Each state’s DOT office is responsible for maintaining rest areas. Time limits are not generally strictly enforced unless there is reason to believe the rules are being abused.
There are some rest areas, however, in Oregon and Montana that provide access to a state park or national forest in which camping is permitted. In some turnpike service plazas in Ohio, overnight RV parking spaces are available for a nominal fee.
“Some of the protocols that have been undertaken so far include increased cleaning, discontinuing use of the electric hand dryers in the bathrooms, removal of tables and dine-in services, and updating employees on the best practices to help limit the spread of this virus.” Updated Friday, May 1, 2021 : All state rest areas and welcome centers will temporarily close facilities beginning Sunday, April 5 at 4:00 pm.
“We recognize that New Hampshire’s rest areas and welcome centers are a valuable resource for visitors and are confident that they can access amenities located outside the buildings on a temporary self-service basis while staff transition work duties to support other essential state services.” Granite State Hospitality operates the restroom facilities located on I-93 in Hook sett and those will remain open.
Updated Friday, May 1, 2021 : “For those who need to be on the road, service areas on the Parkway and Turnpike remain open for fuel, food, and restrooms.” The facility operator, HMS Host, has reopened the welcome center to help the trucking community that is delivering much needed supplies and materials in the fight against the Coronavirus.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Florida rest stops, welcome centers and service plazas, frequently wash your hands, cover your cough or sneezes, and please stay home if you are sick.” For more I-95 travel information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street.
Landline Staff Last update: January 21, 2021, at 10:25 a.m. CST NOIDA and Landline Media are compiling the latest updates from federal and state governments on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
For Landline Media’s complete coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, click here. Additional information you’ll find here is related to the mandatory statewide shutdowns, restaurant closures, and of course, parking.
Frequent visitors to this page, we have streamlined all the information related to states and provinces in one chart, so you see all the info in one place quickly. Executive Order protecting federal workers and requiring masks on federal property (January 20, 2021) EXTENDED: FMCSA extended its emergency declaration, which provides relief from hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, until Feb. 28, 2021.
Some websites will have: Prescreen instructions Where to go instead of their facility (assuming they don’t test) The site is slow doing the search, but will quickly pull contact and website info, once you’ve made a selection.
Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. (July 15, 2021) Reg: Certain AREA Driver License and Reinstatement Offices resume normal operation, others continue limited service via phone.
Mike Dunleavy will issue another 30 day COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration for the State of Alaska. (December 10, 2020) Reopening: Moving Alaska Forward Plan Phase 3/4 begins May 22.
All businesses can reopen following social distancing guidelines including wearing face coverings in public. Mike Dunleavy ordered masks to be worn in all State of Alaska facilities.
(October 16, 2021) Reg: The Nov. 16 Outbreak Health Orders include an appendix of regulations that are suspended due to COVID-19. Suspended regulations include a number of permitting and commercial vehicle registration legs.
Details and permit info here (April 15, 2021) Food: Restaurants restricted to 50% capacity. Arkansas Reg: Order extending disaster and public health emergency to mitigate spread of COVID-19 an additional 60 days; includes renewal of mask mandate.
(October 13, 2021) Reg: HOS waived for relief loads (March 11, 2021) Masks: Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statewide order requiring the use of masks in public indoor and outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
(April 30, 2021) Parking: After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Arkansas Welcome Centers are now open to the public. To safely re- open, the centers are monitoring the number of visitors inside the building at one time, frequently cleaning restrooms and common areas, and requiring the use of face masks when a safe physical distance cannot be achieved.
(March 18, 2021) Food: The Arkansas Health Department is ordering businesses that are licensed to sell and allow consumption of alcohol on their premises to close by 11 p.m. nightly. For a complete list of COVID-19 orders, notices and guidance in effect for the province, click here.
California Shutdown: On December 21, 2020, a Supplement to the Limited Stay Home Order was signed. (November 16, 2021) Reg: Executive order directs the California Department of Transportation to create a process for issuing temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way, allowing businesses located along state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking areas, where safety permits.
