COVID-19 Updates


Date: 10/27/20

Update: Zip Codes Impacted by Colorado Wild Fires

Below are zip codes of areas that have been evacuated due to wild fires in Colorado. Estes will not be servicing these zip codes until the all clear has been given, and it is deemed safe by state authorities to resume operations.

  • 80482
  • 80446
  • 80447
  • 80442
  • 80478
  • 80451
  • 80459
  • 80481
  • 80545
  • 80540
  • 80510
  • 80512
  • 80515
  • 80511
  • 80517
  • 80532
  • 80535
  • 80548
  • 80536

Date: 09/28/20

Update: ODFL Restrictions Update

  • ODFL will now handle the Customer Specific pricing agreements currently in place and only volume shipments are restricted.

Date: 09/25/20

Update: ODFL Implementing Immediate Shipping Restrictions

  • Effective immediately, ODFL is no longer picking up shipments that are 12’ in length or 12,000 LBS in weight. This is temporary, but there is no set end date as of now. This applies to shipments that are 6 normal sized skids or more on one BOL.

Date: 08/26/20

Update: Hurricane Laura Could Bring 'Unsurvivable' Storm Surge

Date: 08/26/20

Update: Transportation, Logistics Sector Braces for Hurricane Laura

Date: 08/19/20

Update: US LTL Trucking Firms Prepare to 'Push Price'

Date: 08/11/20

Update: Central Freight

  • Clients & Redwood may experience customer service delays with Central Freight. They are reporting a significant number of their Customer Service Team out of office due to COVID.

Date: 08/10/20

Update: XPO Logistics

  • XPO has put in a temporary Embargo in place for all IB shipments delivering into these 5 Service Centers:
    • San Bernardino, CA
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Denver, CO
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Norcross, GA
  • Embargo expected to be lifted on Thursday, 8-13-20.

Date: 08/05/20

Update: General LTL

  • Hot spots experiencing delays include Fontana, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Florida, Seattle, Portland, Southern Indiana, and PA.

Date: 08/05/20

Update: Saia Motor Freight

  • SAIA embargo for transactional shippers in Detroit, MI.

Date: 08/05/20

Update: Estes

  • Currently not publishing on time performance metrics.

Date: 08/05/20

Update: AAA Cooper

  • Experiencing delays in Dallas and Atlanta.

Date: 8/5/20

Update: From - YRC Motor Freight

As you know our industry is stretched for capacity. The good news is the economy has ratcheted up. We have experienced increased shipment volume since June 1. The bad news is we have not been able to keep pace with the increased volumes and provide a service product that pleasing to us and our valued customers. Our issue is two-fold. First, we furloughed across the entire YRCW enterprise immediately when COVID came into our lives. Unlike many of our customers who were deemed as nonessential and shut down or severely limited their staffing, we continued to provide service and we were very proud to do so.  The economy absolutely depends on transportation companies to function. As the pandemic grew, so did our inventory of trailers that we had loaded for delivery but couldn’t deliver;  some due to companies closed and others just didn’t have the staff available to receive the goods causing our trailers to be dropped at consignee locations unable to be unloaded. This caused an ever-intensifying capacity issue for YRC Freight particularly on the west coast but also in other areas of the country. This is 100% cause and effect in play. As economic conditions improved and our industry started to rebound the combined effect of employees self-quarantining, the two weeks as required, and improved unemployment benefits has slowed their return.  Presently we have three different companies pre-qualifying drivers for us, and we are hiring as fast as we can to dig out, but it is a slow process.

We must do something different, organically, and expeditiously to push thru this. Bullet pointed below is our plan to right size YRC Freight.

We are implementing two changes; One is articles of extreme length - XCON and the other is an FSC change on shipments on the 10m line of rates.

    • We must find a way to try to create capacity within YRC Freight. As you are aware, we took a firm stance on long article shipments the last 2 years. We view removing shipments containing a handling unit 12’ or greater from our network as the fastest way to create capacity and provide more reliable service to the many customers we service for you. We can commit to this being short term but cannot commit to a date of reinstatement.  Tentative date is Labor Day to review. What I can tell you is that effective Monday August 10th we will no longer be accepting shipments 12’ and greater at YRCF.
    • For those clients on the current T-100 rules tariff, we are moving the FSC on the 10m line of rates to the truckload FSC rate, again, this change only affect you if you are presently using our current T-100 series of rules.

