FRIDAY COVID-19 UPDATE: PHASE 2 REOPENING TO BEGIN JUNE 1st

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

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