(October 28, 2021) Reg: HOS and Motor Carrier Property Permits waived (March 17, 2021) Reg: Expiring commercial licenses from March 2020 to February 2021 extended through February 28, 2021. (December 30, 2020) Reg: California DMV expands online services to allow for CDL renewals online (Aug. 4, 2020) Reg: DMV extends expiring driver licenses for drivers under age 70 through 2021.
Additionally, commercial drivers may submit medical certificate updates for their license through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office, virtual.DMV.ca.gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending the time frame by 60 days.
(June 15, 2021) Food: Effective July 13, all counties must close indoor operations for dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms. Jared Polis extends statewide mask mandate for anyone over 10 years of age in a public, indoor space.
According to DOT, “the rest areas, north of Pueblo, are being closed due to a public health and safety concern. I-25 Pinon rest area locations do not have running water that allows the public to wash their hands.
(June 29, 2021) Testing: Click here for a link to community COVID-19 testing sites in Colorado (May 26, 2021) Travel: Colorado health officials encourage residents to celebrate Thanksgiving with only those living in their household and to avoid traveling for the holiday. Ned Lamont announces Connecticut will roll back to Phase 2.1 rules beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 6.
The major changes that will occur under Phase 2.1 include: Restaurants will reduce to 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 8 people limited to a table; Restaurants and entertainment venues (i.e. bowling allies, movie theaters, arcades, etc.) Will be required to close by 9:30 p.m., except food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.; personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75 percent capacity; event venues will be limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor; Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people; and religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum.
Ned Lamont extended the public health emergency declaration and related orders through February 9, 2021. In addition, the state issued guidelines for wearing masks for essential workers.
(September 15, 2021) Travel: Governors Andrew Cuomo, Ned Lamont and Phil Murphy released a joint statement urging residents to “avoid unnecessary or non-essential travel between states at this time” due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases. (October 20, 2021) Fines: Effective, Friday, September 18, residents could be fined $100 for violating the mask mandate, $250 for attending a large, unsanctioned event and $500 for organizing a large, unsanctioned event.
(September 15, 2021) Relief: Program offering $20,000 line of credit at 0% for minority/women-owned small businesses in Connecticut. (May 15, 2021) Reg: DMS closed, road tests postponed, credentials expiring between March 10 and June 8 will not be charged late fees (March 17, 2021) Food: State to allow food trucks at rest areas.
John Carney on Thursday signed the fourth revision to the omnibus emergency order, announcing additional restrictions to confront the winter surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Delaware. Most establishments limited to 30 percent capacity; larger retail limited to 20 percent to reduce crowds; 10 p.m. curfew instituted at restaurants and bars; additional enforcement measures announced; Stay-at-Home advisory in effect December 14-January 11.
Residents can view testing centers in their communities and book appointments online. District of Columbia Reopening: Phase Two adjustments went into effect November 25.
Those adjustments include decreased capacity at restaurants and limits on the number of attendees at indoor and outdoor gatherings. Reg: All D.C. DMV documents with an expiration date on or after March 1 will remain valid until 45 days after the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency concludes.
(July 16, 2021) Food: Effective Monday, December 14, the maximum indoor capacity at restaurants is reduced to 25 percent. (November 23, 2021) Travel: Per Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Nov. 23 update, Hawaii is the only state not considered high risk.
Ron DeSantis extends Florida’s emergency declaration for an additional 60 days. Per FOOT: “The Florida Department of Transportation will be reducing seating at its service plaza restaurants to 50% capacity.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Florida rest stops, welcome centers and service plazas, frequently wash your hands, cover your cough or sneezes, and please stay home if you are sick.” Food: Under Phase 2 guidance, restaurants should operate at no more than 75 percent capacity. Georgia Hawaii Reopening: Act With Care phase in effect, limiting capacity at most businesses.
However, beginning October 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. A 14-day mandatory quarantine will be required for trans-Pacific travelers arriving without a confirmed negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before departure of the final leg of their trip to Hawaii‘i.
