Governor Gina Raimondo announced on Friday that Rhode Island's reopening will enter Phase 2 on June 1st, providing the number of new cases and hospitalizations stay steady or decrease. All new guidelines and restrictions will be posted on the website the week of May 25th. Meanwhile, here is a summary of what will open, along with graphics that explain the restrictions. A full overview of phase 2 is also available by clicking here.

  • Face masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing still applies
  • As previously announced, houses of worship can open on May 30th with restrictions, including a limit of 25% of capacity
  • All businesses must develop COVID-19 Control Plan
  • Indoor dining allowed starting June 1st with 50% capacity allowed
  • Social gatherings limited to 15 people
  • Gyms, salons, and barber shops can open in phase 2 with some restrictions
  • All state beaches will be open with capacity restrictions
  • Offices: 1/3 of capacity allowed in phase 2
  • Travel restrictions lifted. Those entering RI no longer need to self quarantine for 14 days.
  • 30,00 people have downloaded "CRUSH COVID RI" mobile app which was unveiled on Tuesday.

Data for Friday 5/22

  • New cases: 170
  • New fatalities: 23
  • Previous day tests: 3,777

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