Town of North Smithfield

March 10, 2021



As of Thursday March 11th, the Town of North Smithfield will have administered all our initial allotted 320 (1st dose) vaccines.

We will be holding an additional POD (point of distribution) on Friday, March 12th to administer a new allotment of vaccines to our teachers, so that we can get our children back into our schools.


All our allotted vaccines, for our residents 65+, have been administered and our EMA volunteers will no longer be taking names of residents for vaccines.


Below you can find information from RIDOH on how you can receive a vaccine through the State-run vaccination sites.




Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccination Update


The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has provided an update on Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts. As of March 5th, 214,476 people have received one dose of vaccine. A total of 85,188 people have received two doses of vaccine. See the data.


Nearly 25% of Rhode Islanders age 16 and older have received at least one dose. We are administering almost 8,000 doses a day in Rhode Island, and the State's administration rate is up by 210% since January.


COVID-19 Vaccine Record Lookup


Rhode Islanders can now get a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record through From this website, you can search for and print proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you need a second dose of vaccine, this record will tell you when you are eligible to get your second dose. Please note that only people who have received their COVID-19 vaccination in Rhode Island will be able to look up their vaccination record online.


If you are having trouble finding your vaccination record or are not able to go online, you can call 401-222-8022 for help.


Appointments Required at Vaccination Sites


Please remember that in order to receive your vaccination you must first make an appointment. In addition, you must be a part of a currently eligible group and attest to that in your online registration. There are no clinics providing walk-up vaccinations at this time, and you will be turned away if you arrive without an actual appointment. Find out more about how to make an appointment here. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


211 Support for Vaccination Registration


People who live, work, or go to school in Rhode Island can now get additional support when scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. People can call 2-1-1 to talk to a live, trained person, who can offer help in multiple languages when scheduling appointments on or signing up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Notification List on RIDOH is working with the United Way to provide this free support for all Rhode Islanders, including those with technical challenges and barriers, the deaf and hard of hearing community, those who speak a language other than English, and people with speech disabilities. This help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination in Rhode Island, visit RIDOH’s COVID-19 Vaccine page


Pathways to Vaccination


Options for vaccination still include going to a State-run vaccination site, select retail pharmacy, or a local or regional clinic. Because there are multiple ways to get a vaccine, RIDOH encourages people to only schedule an appointment in one place so that all eligible people can get vaccinated as quickly as possible.


See the ways people who live, work, or attend school in Rhode Island can get vaccinated


New State-Run Vaccination Sites


We plan to open new State-run vaccination sites in Middletown and Woonsocket. The Middletown site will open first, either next week or the following week, at the former Benny’s store on West Main Road.


Appointments are currently NOT open at these new locations. We will announce when appointments open.


Who is Being Vaccinated Now?


We are working hard to prepare for the next eligible groups: people 60 to 64, and people 16 to 64 who have underlying health conditions. We will announce when appointments open for these groups shortly. You can always check eligibility and see who is currently being vaccinated here.


Vaccine Eligibility for Teachers


Earlier this week, President Joe Biden set a goal for the country to get its teachers vaccinated. Rhode Island is working on a plan to vaccinate teachers and school staff. More information will be shared as it becomes available. (Please note that CVS, which receives vaccine directly from the federal government, has expanded eligibility to K-12 teachers, daycare and preschool workers, and staff.)


Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine


The Janssen Vaccine, which is also called the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, was deemed safe and very effective by the FDA. On Wednesday, our Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee recommended that Rhode Island begin administering this vaccine.


We received 9,100 doses of the Janssen vaccine on Tuesday night, and will be distributing them at State-run sites, local and community sites, clinics in our high-density communities, hospitals, community health centers, and other places. We will also use this vaccine for homebound Rhode Islanders.


The Janssen vaccine performed very well in clinical trials against the new variants of COVID-19, and it was 100% effective in clinical trials in preventing hospitalizations and deaths 28 days or more after vaccination.


When you make an appointment to get vaccinated through, you can see which vaccine will be administered before making the appointment.


Survey to Gather Information for Those Unable to Leave Their Home for Vaccine


While all individuals are encouraged to seek vaccination opportunities through vaccination clinics and retail pharmacies, there are individuals who are unable to leave home to attend such opportunities. If you are unable to leave home to receive COVID-19 vaccination, or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, please inform RIDOH through the following form: Please note: this is not a vaccination registration form. This is a State of Rhode Island form to collect information for planning.


Vaccine Interest Notification List


People who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated can add their contact information to a Vaccine Interest Notification List to get updates as eligibility opens to new groups. Enrolling in this list does not guarantee an appointment for vaccination. To enroll in the Vaccine Interest Notification List, visit  


The Rhode Island National Guard recently posted a step-by-step video on how Rhode Islanders can get vaccinated through the State-run vaccination sites. Watch the video by clicking below or here


What to Expect During and After Your Vaccination


For more information on what to expect during and after your vaccination appointment, visit


What Should I Do While I Wait for the Vaccine?


