What Every Business Needs to Know When Re-Opening in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Phase II Launches June 1st

The State of Rhode Island has announced that beginning June 1, 2020, all businesses can reopen including houses of worship (25% capacity), state parks and beaches, and hair care and personal services including gyms and work out facilities. At the same time, it is expected to be announced that social gathering limits will be increased to 15 people. Domestic travel restrictions will also be relaxed, allowing for out-of-state travel.

At American Labor Services, we are closely monitoring developments and have compiled a fact sheet to make it easier for you to navigate the new guidelines.

For Parents:

  • Child Care services resume on June 1st with summer camps and youth sports returning later on June 29th
  • If you or your child may have COVID-19 contact your healthcare provider (Do NOT go directly to a healthcare facility)
  • Any general questions about the virus can be answered by calling the COVID-19 hotline (401-222-8022)

For Business Owners: 

  • Must develop a COVID-19 control plan to help respond in the event of an outbreak. (Template @ ReopeningRI.com)
  • Should screen employees for symptoms.
  • Office-based businesses can have 33% of workforce return however it is recommended to remain working from home if possible.
  • Restaurants may serve indoor dining but only at 50% capacity and by reservation.
  • Every business is expected to provide hand sanitizer.

General Guidelines:


  • Wear a face covering when appropriate¬†


  • Maintain 6-foot social distance
  • Wash hands
  • Limit group size
  • Stay home if not feeling well

If you or someone you know is a business owner who needs assistance with staffing, please contact us by phone (1-844-967-5257) or by visiting our website americanlaborservices.com.


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