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 https://www.reopeningri.com/ 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