Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that phase three of reopening will begin around July 1 and said she hopes phase four can begin in August.
The state's phase three plan raises the limits for indoor social gatherings from 50 to 75 people and outdoor social gatherings from 75 to 150 people, Raimondo said at a news briefing Friday.
Movie theaters, arcades and bowling alleys can reopen at 66% capacity or 100 square feet per person, the governor said.
Phase four would allow indoor gatherings like weddings up to 100 people and 250 for outdoor gatherings, she said.
Raimondo said the goal to open schools is for August 31. The plan for elementary and middle schools includes keeping students in stable groups of up to 30.
Children should remain in their respective groups at all times and should stay 14 feet apart from other groups. High school students and teachers would have to wear masks if they can't keep six feet apart, Raimondo said.
"Transportation will be hard to figure out," Raimondo said.
Innovative solutions are being explored for how to transport children safely, the governor added.
More context: There were 68 Covid-19 cases reported Friday, numbers and hospitalizations remain steady in the state, Rhode Island health officials said.