8/25, 9/9, 9/24, 10/9, 10/24, 11/8, 11/23, 12/8, 12/23, 1/7, 1/22, 2/6, 2/21, 3/8, 3/23, 4/7, 4/22, 6/7/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Executive-Orders/2021-05-22%20FINAL%20Executive%20Order%20No.%202021-25%20-%20State%20of%20Emergency.pdf

3/31/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88876 

8/3/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/2020-07-26%20FINAL%20Executive%20Order%20No.%202020-48%20-%20State%20of%20Emergency.pdf

School Status of Reopening: 

https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/schools/district-and-school-closures/operational-status/

School Face Mask Requirement:

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.php?search=DOC&searchtext=mask&category=BUDGET&year=2021&version_id=7&return_page=&version_title=Appropriation%20Act&conid=36815002&result_pos=0&keyval=46115&numrows=10

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

3/13, 3/26, 4/10, 5/26, 7/7, 12/31, 6/30/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://sdsos.gov/general-information/executive-actions/executive-orders/assets/2020-34%20-%20.PDF

3/24/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54047

7/28/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://twitter.com/govkristinoem/status/1420474384423211015

7/27/21 Vaccine Mandates: 

https://twitter.com/govkristinoem/status/1420148181157957632

 

TENNESSEE

3/12, 5/6, 6/29, 9/30, 10/30, 12/4, 12/29, 2/27, 4/27, 9/30/21 End Emergency Declaration: 

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee88.pdf

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee89.pdf

5/28/21https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee81.pdf

3/31/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88881

5/22/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee38.pdf

7/3, 9/30, 4/27/21  Face Covering Requirement:

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee80.pdf

7/16/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://www.tn.gov/education/news/2021/7/16/tdoe-announces-approval-of-29-new-virtual-schools-for-2021-22-school-year.html

8/16/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee84.pdf

4/29/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0013

 

TEXAS

3/13, 4/12, 5/12, 6/11, 7/10, 9/7, 5/5, 6/7, 7/1, 7/30, 8/29, 9/28/21 Emergency Declaration: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-renews-disaster-declaration-in-september-2021

3/30/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88806

3/10/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf

6/24, 7/2/21  Face Covering Requirement:

https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/files/assets/public/files/about/2nd-addendum-to-the-8th-declaration-of-public-health-emergency.pdf; https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-29-use-of-face-coverings-during-COVID-19-IMAGE-07-02-2020.pdf

5/18/21, 7/29/21, 9/17/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-36-prohibiting-government-entities-from-mandating-masks

https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-38_continued_response_to_the_COVID-19_disaster_IMAGE_07-29-2021.pdf 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/210917_21-22%20Public%20Health%20Guidance_final.pdf 

7/29/21, 10/11/21 Vaccine Mandates: 

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/education/#legislation

https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-40_prohibiting_vaccine_mandates_legislative_action_IMAGE_10-11-2021.pdf

 

UTAH

3/6, 8/20, 9/21, 11/9, 1/13/21 Emergency Declaration: https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/Health/SPHO-2021-1-State-Public-Health-Emergency-Declaration.pdf

Paid Sick Leave: Utah House, House Bill 69, March 2020.

4/10/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/92206

4/10/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/special-orders/

4/29, 6/29, 7/10, 7/17, 7/23, 7/27, 8/14, 8/20, 9/4, 9/11, 11/24, 12/17, 1/22, 3/26, 4/10/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://governor.utah.gov/2021/04/10/utahs-statewide-mask-mandate-ends-today-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

3/24/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/special-orders/

5/28/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/education/#legislation

5/5/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://le.utah.gov/~2021/bills/static/HB0308.html

 

VERMONT

3/13, 4/10, 5/15, 6/15, 7/15, 8/8, 8/14, 9/11, 10/15, 11/14, 11/20, 12/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15, 5/15, 6/15 End Emergency Declaration: 

https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/state-emergency-ends-governor-phil-scott-acts-ensure-continuity-select-critical

3/20/20 Marketplace SEP: https://dvha.vermont.gov/covid-19

3/30/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88796

4/15/20 Mandatory Free Cost Vaccine When Available

https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/vermont-department-financial-regulation-requires-insurers-cover-covid-19-diagnosis-and

6/14/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/governor-phil-scott-announces-state-has-reached-its-80-vaccination-goal-lifts-all

6/1, 8/1, 9/11, 4/30, 5/15/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/documents/ADDENDUM%2016%20TO%20AMENDED%20AND%20RESTATED%20EXECUTIVE%20ORDER%20NO.%2001-20.pdf

8/11/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-vdh-memo-french-levine-advisory-covid19-prevention-measures-fall-2021.pdf

8/4, 10/5/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/your-community/prek-12-schools

9/8/21 Vaccine Mandates:

https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/transcript-governor-phil-scott-and-dr-mark-levine-discuss-delta-vaccine-effectiveness

 

VIRGINIA

3/12, 3/26, 7/1/21 End Emergency Declaration: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/executive-actions/

3/23/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54035

4/13/20 Primary Election Postponement (local): 

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-56-Postponing-June-9,-2020-Primary-Election-to-June-23,-2020-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

7/1/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/executive-actions/

5/26, 8/21, 11/13, 12/14, 5/15/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-72-SEVENTH-AMENDED-and-Order-of-Publi

c-Health-Emergency-Nine-Easing-of-Commonsense-Surge-Restrictions-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

