The Rhode Island Department of Health provides COVID-19 Travel Information, with a list of states reporting a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%.
Anyone travelling to Rhode Island from any of the states listed are to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in RI.
As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island.
If you receive a test during your quarantine in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining. However, you still need to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask in public, and follow physical distancing guidelines.
You also must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result.
Quarantining for 14 days is always preferred over relying on a negative test result as quarantining is the best way to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19.