Amended Declaration of State of Emergency (4/14/20)

Town of Warren Declaration of State of Emergency
Warren, RI - May 15, 2020 - The Town of Warren has issued an updated Declaration of State of Emergency.  This Declaration allows for outdoor dining beginning on May 18 within the perameters established by the Governor.  Approvals will be issued administratively and there will be no fees for plan reviews or fire prevention inspections required to begin operations.  For more information please contact Bob Rulli at brulli@townofwarren-ri.gov

The full text can be found here.

Warren, RI - April 14, 2020 - The Warren Town Council has issued an updated Declaration of State of Emergency.  

The full text can be found here. 

Warren, RI - March 30, 2020 - An updated Declaration of State of Emergency has been issued by the Town Council President, Keri M. Cronin.  This Declaration mirrors many of the Governor's Executive Order requirements  and also includes a temporary repeal of the town's plastic bag ban.  

The full text can be found here.

Warren, RI - March 23, 2020 - An updated Declaration of State of Emergency has been issued by the Town Council President, Keri M. Cronin.

The full text can be found here. 

Warren, RI - March 20, 2020 - An updated Declaration of State of Emergency has been approved by vote of the Town Council.


The full text can be found here.

Warren, RI - March 16, 2020 -
  In accordance with the Governor's newest Executive Order (issued today), Town Council President Keri M. Cronin has issued an Amended Declaration of State of Emergency. 
Full text can be found here.

The amended Declaration provides the following:

1.         Gatherings of twenty-five (25) people or more are prohibited in Warren.  Gatherings subject to this restriction include, but are not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, or faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any other similar activity that brings together twenty-five or more people at the same time.

 2.         Any restaurant, bar or establishment that offers food or drink shall not permit on-premises consumption of food or drink; provided that such establishments may continue to offer food and non-alcoholic beverages for take-out and delivery in accordance with the social distancing protocols and guidance set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

3.         All of the other provisions of the declaration of emergency not amended herein shall remain in full force and effect.

 4.         This amended declaration of emergency shall remain in full force and effect until midnight on March 23, 2020, but is subject to renewal pursuant to law after that time.

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Warren, RI – March 15, 2020 –
In accordance with the recommendation of the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, and in acknowledgement of the unprecedented measures necessary to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Warren has declared a State of Emergency.  In accordance with Section 3.11 of the Warren Town Charter, Town Council President Keri Cronin has made the determination that this action is necessary to protect the public peace, health, safety and welfare. Members of the public should follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the RI Department of Health by avoiding large crowds, employing strict handwashing and social distancing protocols and self-quarantining when appropriate. 

 The following restrictions will be in place effective immediately: 

  • All entertainment licenses and event permits will be suspended, and no new licenses or permits shall be issued.
  • All license holders will be restricted from serving or gathering more that one hundred (100) people at a time.
  • All non-essential public meetings will be canceled and rescheduled.
  • All Town offices and departments may operate on a modified schedule and will restrict in-person business activities.
 This Declaration of Emergency shall remain in full force and effect until midnight on March 22, 2020, but is subject to renewal pursuant to law after that time.
Read the full Declaration here.

 Municipal (Town Hall) offices and the offices of the Warren Housing Authority will remain open by appointment only. Updates, information and many services are available through the town’s website: www.townofwarren-ri.gov . Detailed information is available on the town’s website or by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 401-245-7340 x 4.  There will be a document lock box located in the back stairwell of Town Hall (accessible via the rear parking area) between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Tax payments may be made online or via the lock box located in the lobby of Government Center (the police station).  Building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permit applications may also be filed online, mailed or dropped in the lock box. Links to voter registration forms and mail ballot applications can be found online, with links on the town’s website.
 

We will be reassessing the situation daily with our local core response team, which includes department heads and public safety personnel.  Members of the Warren community should pay close attention to latest information and recommendations from the CDC and the RI Department of Health.

 The RI Department of Health has established a comprehensive website, which can be found at https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/ .  

 The CDC’s dedicated website can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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 For More Information:

 

Kate Michaud, Town Manager                               
Town of Warren                                                         
401-245-7554                                                             
kmichaud@townofwarren-ri.gov

Julie Coelho, Town Clerk
Town of Warren
401-245-7340 x 4
jcoelho@townofwarren-ri.gov