Executive Order 2020-007 Supplemental Declaration of Municipal Emergency

Order 2020-007

March 20, 2020
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;
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence continues to coordinate a comprehensive
response to ever changing events and circumstance on a daily basis; and
WHEREAS, containing community spread of the virus is of critical of importance to the
long-term health and safety of our residents, city employees, and others within our
community; and
WHEREAS, Rhode Island General Laws §§30-15-12(b) and 30-15-9(e)(13) permit the
Mayor to “do all other things necessary to effectively cope with disasters in the City not
inconsistent with other provision of law.”
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:
1. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, City Hall of East Providence and all other
municipal buildings are closed to the general public. Residents are encouraged to
use the City’s website, contact it by phone at (401) 435-7500, and or use the United
States postal service to communicate, file, or interact with City personnel for
essential City services.
2. Title researchers, mortgage and deed filings can be done electronically through the
Office of City Clerk and all legal and title professionals are urged to make use of
these methods when dealing with land evidence or official recordings. If an inperson filing or meeting is necessary, an appointment must be made during the
hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with the Office of the City Clerk by calling (401) 435-
3. Funeral homes requiring death certificates must call City Clerk’s office to schedule a
necessary appointment (401) 435-7596.
4. Price gouging for essential commodities as defined under R.I.G.L. § 6-13-21(b)(3) is
illegal and will not be tolerated within the City during the duration of the Declaration
of Municipal Emergency.
5. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines, all
gatherings of ten (10) people or more are prohibited in the City of East Providence.
Gatherings subject to this Order include, but are not limited to, community, civic,
public, leisure, or faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts,
conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any other similar activity that
brings together ten (10) or more people at the same time.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect
through April 17, 2020.
So Ordered:
Roberto L. DaSilva