Photo courtesy of RI Commerce and #MaskUpRI

Governor Raimondo today announced that she has signed an executive order (see it below) clarifying the state’s directives around cloth face coverings.

Beginning Saturday: 

  • 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).

Rhode Island Commerce announced recently that it has also teamed up with StyleWeek and Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau to launch Mask Up RI.

The Full Executive Order