Governor Gina Raimondo announced today during her weekly press briefing that the “pause” that Rhode Island has been under for the past three weeks will end on Sunday, December 20.

Watch | Governor Raimondo’s Weekly COVID-19 Press Briefing (Dec. 18 at 1 pm)

Governor Raimondo then said “we can’t go from pause to flipping a switch” and announced a post-pause phase beginning Monday, December 21st.

The Governor said all the new rules on restrictions that start on Monday can be found on

Rhode Island entered a two-week “pause” on November 30. Here is what the restrictions were/are from November 30 – December 20.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).