Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

COVID-19 Info & Resources

The health and safety of those visiting and meeting in Rhode Island is of the utmost importance to the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB). Throughout the pandemic, the PWCVB has coordinated with elected officials, state and local health and emergency management agencies, the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Find updates below on Rhode Island's COVID-19 response and reopening efforts.

Reopening RI:

Rhode Island has lifted nearly all business restrictions. Detailed information may be found on Rhode Island Commerce's Reopening RI website

Masks & Facial Coverings: 

According to the Rhode Island Department of Health's (RIDOH) Website (as of 9/23/21):

Although Rhode Island no longer requires masks in most settings, Rhode Island residents and visitors must follow state and federal masking laws and regulations. Whether or not you’re vaccinated, you’re still required to wear a mask:

  • In public K-12 schools
  • On public transportation like planes, buses, trains, and boats
  • When providing or using paid ground transportation services
  • At transportation hubs like airports and train and bus stations
  • In enclosed or semi-enclosed transit stops and waiting areas
  • If working in a healthcare setting where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated  
  • When required by other federal laws or regulations

​A business establishment, private school, camp, healthcare setting, organization, or other entity can create its own masking policies and require you to wear a mask whether or not you’re fully vaccinated.

RIDOH recommends wearing a mask indoors near anyone you don’t live with. If you're fully vaccinated, this is only when community spread is substantial or high. RIDOH also recommends wearing a mask outdoors in crowded places or during activities where you’re near people who are not fully vaccinated.

Find more info about masking here.

Travel to Rhode Island: 

Here are some travel info highlights per the RIDOH website (as of 9/23/21):

***Please visit the RIDOH website for the most up-to-date and detailed travel information.***

Planning To Fly Into Rhode Island?

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Providence in Warwick, RI. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport has made the safety of its travelers a top priority. Before you travel, be sure to visit the airport's COVID-19 Travel Information page here to learn about current travel restrictions and airport protocols or download this helpful pdf. PDF File, which highlights what to expect while there. Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has implemented on-site COVID-19 rapid testing, with more info available here. For additional information about air travel in general during the time of COVID-19, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's website here.  

Here are some helpful links to stay current with news about COVID-19 and its effect on the travel industry: 

Rhode Island:
RI Department of Health

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

Center for Disease Control

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

U.S. Travel Association

Stay safe and we can't wait to welcome you to our destination soon.

Plan Your Visit

Please be aware that COVID-19 regulations change quickly and often. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this page, however, the PWCVB cannot guarantee information or assume any responsibility for errors or omissions, or damages that may result from reliance upon the information above.