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  • Official Restaurant Reopening Guidelines in All 50 States
  • This page was last updated June 30, 2020.

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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. While there are no set state requirements, it is highly recommended that establishments:

    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. All counties except Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara 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 dine-in services starting Friday, June 26. 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 OPEN for dine-in services starting Friday, June 12. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

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

    MASSACHUSETTS

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

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

    MICHIGAN

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

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

    MINNESOTA

    Minnesota restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting Wednesday, June 10. 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

    New Jersey restaurants are OPEN for outdoor dine-in services starting Monday, June 15. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

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

    NEW MEXICO

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

    NEW YORK

    New York restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting in Phase 3. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

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

    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

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

    Please review the official Pennsylvania state guidelines for more information.

    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

    Washington restaurants are OPEN for dine-in services starting in Phase Two. A few notable guidelines that restaurants must strive to meet in order to reopen include, but are not limited to:

    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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