City Building Closures Changed from Wednesday to Fridays for Cleaning
September 28, 2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that beginning this week, city buildings will change the one day of closure for cleaning from Wednesdays to Fridays. City buildings will offer in-person city services Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, with the exception of the Department of Public Works providing counter service from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on operational days. On operational days, each department will be staffed at half capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Upon arrival to city buildings, all staff and visitors will be asked screening questions and have their temperature taken before entering the building. Face masks will be required at all times and hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. Social distancing measures such as traffic flow indicators, plexiglass barriers, and capacity limitations have been put in place, and separate entrances and exits have been identified at each building, as informed by recommended best practices. Residents should continue to use remote and online city services as much as possible to limit exposure when possible.
For more information on COVID-19 and best practices you can share, residents can visit this 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.