New social distancing guidelines go into effect in Rhode Island on Friday, March 19th. Here is a summary of the new rules:
Masks - Still should be worn in public, and any time you are near people outside your own household.
Social Gatherings - Max. 15 people indoors. 50 people outdoors. No limit on number of households
Indoor Dining – 75% capacity (up from 66%). Six feet of space between tables.
Retail – 1 person per 50 square feet (up from 1/100sf)
Retail (big box stores) – 1 person per 100 square feet
Catered Events – 75% capacity indoors up to 100. Outdoors – up to 200.
Churches/Houses of Worship - 75% capacity (up from 40%)
Funeral Homes - 50% capacity.
Gyms –1 person per 50 square feet
Salons/Barber shops - 1 person per 50 square feet. Six feet of separation between customers
Entertainment/Venues of Assembly – 50% capacity. 250 max. indoors. 500 max. outdoors
Offices –50% of workers. Remote working still encouraged
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