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

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
  • 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, write to, 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).

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