Executive Order 2020-012 Supplemental declaration of municipal emergency - Parks and Fields Closure

City of East Providence
Office of the Mayor

Supplemental declaration of municipal emergency
Executive Order 2020-012
March 27, 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 East Providence City Council ratified the Declaration of Municipal Emergency
at a meeting on March 17, 2020 and authorized its extension through April 17, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, Mayor DaSilva issued Executive Order 2020-005 which
restricted gatherings of ten (10) or more people within any playground, field, or park in the City
of East Providence; and
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence requires further restrictions on the number of persons
that may congregate within a field or park due to the high probability that individuals may fail to
maintain social distancing protocols when participating in group activities.
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:
 All public parks, fields, playgrounds, and recreation areas within the City of
East Providence shall be closed until further notice, and use of any amenities available at
said areas, including but not limited to, basketball courts, skate parks, and tennis courts is
hereby suspended.
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