Massachusetts was added today to Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Travel Restriction List which puts limitations on those in the Bay State when traveling there.
According to Rhode Island Department of Health, if you are coming to Rhode Island from a state with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, which now includes Massachusetts, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island.
As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island.
If you receive a test during your quarantine in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining. However, you still need to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask in public, and follow physical distancing guidelines. You also must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result.
RIDH also states that quarantining for 14 days is always preferred over relying on a negative test result as quarantining is the best way to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19.