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 ReopeningRI.com. 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.