March 2020 Town Administrator SITREPS

March 31, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • DISASTER DECLARATION.  President Donald Trump has approved a coronavirus disaster declaration for Rhode Island.  This will free up federal emergency aid to combat the pandemic by giving the state access to more forms of federal funding.  The order is back dated to January 20, 2020.  Portsmouth EOC is tracking municipal costs associated with COVID-19 that may be eligible for reimbursement later.
  • STATE PARKS AND BEACHES CLOSED.  Governor Raimondo announced all State parks and beaches are closed, effective Friday. Starting Friday, parking lots will be closed until further notice to prevent gathering at these public spaces. In addition, the opening of State campgrounds will be delayed until at least May 1.
    • PORTSMOUTH PARKS and GOLF COURSES.  Portsmouth Parks and Golf Courses remain open.  All patrons are mandated to comply with social distancing guidelines established by the CDC and RI DOH. The Portsmouth EOC is coordinating with Golf Courses to ensure safe operations and best practices are shared across all Aquidneck Island Courses, to include compliance with State and National Golf Associations’ COVID 19 Safety Operating Guidelines.
    • PORTSMOUTH PLAYGROUNDS.  Portsmouth Playgrounds are closed until further notice.
  • SUPERIOR COURT INITIATES FOR BUSINESSES.  The Rhode Island Superior Court will start a business protection program in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Under the Business Recovery Plan, the court will supervise and provide protections for Rhode Island businesses so they can remain operational, access new working capital and pay debts.
  • DRIVE THROUGH TESTING.  Drive through testing sites for COVID-19 are being established at the State’s three public colleges and universities.  THESE SITES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Do not visit these sites without authorization and direction from your health care provider.
  • CALL FOR MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.  The State is issuing a call for available medical and health care professionals.  If you are available to join Rhode Island’s response to COVID-19, please visit Rhode Island Responds and register to volunteer.
  • RI IS UNDER A STAY AT HOME ORDER.  The Governor signed Executive Order 20-13 – “Staying at Home, Reducing Gatherings, Certain Retail Business Closures and Further Quarantine Provisions.
    • Staying and Working at Home:
      • All Rhode Island residents are required to stay home unless traveling to work, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.).
      • Any Rhode Island employer with employees who live in other states shall use all means available to enable these employees to telecommute or make other work from-home arrangements. This provision shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • No gatherings larger than 5 people.
      • All gatherings of more than five (5) people in any public or private space such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, library, theater, place of worship, parade, fair, festival, park or beach, are prohibited
    • All non-critical retail businesses must close until April 13.
      • Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all non-critical retail businesses shall cease in person operations.
      • Critical retail businesses include, but are not limited to, food and beverage stores (e.g., supermarkets, liquor, specialty food, and convenience stores, farmers’ markets, food banks and pantries), pharmacies and medical supply stores, compassion centers, pet supply stores, printing shops, mail and delivery stores and operations, gas stations, laundromats, electronics and telecommunications stores, office supply, industrial and agricultural/seafood equipment and supply stores, hardware stores, funeral homes, auto repair and supply, banks and credit unions, firearms stores, healthcare and public safety professional uniform stores, and other stores and businesses identified as critical by the Department of Business Regulation.
      • Restaurants will be permitted to operate only for pickup, drive-through, and delivery in accordance with previous executive orders.
    • Any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
      • This quarantine restriction shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • All RI Executive orders can be found by clicking here.
  • THERE IS STILL A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and Health Workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or (401) 643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.
    • We are very thankful to and for the donations of PPE to the Portsmouth EOC. In addition to supporting our first responders, the EOC has delivered donated PPE gear to Visiting Nurses.

