Safe Activities By Covered Entities During the COVID-19 Emergency


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 07/08/2020 to 11/04/2020

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 20-32
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 filed this emergency amendment to revise the content of the emergency amendment effective on 07/01/2020. When the emergency adoption was first amended on 05/22/2020, a provision was added in § 7.1(C) that stated the emergency amendment was to remain in effect until 09/05/2020 unless renewed for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days. As a result of this provision, the effective dates of this amendment to the emergency amendment were edited to correspond with this added text.

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.