Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo extended several executive orders until August 3. She announced the decision today because she will not have a news conference on July 4 when these orders are set to expire.
Here's what will remain in effect:
- Order requiring face coverings.
- Order on quarantine rules.
- Order requiring health insurers to cover telemedicine. She also said she will work with the state legislatures to make this permanent.
- Order that extends time law enforcement has to complete a background check from seven days to 30 days for a gun permit.
- Extending the disaster declaration.
Some context: Earlier today, Raimondo imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine starting Tuesday for people coming from a state with a 5% or greater positivity rate.
The quarantine rule currently applies to 23 states as of Monday, and Rhode Island will keep a list of states impacted by the rule updated weekly based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins University, Raimondo said.