March 30, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • DISTANCE LEARNING.  RI Public Schools will remain closed and continue distance learning through April 30th.
    • Any household with a smartphone with Wi-Fi hotspot capability and cell phone service from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint will receive free hotspot coverage until May 8th.
  • EXTENSION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS.  The Governor’s Executive Orders on the operation of food establishments and close contact business have been extended in full force until April 13th.
  • FOOD BANK.  The Town of Portsmouth, RI is currently stocking a community emergency food bank that is designed to serve the needs of those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. St. Barnabas Church has graciously provided the use of their parish hall at 1697 East Main Rd, Portsmouth, for the Food Bank.  The Food Bank will open for food distribution on Tuesday March 31, 2020.
    • TO DONATE FOOD.  The Food Bank is accepting donations from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Town expects an increasing need to replenish the Food Bank throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Call 401-643-0323 or email portsmouthri.foodbank@gmail.com and leave a message if you need more information about donating food.  Non-Perishable, non-expired food Items can be dropped off at the parish hall (church lower parking lot).
      • Food and food-related items needed include things such as:  cereal, pancake mix, syrup, mac & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, powdered milk, baked beans, canned fruit, pasta sauce, canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned tuna and  chicken, crackers, Minute Rice packages, canned soups, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and grocery store gift cards.
    • TO GET FOOD FROM THE FOOD BANK.  Come to the Food Bank between 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday and a Food Bank volunteer will bring food out to your car. We are in the St. Barnabas Parish Hall, around the back of the church, lower parking lot. If you are unable to get to the Food Bank between 10 am and 2 pm, please call 401-643-0323 or email portsmouthri.foodbank@gmail.com and a Food Bank volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours to address your needs.
    • WANT TO VOLUNTEER?  If you desire to volunteer at the Food Bank to accept food, re-stock the shelves or have the ability to deliver food or pick up food donations from those who cannot come to the Food Bank, call 401-643-0323 or email portsmouthri.foodbank@gmail.com with the days/times available and what you would be interested in doing.
    • WANT TO DONATE MONETARILY?
      • Text pefb to 555888 and click on your choice of a one-time gift or a recurring payment, or
      • Visit the Donation link stbarnabasportsmouth.weshareonline.org and click on the “Make a Donation” button under the “Portsmouth Emergency Food Bank,” or
      • Write a Check - Make checks payable to the “Town of Portsmouth.”  Note “Food Bank” on the check and either hand-deliver to the Food Bank or mail to Portsmouth Community Food Bank, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.
    • FOR MORE INFORMATION regarding the Portsmouth Emergency Food Bank, visit the Portsmouth Town Hall website at portsmouthri.com, or contact Wendy Bulk at the Portsmouth Town Hall by calling 401-787-0281 or emailing wbulk@portsmouthri.com.
  • PARKS and GOLF COURSES.  Parks and golf courses in Portsmouth remain open.  All patrons are mandated to comply with social distancing guidelines established by the CDC and RI DOH.  The Portsmouth EOC is coordinating with golf courses to ensure safe operations and best practices are shared across all Aquidneck Island courses, to include compliance with State and National Golf Associations’ COVID-19 Safety Operating Guidelines.
  • RI IS UNDER A STAY AT HOME ORDER.  The Governor signed Executive Order 20-13 – “Staying at Home, Reducing Gatherings, Certain Retail Business Closures and Further Quarantine Provisions.
    • Staying and Working at Home:
      • All Rhode Island residents are required to stay home unless traveling to work, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.).
      • Any Rhode Island employer with employees who live in other states shall use all means available to enable these employees to telecommute or make other work from-home arrangements. This provision shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • No gatherings larger than 5 people.
      • All gatherings of more than five (5) people in any public or private space such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, library, theater, place of worship, parade, fair, festival, park or beach, are prohibited
    • All non-critical retail businesses must close until April 13.
      • Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all non-critical retail businesses shall cease in person operations.
      • Critical retail businesses include, but are not limited to, food and beverage stores (e.g., supermarkets, liquor, specialty food, and convenience stores, farmers’ markets, food banks and pantries), pharmacies and medical supply stores, compassion centers, pet supply stores, printing shops, mail and delivery stores and operations, gas stations, laundromats, electronics and telecommunications stores, office supply, industrial and agricultural/seafood equipment and supply stores, hardware stores, funeral homes, auto repair and supply, banks and credit unions, firearms stores, healthcare and public safety professional uniform stores, and other stores and businesses identified as critical by the Department of Business Regulation.
      • Restaurants will be permitted to operate only for pickup, drive-through, and delivery in accordance with previous executive orders.
    • Any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
      • This quarantine restriction shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • All RI Executive orders can be found by clicking here.
  • THERE IS STILL A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and Health Workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or (401) 643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.
    • We are very thankful to and for the donations of PPE to the Portsmouth EOC. In addition to supporting our first responders, the EOC has delivered donated PPE gear to Visiting Nurses.

March 29, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • PORTSMOUTH EMPLOYEE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.  A Portsmouth Firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19.  The firefighter and employees who interacted with this firefighter have been placed in a 14-day self-quarantine.
    • There is no current impact on our public safety readiness or ability to serve the Town
    • At the outset of this crises every Town department prepared continuity of operations plans – to include a plan to continue providing services in the event employees contract the virus.
    • We are acting out of an abundance of caution and following CDC and RI DOH guidelines.
  • OUT OF STATE VISITORS.  All non-commercial out of state visitors traveling to RI are ordered to self-quarantine upon arrival.  The RI State Police are informing highway travelers of this order.
  • CHILD CARE LICENSES SUSPENDED.  The Governor announced today that all childcare licenses will be suspended for a week until April 4th starting tomorrow.  This order will be reviewed weekly throughout the crisis.  Rhode Island residents interested in becoming caregivers to help people affected by this order are urged to visit and register at Care.com/rigive.  
  • CONTINUATION OF MEDICAID.  The State is halting terminations and income verifications related to RI Medicaid for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
  • DMV EXTENSIONS.  The RI Department of Motor is granting 90-day extension on motor vehicle expirations that occur in the months of March and April.  More information on expiration date extensions can be found at the DMV Website.
  • RI IS UNDER A STAY AT HOME ORDER.  The Governor signed Executive Order 20-13 – “Staying at Home, Reducing Gatherings, Certain Retail Business Closures and Further Quarantine Provisions.
    • Staying and Working at Home:
      • All Rhode Island residents are required to stay home unless traveling to work, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.).
      • Any Rhode Island employer with employees who live in other states shall use all means available to enable these employees to telecommute or make other work from-home arrangements. This provision shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • No gatherings larger than 5 people.
      • All gatherings of more than five (5) people in any public or private space such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, library, theater, place of worship, parade, fair, festival, park or beach, are prohibited
    • All non-critical retail businesses must close until April 13.
      • Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all non-critical retail businesses shall cease in person operations.
      • Critical retail businesses include, but are not limited to, food and beverage stores (e.g., supermarkets, liquor, specialty food, and convenience stores, farmers’ markets, food banks and pantries), pharmacies and medical supply stores, compassion centers, pet supply stores, printing shops, mail and delivery stores and operations, gas stations, laundromats, electronics and telecommunications stores, office supply, industrial and agricultural/seafood equipment and supply stores, hardware stores, funeral homes, auto repair and supply, banks and credit unions, firearms stores, healthcare and public safety professional uniform stores, and other stores and businesses identified as critical by the Department of Business Regulation.
      • Restaurants will be permitted to operate only for pickup, drive-through, and delivery in accordance with previous executive orders.
    • Any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
      • This quarantine restriction shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • All RI Executive orders can be found by clicking here.
  • DISTANCE LEARNING.  The Governor will make a special announcement regarding Public K-12 schools on Monday. 
  • THERE IS STILL A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and Health Workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or (401) 643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.

