From the Office of the Governor comes another supplemental declaration regarding the Revised Phase III reopening, effective today, Sunday, November 8. The document covers international and domestic travel restrictions as well as the following (voluntary) Stay-at-Home advisory.
Effective Sunday, November 8th, all Rhode Island residents are advised to stay home from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday unless traveling to or from work or school, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.); Friday and Saturday all Rhode Island residents are advised to stay home from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless traveling to or from work or school, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities.
There are new curfews on bars and restaurants: All restaurants, bars, gyms, recreational facilities, and personal services must end service at 10pm on weeknights, and 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Restaurants may remain open for take-out only.
Ian Donnis has a very useful write-up at The Public’s Radio:
To help compensate bars and restaurants for closing early — 10 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 P.M. on Friday and Saturday — the state will offer grants of $2,000 to $10,000, Raimondo said, based on the amount of business they anticipate losing during the two-week curfew.
Raimondo said she also will almost certainly announce more restrictions in the next two weeks for the Thanksgiving holiday, saying she wants to avoid the type of surge in hospitalizations experienced in Canada after the Canadian Thanksgiving.
Houses of worship are limited to 50% of their capacity with a maximum of 125 people. That seems doable — isn’t God everywhere? And if you are risking your life to attend a baby shower, you are beyond help.