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.
Hereís the specific language.
Domestic Travel Restrictions Remain Largely in Place
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.