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Latest Alerts & Guidance

Quarantine Guidance Update

Effective December 10, anyone who has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from their last known exposure. You may shorten quarantine to 7 days if you have a negative result from a test taken at least 5 days after you were exposed. Residents of long-term care facilities must quarantine for 14 days.   Requirements  FAQ  Calculator   Read more quarantine guidance

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 and are 65 or older or have an underlying health condition, immediately call your healthcare provider and ask about treatment. The earlier you start treatment, the more effective it is.

 

 

 

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island.  

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is using new technology to ensure that close contacts exposed to COVID-19 are identified quickly. We have expanded our results portal to include a section where people who test positive for COVID-19 can enter their own close contacts and other demographic information. 

Fewer Cases = Fewer Deaths

The best way to prevent illness and death is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Fewer cases of COVID-19 means fewer deaths. Protect your household from infection

RIDOH Quarantine/Isolation Letters

Rhode Islanders who require a letter to verify their quarantine/isolation, or their test negative or positive results, may request a letter which may be sent by encrypted (secure) email within 72 hours upon verification by submitting this online form

COVID-19 Info Line

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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Information for Healthcare Providers

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.

Relief for Workers

If you need to stay home because of COVID-19, there are resources for you. Please do not go into work if you are sick.

Transparency Portal

The state launched a website dedicated to tracking coronavirus spending

Latest Executive Orders

Social Gatherings

Effective immediately, social gathering size is limited to the people you live with—your household. An adult who lives alone or is a single parent can gather with one other household, as long as the gathering is not more than five people.

Early Closures

All restaurants, bars, gyms, recreational facilities, and personal services must close at 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Effective November 8, 2020)

Stay-At-Home Advisory

In effect from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and from 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Effective November 8, 2020)

Venues of Assembly

The capacity limit for indoor and outdoor venues (performing arts venues, movie theaters, houses of worship) is 25% of normal capacity with a maximum of 125 people. (Effective December 21, 2020)

Catered Events

The capacity limit for indoor catered events is 15 and for outdoor catered events is 50, with exceptions for previously scheduled weddings. (Effective December 21, 2020)

Large Retailers

The capacity limit for big box stores (more than 30,000 square feet of space) is one person per 150 square feet. (Effective November 8, 2020)

 

Business Travel

Businesses are asked to cancel any non-essential, work-related travel. (Effective November 8, 2020)

Masks

Masks are required any time you’re near people who don’t live with you, including at the gym. Learn more about mask requirements

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