Travelers will not be able to obtain a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NEAT) upon arrival at any Hawaii airport. Beginning November 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaii‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine with a pre-travel test.
(November 2, 2021) Masks: An updated statewide mandate issued Nov. 16, requires those ages 5 and up to wear masks in all indoor public settings, in private vehicles when members of other households are present, and outdoors when 6 feet distance from non-household members can’t be maintained. Brad Little introduced modified Stage 2 restrictions including limiting the number of people who can gather indoors or outdoors to 10, with exceptions for certain activities.
Reg: Idaho DMV issues notice of emergency extensions, including driving credentials and vehicle registrations. The site will show a list and map of testing centers within 40 miles of the ZIP code entered.
Now, more than ever, this is a vital resource for motorists, truckers and other travelers in Illinois. The janitorial crews are diligently and frequently cleaning and disinfecting each facility.” (March 21, 2021) Food: Effective Friday, Nov. 20, all Illinois restaurants will suspend dine-in service while the state is on Tier 3 restrictions: (November 17, 2021) Testing: Mobile and Community-Based Testing Sites in Illinois can be found here.
Eric Holcomb issued his ninth renewal of the state’s emergency disaster declaration. (December 1, 2020) Reopening: Beginning Nov. 15 and lasting for at least a month, Indiana is reinstituting pandemic restrictions based on the state’s color-coded map showing viral spread.
(November 11, 2021) Reg: HOS waived for transportation of essential items and relief loads. Before making an appointment for an in-person visit, customers are encouraged to explore the range of online options offered at dor.gov/motor-carrier-services or call the MCS at 317-615-7200.
The mandate applies only when people are within six feet of others for 15 minutes, and they aren’t members of their households. (November 16, 2021) Reg: Iowa DOT to issue restricted CDs for farmworkers remotely (April 2, 2021) Reg: Iowa moves to “appointment only” at driver service centers, with priority given to CDL holders and others who provide essential services.
(March 23, 2021) Reg: Extension of HOS waiver for transportation of essential items and relief loads; weight limit increase. (January 7, 2021) Reg: Enforcement on driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations expired after Jan. 16 waived until further notice.
(March 19, 2021) Parking: All Iowa DOT facilities remain open at this time including driver’s service centers, rest areas, garages, weigh scales, and administrative offices. Laura Kelly announced a new plan to combat the spike in COVID-19 cases.
The plan includes a public health campaign, community engagement conversations and an executive order establishing a statewide face-covering protocol. Under the order, Kansans shall wear face coverings when inside public spaces, or in situations where physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.
Guidance regarding specific locations or situations in which face coverings should be worn is outlined within the order. Kansans under age 5, those with medical conditions, and others outlined in the order are exempt from face covering protocol.
Affected individuals should contact their primary care provider if they develop any of the following symptoms within 14 days from the date of their visit. (July 7, 2021) Reg: Updated order extending deadlines for motor vehicle and driver's license registrations and renewals through until potentially January 26, 2021.
20-65, extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during state of disaster emergency. Expires Dec. 31, 2020 (September 14, 2021) Reg: Executive order removing online license renewal restrictions.
Food: Mass gatherings limited to 45; restaurants must provide 6 feet between tables, no salad bars or buffets. Andy Beshear announced he is extending the statewide mandate on wearing facial coverings in public for another 30 days, effective Jan. 2, 2021.
Check here for the latest information on in-person services closures (March 23, 2021) Food: Effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, no indoor food or beverage consumption; carryout and delivery encouraged; socially distance outdoor seating. Edwards extended his modified Phase Two order, including Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, to January 13, 2021, as hospitalizations have exceeded the level reached during the second surge in July.
