Four of Rhode Island Counties Now Considered Higher Risk Areas

Providence, Bristol, Kent, and Washington Counties are now considered higher risk areas according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels risk assessment. CDC determines risk level using three metrics: new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days.

If you are in a high-risk area, CDC recommends taking additional precautions, including:
• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
• Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status (including in K-12 schools and other indoor community settings).
• If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk, consider self-testing and wearing a mask when indoors with them.
• Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

CDC’s full set of recommendation is available online.


Rhode Island travel resources

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We're here to help you plan your next visit to the Ocean State. The first step to start your planning is our Summer in Rhode Island page. Check out what's going on this season. 

Step two is to sign up for our monthly newsletter. It's packed with useful information each month like special deals, upcoming events, what's new and exciting, and more. Next, check out our itineraries and trip ideas for custom trips built around specific themes and interests.  


We've got the information you need when deciding when you'd like to come and what you'd like to see and do on your visit to Rhode Island. Check out our special offers and popular tours, or you can explore our seven regions and go from there.

Once you've decided the whens and wheres, you can begin to plan the how. If you'll be flying, check out T.F. Green Airport (PVD), one of the 10 best small airports in the US, according to USA Today Readers' Choice 2020. Then you can look up and book flights on our Booking Direct booking tool. Our transportation page has everything you need to know about buses, ferries, and local airlines and airports to help you figure out how to get here and get around car-free (and car rentals too). And you can reach out to our visitors' centers and regional tourism councils for local information.    

Are you interested in Rhode Island beyond a vacation? If you're interested in going to school here, moving here, or moving your business here, you've come to the right place. Check out our colleges, business attraction, and site selection information - and facts about living in the Ocean State! You can also research what the press has been saying about the Ocean State, and order a visitor's guide.

Here are resources specifically for LGBTQ and international communities. If you have accessibility questions, see below for a link to AccessRI, an excellent guide to accessibility in Rhode Island. If you are looking for group tour information, please see our Travel Trade page.