May 1, 2020—Many states have taken the first steps toward loosening restrictions and reopening their economies. SEMA has compiled a state-by-state directory of closures and openings, including businesses and workers deemed essential during COVID-19, according to a SEMA press release.
One example is Texas, which is having retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls reopen May 1 at 25 percent capacity.
The SEMA website includes best practices for reopening published by government and industry. Businesses are encouraged to consult state and local law when deciding to reopen.