March 28, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • STAY AT HOME ORDER.  The Governor signed Executive Order 20-13 – “Staying at Home, Reducing Gatherings, Certain Retail Business Closures and Further Quarantine Provisions.
    • Staying and Working at Home:
      • All Rhode Island residents are required to stay home unless traveling to work, traveling for medical treatment or obtaining necessities (food, medicine, gas, etc.).
      • Any Rhode Island employer with employees who live in other states shall use all means available to enable these employees to telecommute or make other work from-home arrangements. This provision shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • No gatherings larger than 5 people.
      • All gatherings of more than five (5) people in any public or private space such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, library, theater, place of worship, parade, fair, festival, park or beach, are prohibited
    • All non-critical retail businesses must close until April 13.
      • Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all non-critical retail businesses shall cease in person operations.
      • Critical retail businesses include, but are not limited to, food and beverage stores (e.g., supermarkets, liquor, specialty food, and convenience stores, farmers’ markets, food banks and pantries), pharmacies and medical supply stores, compassion centers, pet supply stores, printing shops, mail and delivery stores and operations, gas stations, laundromats, electronics and telecommunications stores, office supply, industrial and agricultural/seafood equipment and supply stores, hardware stores, funeral homes, auto repair and supply, banks and credit unions, firearms stores, healthcare and public safety professional uniform stores, and other stores and businesses identified as critical by the Department of Business Regulation.
      • Restaurants will be permitted to operate only for pickup, drive-through, and delivery in accordance with previous executive orders.
    • Any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
      • This quarantine restriction shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • All RI Executive orders can be found by clicking here.
  • STIMULUS BILL.  On March 27, the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to be signed by President Trump.
    • Direct Cash Payments: Folks who make less than $75,000 per year ($150,000 for couples) will receive a $1,200 check in a few weeks, with an additional $500 for each child.
    • Unemployment Protections: The average worker who gets laid off as a result of this crisis will be eligible for four months of full pay. Rhode Islanders are eligible for 39 weeks of unemployment benefits.
    • Help for Small Businesses: Small businesses will have access to more than $375 billion in relief. The SBA is being given $350 billion. Small companies are eligible for up to $10 million in loans.
      • The Payroll Protection Program.  This offers businesses immediate access to liquidity through a new loan program tied to prior year payroll.  Loans made under the Payroll Protection Program are backed 100% by the federal government.  Eligible borrowers will find the lending requirements under the Payroll Protection Program to be significantly less onerous than those provisions that many businesses found in the SBA’s Disaster Loan program.
  • NEW REAL ID DEADLINE.  The October 1st, 2020 deadline requiring citizens have Real ID compliant driver’s licenses and other identification cards in order to board an airplane has been pushed back.  The new deadline is October 1, 2021.
  • UPDATED PORTSMOUTH RECYCLING EVENTS DUE TO COVID-19.
    • SHREDDING: August 8, at Clements’ Market from 9 am - 12 noon 
    • ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTIONS: June 13; Sept. 12; Nov.14 - at Portsmouth High School from 9 am - 12 noon.
    • HARD PLASTIC COLLECTION: June 6th at Portsmouth Transfer Station from 8 am - 12 noon.
    • SCRAP METAL COLLECTION: July 18th at Portsmouth Transfer Station (Lower Area) from 8 am - 12 noon.
    • Contact the Recycling Coordinator for specific rules and eligibility: rantaya@portsmouthri.com or 401-643-0359.
  • MELVILLE PARK MEETING.  The Wednesday, April 1st meeting of the Melville Park Committee at the Brown House is cancelled.  
  • DISTANCE LEARNING.  The Governor will make a special announcement regarding Public K-12 schools on Monday.
  • THERE IS STILL A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and Health Workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or (401) 643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.

