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According to Gov. Raimondo’s executive order, critical retail businesses that will remain open “include, but are not limited to” the following:

  • Food and beverage stores (e.g., supermarkets, liquor, specialty food, and convenience stores, farmers' markets, food banks and pantries)
  • Pharmacies and medical supply stores 
  • Compassion centers
  • Pet supply stores
  • Printing shops
  • Mail and delivery stores and operations
  • Gas stations
  • Laundromats
  • Electronics and telecommunications stores
  • Office supply
  • Industrial and agricultural/seafood equipment and supply stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Funeral homes
  • Auto repair and supply
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Firearms stores
  • Health care and public safety professional uniform stores
  • Other stores and businesses identified as critical by the Department of Business Regulation

The governor’s March 28 executive order remains in effect until April 13. It reiterates that restaurants can operate but only for pick-up, drive through and delivery service.

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