Town Manager

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December 8, 2020
Memorandum to the Town Council on Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste
Landfill statistics (in tons)
Yard waste statistics
Municipal survey on disposal policies

 General Information Related to COVID-19:

The Town's Vaccine Information Page can be found here. 

 Testing:

  • Rhode Islanders who have any COVID-19 symptoms. Learn how to get tested here.
  • Pre-K -Grade 12 student and staff testing program: Click here for information
  • Rhode Islanders who do not have symptoms, but are within the following categorieswill be able to sign up for an asymptomatic test (if you don’t have symptoms) by going to portal.ri.gov.:
    • Are high-contact workers
    • Recently attended a large gathering such as a protest or demonstration

 Travel:

  • If you are planning to travel to a state that requires a COVID-19 test in order to avoid extended quarantine, you can schedule a test through portal.ri.gov. Individuals will receive their results within 24-48 hours. 
  • Rhode Islanders who travel to or from the states listed here must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Rhode Island or schedule an asymptomatic test.
  • For more information, please visit: https://health.ri.gov/covid/travel/

 Behavioral Health Resources

  • Adults seeking mental or behavioral health support should call BH Link at 414-LINK (5465). For services for children, call 1-855-543-5465.
  • People with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD) can access telehealth service for initiation of buprenorphine treatment at 401-606-5456.

 Business Support

  • Business Assistance: For business economic support, constituents should visit www.commerceri.com, call Commerce RI at 401-521-4357 (HELP), or email them at info@commerceri.com.
  • Breakrooms:  The Governor has ordered on the closure of breakrooms for 90 days. Employers are still being encouraged to let people work from home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Business Assistance: The Restore RI program has been expanded. Learn more here and here.
  • Remote Work Technology Grants available here.
  • Relief program for restaurants and bars that must close earlier than usual due to COVID-19. The Division of Taxation will be posting more information here.
  • Please encourage your employees to sign up for asymptomatic testing at portal.ri.gov

 Child and Family Assistance

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are now able to select and pay for their groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and participating Walmart stores. For more details, visit dhs.ri.gov
  • American Red Cross:Established the Virtual Family Assistance Center to support those that lost loved ones. Visit their website or call (833) 492-0094.

 Employment Support

  • RI Navigator provides resources for jobseekers to learn new skills, explore career options, and prepare for a job. The platform also allows jobseekers to find and connect to supportive services around barriers to employment. Additionally, jobseekers have the option of talking directly with a career guide through the RI Reconnect [r20.rs6.net] to get one-on-one counseling and support on educational and vocational options.
  • Unemployment Insurance: Constituents seeking assistance with filing a COVID-19 unemployment claim should first visit dlt.ri.gov for information, applications, and factsheets. Contact the Department of Labor and Training at 401-234-4280 or dlt.covid19@dlt.ri.gov.
  • Employment: Jobseekers should visit http://www.EmployRI.org to find jobs as well as other important resources including information on unemployment insurance, résumé tips, and other COVID-19 updates.

 Food and Medication Delivery Services

  • RI Delivers: Through the Office of Healthy Aging, RI Delivers connects those in quarantine or isolation with access to food and medication delivery services. To contact call 2-1-1 or the Point at 401-462-4444. Visit www.RIDelivers.com
  • RI Thrives is available for deliveries of groceries, medication, and health, beauty & medical supplies.  For more information go to:www.rithrives.com.

 Housing Assistance and Information

  • Safe Harbor Housing Program: an eviction diversion effort to serve as an alternative to the traditional eviction process and provide landlords and tenants an opportunity to work towards a solution outside of the court system. Tenants who are behind in their rent because of COVID-19 and in danger of eviction, or who have already received an eviction notice, can call 211 to be connected to the program.
  • Renters and Homeowners: For constituents seeking housing-related information and resources, visit: https://www.rihousing.com/covid-19/
  • Housing Help RI: The statewide homelessness prevention initiative provides emergency housing assistance to very low-income renters who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness. Visit: https://www.housinghelpri.com/

Violence Prevention Support

  • Safe at Home: The Rhode Island State Police launched Safe at Home to raise awareness of the threat of increased violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe at Home is focused on connecting with those who may be facing violence at home and providing all Rhode Islanders with resources to identify and help those at-risk.
  • Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and member agencies are open, as are domestic violence shelters. Those seeking help can call 1-800-494-8100.

Additional Resources and Support

  • RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - The Commission now has a website dedicated to COVID-19, with specific information that is critically important to members of the community with hearing loss. The site has videos presented in American Sign Language http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/covid-19/

Questions About COVID-19:

Please visit the R.I. Dept. of Health website for factual up-to-date information or call 401-222-8022. In addition, the United Way is available 24-7 to answer questions and connect residents with resources through their 211 hotline.

                                                                

401-245-7554
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Located on the First Floor of the Warren Town Hall

Staff
Kate Michaud, Town Manager
kmichaud@townofwarren-ri.gov
Denise Kinney, Administrative Assistant
dkinney@townofwarren-ri.gov

The Town Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of town departments and services.

The Town Manager's "2020 State of the Town" report can be found here.
The Town Manager's "2019 State of the Town" report can be found here.
The Town Manager's "2018 State of the Town" report can be found here.