Supplemental Declaration of Municipal Emergency
Executive Order 2020-029
May 19, 2020

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, the State of Rhode Island Governor, Gina M. Raimondo, issued Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020, Mayor Roberto L. DaSilva, issued Executive Order 2020-004 declaring a state of municipal emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the East Providence City Council ratified the Declaration of Municipal Emergency at a meeting on March, 17, 2020 and authorized it's extension through July 8, 2020 on May 19, 2020; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to extend certain previous Executive Orders so that they may remain in full force and effect during this state of municipal emergency.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Roberto L. DaSilva, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the City of East Providence, pursuant to the Rhode Island General Laws and the Home Rule Charter of the City of East Providence, do hereby order and direct the following:

The following Executive Orders shall be hereby extended until July 8, 2020:

  1. E.O.2020-009, close-contact businesses, set to expire May 19, 2020
  2. E.O.2020-010, suspension of dog license renewal, set to expire May 19, 2020
  3. E.O.2020-011, suspension of plastic bag ban, set to expire May 19, 2020
  4. E.O.2020-016, closure of city hall, set to expire May 19, 2020
  5. E.O.2020-018, requiring employees of customer/client facing businesses to wear masks or cloth face coverings, set to expire May 19, 2020
  6. E.O.2020-019, extending city tax sale process until June 18, 2020, suspending penalties for late payments, and suspending deadlines to file for tax exemptions, set to expire May 19, 2020
  7. E.O.2020-020, requiring customers to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in store/giving businesses a right to refuse service for violation, set to expire May 19, 2020
  8. E.O.2020-021, closing East Providence Housing Authority to the public, set to expire May 19, 2020
  9. E.O.2020-023,opening of public parks for passive recreation, set to expire May 19, 2020
  10. E.O.2020-026, opening of non-critical retail businesses, set to expire May 19, 2020

This Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect through July 8, 2020, unless extended by and with the consent of the City Council, or amended by a subsequent Order.