Date: 5/20/20 – 8:00am CST

Update: A Comprehensive Update for All States & Their Plans to Re-Open

For the full list as of today, 05/20, click here.


5/4/20 – 8:00am CST

A Comprehensive Update for All States & Their Plans to Re-Open

The following information details the current processes, restrictions and relaxed requirements for individuals, retail, manufacturing, public spaces, etc. for each state as of May 2, 2020.  IF your business operates within any of these jurisdictions and you would like more clarity about your ability to re-open, please reach out to your Redwood Representative for assistance.


Gov. Kay Ivey said the current stay-at-home order will not be extended beyond April 30.

Ivey says she will instead issue another order that will go into effect on April 30 at 6 p.m. ET and will expire on May 15 at 6 p.m. ET.

Under the order, all employers, retail stores and beaches will be allowed to open subject to good sanitation and social distancing rules, Ivey said.

Ivey says by no means is the state out of the woods with the coronavirus threat and encourages all Alabamians to stay home and follow good sanitation practices.


Gov. Mike Dunleavy allowed personal services businesses and restaurants in most parts of Alaska to reopen April 24, but with restrictions.

Hair salons can only admit customers by reservation. Restaurants will have to keep distances between tables and can't exceed 25% of their normal capacity.

The city of Anchorage delayed the new rules until April 27.

Dunleavy says Alaska is not in a rush to reopen but is responding to a low infection rate in the state and a belief that they can quickly isolate any future outbreaks.

"You'll see the numbers go up," he said, "but you want to look at the bed capacity, the numbers recovered, and a whole host of other metrics."

Dunleavy has said that Alaskans can again schedule elective surgeries on or after May 4 and visit their doctors for non-urgent needs.


Gov. Doug Ducey told reporters April 29 that he is extending his stay-at-home order until May 15 with modifications. Under the new order, elective surgeries can begin on May 1. Retailers can open to delivery, curbside and pickup orders on Monday, May 4. The governor said he hopes to be able to reopen restaurants May 12.

Navajo Nation extended the closure of their government until May 17.


Gov. Asa Hutchinson said April 30 that gyms, fitness centers, and indoor athletic facilities can resume operations beginning Monday, May 4.

But people who have been to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans cannot enter those places.

The governor announced Wednesday that his state will open restaurants for limited dine-in service May 11. Restaurants will only be able to operate at a third of their normal capacity and they must limit groups to no larger than 10 people.

Hutchinson added that if the state continues to see a downward trend of coronavirus cases, it will move into a second phase by allowing restaurants to increase to 67% of capacity.


Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order on March 19 that has no set end date.

However, the state will begin allowing scheduled surgeries. Newsom emphasized the surgeries being phased back in are important medical procedures like heart surgery or removing cancerous tumors that should not be neglected. Elective procedures like cosmetic surgery are still not a priority.

This will begin the first phase of a return to normalcy in California.

However, California is pulling back on issuing permits for events and activities, including protests, at all state facilities, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Newsom said on Friday that he is "days, not weeks" away from beginning to lift some restrictions in the state's stay-at-home order. On April 30, he ordered beaches in Orange County closed after beachgoers crowded the beaches during a hot weekend. His order was followed by a large protest in Huntington Beach.

Newsom announced a joint Western States Pact with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on April 13.


Gov. Jared Polis issued a Safer at Home Order which took effect on April 27 and will be in effect for 30 days until May 27.

Starting April 27, retail businesses with curbside delivery can reopen and elective medical procedures can resume. Businesses such as personal training and dog grooming can reopen with social distancing. More retail businesses will reopen later this week, while people will be permitted to return to non-essential office work on May 4. The state also joined with Nevada and three West Coast states to coordinate their Covid-19 reopening plans.

Polis warned people not to think the coronavirus emergency is over, however. "It's not going to be life as normal. We're in this for the long haul, but it's sustainable for the medium term," Polis said in a press conference the day the order was lifted.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock extended the city's stay-at-home order until at least May 8.


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont extended the mandatory shutdown in the state until May 20.

