Block Island Times

Update from the Medical Center

The following was issued by The Block Island Medical Center on Thursday, June 11:
Dear Block Island community,
There are no new suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community at this time. This is good news and a direct result of the diligence and care everyone is exercising in their daily routines. As the State and the Island gradually reopen, it is inevitable that new cases of COVID-19 cases will be confirmed on the island. The local Emergency Ordinance has been modified and now falls in line with the guidance coming from the Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The ReOpen RI plan is available at the website includes useful tools and templates for reopening businesses, printable signage and guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The ReOpen RI Plan includes three phases and to move between phases there must be a 14-day downturn in the number of cases or a 14 day trend in stable or declining hospitalizations. The decision to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 was made based on four indicators from state-wide data from after the stay at home order was lifted:
Hospital capacity less than

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