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 period through March 30th.
These restrictions and guidelines include:
- No gatherings of more than ten (10) persons within the boundaries of the city.
- No on-premises food or drink consumption for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, or other food establishments within the boundaries of the city. Establishments with a food license may continue to conduct pick-up, drive-thru, and delivery only.
- The Providence Place Mall shall remain closed.
- Closure of non-essential establishments including but not limited to: Fitness Centers, Health Clubs, Health Spas, Gyms, Aquatic Centers, Yoga Studios, Martial Arts Studios, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Parlors, Spas, Body Works Establishments, Beauty Salons (Including tanning, nail and eyelash salons), Tattoo Parlors, Piercing Parlors and Kiosks, Flea Markets
An additional provision included in the Executive Order submitted to the City Clerk earlier today and included in Governor’s Raimondo’s updated guidance requires visitors and residents traveling from the State of New York, or that have traveled there in the past 7 days, to quarantine for no less than fourteen (14) days to help prevent the spread of the virus given the number of cases documented there.
This updated Executive Order shall take effect immediately, and remain in full force and effect through April 17th, or until a declaration that the need for a state of emergency has abated.
This is a rapidly changing situation. As the state’s recommendations to combat the spread of the COVID-19 evolve, the City of Providence will continue to evaluate the need to make additional changes to city services and operations.
Essential city services will continue to be accessible remotely. Local resources are available as defined on our website. The City and Providence Public Schools will continue to offer grab and go breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for all Providence youth 18 and under. For more information on COVID-19 and best practices you can share, residents can visit our website, call to connect to the Mayor’s Center for City Services by dialing 3-1-1, visit www.PVD311.com or download the PVD311 mobile app on your smartphone for 24/7 access. Residents can register to receive CodeRED emergency notifications by phone, email, text, and/or mobile alerts for the latest updates from the City. The Rhode Island Department of Health’s COVID-19 Assistance Line can be reached by dialing 401-222-8022 Monday through Friday during regular business hours should residents have additional questions.