Rhode Island COVID-19 Information
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- Celebrate the holidays and other seasonal activities safely this year to help lower your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. HOLIDAY SEASON Holiday Illustration
- Recent Executive Orders
- Social Gatherings: Effective immediately, the social gathering size is limited to the people you live with—your household.*
- Early closures: All restaurants, bars, gyms, recreational facilities, and personal services must close at 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Stay-at-home advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and from 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Venues of assembly: The capacity limit for indoor venues (performing arts venues, movie theaters, houses of worship) is 50% of normal capacity with a maximum of 125 people. The limit for outdoor venues is 66% of normal capacity with a maximum of 150 people. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Catered events: The capacity limit for indoor catered events is 25 and for outdoor catered events is 75, with exceptions for previously scheduled weddings. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Large retailers: The capacity limit for big box stores (more than 30,000 square feet of space) is one person per 150 square feet. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Business travel: Businesses are asked to cancel any non-essential, work-related travel. (Effective November 8, 2020)
- Masks are required any time you’re near people who don’t live with you, including at the gym. MORE
- Visitation at healthcare facilities: Visitation at hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities are at Level 3. (Effective November 3, 2020)
- Starting November 9. A maximum of two spectators for any athlete younger than 18 will be allowed. All spectators and athletes are required to wear a mask at all times, including during practices and games.
- Low-risk sports (track and field, individual swimming, golf, weightlifting, skiing, sideline cheering, cross country, archery, cycling, equestrian, snowboarding, singles figure skating, and solo sailing): practices, games, and tournaments in Rhode Island attended by out-of-state teams will be allowed. (In effect until December 31, 2020.)
- Moderate-risk sports (basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, field hockey, tennis, swimming relays, girls lacrosse, water polo, fencing, competitive group cycling, non-competitive dance, individual competitive dance, and team sailing): practices and games with other in-state teams will be allowed. Hosting practices, games, or tournaments with out-of-state teams is prohibited. (In effect until December 31, 2020.)
- High-risk sports (wrestling, football, boys lacrosse, competitive cheer, rugby, boxing, competitive martial arts, and pairs figure skating): All competitions, including scrimmages are prohibited. (In effect until December 31, 2020.)
- *Any adult who lives alone or is a single parent can gather with one other household, as long as the gathering is not more than five people.
- Relief for Workers: If you need to stay home because of COVID-19, there are resources for you. Please do not go into work if you are sick. MORE
- Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools and Other Buildings by Circulating Air: The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from one person to another in tiny particles of water and virus called aerosols. Aerosols can stay floating in the air for hours and can travel long distances. Aerosols can build up if the air inside is not circulated the right way. MORE
- Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, and it even more important to talk to RIDOH contact tracers when they call. Learn how it works and how to tell the difference between real contact tracing calls and scams. MORE
- Reopening Rhode Island: PHASE III GUIDELINES More details are provided on Reopeningri.com
- Travel: If you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the states listed here, learn about what you need to do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. LEARN MORE ABOUT RI TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
- Transparency Portal: The state launched a website dedicated to tracking coronavirus spending.