Short-Term Rental COVID-19 Updates for Major U.S. Destinations

As concerns over COVID-19 continue and states adjust their travel restrictions, questions about restrictions and openings across our markets have become increasingly complicated. In order to help guests and homeowners navigate these restrictions, openings and closings (and extensions), we have prepared this resource with updates and links to information sources for each of our markets.

As travel begins to resume and markets reopen, we will continue to update this page as necessary. 

Major updates – week of 12/06/2020

  • CALIFORNIA –  State and local governments have announced new COVID-19 related restrictions for travel. As of December 3, 2020, all individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.
    • Regional Stay Home Order
      • On December 3, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a Regional Stay Home Order that will go into effect at 11:59 PM the day after a region has been announced to have less than 15% ICU availability. 
      • The order prohibits private gatherings of any size, close sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
    • On December 6, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an additional supplemental order that goes into effect immediately. 
      • This order ensures stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business activity is the sale of food, may operate at 35% capacity.
    • Once triggered, these orders will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks.
    • To find out more about specific California counties, see here.
  • COLORADO – Colorado added two new levels to its COVID-19 dial; a restructured level red, which is now labeled “severe risk,” and the new level purple, which is labeled “stay at home.” 
    • All travelers arriving after December 14, 2020, are required to review all local restrictions and submit a Travel Affidavit prior to their stay.
    • Summit County: Summit County has moved into the “Red” Dial Level for Severe Risk. Here are the *Mandatory* restrictions and requirements for short term rentals:
      • This level is for counties with high levels of transmission, hospitalizations, and positivity rates. Most indoor activities are prohibited or strictly limited, and outdoor activities are encouraged as an alternative.
  • HAWAII –  Reopening began October 15, where it will be possible to travel to Hawaii with the required negative COVID-19 test.
  • MAINE – In March, Maine implemented a requirement that those entering Maine self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, and has since devised the Keep Maine Healthy plan. 
    • Starting on November 20, 2020, through Sunday, December 6, 2020, 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, will close for the night by 9:00 p.m.
    • Beginning November 16, 2020, Massachusetts is no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement. People coming to Maine from Massachusetts must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in Maine.
  • NEW MEXICO – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities. 
    • Santa Fe: Places of lodging – hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals – that have completed the N.M. Safe Certified training offered at nmsafecertified.org may operate up to 25 percent of maximum occupancy. All other “places of lodging” must close. 
    • Starting November 16, dining at restaurants, gyms, salons, and other “nonessential” businesses will have to close their doors. The new rules will be in effect until November 30, 2020.
  • OREGON –  The State of Oregon has imposed new COVID-19 restrictions on recreational tourism and lodging, including a two-week statewide “freeze,” effective November 18, 2020. 
    • Restaurants and bars will be limited to take-out only, and recreational facilities and venues that host indoor or outdoor events will be closed. Social gatherings are limited to six, and grocery and retail will have restricted capacities.
    • Oregon Coast: Total occupancy of a short-term rental for recreational and tourism-related\\ activities cannot exceed six persons unless completely consisting of the same household of origination.
  • WASHINGTON – Starting November 16 through December 14, 2020 all counties in Washington rollback to the restrictions outlined below. 
    • Indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household are prohibited unless they (a) quarantine for fourteen days prior to the social gathering; or (b) quarantine for seven (7) days prior to the social gathering and receive a negative COVID19 test result no more than 48-hours prior to the gathering. 
    • Fitness facilities, gyms movie theatres, bowling services, and miscellaneous venues are closed for indoor operations. 
    • Outdoor social gatherings shall be limited to five people from outside your household.

COVID-19 Information by State and Major Vacation Destinations

Alabama 

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email covid19info@adph.state.al.us

Arizona

California

You can find local information for each county in California here, and in major California destinations below.

Colorado 

Florida 

Georgia

Hawaii

Maine 

Maryland

Massachusetts

Nevada

You can find local information for counties in Nevada here, and in our markets below.

New Mexico

North Carolina 

Oregon 

South Carolina 

Tennessee

Texas 

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

While our team is working hard to keep our calendars up-to-date and we have included major vacation destinations in this article, it is not a comprehensive or definitive list. We greatly encourage you to check with your local government for the latest information regarding restrictions in your area or areas you plan to visit.

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