Executive Order 2020-009 Supplemental Declaration of Municipal Emergency - Public Recreation

City of East Providence
Office of the Mayor

Supplemental declaration of municipal emergency
Executive Order 2020-009
March 23, 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; and
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence continues to coordinate a comprehensive response to ever
changing events and circumstance on a daily basis; and
WHEREAS, Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued a Seventh Supplementary Emergency Declaration
20-09 dated March 22, 2020 entitled “Public Gatherings, Close-Contact Businesses, Public Recreation
and Business Service Providers”; and
WHEREAS, additional measures are required to help stop the spread of the virus and protect all of our
residents; and
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. No later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, all public recreation and entertainment
establishments shall cease in-person operations. Public recreation and entertainment
establishments subject to this Order include, but are not limited to, theaters, cinemas, flea
markets, sporting events, bowling alleys, public playgrounds, concert venues, and museums.
2. No later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, all close-contact businesses (businesses
which cannot maintain social distancing with their customers as outlined in paragraph 3 below)
including, but not limited to, gymnasiums, fitness centers and similar exercise facilities, hair
salons and barbershops, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors shall cease in-person operations.
3. Subject to the closures and limitations provided in prior orders and in paragraph 4 below, all
businesses remaining open, must, to the extent practicable, implement Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to ensure social distancing, including:
 maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between persons;
 ensuring employees practice appropriate hygiene measures, including regular, thorough handwashing;
 ensuring that employees who are sick remain home; and
 regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
4. All public and private enterprises remaining open shall post appropriate notices requiring
compliance with recommendations by the CDC and the Director of the Rhode Island Department
of Health including, at a minimum, those set forth above in paragraph 3 of this Order.
This Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect through April 17, 2020,
unless further extended and with the consent of the City Council
So Ordered:
Roberto L. DaSilva