June 2, 2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today signed a new Executive Order (20-8) implementing a citywide curfew effective tonight, June 2 at 9:00 PM.
Given the incidents last night where the City of Providence experienced substantial violence including the vandalism, breaking and entering and looting of numerous storefronts, City Officials have decided to implement a citywide curfew from 9:00PM-6:00AM until June 9th, 2020 during which time no person shall be allowed in the public streets, ways, or places of the city.
This curfew will not apply to first responders, emergency medical technicians; individuals traveling directly to and from essential work or performing essential work; people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter; individuals seeking medical treatment or medical supplies or fleeing dangerous circumstances; police officers; peace officers; firefighters and members of the news media.
Essential city services will continue to be accessible remotely. Local resources are available as defined on our website. 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.