What you need to know about COVID-19

The Rhode Island Department of Health tracks COVID-19 trends in Rhode Island on the COVID-19 Data Hub.  You can find current COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels, along with other state COVID-19 data, that can help you understand how COVID-19 is impacting Rhode Island and which steps to take to help stop the spread. It is important to remember that the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.    


Learn more about how you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and explore options for COVID-19 vaccination in Rhode Island.

  • Stay up to date with your vaccines, visit C19VaccineRI.org.  
  • Remember that outdoor or well-ventilated areas are the safest and ensure good air circulation indoors. 
  • Follow public health recommendations related to masking and wear the most protective mask.
  • Watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Stay away from others if you test positive and prevent spreading the virus to others
  • Ask a healthcare provider about treatment if you test positive.  


Symptom screening can help you make decisions about when to test for COVID-19 and seek medical care. Explore RIDOH’s testing web page and frequently asked questions to find information about:

  • Getting tested at healthcare facilities and pharmacies.
  • How people without insurance can access no-cost COVID-19 testing.
  • How to report self-test results


If you or someone you live with tests positive for COVID-19, there are steps you can take to prevent spreading the virus to others and protect yourself from getting very sick. The Isolation Calculator can help you determine how long you should stay home and isolate away from others. Learn more about doctor-recommended treatments for COVID-19 that can keep you from getting sicker and being hospitalized.