Coronavirus: Updates by city/town

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With the flood of information coming out regarding the coronavirus pandemic and how the situation is being handled at the federal, state and local levels, it can be hard to keep it all straight.

Below, you’ll find the latest information from each city and town in Southern New England. Be sure to save this page and check back for updates as the crisis continues.

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Acushnet

Attleboro

Barrington

Bristol

Burrillville

Central Falls

  • The Central Falls Office on Health launched the 7 Masks Campaign — challenging residents to help make face masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • City website | Phone: (401) 727-7400

Charlestown

Coventry

Cranston

  • Mayor Fung’s wife tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Cranston Public Library is closed until further notice but offering story time live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The videos can also be found on YouTube.
  • The state has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to lease the former Citizens Bank building for at least six months to set up a field hospital.
  • Cranston East seniors used prom money to donate food to an assisted living center.
  • CCAP Family Health Services will open to the general public an appointment-only COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at 1090 Cranston St. starting on May 4.
  • City website | Phone: (401) 461-1000

Cumberland

Dartmouth

  • Town officials reported the first two COVID-19-related deaths on April 10. They said both were considered “high-risk.”
  • UMass Dartmouth has closed its campus for the rest of the semester and has postponed commencement.
  • Town website | Phone: (508) 910-1813

Dighton

East Greenwich

  • New England Institute of Technology rescheduled its spring term, which will now begin on March 4 and conclude on July 11.
  • Town website | Phone: (401) 886-8665

East Providence

Exeter

Fairhaven

  • On March 24, Fairhaven announced its first positive coronavirus case.
  • Town website | Phone: (508) 979-4023

Fall River

Foster

Freetown

Glocester

Hopkinton

Jamestown

Johnston

Lincoln

Little Compton

Middletown

  • The school department’s meal service has been moved to Gaudet Middle School. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to anyone 18 years of age and younger on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • The Middletown Fire Department has suspended the issuance of new burn permits until further notice.
  • Town website | Phone: (401) 849-5540

Narragansett

New Bedford

New Shoreham

Newport

North Attleborough

North Kingstown

North Providence

North Smithfield

  • NMC in North Smithfield is producing large amounts of social distancing floor signs for major companies across the United States.
  • Town website | Phone: (401) 767-2200

Pawtucket

Portsmouth

Providence

Rehoboth

Richmond

Scituate

  • The Scituate Senior Center has suspended all activities through March 31, this includes the meal-site program.
  • Scituate native, Ken Vinacco to run 55 miles across Rhode Island to raise money for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the MS Dream Center.
  • All fields, playgrounds and courts are closed in Scituate until further notice.
  • Town website | Phone: (401) 647-2822

Seekonk

  • Seekonk announced their first positive coronavirus case on March 22.
  • Town website | Phone: (508) 336-2900

Smithfield

Somerset

  • Somerset announced their first positive coronavirus case on March 22.
  • Somerset Police Department launched the Sidewalk Chalk Challenge, encouraging children to draw messages to first responders on their driveways and sidewalks using chalk.
  • Somerset Police also started a “Law and Order…To Go” campaign, where the department ordered lunch or dinner from a different restaurant in Somerset to support them during the pandemic.
  • Town website | Phone: (508) 646-2800

South Kingstown

Swansea

Taunton

Tiverton

  • While the Tiverton Public Library is temporarily closed because of COVID-19, students can participate in the SYNC Audiobook program, a completely free service for students 13+.
  • Town website | Phone: (401) 625-6700

Warren

Warwick

West Greenwich

West Warwick

Westerly

Westport

Woonsocket

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