Rhode Island State Police and the Army National Guard Set Up at State Border

This article was published on: 03/27/20 8:13 PM by Mike Minarsky

On Friday Mach 27, 2020, Rhode Island State Troopers along with the National Guard set up an area at Beach Pond, Route 165, in order to gain information from motorists that are traveling into Rhode Island asking if they will share any information regarding where they have been as of late in order to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus.

According to Rhode Island State Police Headquarters Public Information office, this is a VOLUNTARY stop.  This is not a spot check or a ticketing station.  If travelers come in and have possibly become in contact with someone who is infected, they are going to suggest that you quarantine for 14 days.

Police will be questioning all cars that do not have Rhode Island license plates.  The concern is people traveling from New York which is a state that has been hot hard with COVID-19


Photo Credit:  Michelle Chapel

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