Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced today that she will sign an executive order directing all residents to wear a cloth face mask in a public place.
The order will go in to effect Friday.
Raimondo said residents in indoor or outdoor public places will have to wear face coverings, with an exception for children, the "developmentally unable" and those with underlying breathing conditions that will make it difficult to wear a mask.
By the numbers: Raimondo also reported 281 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the state, adding that hospitalizations and Covid-19 cases are "flattening out."
"In the context of Covid-19 crisis, I feel good about where we are," Raimondo said.
As of Tuesday, the state has a total of 9,933 positive Covid-19 cases and 355 deaths.