Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures and high winds are forecasted for Friday evening through Saturday
Vaccines are safe, effective and the best tool to ending this pandemic. All City employees, especially public safety personnel, interact frequently with the public. We have a responsibility to do all we can to keep one another safe.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilperson Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute Cedric Huntley, President and CEO of Mentor Rhode Island Jo-Ann Schofield, Executive Director of the Refugee Dream Center Omar Bah and youth jobs program participant Night Jean Muhingabo today announced next steps in the implementation of Providence's anti-violence investments utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, including where to apply for nonviolence trainings and mentorship opportunities and new employment opportunities available for Providence youth.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Dr. Eugenio Fernandez Jr., PharmD, MBA, MPH of Asthenis Pharmacy, today announced a new walk-up test site at the John Hope Settlement House, located at 7 Thomas P. Whitten Way in Providence. Walk-up testing will be available Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM-2:00 PM, beginning January 11, 2022. Asthenis Pharmacy is expanding current testing operations to John Hope Settlement House to meet the high-demand for residents seeking COVID-19 testing and will no longer conduct testing at its pharmacy location on Cranston Street.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
In 2017, Mayor Elorza signed an executive order establishing the Providence Municipal ID Program – IDPVD. The IDPVD card is a photo identification card for Providence residents issued by the City of Providence. IDPVD users receive access to City partners, such as Ocean State Libraries, and receive discounts to some local businesses. Learn more or apply for an ID here!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a once-in-a-generation, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
African American Ambassador Group PVD
Mayor Elorza began meeting regularly with the African American Ambassador Group in May 14 2020 to discuss the disproportionate number of African Americans impacted by COVID-19. The group has since evolved to meet weekly and discuss and advance a social justice agenda for the City of Providence. Learn more or engage with the group here!