Utility shut- off Moratoriums due to Covid19


Summary of State Utility Shut-off Moratoriums due to COVID-19

for the complete article go to neada.org/utilityshutoffsuspensions/

Table 1: State-ordered Utility Shut-off Moratoriums on Gas, Electric, and Water

Moratorium end date Count of states List of States
25-Jul 1 Wisconsin
28-Jul 1 Washington
29-Jul 1 North Carolina
30-Jul 1 New Mexico
31-Jul 2 Hawaii, Vermont
1-Aug 3 Connecticut, Illinois*, Maryland
6-Aug 1 Delaware
10-Aug 1 Tennessee
11-Aug 1 Colorado
14-Aug 1 Indiana
18-Aug 1 Arkansas
31-Aug 2 Texas, Virginia
1-Sep 1 Wyoming
6-Sep 1 Pennsylvania
7-Sep 1 New York
15-Nov 1 Alaska
16-Nov 1 Massachusetts
Until end of emergency or further announcements 4 California, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey**
Until 15 days after end of emergency 1 District of Columbia
States without state-ordered moratorium 25 Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia
Total 51
*30 additional days after August 1 for most qualifying customers
**Mandatory suspension of water and telecom shut-offs, voluntary suspension of gas and electric shut-offs.

Table 2: Proportion of U.S. Population Covered by Gas, Electric, and Water Moratoriums

# of U.S. population % of U.S. population
With state-ordered moratorium 206,558,390 62.9%
Without state-ordered moratorium/ with expired moratorium 121,681,133 37.1%

Source: NEADA state survey