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Many of the stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders are being lifted in almost every state allowing restaurants to reopen again for in-person dining.

While many restaurants have offered takeout and delivery services throughout the months of quarantine, this will be the first time since the restrictions were put in place that restaurants are resuming their dine-in services. Still, the reopening process for every restaurant will need to strictly comply with the state’s official restaurant reopening guidelines and standards to protect the health and safety of all staff and patrons.

As a restaurant owner waiting for your state to allow for in-person dining, there are few things you can do right now to prepare to reopen:

Here’s the latest on which states are allowing restaurants to resume in-person dining and the official reopening guidelines that they’ll have to follow.  Remember: takeout and delivery are still one of the safer options.

Official Restaurant Reopening Guidelines in All 50 States

ALABAMA

Alabama restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 11. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Alabama’s official state guidelines for more information.

ALASKA

Alaska restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 8. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Alaska’s official state guidelines for more information.

ARIZONA

Arizona restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 11. While there are no set state requirements, it is highly recommended that establishments:

Please review Arizona’s official state guidelines for more information.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 11. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Arkansas’s official state guidelines for more information.

CALIFORNIA

California restaurants are being open on a county-by-county basis. Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba counties are OPEN for dine-in services.

A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review California’s official state guidelines for more information.

COLORADO

Colorado restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Wednesday, May 27. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Colorado’s official state guidelines for more information.

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Wednesday, May 20. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Connecticut’s official state guidelines for more information.

DELAWARE

Delaware restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, June 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Delaware’s official state guidelines for more information.

FLORIDA

Most Florida restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 4, with the exception of establishments in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties that are OPEN for dine in-services starting Monday, May 18th. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Florida’s official state guidelines for more information.

GEORGIA

Georgia restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, April 27. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Georgia’s official state guidelines for more information.

HAWAII

Hawaii restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Saturday, June 5. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Hawaii’s official state guidelines for more information.

IDAHO

Idaho restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Saturday, May 16. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Idaho’s official state guidelines for more information.

ILLINOIS

Illinois restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services starting Friday, May 29. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Illinois’s official state guidelines for more information.

INDIANA

Indiana restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 11.  While there are no set state requirements, it is highly recommended that establishments:

Please review Indiana’s official state guidelines for more information.

IOWA

Iowa restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 15. A few notable that guidelines restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Iowa’s official state guidelines for more information.

KANSAS

Kansas restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 4. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Kansas state guidelines for more information.

KENTUCKY

Kentucky restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 22. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Kentucky’s official state guidelines for more information.

LOUISIANA

Louisiana restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 15. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Louisiana’s official state guidelines for more information.

MAINE

Maine restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 18 for the following counties: Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc.

A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Maine’s official state guidelines for more information.

MARYLAND

Maryland restaurants are not yet open for dine-in services, and will remain closed until further notice.

Please check back frequently for updates.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts restaurants are not yet open for dine-in services, and will remain closed until further notice.

Please check back frequently for updates.

MICHIGAN

Michigan restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 22 for the following areas: Upper Peninsula and Traverse City. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Mississippi’s official state guidelines for more information.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services starting Monday, June 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Minnesota’s official state guidelines for more information.

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Thursday, May 7. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Mississippi’s official state guidelines for more information.

MISSOURI

Missouri restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 4. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Missouri’s official state guidelines for more information.

MONTANA

Montana restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 4. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Montana’s official state guidelines for more information.

NEBRASKA

Nebraska restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 4. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Nebraska’s official state guidelines for more information.

NEVADA

Nevada restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Saturday, May 9. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review Nevada’s official state guidelines for more information.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services only starting Monday, May 18. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review New Hampshire’s official state guidelines for more information.

NEW JERSEY

At this time, there is no new information for restaurant reopening in the state of New Jersey.

Please check back regularly for updates.

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico restaurants will reopen for dine-in services potentially in early June. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review New Mexico’s official state guidelines for more information.

NEW YORK

At this time, there is no new information for restaurant reopening in the state of New York.

Please check back regularly for updates.

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 22. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official North Carolina guidelines for more information.

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official North Dakota guidelines for more information.

OHIO

Ohio restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Thursday, May 21. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Ohio state guidelines for more information.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Oklahoma state guidelines for more information.

OREGON

Oregon restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services by county starting Friday, May 15. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Oregon state guidelines for more information.

PENNSYLVANIA

At this time, there is no new information for restaurant reopening in the state of Pennsylvania.

Please check back regularly for updates.

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services only starting Monday, May 18. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Rhode Island state guidelines for more information.

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, May 11. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official South Carolina state guidelines for more information.

SOUTH DAKOTA

All South Dakota restaurants remain OPEN for dine-in services. A few notable guidelines that restaurants are recommended to meet include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official South Dakota state guidelines for more information.

TENNESSEE

Tennessee restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Monday, April 27. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Tennessee state guidelines for more information.

TEXAS

Texas restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Texas state guidelines for more information.

UTAH

Utah restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 1. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Utah state guidelines for more information.

VERMONT

Vermont restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services only starting Friday, May 22. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Vermont state guidelines for more information.

VIRGINIA

Virginia restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services only starting Friday, May 15. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Virginia state guidelines for more information.

WASHINGTON

At this time, there is no date listed for restaurant reopening in the state of Washington. Please check back regularly for updates.

In the interim, the following preparatory guidelines are in place for dining establishments:

Please review the official Washington state guidelines for more information.

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Thursday, May 21. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official West Virginia state guidelines for more information.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Thursday, May 14.

There are currently no recommended/enforced state guidelines in place.

WYOMING

Wyoming restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, May 15. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

Please review the official Wyoming state guidelines for more information.

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