March 27, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • MANDATORY SELF-QUARANTINE.  The Governor emphasized to all local governments today the need to enforce and adhere to Executive Order 20-12 which mandates anyone traveling to Rhode Island from New York — by land or air — to self-quarantine for two weeks once they arrive. The order went into effect yesterday.
    • The National Guard has been tasked to work with local law enforcement to conduct “door-to-door” checks to remind anyone who has come into the state from New York about the quarantine order.
      • Any person coming to Rhode Island from New York State must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.  this does not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
      • Any person who has come to Rhode Island from New York State within the last 14 days must immediately self-quarantine for the remainder of the 14-day period since arrival in Rhode Island.
      • The R.I. National Guard will take post at bus and train stations to collect information from New York travelers, and the R.I. State Police are expected to stop cars with New York license plates coming into the state on the highway to track travel plans.
  • Governor Executive Orders Extended.  The Governor announced extensions of Executive orders today:
    • Extended Through April 13
      • Bans on gatherings of 10 people or more
      • Closure of dine-in services at restaurants (takeout is still ok)
      • Requirement that anyone who can work from home does so
      • Closure of public entertainment businesses such as zoos, theaters and bowling alleys
      • Closure of close service businesses, such as hair salons
    • Extended Through April 25
      • Requirement that anyone flying into T.F. Green Airport self-quarantine for 14 days
      • Requirement that anyone coming into the state from New York self-quarantine for 14 days
    • Extended Through May 8
      • Suspension of the Open Meetings Act to allow for remote meetings
      • Required coverage for telehealth/medicine visits
      • Gun permit background check period extended from seven days to 30
    • Extended Indefinitely
      • Casino closures
      • State House closed to visitors
      • Visitors banned from hospitals and nursing homes
      • All state services conducted online
      • DMV operating on an appointment-only basis
  • Distance Learning.  The Governor will make a special announcement regarding Public K-12 schools on Monday.
  • SNAP Benefits.  anyone receiving SNAP benefits will get an average of an extra $140 starting April 1. All benefits will have a six-month extension and will not need to be renewed monthly.
  • There is still a nationwide call for Personal Protective Equipment.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and health workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or 401-643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.

March 26, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • MANDATORY SELF-QUARANTINE.  The Governor signed Executive Order 20-12 “Tenth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers from New York State” mandating anyone traveling to Rhode Island from New York — by land or air — to self-quarantine for two weeks once they arrive. The order is effective immediately.
    • Any person coming to Rhode Island from New York State must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.  this does not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
    • Any person who has come to Rhode Island from New York State within the last 14 days must immediately self-quarantine for the remainder of the 14-day period since arrival in Rhode Island.
    • To help enforce the new mandate, the R.I. National Guard will take post at bus and train stations to collect information from New York travelers, and the R.I. State Police are expected to stop cars with New York license plates coming into the state on the highway to track travel plans.
  • E-Waste event cancelled.  The Electronics Waste Collection event schedules for April 11 at Portsmouth High School is cancelled.  Information on future Portsmouth Events can be found at the Town website or by clicking here.
  • Wellness Checks.  The Portsmouth EOC will commence a program for Wellness Checks of all households throughout town.  This program will be conducted online and via a mail campaign and is expected to commence on April 1st.  If you have question about this initiative, please feel free to call Ray Perry, CEM, our Town Emergency Manager, at (401) 477-2172 or e-mail him at COVID@portsmouthri.com.
  • Guidelines for Retail and Grocers.  The guidelines have been released by the Department of Business Regulation.  They are instituted as of March 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  These guidelines are designed to ensure all businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines and to maintain a high level of sanitation and employee hygiene in line with CDC guidance.
  • Help for small business.  The RI Commerce Corporation has established COVID-19 Resources for small businesses affected by COVID-19.  Information can be found at RI Commerce Help or by calling 401-521-HELP.
  • Family Services.  Family Service of RI is asking for help to provide items to help the low-income children, families and seniors it serves “be safe” from COVID-19.   Anyone interested in helping should click here or call Maggie Slane at 401-331-1350 ext. 3840 or email slanema@familyserviceri.org.
  • There is still a nationwide call for Personal Protective Equipment.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
    • A Protective Equipment Team was established under Portsmouth’s lead, and is locating sources N-95 masks and other needed items for local emergency response and Health Workers.  Please contact us at covid@portsmouthri.com or 401-643-0379 if you can help us source these much needed supplies.

March 25, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • Portsmouth Playgrounds.  To reduce the threat of exposure and spread of COVID-19, all Portsmouth Playgrounds are closed until further notice.  Parks remain open to recreation that adheres to social distancing guidelines.
  • New RI Grocery and Retail Store Guidelines.  The Department of Business Regulation will be issuing new guidelines which will reduce the number of people who can be inside retail stores and grocery stores.  These establishments will be required to count the number of people inside, enforce limits, and clean more frequently.
    • More information will be posted on the Department of Business Regulation Website.
    • This guideline may result in lines outside grocery stores, but people should not take this to mean there are food shortages.
    • The Governor is asking consumers to shop online, with local companies, whenever possible. 
  • Employees and Employers Affected by COVID-19.  Employees out of work or unable to work, or employers forced to limit or cease operations due to COVID-19 should review the RI Department of Labor and Training Website for relief options.  Quick facts are located here.
  • People Returning to Communities in Rhode Island From Out of State.  All citizens returning to their property from out of state are urged to follow strict adherence to WHO, CDC, and RI DOH COVID-19 guidelines and self-quarantine upon arrival for 14 days.  Please protect your neighbors and do your part in preventing the spread of this virus. 
  • Real ID Deadline Pushed Back.  The October 1, 2020 deadline requiring citizens have Real ID compliant driver’s licenses and other identification cards in order to board an airplane has been pushed back.  No new deadline for compliance has been set.  The Federal Government will announce a new date soon.

