Governor Raimondo today announced that she has signed an executive order (see it below) clarifying the state’s directives around cloth face coverings.
- All employees of customer-facing businesses, office-based businesses, manufacturers and nonprofits, must wear cloth face coverings when they are at work.
- Business must provide face coverings for their employees. Face coverings can include scarves, bandanas, and other homemade and non-factory-made masks.
- Additionally, all customer-facing businesses must take steps to remind customers to wear face coverings. That means they should be putting up signs at the door reminding customers to wear a face covering inside.
- The only exceptions from these rules are for anyone whose health would be in jeopardy because of wearing a face covering or any children under 2 years old.
Rhode Island Commerce has cloth face covering rules and resources (including where to buy them and how to make them at home).
The Full Executive OrderExecutive-Order-20-24