While the vaccine rollout will take time, there is a lot you can do in the meantime to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Testing is more available now than it has ever been in Rhode Island. If you go online right now to, you can make a same-day appointment to get tested at many sites throughout the state. If you test positive, Rhode Island also has a new doctor-recommended treatment. This fast, easy, and highly effective treatment helps keep you from getting sicker and being hospitalized.


However, the earlier you start treatment, the more effective it is. If you test positive for COVID-19 and are 65 or older or have an underlying health condition, immediately call your healthcare provider and ask about treatment for COVID-19. You can find out more information about this treatment here.


The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing held a special guest presentation on February 25 with Dr. James McDonald, who provided information and updates about the COVID-19 vaccine. View the video here


We will continue to share regular updates as more information becomes available. You can find updates on vaccination planning and answers to frequently asked questions on RIDOH’s COVID-19 Vaccine page.


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Budget Committee


The North Smithfield

Budget Committee is seeking one member to serve a partial term until November 30, 2021.

If you are interested, please submit an application and your resume to the Town Clerks Office

83 Green St.

North Smithfield, RI 02896


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Click here for an application




The U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening to new applicants and offering more flexibility within therogram. It is also offering a second round of funding for qualifying recipients.


In 2020, the PPP helped nearly 18,000 Rhode Island businesses secure more than $1.8 billion in funding, and we hope these new resources will help Rhode Island's small businesses in need of assistance.


Here are a few updates and opportunities we want to make sure you are aware of:


Reopening for new applicants. If you have not yet received PPP you will be able to apply. "First draw" PPP forgivable loans will be available for 2.5x your monthly payroll. We invite you to learn about eligibility requirements here. To learn more about the application process and how to apply, please contact your bank.


Those who have already received PPP may be eligible for a second round of funding. Qualifying businesses that experienced at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020 may apply for a "second draw" forgivable loan for 2.5x your monthly payroll (or 3.5x your monthly payroll for accommodation and food service businesses). Contact your original PPP lender to learn how to apply. More information on this can be found here.


Starting Tuesday, January 19. The SBA application portal recently opened for certain smaller lenders, including community banks and credit unions, and will open to all participating lenders on Tuesday, January 19. For more information, click here.


Lender list available. R.I. Commerce has reached out to lenders to determine which are open to new R.I. applicants. Please consult this growing list of lenders that are receiving inquiries from new applicants.


Other updates for existing PPP recipients. The recent federal stimulus legislation includes several important updates for existing PPP recipients, including increased forgiveness flexibility and updated tax treatment.


Commerce and our partners stand ready to assist. If you have questions about PPP, please fill out the form here.


Additionally, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is available to answer additional questions you may have about SBA loans at no cost. You can learn more, and register for free, confidential business advice here.



Click here for more information from the SBA




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Recycling Center drop off hours are:


Starting January 2, 2021 Recycling Center drop off hours are Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, until April 1, 2021. Residents will not be able to drop off outside those regular hours. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for ridged plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice!


If you need assistance or have questions please call 401-767-2200 ext 348






All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2021 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 


Due to COVID-19, for your convenience and safety, we have obtained a new online dog license program. We encourage you to use this online program.


You can also renew online at:

(Credit Card optional)


If you are unable to access this program, we strongly suggest that you mail us a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6.00. In return, our office will send your original rabies certificate back to you with your license to the mailing address provided.


If none of the options above work for you, licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office located at

83 Greene Street


Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Friday from 8:00 A.M. to noon

(Cash or check only)


March pick up dates:


Saturdays, March 20th and 27th from 10:00-10:30am

Tuesdays, March 23rd and 30th from 5:30- 6:00pm

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents. 

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.

The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church UCC on the Common. 

Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed. 


Questions? Call 401-678-0356


Thanks to all who have been so generous. If you would like to donate, food or financially, we so appreciated your generosity.

Financial donations are always appreciated and can be sent to:.


North Smithfield Food Pantry

PO Box 283

Slatersville, RI 02876


March needs are:

Canned Protein (Tuna, Chicken, Turkey), Canned Fruit, Boxed Cereal, and

Canned Pasta.




Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by



Asset Management Committee

Zoom Meeting

March 16, 2021 @6:30pm



Sewer Commission Meeting

Zoom Meeting

March 17, 2021 @7:00



Halliwell Review Committee

Halliwell Memorial School

358 Victory Highway

March 24, 2021 @10:00am



School Committee/Budget Committee

Special Joint Meeting

Zoom Meeting

April 8, 2021 @6:00pm