March 24, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • People returning to communities in Rhode Island from out of state.  All citizens returning to their property from out of state are urged to follow strict adherence to WHO, CDC, and RI DOH COVID-19 guidelines.  Additionally, you are urged to self-quarantine upon arrival for 14 days.  Please protect your neighbors and do your part in preventing the spread of this virus.
  • Portsmouth Food Bank.  The Town of Portsmouth is establishing a community emergency food bank to serve the needs of those affected by the COVID-19 situation.  The Food Bank is being established at the St. Barnabas Church Parish Center (1697 East Main Rd, Portsmouth).  To establish the Food Bank, the Town is requesting that DONATIONS ONLY be accepted between 8 am and 4 pm starting Wednesday March 25th through Monday March 30th. A schedule for continuing donations after March 30th will be released soon.
    • NON-Perishable, Non-Expired Food Items can be dropped off at the Parish Center (Church Lower Parking Lot).
    • Food and food related items needed include: Cereal, pancake mix, syrup, mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, powdered milk or boxed milk, baked beans, canned fruit, pasta sauce, canned pasta, canned veggies, canned tuna & chicken, crackers, Minute Rice packets, canned soups, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and grocery gift cards.
    • This is just a call for donations. A plan for distribution to those in need will soon be promulgated. People in immediate need of food can call 401-293-5565 or go to https://stbarnabasportsmouth.weconnect.com/contact.
    • For more Information on the donation program, contact Wendy Bulk at wbulk@portsmouthri.com or 401-787-0281.
  • Child and Senior Care.  Governor Raimondo and the RI Department of Human Services have announced three initiatives to help frontline workers who may need childcare due to COVID-19:
    • Care.com is providing three months of free, premium access to their site in support of Rhode Island Front Line workers looking for child or senior care.  Those in need should click here.   Additionally, Rhode Island residents interested in becoming caregivers can visit Care.com/rigive register.   This program is exclusively for residents of Rhode Island.
    • Several childcare facilities – the Boys & Girls Club, Greater Providence YMCA, Children’s Workshop, Children’s Friend and Learning Brook – will offer on-site childcare specifically for the children of essential hospital workers in the coming weeks. Eligible hospital staff will be notified by their employer.
    • The Governor also announced that DHS has promulgated emergency regulations for Rhode Island childcare providers that choose to remain open during this crisis even though the State is still advising, and not recommending, they close. To the extent possible, childcare facilities must operate under the following mandatory conditions:
      • Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 10 or fewer;
      • Children shall not change from one group to another;
      • If more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with one another.
  • There is still a nationwide call for Personal Protective Equipment.  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.

March 23, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • The Portsmouth Council President issued the first supplemental emergency declaration to the Portsmouth Executive Order 2020-1 issued March 16, 2020.
    • All residents and establishments are directed not to host or attend gatherings of 10 people or more.
  • The Governor issued an eighth supplemental emergency declaration: EO 20-10.  RI Executive orders are listed here.
    • The State will push the April 28 election to June 2.
    • All airplane travelers arriving into Rhode Island will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days effective Tuesday morning.  The executive order covers domestic and international travelers, but health care and public safety workers will be exempt.
  • There is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).  If you are a researcher, supplier, manufacturer, business, organization, or individual in possession of needed items and willing to donate or sell them, please visit COVID 19 Medical Supply Donations.
  • The United States Census is adapting or delaying some operations to protect the health and safety of their staff and the public.  Information can be found here: 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 (pdf).
  • The Portsmouth Dog Park will be closed until further notice starting 5 pm today, March 23, 2020.

March 22, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • Public School starts again tomorrow.
    • Students need to understand school vacation ends as of Monday.
    • Students need to contact their "homeroom" teacher (which may look different at each school and level) between 9:00 and 9:30 am each day.
    • More information can be found here: Distance Learning Plan
    • Grab and go breakfast and lunches will be available for all Portsmouth students in the main foyer of Portsmouth Middle School between the hours of 9:00-10:30 am.
      • Any Portsmouth student can visit PMS during these hours, Monday-Friday, with or without a parent, to receive free breakfast and lunch items. No questions asked, no paperwork needed.
  • The Governor issued a seventh supplemental emergency declaration
    • EO 20-09 - Public Gatherings, Close-Contact Businesses, Public Recreation and Business Service Providers.
    • No later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, all public recreation and entertainment establishments shall cease in-person operations
    • 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) shall cease in-person operations.
  • The Portsmouth Dog Park will be closed starting 5 pm Monday, March 23, 2020.
  • Portsmouth will issue Executive Order 2020-2 – Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Public Gatherings on Monday, March 23rd.  The order will reduce the size of authorized public gatherings from 25 to 10.
  • Elements of the US Army Corps of Engineers will arrive in RI tomorrow to assist in the preparation of surge space designed to accommodate extra hospital beds and staff.

