COVID-19 and Wearing Masks

If you're not fully vaccinated, the Rhode Island Department of Health recommends you wear a mask indoors near anyone you don't live with to protect yourself and your household from COVID-19. Your mask should fit snugly but comfortably over your nose, mouth, and chin without any gaps. Rhode Island Masking FAQs

Masking requirements

Whether or not you're vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask in these settings

Learn more about current masking requirements in our Rhode Island Masking FAQ.

Wear the right mask

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Wear a mask that protects you and your household.

Choosing safer activities

Choose safer activities depending on whether or not you're fully vaccinated.

Choose safer activities depending on whether or not you're fully vaccinated.

Taking care of your masks

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Masks save lives

A mask should not be a sign of weakness. A mask should not be a political statement. A mask should not be another way to divide us. A mask is just a mask and masks save lives. Wear a mask and keep your distance.

Why wear your mask?

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