Governor Raimondo announced several new executive orders today, March 28th
Stay at home issued for all people in Rhode Island, in place from right now until April 13th. "Only 50% of people are observing the restrictions."
Governor Raimondo announced additional restrictions in her 1:00 pm news conference today, March 28, 2020. Basically, everyone has been asked to stay in home except for essential work and food or medicine shopping. Raimondo also said there have now been two deaths in Rhode Island associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor said this is needed because only 50% of residents are taking her executive orders seriously. Some of the restrictions today are as follows:
Stay in at home:
- You can go to work and the grocery store.
- If you are sick, you need to stay home.
*All gatherings of more than 5 people banned. Everywhere. Outside as well as inside. Conference table and kitchen tables. Try to make it the same 5 people.
*Domestic travel any person coming to Rhode Island by any mode of transportation for any non-work-related person is directed to self-quarantine for 14 days. This doesn’t apply to healthcare, public health, or public safety workers.
*Realtors and hotel operators (including AirBnB) must include new requirements for out-of-state renters, who must self-quarantine.
*All non-essential retail businesses to close* Starting on Monday, until April 13. Will be a complete listing later today on the Department of Business Regulations (https://dbr.ri.gov/) as to what businesses are considered non-critical.
- This does not apply to manufacturing or other industries.
- Doing spot checks on manufacturers, retailers, etc.
*Commuters – if you are able to work from home, you must work from home. If you have to go to work, but when you come home, you are self-quarantined in your house.
Numbers of those testing positive by communities:
CITY/TOWN - NUMBER POSITIVE
Central Falls 5
East Greenwich 0
East Providence 9
Little Compton 0
New Shoreham 0
North Kingstown 8
North Providence 5
North Smithfield 5
South Kingstown 8
West Greenwich 0
West Warwick 5