March 21, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • A fully functional Emergency Operations Center is set up at Portsmouth Town Hall.  Part of that includes a volunteer coordinator.  If you are interested in volunteering your time or services during this crisis please contact the Portsmouth EOC Volunteer Coordinator, Debra Correia at dcorreiaPEMA@gmail.com.
  • The Portsmouth School district will begin their Distance Learning Plan on Monday along with all other Rhode Island schools.  Each principal will promulgate more detailed information which will accompany their school-level plans which will be launched at 8:00am on Monday.
    • Students need to understand school vacation ends as of Monday.
    • Students need to contact their "homeroom" teacher (which may look different at each school and level) between 9:00 and 9:30 am each day.
    • Further instructions have or will be promulgated by each principal.
  • Beginning Monday, March 23rd, grab and go breakfast and lunches will be available for all Portsmouth students in the main foyer of Portsmouth Middle School between the hours of 9:00-10:30 am.
    • Any Portsmouth student can visit PMS during these hours, Monday-Friday, with or without a parent, to receive free breakfast and lunch items. No questions asked, no paperwork needed.
  • HealthSource RI is offering a Special Enrollment Period available to Rhode Islanders losing health coverage due to a change in employment status.
    • Rhode Islanders who wish to obtain coverage can do so by visiting www.HealthSourceRI.com and enrolling online, or by contacting the HealthSource RI call center Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm at 1-855-840-4774.
  • Governor Raimondo issued a fifth and sixth supplemental emergency declaration:
    • EO 20-07:  Extension of time for weapon and firearm background checks.
      • Police authorities conducting background checks required by RI General Laws concerning weapons shall have up to 30 days to complete background investigations and notify sellers whether the applicant id disqualified from purchasing a firearm.
    • EO 20-08:  Economic support for restaurants, bars and establishments that offer food.
      • Class B licensees will be permitted to sell up to two bottles of wine and one hundred and forty-four ounces of beer in original factory sealed containers, with take-out food orders.
  • Governor Raimondo activated the Rhode Island National Guard.
    • First Responder Municipal employees will be exempted from the call up.
    • This action will allow 1,000 Guardsmen and Guardswomen to train civilian medical personnel, staff call enters, distribute food and necessities to the most vulnerable and perform several other critical functions.

March 20, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • The Portsmouth School Department is offering free Grab and Go breakfast and lunches in the main foyer of Portsmouth Middle School between the hours of 9:00-10:30 am. Anyone aged 18 or under will receive a free meal. There are no ID or residency requirements.  Refer to the following link for a complete list of all food sites where Grab and Go meals are available:

https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/about/foodsites/?fbclid=IwAR0cnsykeUgt15LxRoafD38CrqzuazE06L-sIxX5zMTHZCCkjTfhP8B-QXE

  • The RI Office of Innovation has released a digital reference guide aimed to help those without home internet connection:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sClxICC62kBG6kqfCYxlvrYoL4--fLhmiv3OYOezhrU/edit
  • The Governor announced the RI tax deadline has been extended from April 15th to July 15th.  All residents who are able are still encouraged to pay their taxes as soon as possible.
  • The RI Student Loan Authority has announced assistance with RISLA loan payments for clients who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19: https://www.risla.com/
  • The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) is working closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to coordinate the state’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19). Older Rhode Islanders needing help with food or other resources are encouraged to call 401-462-4444 or 2-1-1 during normal business hours.
  • Portsmouth Senior Center has established a Meal Site at their address - 110 Bristol Ferry Rd.
    • Meals need to be made with a 24-hour reservation.  These meals are for 60 or disabled.  Delivery is not available to homes.  All Portsmouth participants must pick up lunches at the Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Rd at NOON. 
    • Call ahead to ensure they are ready.  The Senior Center is asking for a suggested donation of $3.00 in order to sustain the program.
    • Participants can call Cynthia (Director-Portsmouth Senior Center) at 401-683-4106.  If no answer call 401-297-6102.

March 19, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • Portsmouth School District distance learning begins Monday, March 23.  Families who need access to school buildings for the purpose or retrieving essential school items should follow directions promulgated by each School Principal.
  • Portsmouth EOC has responded to a request for information from the RI Office of Healthy Aging (OHA).  Together with the OHA, the EOC is developing a plan to better understand and address Portsmouth’s food access needs and related work associated with those needs.
  • Press release issued today regarding keeping citizens informed and helping those in need.
    • Portsmouth residents may call 401-643-0379 seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for general inquiries related to the current health situation or for accessing municipal services.
    • Residents may also email requests or inquiries to covid@portsmouthri.com.
    • The town has established local information on the town website, its Notify Me® system, and social media as follows:
    • Town Website:  www.PortsmouthRI.com – See the COVID-19 Alert at the top and the “Spotlight” section that will direct users to other town web pages with specific COVID-19 information.
    • Notify Me®:  Sign up for automatic email updates. On the town web home page, click the “Notify Me®” button and choose your topic.
    • Facebook:  Log on to the town Emergency Management Facebook page (Portsmouth Emergency).
    • Twitter:  Log on to the Portsmouth Emergency Twitter feed - @PortsmoutEmerg and use Hashtag #COVID02871 for Portsmouth-specific tweets.
    • Phone: The Emergency Operations Center phone number is 401-643-0379. A volunteer is ready to assist you. If you cannot get through, use email. We will get back to you.
    • Email: Email COVID@PortsmouthRI.com and your message will be routed to the appropriate town staff person to help.
  • The Governor announced today that because the courts are closed for most matters through April 17, the process to evict someone cannot take place.
  • The Governor also made an urgent plea to anyone who might have supplies such as masks and swabs — whether dentists and research labs or manufacturing companies — to reach out and share them to help expand testing and protect medical personnel. The Health Department has created a page detailing exactly what supplies are needed and providing a form to fill out for donations.
  • The U.S. SBA is offering low-interest loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Portsmouth Business Development Director is working with Connect Greater Newport on Business related issues.
  • For COVID-19 related claims, RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) will waive the seven-day minimum amount of time that claimants must be out of work to qualify for TDI/TCI benefits.
  • If you are out of work due to COVID-19 because of a shutdown or a quarantine and applying for unemployment benefits, ensure you check yes to the “Are you out of work because of coronavirus” question.
  • The federal government is providing 90 additional days to pay income taxes due, up to $1 million in taxes owed. During this deferral period taxpayers will not be subject to interest and penalties. 
  • The RI Public Utilities Commission has directed all electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities regulated by the Public Utilities Commission to cease certain collections activities, including service terminations for nonpayment. This moratorium extends to 4/15/20 for residential customers and to 3/31/20 for non-residential customer accounts.

