Raimondo: R.I. bars to close at 11 p.m. starting Aug. 7 following noncompliance

Updated at 2 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2020.

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 84 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 84 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Bars in Rhode Island will not be able to remain open past 11:00 p.m. starting on Aug. 7, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said during her coronavirus briefing on Wednesday. Restaurants can stay open past 11:00 p.m., but the bar area must be closed or roped off to avoid congregations. Raimondo said that during inspections during…

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