Latest News and Updates:
- Virtual Discussion and Q&A Session with RI Commerce and RI Department of Health regarding Phase II Reopening - Monday, June 1 @ 10:30 on Face Book at this link.
- Governor Raimondo Announces Virtual Forms for Businesses - (Governor's Press Release (5/26/2020)
- Houses of worship: Today the Governor announced that houses of worship, when they begin reopening the weekend of May 30th, will be limited to 25% of their overall capacity. This decision was made in consultation with faith leaders across Rhode Island. (Governor's Press Release 5/20/2020)
Raimondo Announces Limited Beach Reopening on Memorial Day, Updated Guidance for Churches and Hair Salons (Governor's Press Release 5/18/2020)
- State Beaches: East Matunuck State Beach and Scarborough State Beach will reopen on Memorial Day, May 25th, in a limited capacity. Bathrooms and concessions will be closed, and reduced parking will be enforced. The reopening of all beaches, including bathrooms and concessions, is planned for the beginning of Phase 2.
- Churches: The state is targeting allowing in-person faith services the weekend of May 30th. Guidelines will be available on ReopeningRI.com later this week.
- Hairdressers: The state is in the process of developing guidelines for hair salons and barbershops to begin reopening in Phase 2. Today the Governor announced that Rhode Island and Connecticut are coordinating timelines for reopening these businesses in early June.
Resources and Guidelines from RI Department of Health:
- For information on getting tested, and what your test means, RI Department of Health (RI DOH) has set up a page for COVID-19 Testing for the General Public.
- If you or someone you know has a general question, RI DOH has activated a Coronavirus Information Line: 401-222-8022. Visit the RI Department of Health's website for more information.
- See all of the press releases from the Department of Health on their webpage here.
News an updates from the Governor and other State offices:
- See all of the Governor's press releases on the State Government Press Releases webpage here.
- For information relating to the Phased Approach to Re-Opening RI, please click here: reopeningri.com
- Executive Order 20-24 Twenty-first Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Requiring Cloth Face Masks at Work.
- See all of the Governor's executive orders on www.governor.ri.gov here.
- "Guidance for the Wearing of Cloth Face Coverings at Work" from the Department of Business Regulation
- Read about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program - LIHEAP helps eligible low-income families pay their heating bills and offers weatherization services.
- Rental assistance: Rhode Island has made $1.5 million in emergency rental assistance available to low-income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness. Those who qualify can receive a grant of up to $5,000 to support past due rent payments and other fees. Requirement information and details are available at HousingHelpRI.com or by calling 211. (Release 5/2/2020)
News and updates from the Town:
- We're in This Together - A message from the Town Manager with phone numbers to call for assistance.
- Read our flyer about how to register for future alerts or go to the registration page here.
- The FBI warns of: Online Extortion Scams and Fraudulent Scams Being Utilized in the Northease Area
- The FCC issues Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips
- Stay vigilant to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. - Important information for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- Burrillville Aging Stronger - A Facebook page with resources for those aged 60 and over.
- Municipal Services - Town Hall closed.
- Online Services - Pay your taxes, license your dog or request a birth certificate. Click the link to take advantage of our many online services.
- Trash and Recycling - Service on schedule and a request from Waste Management.
- Presidential Preference Primary - UPDATED 4/21 - Rescheduled to June 2, 2020. State to send out mail ballot applications.
- Grab & Go Lunches - Free to school kids 18 and under.
- Resources for Burrillville Businesses - List of resources including links on the Economic Development page.
- Register for CodeRed Alerts
There is a lot of information going around, not all of it true. Get your information and updates from a trusted local news agency. Don't rely on social media for information, go to the source.
A message from Col. Stephen Lynch, Burrillville Chief of Police: "Emergency Medical Services in the Town of Burrillville are following all protocols, guidelines, and recommendations per the Rhode Island Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Division. The local Fire/EMS Districts in the Town of Burrillville are working with other town departments such as police and school department on a regular basis regarding this matter. Town Public Safety officials are meeting regularly to address any and all concerns regarding the Corona Virus."
Town of Burrillville
105 Harrisville Main St.
Harrisville, RI 02830