BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Although it's still a couple more weeks until Massachusetts' economy can reopen, Rhode Island begins the process Saturday.
As Governor Gina Raimondo's stay-at-home advisory will be lifted, she said people will "begin our lives again and get people back to work."
Non-essential stores will be able to open with limited capacity, doctors will able to see patients in person again, and hospitals will now be allowed to perform non-emergency surgeries.
However, there are still some restrictions during phase one of reopening.
"I am trusting that people are going to do the right thing and use good judgement," Raimondo said.
Social gatherings will be limited to five people until May 22, and restaurants will still not be allowed to offer dine-in eating.
Movie theaters, beauty salons, and gyms will remain closed during this phase.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports