R.I. rethinks ‘light touch’ in enforcing reopening protocols

SPOT-CHECKED: Green Ink’s boutique in North Kingstown has been visited twice by state officials to ensure the business is following pandemic guidelines, according to owner Bethany Mazza. Green Ink’s other location, in Providence, also has been checked twice. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE
SPOT-CHECKED: Green Ink’s boutique in North Kingstown has been visited twice by state officials to ensure the business is following pandemic guidelines, according to owner Bethany Mazza. Green Ink’s other location, in Providence, also has been checked twice. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE
The state has laid out plenty of rules for its phased reopening plans in recent weeks on mask wearing, social distancing and capacity, but it hasn’t cracked down on many businesses that have violated those rules. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in a press conference on July 29 acknowledged that the “light touch” would be reevaluated…

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