Executive Order 2021-001-Extension of EO 2020-004

Declaration of Municipal Emergency
Executive Order 2021-001
January 5, 2021

Extending Executive Order 2020-004, dated March 15, 2020, entitled, declaration of state of municipal emergency

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 as has been extended on December 22, 2020 (Executive Order 2020-109); and

WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020, I, 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 January 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to remain a serious threat to both the health and safety of the residents of East Providence; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 30-15-9(b), I, in my capacity as chief executive officer of the city, have not judged the danger posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to have passed or the disaster to have been dealt with to the extent that emergency conditions no longer exist and the state of municipal emergency can be terminated.

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. Executive Order 2020-004, entitled “Declaration of State of Municipal Emergency,” declared March 15, 2020, and ratified by the East Providence City Council on March 17, 2020, as amended, is hereby extended.

This Order shall take effect on January 5, 2021 and remain in full force and effect through January 19, 2021, unless rescinded or further extended by and with the consent of the City Council.

So Ordered:

Roberto L. DaSilva