Review: Rhode Island governor to require employers to provide cloth masks, masks worn in public by all 2+
This Executive Order signed yesterday by the Rhode Island Governor will require, beginning Saturday, that employees of all still-open be provided cloth masks at the business’ expense and wear such masks at work.
The order also requires all customers entering such businesses, age 2 and up, be required by the businesses to wear masks (unless it is unfeasible to do so).
About the Author: Ross Silverman
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. His research focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, and law's impact on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He also serves as Associate Editor on Legal Epidemiology for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. His most recent Covid-19 publications include: "Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2" in the New England Journal of Medicine (with MM Mello & SB Omer), and "Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive" in BMJ (with ZD Berger, NG Evans & AL Phelan)