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As registered nurses, we are exempt from the 14 day quarantine requirement, we have copies of our license onboard. We are exempt in other states as well, Rhode Island being another.

https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-poli...e-resources-to

http://www.townofberlin.com/home/new...antine-14-days

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In courts there’s a difference between the law and justice. With covid there’s a difference between rules imposed by government and commonsense/science.
Traveling port to port you can pickup the virus. Be asymptomatic and carry it to your next few ports. That’s why my friend traveling from Norfolk to Wickford made no port calls but rather anchored out. He understood the NY Boston corridor remains with a significant prevalenceof infection. BTW he’s a physician. He understood his trip was for recreation not in the course duty so did not make use on his degree. He understood his prior quarantine was of no relevance.
I see no problem going To the Cape and islands. In fact have done so already several times. Living in SE MA and through my wife have multiple friends in the area. Still, those visits have been sitting on lawns well over 6’ apart in sunlight and usually in a breeze or fishing. Transmission risk in those settings is negligible. Sailing over and picking up a mooring or anchoring should similarly present negligible risk. It’s your behavior on land that does. Our governor has propagated reasonable rules for that behavior. Hope everyone follows them regardless of what initials are after their name.

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To be more explicit. When you are traveling as a physician or nurse to carry out your duties the risk/benefit to the society justifies the lifting of quarantine restrictions. When you are not you are an ordinary citizen. Are you providing any nursing services in your travels or only at the end of your voyage?
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RI extended their out of state visitor quarantine requirements to May 31. Their stated goal is to be in phase 2, by June 1, which should begin to relax travel restrictions. Doubt theyíll be full eliminated that quickly, maybe two weeks later, if all goes well.

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5. Any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine restriction shall not apply to public health, public safety or healthcare workers. It shall also not apply to anyone traveling for medical treatment, to attend funeral or memorial services, to obtain necessities such as groceries, gas or medication, to dropping off or picking up children from day care or to anyone who must work on their boats.
I still love the fact that they exempted anyone who must work on their boat. Still stupid that the snow birds canít come back. Many were lifelong RI residents and traveled for the winter to places far less impacted, per capita, than RI. The plan (Jun 1) is to first lift restrictions on visitors, who arrive from regions who have lifted stay at home orders. That has to be a nod to places like NY, who have appropriately divided that state and lifted orders upstate, where there was very limited impact, from NYC.

Anyway, I donít think I read health care workerS, in RIís exemptions, to mean licensed, rather working. Some health care workers are simply orderlies. I think one has to arrive from out of state to go to their job to avoid the quarantine. Nevertheless, I expect this will all change long before anyone making their way up the coast can get here.
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I am assuming with part two that cruisers who decide to come ashore that the 14 days quarantine goes into place no matter how they have felt they have previously quarantined. Course I would think this doesnít apply to those passing through stay on their boats.

Do you know if the harbormasters will try and enforce this? I have some friends traveling up that way in the next three weeks.
Since we are still in FL and a holding pattern as far as going to MV for the summer I don't have first hand info on what or how any rules are being enforced. According to family on the island and reports in the local papers there does not seem to be any enforcement of a quarantine for arrivals by ferry and they have not heard of any monitoring of arrivals by boat.

My personal plan would be to act carefully and responsibly but use common sense. We stay isolated at home, distance or mask when around other people (even friends and neighbors) and completely avoid large groups like restaurants, bars, etc. I would feel like anyone following that kind of regimen who also masks when they arrive on the island would be complying with the spirit if not the letter of the current rules.
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As registered nurses, we are exempt from the 14 day quarantine requirement, we have copies of our license onboard. We are exempt in other states as well, Rhode Island being another.

https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-poli...e-resources-to

http://www.townofberlin.com/home/new...antine-14-days
Since you are not traveling in a professional capacity, using a professional exemption from following the rules that apply to the general population is questionable.
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As to enforcement, the RI State Police had been randomly parked outside marinas, but I think they cut that out a couple of weeks back. Iíve seen no enforcement activity since. Canít say what theyíd do, if someone saw an out of state hailport pulling in the harbor. One thing the travel restrictions did, was create additional fear in many locals.

Iím pretty sure the Block Island Harbormaster is contacting all arriving vessels. The sign at the harbor entrance requires arrivals to contact them. Again, I expect all this to change notably, over the next few weeks. I hope anyway.


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As to enforcement, the RI State Police had been randomly parked outside marinas, but I think they cut that out a couple of weeks back. Iíve seen no enforcement activity since. Canít say what theyíd do, if someone saw an out of state hailport pulling in the harbor. One thing the travel restrictions did, was create additional fear in many locals.

Iím pretty sure the Block Island Harbormaster is contacting all arriving vessels. The sign at the harbor entrance requires arrivals to contact them. Again, I expect all this to change notably, over the next few weeks. I hope anyway.
Well my hailing port is Bristol RI but my driver's license is FL and my New England home is now MA. Not sure how the local harbor master would deal with me, IF I happened to pull into a RI harbor.

Have a sailing buddy who lives in CT but is second generation owner of a home on Block Island.

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Re: Cuttyhunk and Martha's Vineyard and Covid-19

Update on the channel into Lake Tashmoo. My son in law went out a couple of days ago at an extra low tide to get the latest. Shallowest spots were 5-5 1/2'.

One just outside the jetties so deepest channel departing you bear right.

The other is approaching the first red buoy on the harbor side of the inlet. Center channel seemed to be the deepest.
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