Traveling To/From Rhode Island

Learn about what you need to do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Read more about RI travel restrictions here

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Masking Requirements

Whether or not you're vaccinated, you're still required to wear a mask in some settings

If you're not fully vaccinated, RIDOH also recommends that you continue to wear a mask indoors near anyone you don't live with and outdoors in crowded places or during activities where you’re in close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated. Close contact means you’ve been within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period.

You're fully vaccinated if you’ve gotten all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) and more than 14 days have passed since the final dose.


COVID-19 Variants

As expected, COVID-19 variants of concern have arrived in Rhode Island. These variants spread more easily and quickly than other strains of the virus, which may lead to more cases and deaths. Vaccination helps protect against these variants by reducing their spread. That protects Rhode Island’s families, businesses, and economy. So does wearing your mask, watching your distance, and following quarantine and isolation requirements. Help keep RI open. Learn more at

Rhode Island’s Hard-Hit Community Vaccination Strategy

Many Rhode Islanders living in specific geographies have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths throughout the pandemic. Such differences are directly connected to the social conditions in which some communities of color are more likely to live and work every day, and to systems of structural racism and discrimination that have historically undermined the health and well-being of these communities. 

RIDOH believes reaching high vaccination rates across all individuals and communities regardless of ZIP code is key to saving lives and achieving broader population immunity. Learn about Rhode Island's Hard-Hit Community Vaccination Strategy.  

COVID-19 Vaccination

To get vaccinated at a State-run site, please go to or call 844-930-1779.

Go to to learn how to get vaccinated through a pharmacy or through a local or regional site.

Rhode Islanders can now get a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record through

COVID-19 Treatment

Rhode Island now has a doctor-recommended treatment for COVID-19 that's fast, easy, and highly effective. If you test positive for COVID-19, are age 12 or older, started having mild to moderate symptoms in the last 10 days, and are at high risk for progressing to severe disease, immediately call your healthcare provider and ask about treatment. The earlier you start treatment, the more effective it is.




COVID-19 Job Opportunities

If you want to join our COVID-19 response team, review this complete list of immediate COVID-19 related job openings and apply for one today.

COVID-19 Periodic Briefings, Advisories, and Updates

Are you interested in receiving any of RIDOH’s regularly published communications? For a complete listing of archives and to be added to our distribution lists visit our new webpage.

COVID-19 Info Line

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 401-222-8022
After hours: Call 211

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