But, Lamont said more testing is needed so the state can reopen by that date. He praised the federal government for loosening regulations on testing ingredients so they can expand testing more quickly.

The state has also ordered tens of thousands of "fever-meters" thermometers, which Lamont says will be "incredibly helpful" when folks go back to work at big manufacturers where temperatures can be taken before entering the buildings.

Connecticut has joined a coalition with the Northeastern states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to coordinate the reopening of the economy, according to a news release from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

On April 30, Lamont outlined the industries that officials in the state are looking at for re-opening on May 20.

So far the list includes outdoor-only restaurants (no bar areas), outdoor zoos and outdoor museums, university research programs, hair and nail services, remaining retail that's currently been deemed as non-essential, some offices -- although individuals should be encouraged to work from home where possible.


Gov. John Carney issued a statewide stay-at-home order that will remain until May 15 or until the "public health threat is eliminated." Carney said the state will consider reopening its economy only after seeing 28 days of declining Covid-19 cases.

"By the end of the week, I think we'll have a comprehensive testing plan that will require more than double the number of tests that we have now," Carney said on April 29.

Delaware has joined a coalition with the Northeastern states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island to coordinate the reopening of the economy, according to a press release from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

The governor said April 17 that once the state reopens, social distancing, face coverings in public, washing hands, limited gatherings and vulnerable populations sheltering in place will remain.

District of Columbia

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser extended a stay-at-home order until May 15.

"I don't know if that means we will be open on May 16, but it will be a point for us to check in. And if we need to extend it beyond that, we certainly will," Bowser said during an April 15 media briefing.


Florida will reopen certain businesses through much of the state on May 4 except in the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Starting May 4, restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six-foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25% capacity. Retail can operate at 25% of indoor capacity, and bars, gyms and personal services such as hairdressers will remain closed. Churches remain on "voluntary social distancing," and movie theaters remain closed. The state's stay-at-home order ends on April 30.

DeSantis defended the decision made by local leaders to reopen the beaches as he awaits recommendations from Reopen Task Force

The reopening of the beaches in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, generated criticism and also generated the Twitter hashtag #FloridaMorons.

"My hat's off to the people of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for doing a great job," DeSantis said. "And for those who try to say you're morons, I would take you over the folks who are criticizing you any day of the week and twice on Sunday."

The Florida Keys will not reopen to visitors until at least June, county commissioners said April 24.


Gov. Brian Kemp started to ease restrictions April 24.

Gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, hair and nail salons, estheticians and massage therapists were able to reopen April 24, with certain rules. Theaters and restaurants were allowed to reopen April 27, also with caveats.

The caveats include social distancing and screening employees for illness.

Bars, nightclubs and music venues will remain closed, for now.

A shelter in place order for "medically fragile and elderly Georgians" is in place through June 12.

The shelter in place order for other Georgians ended April 30.

"However, moving forward, I am urging Georgians to continue to stay home whenever possible,” Kemp said in a statement. "I want to thank the people of our great state who heeded public health advice, afforded us time to bolster our health-care infrastructure, and flattened the curve. We were successful in these efforts, but the fight is far from over."


The statewide stay at home order for Hawaii set to expire April 30 has been extended until May 31, Gov. David Ige announced. Ige said he has also extended the order that travelers quarantine for 14 days after their arrival to the state until May 31.

Beaches are now open for exercising such as jogging, running or walking but people cannot loiter on the beach and must maintain social distance, Ige said.

Groups of two people or more are now allowed to fish for subsistence or commercial purposes, Ige said. A previous restriction limited such gatherings to two people.

Elective surgeries are also allowed to take place as long as there is enough capacity although that could change should the state see a surge or increase in need, Ige said.


After Gov. Brad Little's "Order to Self-Isolate" expired on May 1, Idaho's entered the first stage of the state's recovery plan. Bars, gyms and theaters must remain closed and restaurants can continue carryout service, but some other businesses and places of worship could open with social distancing plans.

Little said that the measures were working and Idaho is "truly seeing a flattening of the curve."

Under the second phase, restaurant dining and salons would be permitted to open, although gatherings would still be limited to fewer than 10 people.


Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a modified stay-at-home order that went into effect on May 1 and extends through the end of the month. The order allows more flexibility "where it is safe" to do so, according to Pritzker.

