Our nation’s governors are working closely with federal and local officials as well as private sector partners to address the threat of the novel coronavirus. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, governors are taking action to limit the spread of this disease. This new resource for NECA Chapters and Contractors outlines actions taken by governors and state and territorial leaders to date.
Business closures, designations of “essential” businesses, and restrictions on movement (e.g., stay at home/shelter in place orders, curfews, etc.) are measures that can be taken at the state or local level to protect individuals from public health threats while ensuring continuity of essential functions and critical workforces. Governors possess significant powers and authority relating to the implementation of business closures, designations of businesses, and personal movement restrictions during emergency periods.
The purpose of this chart is to share information about how governors are addressing freedom of movement in their states in response to COVID-19. While this resource is not intended to be exhaustive, it is meant to highlight key actions and resources that may inform other states and territories as they prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus.