A message from the Town of New Shoreham regarding travel to Block Island

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 12:15pm
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If you are planning on traveling to Block Island from one of the states that has a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5 percent, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days while on the Island.

As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival on Block Island. If you receive a test during your quarantine on the 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 as required by Emergency Ordinance III of The Town of New Shoreham, adopted June 24, 2020, and follow physical distancing guidelines.

You also must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result. States with a 5 percent or greater positivity rate can be found at https://tinyurl.com/RI-Travel