Gov. Raimondo announces a phased plan to reopen Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – In today’s press briefing, Governor Raimondo announced a 4 phase plan to reopen Rhode Island.

She announced a detailed four phase plan to reopen Rhode Island which will begin on May 9 if Rhode Islanders continue to adhere to the current stay-at-home order set in place through May 8.

Once the stay-at-home order if lifted, phase one of the plan “Testing the Water” would begin. Phase 1 consists of resuming business and social activity on a limited basis while significant restrictions remain in place to protect public health and safety.

Moving to Phase 2 “Navigating Our Way” will consist of trying out new models for doing business and for living while social distancing.

Advancing to Phase 3 “Picking Up Speed” will allow most businesses to open with new guidelines and states that travel and other restrictions may continue.

Finally, the last phase Raimondo discussed is titled “Beyond Phase 3”. It is in this phase she discussed how gathering and working conditions will further relax, more group activities will be allowed and additional businesses opening.

For a more detailed look you can access the state’s current phases for reopening at

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