Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was caught sitting at a table in Barnaby’s Public House in Providence without a mask after discouraging inessential activities, according to Fox News.
It’s week two of our pause. I know it's been hard, but I want to thank every Rhode Islander who's following our guidance. Please, stay home except for essential activities & wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with. Together, we can turn our case numbers around.
— Gina Raimondo (@GovRaimondo) December 7, 2020
Oliveras claims the photograph was blown out of proportion because Raimondo allegedly only took the mask off to drink her wine.
Susan Goodman says you “shouldn’t even be at an event like that.”
“You can drink wine at home. I’m an experienced wine drinker Gina, do it at home.”
“The main thing I took out of it is, ‘wow, she’s here at a small business and she’s supporting.”
“She came in. She supported. She bought wine. She engaged,” Oliveras said.
Indoor dining is allowed at up to 33% of the restaurant’s seating capacity.
From Fox News:
According to the state’s shutdown guidelines, indoor dining is allowed at up to 33% of the restaurant’s seating capacity. Meanwhile, indoor entertainment facilities like movie theaters, bowling centers, and arcades, but remain closed through Dec. 20.
Businesses such as restaurants, bars, personal services, gyms and recreational facilities must close by 10 p.m. on most weekdays and by 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The governor’s office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.