For the entire Situation Report (SITREP) read the full Emergency Management blog: https://www.portsmouthri.com/blog.aspx

March 18, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

  • The border between Canada and the U.S. is closed for non-essential travel.
  • Schools: The next two weeks — from Monday, March 23rd through Friday April 3rd — will be distance learning weeks for all public schools in Rhode Island. During this time, school buildings will be closed to students, but school will be taking place remotely in homes across the state. After two weeks, the Governor will reevaluate the situation and make a new determination.  
  • Telehealth: Today the Governor signed an executive order directing health insurers to follow previously announced instructions to cover visits conducted over the phone and online during this crisis. This order for an expansion of Telemedicine coverage will apply to primary and specialty care, as well as mental and behavioral health care. 
  • Utilities: The PUC has issued an emergency order mandating that all regulated utilities not terminate services at this time. The state has also directed utilities to stop sending past due accounts to collection agencies and is encouraging non-regulated utilities to do the same. If service is terminated, Rhode Islanders should call their utility provider. If the provider is unable to help, customers should call the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers at 401-780-9700.
  • Last night, the RI Board of Elections voted to request Gov. Gina Raimondo to issue an executive order to move the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) to June 2.

KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC

  • If you have traveled anywhere internationally in the last 14 days, self-quarantine for 14 days. That means do not go to work or school and stay at home.
  • Avoid all crowded places, large events, and mass gatherings. This is social distancing. However, people should continue doing essential errands (such as going to the grocery store). 
  • Through March 30th, there will be no on-site food consumption for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, or other food establishments in Rhode Island. (Establishments with a food license can continue to conduct pick-up, drive-thru and delivery only.)
  • Due to the closure of schools, free "Grab and Go" meals are available (March 16th - March 20th) for children throughout Rhode Island. More information is available online.
  • Whenever possible, avoid close personal contact with people in public. When greeting people avoid handshakes and hugs. Additional guidance is available from CDC.
  • Although Rhode Island has the testing capacity it needs, people without symptoms should not be tested for COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms is not recommended by CDC.
  • People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should not go directly to a healthcare facility without first calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency). Healthcare providers have a dedicated number they are using to consult with RIDOH on potential COVID-19 cases. 
  • Early data suggest older adults are twice as likely to experience serious COVID-19 illness. RIDOH is reiterating CDC’s guidance for people older than 60 years of age: 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • When greeting people avoid handshakes and hugs.
    • Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
    • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.
    • More information is available from CDC.
  • People with general, non-medical questions about COVID-19 can visit https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/, write to RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or call 401-222-8022. This is the COVID-19 Hotline that RIDOH has available to the public. The Hotline will be staffed March 21 & 22 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. (After hours people are being directed to call 211.)
  • Everyone can help stop the spread of viruses in Rhode Island. 
    • Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.
    • Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
    • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

March 17, 2020 - Situation Report Notes From Town Administrator Richard Rainer on COVID-19

NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST:

  • Per Department of Health, testing center established in Newport
  • Governor’s Executive Order 20-05 - “Third Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Public Meetings and Public Records Requests” with regard to COVID-19:        
    • Open Meetings Act: Public bodies may now conduct meetings by telephone or audio or video conferencing, provided that the public body is meeting for essential purposes and ensures public access to the meeting through adequate, alternative means.          
      • Essential purpose: The meeting is necessary for either continued government operations or to meet deadlines set by law or regulation.
      • Adequate alternative means of public access: Measures that provide transparency and permit timely and effective public access to the deliberations of a public body.  Examples include conferencing via telephone, video, or audio, enabling the public to clearly follow the proceedings of a public body in real time.
      • If a state or local law requires real-time participation by members of the public, any alternative means must provide for participation.
      • Any public body that conducts its proceedings under this executive order must ensure that any party required to appear before it be able to do so remotely.
      • A public body that is unable to provide adequate alternative means of public access, because of economic hardship or despite best efforts, may instead post a complete transcript, recording, or comprehensive record of the public meeting on its website as soon as is practicable. Given the wide availability of low-cost technology options, it should be extremely rare that a public body is unable to provide adequate alternative means of public access.
      • Any adequate alternative means of public access must be provided for free.
      • All other provisions under the OMA remain unchanged.
    • APRA:                 
      • Agencies or public bodies may extend the timeline for responding to requests by an additional 20 business days if the agency or public body notifies the requestor in writing that the extension is necessary for reasons related to the COVID-19 emergency. This extension is in addition to the 20-business-day extension already permitted by statute
      • Agencies or public bodies may produce public records in electronic format, instead of being required to produce records “in any and all media” in which they are capable of being provided or accommodating in-person public inspection.
      • The deadline for agencies or public bodies to respond to administrative appeals may be extended by an additional 10 business days if for reasons related to the COVID-19 emergency. The requestor must be notified in writing within the regular 10-businessday timeframe.
      • All other provisions under the APRA remain unchanged.

