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Tuesday, April, 07, 2020

City of Providence Announces Additional Restrictions on Parks and Public Spaces

Providence Public Parks, Green Spaces, Dog Parks, Sports Fields and Courts, and Off-Road Trails Closed until May 1st Tuesday, April 7, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced updates regarding Providence’s COVID-19 response and the closure of all Providence public parks, green spaces, dog parks, sports fields and courts, and off-road trails. After […]

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Friday, April, 03, 2020

City of Providence Announces Additional Guidance on Enforcement Measures

Moratorium on the Issuance of Summons for Expired Licenses and Registrations and Additional Guidance on City Park Use Friday, April 3, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced two additional updates regarding Providence’s COVID-19 response. These updates include a moratorium on the issuance of summons and additional guidance on the use of all city […]

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Monday, March, 30, 2020

Mayor Elorza Announces Finance Updates for the City of Providence

Tax Payments to be Accepted Without Interest or Penalty through June, Additional COVID-19 Containment Measures Put in Place Monday, March 30, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that, after review of the FY2020 budget and fiscal year-to-date revenue collection, the City will accept all non-escrowed and current-taxpayer 4th quarter tax payments until June […]

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Thursday, March, 26, 2020

Mayor Elorza Announces Additional Guidance Related to COVID-19, Extends State of Emergency through April 17

Additional Travel-Related Containment Measure Put in Place Thursday, March 26, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI—Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed an Executive Order today that extends all current restrictions and guidelines issued by the City through April 17th. This new Emergency Declaration supplements Executive Order 2020-1 issued March 12th in which the declaration of an emergency covered the […]

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Friday, March, 20, 2020

City of Providence Announces Additional Restrictions and Closures

Residents are Urged to Stay Home for All Non-Essential Activities and Follow Recommended Social Distancing Practices Friday, March 20, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined city officials in announcing an executive order effective Saturday, March 21 at 5PM until further notice, which includes additional restrictions and closures on local establishments aimed […]

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Sunday, March, 15, 2020

City of Providence Issues Emergency Closures for Businesses in Violation of Licensing and Permitting Restrictions

Urges Businesses to Help in Mitigating Risk Among Patrons  Sunday, March 15, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI—Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare today issued emergency closure letters to establishments found in violation of the temporary restriction on entertainment licenses and the 100-patron capacity limit established through the State of Emergency Declaration and Executive Order last week. In […]

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Friday, March, 13, 2020

City of Providence to Close City Buildings Effective March 14

Urges Social Distancing and Recommended Sanitation Practices to Residents and Businesses Friday, March 13, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI—Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that city buildings will close as of March 14th and reopen on March 30th, pending additional guidance from State and Federal Health Officials. All non-essential city staff will be asked to stay home. […]

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Thursday, March, 12, 2020

Mayor Elorza Declares State of Emergency in Providence, Rhode Island

Announces Guidance for Local Businesses and Residents March 12, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI—Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Providence City Officials to declare a State of Emergency in Providence, Rhode Island. Given new information and growing concern from the community, the City also announced that they will not be permitting or licensing any new events in the […]

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