Reopening RI: Here's What Phase 3 Looks Like Next Week

Rhode Island is scheduled to enter Phase 3 of its reopening next Monday 6/29. This phase will will provide significant increases in allowable crowd sizes and capacities for both businesses and social gatherings. Exact details will be announced soon, but here is a summary of the guidelines which will be enacted in Phase 3, announced by Governor Gina Raimondo on Friday:

  • Social gatherings (including weddings and parties)
  • Indoor limit: 50-75 people
  • Outdoor: 75-150 people
  • Masks should still be worn in public places, especially indoors and when you can't consistently stay 6+ feet from other people.
  • Public Places/Businesses (retail, restaurants, theaters, music venues, offices. houses of worship,etc.)
  • Indoors: Increase to 66% capacity (where phase 2 is 50%)
  • Indoors: Increase to 1 person/100 square feet (where phase 2 is 1/150 s.f.)
  • Indoors: Large venues wishing to have crowds of 250+ must submit plan for state review
  • Outdoors: No cap. 6-foot distance must be maintained. Crowds of 250+ are not recommended.
  • Nursing home visiting to start in phase 3 with guidance to be provided soon
  • Youth sports may resume, with guidance to be provided soon

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