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Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers
Posted at 3:35 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 03:35:25-04

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. Gina Raimondo expanded the mandatory self-quarantine to anyone visiting the state.

Raimondo also on Saturday ordered residents to stay at home, with exceptions for getting food, medicines or going to the doctor, and ordered nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

She also directed realtors and hotel operators to include new requirements that any out-of-state residents must quarantine for 14 days in their purchase agreements.