Golf Courses Open, Masks Required in Public Spaces
May 8, 2020
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced updates to his latest executive order which will open local golf courses under additional restrictions, effective Saturday, May 9.
Through this executive order, golf courses may open subject to submission and approval of a safety plan to the Parks Commissioner and Public Safety Commissioner and in compliance with all restrictions provided through Executive Order by the Governor of Rhode Island. Additionally, any person who is in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth covering. Those two years old or younger or whose health would be damaged by wearing a face-covering shall be exempt.
All other COVID-19 related guidelines included in the latest executive order remain in place, effective through June 5. Residents are urged to follow all current social distancing and hygiene practices. Additional updates are anticipated as regulations change at the State level.
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.