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Reopening Rhode Island – Phase I Effective May 9th
Today Governor Raimondo announced she is lifting the stay at home order and allowing small retail stores to open effective May 9th. You can find the guidelines and requirements on the Reopening Rhode Island Website https://www.reopeningri.com/ Take the steps now and follow the guidelines for the safety and well being of your business, employees and all of Rhode Island!
Mandatory Face Covering Executive Order 20-30
Raimondo Details Plan for Phase 1 of Reopening: New Face Coverings Guidance, DMV to Reopen Some In-Person Operations
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today provided more details on Phase 1 of the Rhode Island’s plan to reopen the economy today.
• Executive order: The Governor signed an executive order directing everyone in a public place – whether indoors or outdoors – to wear a cloth face covering. The only exceptions are for children younger than two years of age and anyone whose health would be negatively affected by wearing a face covering. The order goes into effect Friday.
• State government: In the first phase of reopening, state customer services—including HealthSourceRI, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT)—will continue to serve the public through call centers and online services. However, the state is planning to open more in-person services at the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by appointment only in Phase 1.
More details on the plan to safely reopen Rhode Island’s economy can be found here.