Governor Raimondo and the Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press conference at 1 pm on Monday, June 1st.
Updates from Press Briefing
Gov: Says “Today is a great day”, says of start to phase 2 in Rhode Island. Gyms, salons, indoor dining, state beaches all allowed to reopen today.
Gov: The area that we need to do better – every single business that plans or has reopened needs to fill out their COVID-19 control plan. Can be found on reopeningri.com
Gov: Child care centers can reopen/return today.
Gov: Notes Today kicks off Pride Month. Celebrations will be different this year. Will sign a procolomation this afternoon, marking Pride Month.
Gov: On protests in Providence on Saturday, commends most protesters for wearing masks, being peaceful.
On Director Of Health: On two new deaths, one in 70’s, one in 90’s.
More Info – Press Release from RIDOH
COVID-19 Data Update
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced 67 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings Rhode Island’s case count to 14,991. RIDOH also announced two additional COVID-19 associated fatalities. Rhode Island’s number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is now 720. A full data summary for Rhode Island is posted online.
Key messages for the public
- Rhode Island is now in Phase 2 of the reopening process. More information about Phase 2 is available at www.reopeningri.com.
- Anyone who is sick should stay home and self-isolate (unless going out for testing or healthcare).
- The people who live with that person and who have been in direct close contact with that person should self-quarantine for 14 days after the last day that that person was in isolation. Direct close contact means being within approximately 6 feet of a person for a prolonged period.
- When people are in public, they should wear a cloth face covering.
- Keep your groups consistent and small.
- People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. Do not go directly to a healthcare facility without first calling a healthcare provider (unless you are experiencing a medical emergency).
- People with general, non-medical questions about COVID-19 can visit www.health.ri.gov/covid, write to RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or call 401-222-8022.
- Everyone can help stop the spread of viruses in Rhode Island.
- Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Stay home and do not leave your house if you are sick, unless it is for emergency medical care.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
The Latest Data
June 1: RIDOH reports today 67 new positive cases (total positive cases 14,991), 2 new associated deaths (total now 720), 195 currently hospitalized (46 in ICU, 29 on ventilator).