(December 22, 2020) Masks: Order requires face coverings for everyone ages 8 and older except for the following: Anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering; Anyone who is consuming a drink or food; Anyone who is trying to communicate with a person who is hearing impaired; Anyone who is giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; Anyone temporarily removes his or her face covering for identification purposes; Anyone who is a resident of a parish without a high COVID-19 incidence that has opted out of the masking mandate. Counselors can direct callers to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
Food: Due to sustained and dangerous increases in COVID-19 cases in Maine, Governor Mills has extended the 9:00 p.m. closing time for all outdoor and indoor amusement venues, movie theaters, performing arts venues, casinos, and businesses that provide seated food and drink service, including social clubs, restaurants, and bars and tasting rooms currently open for outdoor service through Jan. 3, 2021. Hogan issued an emergency order requiring Marylander's to limit all travel to essential purposes only.
(December 17, 2020) Masks: Expanded order requires all Marylander's over the age of 5 to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all facilities and businesses across the state, to include any work area where interaction with others is likely. Face coverings will also be required in outdoor areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.
The expanded order continues to provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions or disabilities. (March 16, 2021) Reg: State agencies suspend in-person services for two weeks to combat COVID-19 surge (December 17, 2020) Parking: Rest areas open.
Food: A public health advisory warns Marylander's against all non-essential activities and holiday gatherings with people outside one’s immediate household. Under this advisory, all Marylander's should refrain from attending public and private gatherings of more than 10 people in one location and should practice physical distancing to the maximum extent possible.
Baker issued a revised Stay-At-Home advisory instructing residents to avoid leaving their homes between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The latest orders also include updated mask requirements and restrictions on the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings.
(November 2, 2021) Travel Advisory: Beginning Aug. 1, Massachusetts is adopting a 14-day quarantine for all residents and visitors entering the state, with limited exemptions. An exemption applies for commercial truckers who are working when they enter the state.
Michigan Reopening: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place.
Colleges and high schools may proceed with remote learning, but must end in-person classes. (October 29, 2021) Reg: Expiring credentials, including CDL and chauffeur’s licenses, extended March 31, 2021.
(January 7, 2021) Reg: Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Michigan is extending the enforcement waiver of IRP requirements through the end of September if credentials expired after March 1. (July 7, 2021) Parking: Information lobbies at all Michigan Welcome Centers will be closed until further notice.
(November 15, 2021) Health: Michigan has created a COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, answered seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (January 13, 2021) Masks: Beginning July 25, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.
Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. (July 22, 2021) Food: As of Dec. 18, at 11:59 p.m., restaurants and bars could resume outdoor dining at 50% capacity, with a maximum of 100 people, with some additional restrictions.
Tate Reeves issued a revised Safe Recovery Order easing restrictions. A few of the relaxed restrictions include increasing attendance at outdoor K-12 extracurricular events such as football games to 50% of seating capacity, limiting group gatherings when you are unable to social distance to no more than 20 indoors and 100 outdoors, and requiring masks for schools and close contact businesses like salons and barbershops.
According to the latest updates from the state health department, all but 7 counties are limited to 10 indoors, and 50 outdoors in situations where social distancing is not possible. Masks must be worn indoors in public places when a distance of six feet cannot be maintained between groups from different households.
Any Mississippi apportioned registration set to expire on March 31, will be extended to April 30. MSD recommends that Mississippians only participate in work, school or other absolutely essential activities, and avoid gatherings such as social events, sporting events, in-person church services, and weddings and funerals unless they involve only close family (preferably outdoors).
Those measures include social distancing rules in a number of indoor establishments, including churches, capacity limits on indoor gatherings and mask requirements for staff and patrons of certain businesses. (November 11, 2021) Masks: Masks are required for staff and patrons at salons, barbershops, massage therapy, bowling alleys, pool halls, body art establishments, and any other indoor businesses where staff and patrons are within six feet of each other for 15 consecutive minutes or more.
Certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. (November 11, 2021) Reg: Order providing relief to qualified commercial motor vehicles from FMCSA 390-399 as well as weight and length exemptions when in direct response to COVID-19.
