Masking in Schools


216-RICR-20-10-7 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 20 Community Health
Subchapter 10 Screening, Medical Services, and Reporting
Part 7 Masking in Schools
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 09/23/2021 to 01/20/2022

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-17
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-18(4)

Purpose and Reason :

To establish uniform masking standards in schools. 

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

To protect students, a significant portion of whom are still ineligible for vaccination, against COVID-19 and reducing transmission of the new COVID-19 variants in the school setting and beyond.