Narragansett asks out-of-town travelers to self-quarantine

Narragansett

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The town of Narragansett issued a statement Wednesday asking out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for a two-week period.

The statement specified residents of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey, or any location that has issued a “shelter in place order” to maintain the 14-day quarantine.  The request is being directed to homeowners and part-time residents or visitors.

During the self-quarantine, individuals should monitor themselves for the flu-like symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, coughs, chills and body aches.

While the Town of Narragansett currently does not have any plans to issue a formal stay-in-place order, we are continuing to respond to guidance provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Governor’s Office and further restrictions are possible.

“While the Town of Narragansett currently does not have any plans to issue a formal stay-in-place order,” the statement read, “we are continuing to respond to guidance provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Governor’s Office and further restrictions are possible.”

Similar guidance has been issued by other Rhode Island towns including Barrington, Westerly, and Block Island, as local leaders have sought to address fears by year-round residents that their towns could be overrun by out-of-state visitors seeking to flee the coronavirus.

©WLNE-TV/ABC 6 2020

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