Sisolak announces mandatory face covering policy in public for all residents and visitors. (June 24, 2021) Reg: Order granting 90-day license and registration extensions, including Motor Carrier permits for credentials that expired during the time when DMV offices were closed; also grants 60-day extension to credentials that expire within 30 days of DMV offices reopening to the public.
(April 29, 2021) Reg: Nevada is temporarily extending IRP and IFTA operating credentials with an expiration date of December 31, 2020, until February 1, 2021. (March 17, 2021) Parking: “State highway rest areas remain open, some with disinfectant cleanings occurring as frequently as every hour.
Newfoundland Reopening: Phased-in approach to offering motor vehicles services began June 10. (January 1, 2021) Masks: Beginning Nov. 20, all persons over the age of 5 within the state of New Hampshire shall wear mask or cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households.
Phil Murphy tweeted the state is retightening the limit on outdoor gatherings to 25 individuals, effective 6 a.m. on Dec. 7. Only exceptions: Religious or political activities; Funerals; Memorial services and Wedding ceremonies.
Phil Murphy implements an executive order requiring masks to be worn outside when social distancing can’t be maintained. New Jersey has required workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while indoors, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods since April.
(July 8, 2021) Travel Advisory: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are imposing quarantine restrictions “for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.” Essential workers are exempt. (June 24, 2021) Travel: Governors Andrew Cuomo, Ned Lamont and Phil Murphy released a joint statement urging residents to “avoid unnecessary or non-essential travel between states at this time” due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases.
(October 20, 2021) Reg: Increase in the maximum weight limit on certain interstate highways and toll roads from 80,000 pounds (40 tons) to 92,000 pounds (46 tons) for vehicles transporting COVID-19 relief supplies. (April 8, 2021) Reg: Updated expiration dates for commercial driver’s license and learner’s permits, medical examiner certificates and medical certifications and hazmat endorsements.
Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities in order to blunt the unprecedented spike of COVID-19 illnesses and to attempt to relieve dramatically escalating strain on hospitals and health care providers across the state. Reg: New Mexico is creating a streamlined process for emergency expedited special permits that would allow motor carriers to transport a load up to 88,000 pounds.
Andrew Cuomo extends statewide disaster declaration until January 17, 2021 (December 18, 2020) Masks: Executive Order 202.17 requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place (April 17, 2021) Reg: Order harmonizing the intrastate hours of service regulations with FMCSA changes, effective September 29, 2021. (November 4, 2021) Travel: Governors Andrew Cuomo, Ned Lamont and Phil Murphy released a joint statement urging residents to “avoid unnecessary or non-essential travel between states at this time” due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases.
Essential workers subject to the state’s quarantine have certain guidelines they must follow. Read the release from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.
All restrooms and microvending services to remain open.” Parking: Impromptu rest areas open at two NYC freight hubs (April 15, 2021) Food: Effective at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, will be required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go.
Roy Cooper is extending until January 29 a modified stay at home order which requires nighttime closure for certain businesses and activities for all North Carolinians during overnight hours. This includes restaurants (with exceptions for take-out and delivery), bars, entertainment venues, certain retail establishments and other businesses and facilities specified in the order.
All individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or the place they will remain for the night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless an exception applies. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is prohibited for on-site consumption between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Events or convening outside the home must end by 10 p.m. and guests must leave the establishment and travel home or to the place where they will stay for the night.
The order also requires large retail businesses with more than 15,000 square feet to have an employee stationed near entrances ensuring mask wearing and implementing occupancy limits for patrons who enter. (March 10, 2021) Gatherings: The capacity limitations on certain businesses, indoor and outdoor gathering limits and other public health measures implemented by previous executive orders are extended through Jan. 8, 2021.
Tolls: The North Carolina Turnpike Authority will resume billing procedures for late payments for NC Quick Pass invoices. (January 18, 2021) Reg: ND DOT begins Smart Restart with phased reopening on May 11.
