Safe Activities By Covered Entities During the COVID-19 Emergency


216-RICR-50-15-7 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 50 Environmental Health
Subchapter 15 Healthy Environment
Part 7 Safe Activities By Covered Entities During the COVID-19 Emergency
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 11/09/2020 to 03/04/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-17
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10
Executive Order 20-50

Purpose and Reason :

Establishing certain criteria for safe activity by individuals in public and at establishments in Rhode Island during the COVID-19 state of emergency in the interest of the public’s health.

Editorial Notes :

The agency requested an extension to the effective dates allowed by R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10 for this emergency amendment which was initially promulgated as an adoption on 5/8/2020. The extension was granted in accordance with Executive Order 20-101 which permits extensions for sixty (60) days. As a result of this additional extension, the effective dates have been revised and the regulation will now become ineffective on 03/04/2021.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The stay at home order for the state of Rhode Island caused by COVID-19, the new disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is being lifted. In order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 as individuals begin to leave their homes more frequently and establishments begin to reopen, protective measures must be followed and implemented for individuals and establishments to resume operations so that the public’s health and welfare is protected.