COVID-19 US State Measures and Global Travel Restrictions Maps

How to Use the US Maps

Healthcare Ready has created a single map outlining travel restrictions, mask mandates, and reopening statuses.

NEW: Healthcare Ready has also created a map showing states’ and cities’ access and re-entry programs and any considerations for those programs during COVID-19.


US Reopenings, Travel, and Face Coverings Measures Map 

This map lists the travel restrictions, reopening status, and mask and/or face covering guidance of each US state and territory. This map focuses primarily on state-level guidance, but may also include information on major city or county orders. See below for a summary of map components.

Travel Restrictions 

The first tab of the map displays travel restrictions as the map legend. For this map, travel restrictions generally refer to travel in and out of a state. This type of travel restriction generally applies to all forms of transportation (car, air, bus, etc.). This includes individuals who drive into a state alone. 

Some states exempt essential workers from restrictions. These exemptions have been included in the  state’s description of measures where applicable. 

There are two possible statuses for the Travel Restrictions map. These statuses are explained below:

  • Travel Restrictions – Travel restrictions exist for out of state travelers who plan to stop inside this state. These restrictions usually do not apply to travelers driving through the state in question. Some restrictions are only limited to travelers from COVID hotspots, as defined by the state.
  • No Travel Restrictions – There are no mandatory travel restrictions for out of state travelers at this time.

Reopening

The second tab of the map displays reopening status as the map legend. We used the New York Times interactive map as a reference for the reopening status in each state. See their excellent resource for additional information on the status of each state’s reopening.

There are four possible statuses for the Reopening map. These statuses are explained below:

  • Reopened – In these states, businesses have reopened in every major sector, though they are almost universally under restrictions. 
  • Reopening – Many states are reopening in stages, allowing certain business sectors to open ahead of others. Differs by state.
  • Reversing – Some states moved to close certain business sectors or in specific counties after seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. 
  • Pausing – Some states reopened some business sectors, but paused or delayed plans to reopen further upon reviewing COVID case data. 

Mask and/or Face Covering Guidance 

The final tab of the map displays mask and/or face covering guidance as the map legend, aiming to communicate guidance and mandates in place by state. 

There are four possible statuses for the Mask / Face Covering Guidance Map:

  • Mandatory Statewide – Face coverings are mandatory in all public spaces and businesses where 6 ft of distance cannot be maintained 
  • Recommended Statewide – Face coverings have been recommended by the state legislature in public settings, but not mandated.
  • City/local requirements only – Certain cities or counties have mandates in place for citizens or for customers while within a business, but wearing a mask is not mandated statewide.
  • No guidance in place – There is no mask or face covering requirement in place. 

How to Use the Map

The map below is viewable through three different filters, which you can select using the tabs at the top of the map. Each tab changes only the Map Legend. Each map contains all relevant information, regardless of the tab. Hover over a state or territory to display detailed information about the guidance in place for that location. 

Clicking on a state or territory will “pin” the displayed information, keeping it in place even if you remove your mouse from the map. Once the state or territory has been clicked, sources for each subject will appear in the lower left hand side of the display box. 


US State Access and Re-Entry Programs Map

Access and re-entry refers to the ability to access an area impacted by an emergency or local crisis, traditionally a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado. Some states have formal access and re-entry programs to help ensure ahead of time that first responders, critical infrastructure workers, and those transporting critical supplies can enter an area during a crisis to deliver assistance or keep infrastructure operational. 

This map shows formal access and re-entry programs by state. In addition to using this map to understand if states are using these programs to dictate access to areas under COVID-19 restrictions, organizations involved in the COVID-19 response can use this map to prepare in case they may need to enter an area impacted by a natural disaster or other emergency.  

There are three possible designations for a state on this map:

  • Statewide Program – This state has a program it uses to manage access and re-entry.
  • City-Specific Program – This state does not have a statewide access and re-entry program but has at least one city that has its own access and re-entry program.
  • No Access and Re-entry Program – This state does not have a formal access and re-entry program.

Click on a state to view details about that state’s access and re-entry program.


Global Travel/Transportation Restrictions Map

Healthcare Ready created a COVID-19 Travel and Transportation Map to provide a global overview of measures taken by countries and businesses in response to COVID-19 impacting the movement of people and goods across countries. The tracker assigns scores in seven major transportation and movement variables pertaining to the movement of people and goods across countries.

How to Use the Global Map

The map displays information for measures related to the following seven (7) major transportation/movement variables: exports and imports, ports, land borders, flights, entry, exit, and other economic measures.

  • Scores are assigned for each variable at the country level based on each variable. 
  • Individual variable scores are summed to create a country score, which is illustrated on the map with color. 
  • Blue indicates movement is encouraged overall, and orange indicates movement is restricted. 

Hover over a country to view specific measures that country has in place.   

The global map was last updated on April 8, 2020 at 5:30pm ET.  

 Note: While most countries’ current measures should be accurate as of the above date and time, due to the volume and frequency of updates it is recommended that users confirm information before citing or acting upon it.