8/4/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+CHAP0456

5/15/21 School Face Mask Requirement:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-72-SEVENTH-AMENDED-and-Order-of-Public-Health-Emergency-Nine-Easing-of-Commonsense-Surge-Restrictions-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

8/5/21 Vaccine Mandates:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/august/headline-902296-en.html

 

WASHINGTON

2/29, 7/2, 12/10/20  Emergency Declaration: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-25.9.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

3/5, 5/1, 6/3, 7/2, 7/29/20 Early Rx Refill, Waive Prior Auth: https://www.insurance.wa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/emergency-order-number-20-01.pdf ; https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-06%20Coronavirus%20%28tmp%29.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery; https://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/kreidler-extends-emergency-order-30-days-waiving-deductibles-and-copays-coronavirus-testing; https://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/kreidler-extends-emergency-order-july-3-waiving-deductibles-and-copays-coronavirus-testing; https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Executive-Order-2020-054-2.pd

https://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/kreidler-extends-emergency-order-waiving-cost-sharing-coronavirus-testing-until-aug-27

https://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/kreidler-extends-emergency-orders-coronavirus-testing-and-surprise-billing?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

3/10, 4/1/20 Marketplace SEP: https://www.wahbexchange.org/washington-healthplanfinder-extends-current-special-enrollment-period-gives-extra-month-for-uninsured-to-secure-health-coverage/ 

3/15/20 Section 1135 Waiver:  https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54022

3/24/20 Premium Grace Period: https://www.insurance.wa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/emergency-order-20-02_3.pdf; expired 5/23/20:https://www.insurance.wa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/emergency-order-20-02-extension.pdf
10/15/20:https://www.insurance.wa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/final-emergency-order-20-02-sixth-extension.pdf 

6/30/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-statement-upcoming-economic-reopening

6/26, 7/25, 5/21, 8/23, 9/13/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-25.15%20-%20COVID-19%20Washington%20Ready.pdf

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-25.17.pdf

8/11/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/820-105-K12Schools2021-2022.pdf

8/18/21 School Face Mask Requirement: https://medium.com/@GovInslee/inslee-announces-educator-vaccination-requirement-and-statewide-indoor-mask-mandate-a2f5a47d8a31

8/9, 9/27/21, 11/15/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/21-14.1%20-%20COVID-19%20Vax%20Washington%20Amendment.pdf

https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-updates-worker-vaccine-requirement-proclamation

https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/21-16%20-%20COVID-19%20-%20Large%20Events%20%28tmp%29.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

WEST VIRGINIA

3/4/20 Preparedness Proclamation: https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/SKM_C45820030417010.pdf

3/13/20 Early Rx Refill: https://www.wvinsurance.gov/Portals/0/pdf/20-05_Prescription_Refill_Bulletin.pdf?ver=2020-03-14-144759-5; https://www.wvinsurance.gov/Portals/0/pdf/WestVirginiaInsuranceBulletinNo.2020-01.pdf?ver=2020-03-09-163536-04390

3/18, 3/26/20 Premium Grace Period: https://www.wvinsurance.gov/Portals/0/pdf/pressrelease/20-07%20COVID-19%20Regulatory%20Guidance.pdf?ver=2020-03-26-195235-360;

https://www.wvinsurance.gov/Portals/0/pdf/20-EO-02_Emergency_Order.pdf?ver=2020-03-19-084523-047 

3/30/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/88791

4/1/20 Primary Election Postponement:

https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/2020%20Proclamations/EO%2018-20.pdf

3/5/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/2021%20Executive%20Orders/EO-8-21-March-5-2021.pdf

https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/2021%20Executive%20Orders/EO-12-21-April-19-2021.pdf

5/18, 7/7, 8/21, 11/14, 5/14, 6/18/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://governor.wv.gov/Documents/2021%20Executive%20Orders/EO-20-21-June-18-2021.pdf

3/3/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://wvde.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/In-Person-Instruction-WVBEMotionREVISED-v3.pdf

10/20/21 Vaccine Mandates:  

https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB335%20ENR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=3X&i=335

 

WISCONSIN

3/12, 8/1, 9/22, 11/20, 1/19, 2/4/21 Public Health Emergency: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/2bf8b45 

12/22/20 Free Vaccine

https://oci.wi.gov/Documents/Regulation/Bulletin20201222COVIDImmunizationCoverage.pdf 

4/20/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/97716

5/13/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/28b7302

8/1, 9/22, 11/20, 1/19, 2/4/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/2ca9d14

 

WYOMING

3/13/20 Emergency Declaration, Public Health Emergency: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19mX3feCje2NKRrKi_GPiKvwcckGVoVBh/view

3/27/20 Section 1135 Waiver: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/federal-disaster-resources/?entry=54070

3/16/21 Social Distancing Restrictions Lifted: 

https://governor.wyo.gov/media/news-releases/2021-news-releases/governor-gordon-announces-removal-of-statewide-mask-requirement-lifts-all

6/15, 8/1, 8/16, 9/1, 10/16, 11/1, 11/16 , 11/24, 12/9, 1/9, 2/15, 3/1, 3/16, 4/1, 5/1, 5/17, 5/21/21 Face Covering Requirement:

https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Order1_27thContinuationAmended_May212021.pdf

8/4/21 School Status of Reopening: 

https://governor.wyo.gov/media/news-releases/2021-news-releases/governor-will-not-issue-mask-mandate-stresses-local-control-in-safe-return

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