18 May 2020 – Houses of worship to reopen, limited to 25% of capacity

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Lead People/Agency: Governor Raimondo and Director of RI Dept. of Health Dr. Alexander-Scott

Overview: The Governor announced that houses of worship, when they begin reopening the weekend of May 30th, will be limited to 25% of their overall capacity.
Full details here: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38377

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, Faith leaders
Evidence/Justification: Decision was made with help of the Director of the RI Dept. of Health and after consultation with faith leaders across RI.