COVID-19: Guidance for Easing State Restrictions


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As coronavirus cases increased throughout the United States, many states and localities took action to limit the spread of the disease through implementing social distancing guidelines, putting limits on personal movement (such as stay-at-home orders) and closing certain businesses. Now, state leaders and public health experts are working to figure out when, and how, to “reopen” states. Join NCSL to learn from public health experts about guidance and considerations for states around easing restrictions and reopening businesses, schools and other gathering places.


  • Laura Tobler, NCSL
  • William F. Crozer, special assistant to the president/deputy director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Michael Fraser, chief executive officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Hemi Tewarson, health division director, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Nirav R. Shah, physician and senior scholar, Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center