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What to do in Rhode Island now

Looking to get some fresh air, while still practicing safe physical distancing? We've got you covered. State parks  and beaches are now open and we also have conservation areas with miles of trails for walking and hiking and we have beautiful bike paths all over the state. RI Parks has information about dog-friendly recreation spots around the state.

UPDATE: Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, has issued an executive order that all residents must wear a face covering when outside the home. Rhode Island is now in Phase III of the state's reopening plan, which stipulates:

  • Domestic travel restrictions: If you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the states listed here with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, you will either have to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island, or produce proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island. If you receive a test after arriving in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining.
  • All state parks and beaches are open with capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions. 
  • Restaurants are open for outdoor and indoor dining with capacity restrictions and safety guidelines. 
  • Mansions, museums, outdoor entertainment and recreation activities are open at reduced capacity, with mask-wearing and social distancing regulations in effect.
  • Four state campgrounds are open with limited capacity.  Visit for more camping details and a list of what is open now.
  • Social gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. 
  • Weddings and public events can host larger gatherings with proper approval.  See Phase III guidelines for specific details.