This new order allows residents to leave their home for essential activities, including for health and safety, for necessary supplies and services, for outdoor activity, for certain types of work, to take care of others, and to engage in the free exercise of religion.

"All we were trying to do was to make more explicit that people do have the right to gather in a group of 10 or less," he said. "As long as you are social distancing."

State parks, golf courses, retail stores, and garden centers are some of the few places that are reopening with strict social measures.

Non-urgent surgeries that have been put off due to the crisis can also now be scheduled in surgery centers and hospitals, according to the governor.

Pritzker also announced guidance on the use of masks in public. He said, "Tomorrow will be the first day where adults and any children over the age of two and everyone medically able to tolerate a face covering will be required to wear one in public places where they can't maintain a 6-foot social distance."


Gov. Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order expired May 1 and the state is currently in stage 1 of the its reopening plan. Critical businesses have opened but all other industries are closed.

Stage 2, which will roll out for most of the state on May 4, eases restrictions on essential travel, permits social gatherings of up to 25 people and reopens state government offices with limited public interaction. Retail and commercial businesses can open at 50% capacity, as can shopping malls, though indoor common areas are restricted to 25% capacity.

Restaurants and bars that serve food can open starting May 11 at 50% capacity, and personal services such as hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and tattoo parlors can open at that time by appointment only.

Indiana is part of a Midwest coalition of states looking at reopening possibilities.


Gov. Kim Reynolds has not declared a stay-at-home order. Reynolds allowed 77 of Iowa's 99 counties to reopen restaurants, fitness centers, retail stores and enclosed malls at 50% capacity beginning May 1. Reynolds also lifted the ban on religious gatherings of more than 10 people.

This approach takes "a targeted approach to loosening restrictions" and focuses on counties "where there is no virus activity or where virus activity has been consistently low and shown a downward trend," Reynolds explained.

Counties where Covid-19 activity is higher will have their closures extended through May 15, the governor said. "It's based on a stabilization and it's based on virus activity and the amount of new cases over the past 14 days," Reynolds said.

"Businesses and churches approved for reopening must also adhere to social distancing, hygiene, public health measures, and business guidelines from the department of public health to, of course, reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19," the governor said.

Reynolds also said that restaurants will have to keep tables at least six feet apart and limit the number of people that can be at a table.

The governor emphasized that the state limit on social gatherings of more than 10 people remains in place.


Gov. Laura Kelly issued a stay-at-home order, which ends May 4.

Kelly said April 30:"If localities determined that the time is right, businesses that can maintain at least six feet of distance between consumers and adhere to industry-specific guidelines can begin to transition back to work."

Businesses such as restaurants would be allowed to reopen, but they must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between customers. Childcare facilities and libraries may reopen.

Bars, nightclubs, casinos, gyms, and personal service businesses where close contact cannot be avoided must remain closed. Those might open in the second phase, which won't begin until May 18, at the earliest. Bars and restaurants already operating curbside and carryout services can remain open.


Starting May 11, manufacturing, construction, vehicle or vessel dealerships; professional services at 50% capacity; horse racing without fans; and dog grooming and boarding will be allowed to reopen, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

On May 20, retail and houses of worship will be allowed to reopen. As the final step in the state's first phase of reopening, 10-person social gatherings will be allowed again, and barber shops, salons, cosmetology businesses and the like will be allowed to reopen starting May 25.

Restaurants, movie theaters, campgrounds, youth sports, summer camps and day cares will be part of a possible June reopening in Phase 2, Beshear said.

Customers and employees will be asked to wear a mask at every reopened and essential business.


Gov. John Bel Edwards issued new guidelines for the state and eased some restrictions while extending the stay at home order until May 15.

Beginning on Friday under the new order, malls in Louisiana will remain closed to the public, but stores can offer curbside delivery. Restaurants can still do takeout and delivery orders but can also offer outdoor seating. There will not be any wait staff, but customers will be able to sit outside and eat if they want, minding social distancing rules. Edwards also said that all employees in businesses interacting with the public are required to wear masks.

Churches can operate outdoors with tents as long as those tents don't have flaps on the side, the governor said.

Businesses that were previously directed to close will remain closed, including salons, barbershops, bars and casinos.

Edwards said his decision to extend the