What's open in each phase?

This is a general summary of what's open in each phase of Safe Start. This is not an exhaustive list of allowed activities. Visit the county status page to see which phase your county is in and, where applicable, information about modified phases. Detailed guidance and information is available on the governor's website.

If you think a business isn't operating in compliance with the Safe Start plan, you can anonymously report a Safe Start violation here.

No matter which phase your county is in, staying home is still safest. If you do go out, remember: stay six feet apart, wear a face covering, wash your hands and stay local!

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This information below reflects the newest Safe Start updates announced by the governor.

Modified Phase 1

  • Complete details about what activities are allowed in Modified Phase counties can be found here. All essential businesses and Phase 1 activities are also permitted.
  • Gatherings: Social gatherings are only allowed outdoors with 5 or fewer people outside the household per week. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained.
  • Religious Services: As outlined in Phase 2 religious guidance, but indoor services at a place of worship limited to 25% of room capacity or up to 50 people.
  • Agritourism (eg, pumpkin patches, berry farms, tree farms, hay/wagon/train rides).
  • Weddings and funerals ceremonies are permitted, but receptions are prohibited. Maximum occupancy for a wedding or funeral is limited to 20% capacity or up to 30 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distancing can be achieved between households. This applies to both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
  • Travel: Essential travel and travel for Modified Phase 1 activities. Travel to counties in other phases to participate in non-essential activities is not allowed. Examples include sports tournaments, large group events or dining.

Phase 2

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation, sports and fitness: Outdoor recreation involving five or fewer people outside your household, camping (where open), beaches (where open). Indoor fitness and training facilities must provide 300 feet of distance between visitors. For large facilities (>12,000 sq ft), occupancy is limited to 25%. Certain indoor and outdoor recreation and competition as outlined in Phase 2 guidanceMuseums allowed at 25% capacity. Libraries allowed for some activities at 25% capacity. Movie theaters allowed at 25% occupancy.
  • Gatherings: Gather with no more than five people outside your household per week.
  • Indoor spiritual or religious services: up to 25% of capacity or 200 individuals (whichever is less). Choirs not allowed. In-home faith-based services or counseling with up to five people.
  • Wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and funerals, both religious and non-religious, are allowed up to 25% capacity or up to 30 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distancing can be achieved between households. This applies to both indoor and outdoor events.
  • Travel: Essential travel and travel for activities allowed under Modified Phase 1 and Phase 2. Travel to counties in other phases to participate in non-essential activities is not allowed. Examples include sports tournaments, large group events or dining.
  • Businesses: Manufacturing, construction, real estate, photography, pet grooming, in-home/domestic services (nannies, housecleaning, etc.), retail (in-store purchases allowed with restrictions), professional services/office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged), personal services (hair and nail salons/barbers, tattoo, etc.).
  • Restaurants/bars*: Open at <50% capacity, table sizes no larger than 6. Alcohol service ends at 11:00 p.m. No bar area seating allowed. No indoor seating at bars unless the establishment meets minimum food requirements in Safe Start guidance. No karaoke or live entertainment allowed. (*bars are defined as taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries)

Phase 3

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation, sports and fitness: Certain indoor and outdoor recreation and competition as outlined in Phase 2 guidanceMovie theaters, museums and libraries allowed at 50% occupancy.
  • Gatherings: Allow gatherings with no more than 10 people.
  • Wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and funerals, both religious and non-religious, are allowed up to 25% capacity or up to 50 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distancing can be achieved between households. This applies to both indoor and outdoor events.
  • Spiritual or religious services: Indoor capacity of 50% or 400 people (whichever is less). Choirs not allowed. Health requirements for social distancing and facial coverings will remain the same as the guidance for previous phases.
  • Travel: Resume non-essential travel
  • Business: Customer-facing government services where employees and customers can remain 6-feet apart (telework remains strongly encouraged).

Phase 4

All activities in previous phases are allowed in addition to the following:

  • Recreation: Resume all recreational activity
  • Gatherings: Allow gatherings with greater than 50 people
  • Travel: Continue non-essential travel
  • Business: Indoor family entertainment and recreational centers (mini golf, bowling alleys, arcades, etc), indoor card rooms, nightclubs, concert venues, large sporting events, resume unrestricted staffing of worksites. Vending game areas (pool tables, video games, darts, etc) can reopen.