Reg: Order removing all weight restrictions on state highways and suspending all ND DOT in-person administrative hearings (March 24, 2021) Reg: Extends expired driver’s licenses that expired after March 1, based on the following renewal schedule: Expired March, April or May 2020 are valid through September 30. Covers credentials including CDs (August 10, 2021) Reg: In accordance with Executive Order 2020-07, North Dakota IRP enrolled vehicles are recognized as valid while the Executive Order is in effect.
(October 6, 2021) Food: All bars, restaurants and food service establishments are limited to 50 percent of their licensed seated capacity, not to exceed 150 patrons, and are closed to in-person service between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Take-out, curbside and delivery will still be allowed during those hours. Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Ohio Masks: All individuals in Ohio, age 10 or older, must wear facial coverings in public at all times when: At an indoor location that is not a residence; Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members; Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.
(July 22, 2021) Reg: Special permits for oversize loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products and other household goods. Kevin Stitt announced the Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20, which increases safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Certain counties, cities and towns have adopted local ordinances mandating the use of facial coverings in public. Reg: HOS, size and weight fees waived for emergency relief loads.
(March 18, 2021) Reg: Oklahoma is extending its waiver of registration requirements for vehicles involved in emergency support efforts; it now expires June 29. (January 18, 2021) Health: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has clarified its policy on treating truck drivers who cross the border from the United States into Canada for essential operations.
(October 20, 2021) Shutdown: Effective Thursday, January 14, at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.
(January 12, 2021) Parking: Ontario is providing truck drivers with more places to safely stop and rest while moving goods during COVID-19. Parking: Washrooms to reopen at Peace Bridge Duty Free store in Fort Erie on May 1, serving U.S.-bound drivers.
Kate Brown on Thursday extended her declaration of a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for an additional 60 days, until March 3, 2021. Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning July 1.
(December 22, 2020) Reg: Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services Division has a resources page for motor carriers with info about the state’s response to COVID-19, including exemptions and waivers. The agency encourages motor carriers to visit the Commerce and Compliance Division’s website, Oregon Trucking Online, to pay certain taxes, renew plates and conduct other business.
(November 17, 2021) Reg: Suspends enforcement of size, weight permits; permit authority; registration for interstate carriers; possession of insurance policies; tax enrollment; single trip temporary passes; registration of vehicles; and HOS. Pennsylvania Reopening: The limited-time mitigation orders suspending in-person dining statewide were allowed to expire on January 4.
However, some communities, including Philadelphia are extending local bans until at least January 15. Tom Wolf signs an executive order expanding mandate that masks be worn in public spaces.
The updated order requires that masks be worn indoors when around persons not from your household, even if you are more than 6 feet apart. (March 6, 2021) Reg: Effective August 31, the following products’ expiration dates will be extended : Commercial learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2021, through September 30, 2021; Commercial driver licenses scheduled to expire from March 16, 2021, through September 30, 2021; and Hazardous Materials Endorsements (HE) for individuals who are a Pennsylvania-licensed commercial driver’s license holder and who held a valid, unexpired HE with a determination of no security threat on or after March 6, 2021.
Parking: Penn DOT reopens more indoor restrooms at roadside rest areas (May 11, 2021) Parking: Following a concerted effort by NOIDA and its membership, Penn DOT has now reopened 28 of its 30 rest areas as of March 27. Initially, Penn DOT closed all rest areas on March 17 at the direction of Gov.
(December 18, 2020) Masks: Effective Friday, May 8 everyone, except children under 2 and people whose health would be damaged by wearing a face covering, must wear face coverings when in a public place, both indoors and outdoors. (December 30, 2020) Reg: Expiration dates for registrations, driver licenses, learner permits, ID’s, Caps, CDs, inspection stickers, disability placards, and school bus certificates have been extended.
(December 18, 2020) Parking: RIOT told Landline that all rest areas are open and cleaning of bathrooms has increased to two times a day. Henry McMaster issued an executive order requiring face coverings be worn in state government offices, buildings and facilities.
(October 2, 2021) Reg: Transportation waivers in November emergency orders include waivers for transporting essential goods, including food, water, medicine, medical supplies and equipment, fuels, livestock, poultry, feed for livestock, crops and agricultural products (including timber and wood chips). Also provides relief from state size weight laws for 120 days on non- interstate highways for certain vehicles.
