The Town of Middletown, Town of Portsmouth and City of Newport are going above and beyond the Governor and Department of Health’s restrictions when it comes to self-quarantining.

“The Town of Middletown is asking all out-of-state visitors, travelers and seasonal residents to self-quarantine for a period of two weeks while visiting the Town,” a press release from the town states. 

The Governor announced yesterday that beginning today anyone returning to Rhode Island by plane (with the exception of public safety, health care professionals and pilots) must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.

“Following the recommendation of Gov. Gina Raimondo, the City of Newport is instructing all out-of-state travelers and seasonal residents to self-quarantine upon visiting the City for a period of two weeks, a press release from the City of Newport States..

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The Governor and Director of Health have also been recommending that if you have traveled anywhere internationally in the last 14 days to self-quarantine for 14 days.

On the Town of Portsmouth’s website, it is stated “People returning to communities in Rhode Island from out of state. All citizens returning to their property from out of state are urged to follow strict adherence to WHO, CDC, and RI DOH COVID-19 guidelines. Additionally, you are urged to self-quarantine upon arrival for 14 days. Please protect your neighbors and do your part in preventing the spread of this virus”.

City of Newport’s Announcement

Out-of-State Travelers Urged to Self-Quarantine
Seasonal residents, Visitors Asked to Self-Quarantine 

Following the recommendation of Gov. Gina Raimondo, the City of Newport is instructing all out-of-state travelers and seasonal residents to self-quarantine upon visiting the City for a period of two weeks.

Homeowners and seasonal residents travelling from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts are particularly urged to stay inside. Any other travelers visiting from locations with confirmed cases of COVID-19, or who may have come in contact with anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms are also asked to practice social distancing and self-quarantine.

With a large population of seasonal and part-time residents, we are acutely aware of the potential for community spread associated with interstate travel. Anyone who is visiting or residing temporarily in Newport from locations with a “Shelter in place order” in effect are asked to place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of two weeks and to monitor themselves daily for any flu-like symptoms, including fever, nausea, body aches and sore throats or coughs.

While the City 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.

For more information about the City’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/COVID19 

Town of Middletown’s Announcement

Out-of-State Travelers, Seasonal Residents, Visitors Asked to Self-Quarantine

The Town of Middletown is asking all out-of-state visitors, travelers and seasonal residents to self-quarantine for a period of two weeks  while visiting the Town. 

Homeowners and seasonal residents travelling from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts are particularly urged to stay inside. Any other travelers visiting from locations with confirmed cases of COVID-19, or who may have come in contact with anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms are also asked to self-quarantine. 

With a large population of seasonal and part-time residents, we are acutely aware of the potential for community spread associated with interstate travel. Anyone who is visiting or residing temporarily in Middletown from locations with a “Shelter in place order” in effect are asked to place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of two weeks and to monitor themselves daily for any flu-like symptoms, including fever, nausea, body aches and sore throats or coughs. 

While the Town 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. 

The Town’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Anyone who requires assistance related to COVID-19 are encouraged to call (401) 842-6555.