09 April 2020 – Isolation and quarantine requirements set for positive cases of COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Tracing and quarantining contacts
Level of Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Lead People/Agency: State of RI, Governor Raimondo

Overview: Executive order 20-20 states that all persons diagnosed with COVID-19 must self isolate until they go 72 hours without a fever, have at least 7 days since their symptoms first appeared, and no longer have symptoms. Any person who has been within 6 ft of a person diagnosed with COVID-19 must self quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of public health, public safety, social service providers, and healthcare workers. The executive order was set to expire May 8th.
Full details here: https://governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-20-20.pdf

Type of Justification: No justification given