Providence extends state of emergency until April 17

Providence City Hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza issued a statement today extending the state of emergency order for the city until April 17.

The latest order adds a provision requiring anyone who has traveled from New York to the city in the past seven days to enter a 14 day self-quarantine. The measure is consistent with an executive order expected to be issued by Governor Gina Raimondo later this evening.

The mayor issued the order on March 17, ending on-site dining at restaurants and bars and closing a variety of businesses deemed “non-essential.”

The Providence Place Mall will remain closed under the extension.

Gatherings of groups of 10 or more are forbidden within the city.

Most city business is being conducted remotely, and “grab and go” meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will continue to be offered outside schools for all city youth.

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