Executive Order 2021-009-COVID-19 FFCRA Extension

SUPPLEMENTAL declaration of municipal emergency

Executive Order 2021-009

March 31, 2021



WHEREAS, the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), enacted in March 2020, required certain employers, including the City of East Providence, to provide their employees with paid sick leave benefits for specified reasons related to COVID-19 pandemic; and


WHEREAS, the FFCRA benefits were available between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020; and


WHEREAS, the FFCRA benefits were not extended as part of the Federal coronavirus relief and spending package; and


WHEREAS, the City recognizes significant local impacts related to COVID-19 will continue to exist after March 31, 2021; and


WHEREAS, the City recognizes that quarantine and isolation are critical and effective methods to combat the spread of COVID-19 within our community and within our workforce;


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:


Executive Order 2021-003, entitled “Supplemental Declaration of Municipal Emergency – Extension of FFRCA Benefits,” declared January 1, 2021, is hereby extended.


This Order shall remain in effect until June 30, 2021 or the expiration of the state of declaration of emergency, whichever is sooner, unless rescinded.

So Ordered:




   Roberto L. DaSilva