NBC News reports:
Rhode Island’s National Guard and state police are stopping motorists with New York license plates and going door-to-door to find people who may have traveled recently from the state.
The enforcement actions come after Gov. Gina Raimondo ordered that anyone who has moved from New York state to Rhode Island in the past two weeks must self-quarantine for 14 days, part of her state’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Troops from the National Guard have been posted at train stations and bus depots to inform New Yorkers of the order, and on Saturday they began going door-to-door to tell any recent travelers from New York that they must follow the quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Providence’s PBS affiliate reports:
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo issued a strict stay-at-home order for the entire state Saturday, and banned any gatherings of more than five people in any public or private space.
In an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the order states, “All Rhode Island residents are required to stay home unless traveling to work, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.).”
Rhode Island residents may still go outside to exercise and get fresh air, however, they must practice social distancing while outside and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others.
The governor of Rhode Island is taking extreme measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in her state by sending law enforcement officers door-to-door to quarantine New York residents. https://t.co/kT4maCJ2vI
— ABC News (@ABC) March 28, 2020
Rhode Island’s governor said law enforcement officers will stop cars and knock on doors in coastal communities to identify people who’ve been to New York state, joining other states in restricting the movements of out-of-state visitors due to coronavirus https://t.co/5p2XB69ZIO
— CNN (@CNN) March 28, 2020