Rhode Island Implements New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Protocol

The Rhode Island Department of Health is implementing a new COVID-19 risk assessment based on updated guidance from CDC. The guidance measures risk on a county-by-county basis. Four of Rhode Island’s counties are currently considered high-risk areas. For more information, please visit CDC’s web page COVID-19 Community Levels.

To search for your county, use the COVID-19 County Check tool.

How can I get a COVID-19 test?

There are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Click here to find the test site closest to you.

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Fall Enchantment

Experience all that fall has to offer in Rhode Island... Prepare to be enchanted!

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Fall Foliage

Blackstone Valley

Rhode Island bursts into a kaleidoscope of color in the fall, where a leaf peeping drive through the Blackstone Valley reveals culture, history and natural beauty. First stop: Brown and Hopkins Country Store in Chepachet, dubbed “America’s oldest continuously operated country store.”

Then it’s off to Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery.  How long does it take to milk the herd? Learn the secrets of dairy production. 

Next stop at the Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, where the American Industrial Revolution began. Costumed guides bring to life the Wilkinson machine shop where you will experience a water power demonstration and visit the restored colonial home of Sylvanus Brown.

Halloween

Experience paranormal Providence on a walking tour led by Rory Raven, mentalist and author of Ghosts of Providence; it’s sure to be an interesting look at the city’s darker side. Not spooked yet? Head for the town of Exeter where folklorist Dr. Michael Bell tells the legend of Mercy Brown, Rhode Island’s famous vampire. Bell authored Food for the Dead, a book about Mercy and New England vampirism. In the evening enjoy the acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for a combination of spook and nature at Roger Williams Park Zoo. View a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns.

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