(November 8, 2021) Parking: SCOT rest areas remain open, and our crews are more frequently cleaning high-touch surfaces, such as door handles and restroom surfaces.” Food: Restaurants could begin offering dine-in at 50 percent capacity, effective May 11. Bill Lee asks Tennesseans to “not engage in indoor gatherings for the holidays” with people outside the immediate household.
Bill Lee has extended his executive order granting counties the authority to impose county-wide mask mandates until 2021. (October 19, 2021) Reg: Updated executive order addressing HOS, CDL licensing, REAL ID issuance (September 30, 2021) Reg: CDL holders with a medical card that expired between March 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021 have until October 31, 2021 to submit their new Med-Cert to the Department.
The extension is available to CDL holders with a medical card that is currently valid for more than 90 days. Greg Abbott issued an executive order closing bars and scaling back some of the state’s reopening efforts after a surge in COVID-19 cases.
(October 7, 2021) Masks: Every person in Texas age 10 or older shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. (July 2, 2021) Reg: Port of Houston Bay port and Barbour's Cut terminals reopen after worker tests positive for COVID-19 (March 19, 2021) Reg: Texas has temporarily waived certain oversize and overweight permitting, IRP and 72-hour and 144-hour temporary registration permitting regulations related to commercial trucking in the state.
(March 18, 2021) Reg: Temporary waiver of state laws that prohibit trucks from the alcohol industry from delivering supplies to grocery stores. (March 15, 2021) Parking: Dot has closed the lobbies of its 12 Travel Information Centers until further notice to help combat the threat of COVID-19.
Under this requirement, all Utah residents must wear masks in public, and when within six feet of anyone they don’t live with. (November 8, 2021) Reg: An extension for Utah IRP registrations expiring after March 17.
Check Utah DMV website for latest updates (March 18, 2021) Parking: “As of now, our offices are open, our projects are moving forward, our services and systems are available and above all, our employees and partners are doing their utmost to keep Utah moving.” (March 17, 2021) Gatherings: The latest health orders lift the 10-person limit on in-home gatherings. Phil Scott extended the state’s emergency declaration until December 15 (November 20, 2021) Reopening: Vermont will temporarily require a 14-day quarantine for all non-essential travel, increase compliance checks and expand testing to find the virus earlier and contain it faster.
Phil Scott issued a statewide order requiring all persons older than 2 to wear a mask in public, indoors or outdoors. Reg: License and registration renewals extended 90 days; DMV transitions to mail/online/phone service only (March 19, 2021) Reg: All IFTA/IRP and 72-hour trip permit requirements are waived for 90 days (March 19, 2021) Parking: “All but four VT rest area buildings and facilities are closed at this time due to COVID-19 concerns.
Scott and the state health commissioner issued an advisory on social gatherings, strongly recommending they be limited to 10 or fewer people. Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10.
(December 10, 2020) Reg: Virginia further extends IRP registration deadlines due to COVID-19 emergency (June 26, 2021) Reg: The validity of driver’s licenses and identification cards expiring on or before July 31, 2021, is extended for 90 days, not to exceed August 31. (April 7, 2021) Parking: Safety rest areas and ferry facilities remain open to the public, with enhanced cleaning and protective measures in place.
The Iron Goat rest area on US 2 westbound at mile marker 58 for the season. Also, the rest areas on I-90 at mile marker 242 at Prague are closed for electrical work.
Tony Evers issued an executive order recommending Wisconsin residents to stay home as much as possible, limit gatherings to households only, and asking business owners to require masks in the workplace and allow employees to work from home. (November 10, 2021) Masks: Statewide mandate requires face coverings be worn by any person over the age of 5 whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space.
(August 13, 2021) Reg: COVID-19 relief supply permits waiving HOS, size and weight limits (March 14, 2021) Parking: Rest areas remain open to support truckers.