Hair Salons, Gyms, and More to Reopen; Rhode Island Phase 2 Begins June 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — You can stop cutting your own hair – if you wish! Hair salons, gyms, and more businesses will begin to reopen with restrictions when Rhode Island starts Phase 2 on June 1.

REOPENING RI PHASE 2.  Phase 2 of the Reopening RI plan will begin June 1.  All current restrictions remain in place until then.

More information is available at  Highlights of the plan include:

  • Social gatherings limited to 15 people
  • Domestic travel restrictions relaxed. 14-day quarantine remains only for those returning to RI from an area still under stay at home restrictions.
  • Office-based businesses can allow up to 33% of their workforce to return, if viewed as necessary. Everyone who can work from home should continue working from home.
  • All state parks and beaches will be open with capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions.
  • Houses of worship can reopen at up to 25% capacity with restrictions.
  • Non-critical retailers can further relax restrictions to allow for more customers in their stores. Malls can reopen with restrictions.
  • Restaurants will be allowed to begin indoor dining at up to 50% capacity and other restrictions.
  • Haircare and personal services including barbershops, salons, braiders, nail care, waxing, tanning, massage, and tattoo services reopen with restrictions.
  • Gyms, fitness studios, and small group fitness classes allowed to reopen with restrictions.
  • Outdoor entertainment and recreation activities (zoo & outdoor areas of historical sites) allowed to resume on a limited basis.
  • Childcare services to resume June 1. Summer camps and small group youth sports practices to resume June 29 with restrictions.

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