Governor Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island has released a wide variety of guidance for Rhode Island businesses and sectors ahead of the start of Phase II of Reopening in Rhode Island.

Governor Raimondo has said that Phase II will begin on Monday, June 1st.

Phase II Guidelines For Restuarants

Phase II general business/organization guidelines (May 28th)

Phase II non-critical retail guidelines (May 28th)

Phase II guidelines for personal services (salons, barbershops, and other personal services)

Phase II guidelines for Rhode Island parks and beaches (May 26th)

Child care guidance poster (May 26th)

Phase II guidelines for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations (May 22nd)

Phase II dining guidance illustration (May 22nd)

More on Phase II of Reopening RI

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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