Please see the attached Executive Order that I am issuing today.
This supplement to the Order issued on March 15, 2020 extends the State of Emergency in North Smithfield to April 5th which parallels the timeline for the current distance learning initiatives. Essentially its issue will result in our obligation to comply with national and state orders. It reduces the size of any allowed gathering to ten, changes the rules for restaurants as it relates to sale of alcoholic beverages and details our efforts to continue municipal services while taking measures to protect the public and our personnel from spread of the virus.
In the multiple conference calls that I have participated in late this week with state leadership, it has been voiced over and over again how important these next few days could be to flatten the data curve related to this virus. We need every adult and child to optimize compliance with social distancing parameters, and especially on the weekend, we need everyone to simply stay home whenever possible.