Cumberland under State of Municipal Emergency

CUMBERLAND, R.I (WLNE) – A State of Municipal Emergency in Cumberland was declared on Tuesday upon the advice from Governor Raimondo and the Department of Health (RIDOH).

In accordance with RIDOH and CDC recommendations, the town is now encouraging people to practice social distancing and avoid any gathers of 25 or more individuals.

According to Mayor Mutter, the town will not be issuing any entertainment licenses until at least April 14 and has revoked any current entertainment licenses for this period of time to further enforce and emphasize social distancing.

Town parks and open spaces will also be monitored by police to ensure compliance with limiting social gatherings.

Mutter also said that the Town Hall will be operating at a reduced staff level to protect the health and wellbeing of employees and residents, and if necessary, the number of individuals in own Hall will be limited.

“This is an unknown adversary and we must respect the seriousness of this situation,” said Mutter.

“We need to position ourselves for success”, he stated.

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