March 17, 2020 - Portsmouth-Specific Coronavirus Information and Town Hall Contact Information

Portsmouth-Specific COVID-19 Information can be accessed from a link on the Town Web Home Page (www.Portsmouthri.com) or directly at the following link:  https://www.portsmouthri.com/1594/Portsmouth-Specific-Coronavirus-Informat

COVID-19 Email Requests - If you have specific questions or needs, you can email COVID@PortsmouthRI.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  As always, in an emergency dial 911.

March 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM Emergency Town Council Meeting

At an Emergency Town Council meeting, the Town Council voted to close Town Hall to the public due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic and the joint effort to control it.

Municipal employees will continue to report to Town Hall to provide services via telephone, email and internet.  Essential Town Hall business will be conducted in person by appointment only. Contact the appropriate office for an appointment. Office specific information is shown below. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL or HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE COUNTRY within the last 14 days, do NOT visit Town Hall, whatever your need may be.  Rather, call your healthcare provider for more information.

Also, effective immediately, if you come for an appointment at Town Hall, enter at the SOUTH entrance of the building only. Sanitize your hands after entering with sanitizer which is located in a wall unit or wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds in the restrooms located across the hall from the Tax Collector’s window before proceeding to your destination.

Much of your business with the town can be completed by internet, telephone or via mail. If you have questions, feel free to call the office involved or the general number. Remember we are striving to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens and staff, and to keep our government working.

March 16, 2020 - 12:00 PM Portsmouth Declares Town State of Emergency

In cooperation with the State of Rhode Island, a State of Emergency has been declared in the Town of Portsmouth, as well as all other RI cities and towns, in a joint effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. The Town will enforce the Governor’s demand that all dine-in food establishments and bars be closed and all groups of 25 or more be disbanded. Note that drive-through eating establishments, pick-up of food, and delivery services are acceptable.

Be safe and well, Portsmouth!

March 16, 2020 - Town Staff at Reduced Staffing - Use Phone/Email

Access to Town offices is restricted during the Coronavirus situation. Town business should be conducted by phone or e-mail as much as possible. The following is a list of contact information to Town staff who may be able to help with your needs and requests.

TOWN  HALL  GENERAL  PHONE  NUMBER  -  401-643-0499

IN AN EMERGENCY - DIAL 911

OFFICECONTACTPHONE EMAIL
Building InspectionTeresa Monterey401-683-3611tmonterey@portsmouthri.com
Business Development DirectorRichard Talipsky401-643-0382rtalipsky@portsmouthri.com
CanvassingJacqueline Schulz401-683-3157jshulz@portsmouthri.com
Emergency ManagementRay Perry401-643-1379rperry@portsmouthri.com
Finance Lisa Mills401-683-118lmills@portsmouthri.com
Fire Department Dispatch
401-683-1200
Human ResourcesLisa Puglia401-643-0311lpuglia@portsmouthri.com
Planning Board Exec. SecretaryLeon Lesinski401-683-3717llesinski@portsmouthri.com
Police Department Dispatch
401-683-0300
Public Works Brian Woodhead401-683-0362bwoodhead@portsmouthri.com
Recreation Wendy Bulk401-787-0281wbulk@portsmouthri.com
Recycling/Trash DisposalRay Antaya401-643-0359rantaya@portsmouthri.com
Tax AssessorMatt Helfand401-683-1536mhelfand@portsmouthri.com
Tax CollectorMatt Helfand401-683-1214mhelfand@portsmouthri.com
Town AdministratorBarbara Ripa401-683-3255bripa@portsmouthri.com
Town ClerkJennifer West401-683-2101jwest@portsmouthri.com
Town PlannerGary Crosby401-643-0332gcrosby@portsmouthri.com
Wastewater and SepticTod Drake401-643-0380tdrake@portsmouthri.com
Zoning EnforcementMichael Asciola401-643-0333masciola@portsmouthri.com

 

March 16,  2020 - Known Status of Portsmouth Area Facilities 

  • Portsmouth Free Public Library - CLOSED.  Call for further information - 401-683-9457
  • Portsmouth Schools - CLOSED FOR THE WEEK OF 3/16 - 3/20/20
  • Portsmouth Senior Center - CLOSED.  Call for further information - 401-683-4106
  • Restaurants - DINE-IN CLOSED. The town is asking restaurants to send us information if they intend to stay open for pick-up services or delivery and we will post that on our web site. 
  • Town Facilities - Closed or at Reduced Status
  • Town Offices (Town Hall) - Reduced Staffing and Access
  • Trash and Recycling Transfer Station - OPEN NORMAL HOURS