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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for Newport, RI
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coronavirus (covid-19) information + resources for newport, rhode island

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and policies, and maintain social distancing. 

We hope the details below serve as a helpful resource when seeking information and making decisions regarding any travel plans you may have in place amid the spread of COVID-19.

As of December 20th, 2021, temporary measures during the holiday season will go into effect. For indoor venues with a capacity of over 250 persons, employees and patrons (regardless of vaccination status) must be masked. For indoor venues with a capacity lower than 250 persons, masking or proof of vaccination will be required of employees and patrons. 



For the latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

CDC Information for Travelers


Connect Greater Newport Resources


COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Small Businesses 

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