Executive Order 2021-008 - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Supplemental declaration of municipal emergency

Executive Order 2021-008

February 16, 2021



WHEREAS, on March 09, 2020, the State of Rhode Island Governor, Gina M. Raimondo, issued Executive Order 2020-02 declaring a state of emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19 as has been extended on January 19, 2021 (Executive Order 2021-106); which remains in effect; 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 its extension through March 16, 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. § 30-15-12(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 that state of municipal emergency can be terminated.

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the COVID-19 vaccination works by triggering the immune system to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and thus protects individuals from getting sick with COVID-19.

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 East Providence Senior Center is being designated as a Vaccination Clinic and managed by the East Providence Emergency Management Agency to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

All City resources including available time are to be made available to ensure the proper, safe and efficient rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in East Providence.


This Order shall take effect on February 16, 2021 and remain in full force under the Municipal and State of Emergency, unless expired or rescinded by and with the consent of the City Council.











So Ordered:                                                                 







   Roberto L. DaSilva