Below you will find the recent communication regarding Phase 3 in Rhode Island. You can view a recording of our Virtual COVID Training here: https://youtu.be/aUgQuxzHhqQ and the corresponding PowerPoint presentation is attached to this post.
We wanted to reach out with additional updates regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Phase 3 of the reopening of the state began yesterday, June 30. In phase 3, indoor venues that were previously closed can now open as long as they allow 100 square foot for each customer, people wear masks and they maintain at least 6 feet social distance (museums, bowling alleys, movie theaters etc). Social gatherings can now be up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, of course with masks and social distancing.
The Governor reiterated that social distancing is still required as well as face coverings in public places. Additionally, due to the alarming increase in cases in other parts of the country (particularly the South and West), the Governor has imposed travel restrictions from all states where the COVID-19 positivity rate is higher than 5% (meaning more than 5% of people tested in those states have positive results). The Rhode Island Department of Health website shows the list of those states here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSUCk9FlHBoJt5ZO0U6PKTTY7jHH8V4MovED0WiqpTTixdgMSCnUWI25xX5DCmQmtLknzu7Bo0jwY02/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true
Here are the current 24 states whose travelers to Rhode Island must comply with those travel restrictions (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington). This list will be updated every week on the DOH website above.
Travelers from these states must either have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 of arrival in Rhode Island or must quarantine for 14 days. If they take a test in Rhode Island and test negative, they can then stop quarantining.
We are now opening outings by car so that you may take your client to go shopping, run errands, go for a walk or other such reasons. Please note that you will need to disinfect that car before and after the outing, wear a mask while inside the car (both yourself and the client), the client should be in the back if possible and one or two windows should be cracked open if possible.
Heading into the 4th of July weekend, please be mindful to observe safe social practices.
We want to thank you for all the care and consideration that you are taking to understand the guidelines for your safety as well as your clients’ safely.
Please call us with any questions.
Take care and be safe!