In an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents and businesses can contact City Hall Departments during hours of operation by calling City Hall and its employees at 401-728-0500. A drop box will also be available at City Hall. For COVID-19 information in the City of Pawtucket, please visit http://www.pawtucketri.com/COVID19. 

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Message from Mayor Donald R. Grebien

 

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, City Operating on Limited Hours to Public
Mayor Grebien Signs Executive Order until Further Notice
The City of Pawtucket has announced that, in an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be open to the public by appointments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through Friday starting on Monday, March 30th. An appointment will not be needed to visit City Collector's Office. Mayor Donald R. Grebien also signed an Executive Order today to be implemented until further notice in response to the pandemic.
 
"As the City of Pawtucket and State continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that there is a need to keep City Hall operational for residents and businesses to go about daily activities while keeping the community and our hardworking employees safe," said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. "We continue to encourage our residents to safely and securely use the online and mail services that are available on the Pawtucket website."
More information here.

 

State Contacts

Rhode Island Department of Health
 
Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
 
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

 

 Do you own a business?

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, please see different opportunities for small business loans and grants here.

For questions regarding how the City may assist your business during the COVID 19 Emergency please contact us at businessassistance@pawtucketri.com or please call us at 728-0500 ext. 451.

 
 
City Welcomes Volunteers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to Significant Community Outreach, the City will begin Volunteer List
 
The City of Pawtucket is welcoming volunteers who are interested in helping with efforts to assist other members of the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to receiving a number of volunteer inquiries, the City will begin creating a volunteer list.
 
"The community wants to help. I have received calls, my staff has received calls, other elected officials have received calls. I am thankful for these individuals' desires to contribute," said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. "As we establish the needs in the community, we will be sure to use those who sign up for the volunteer list in a way that is beneficial and safe from both health and security perspectives."
 
"We want everyone to help," continued Mayor Grebien. "However, everyone's safety and health is paramount. The creation of this list is a first step in identifying and managing everyone who wants to get involved in a coordinated effort."
 
See how to sign up here.
 
Alternate Means for Participation in City Council
Understanding the people have a vested interest in the operation of their government, the Pawtucket City Council intends to allow the public to have input at their meetings on March 25th.  However, due to the COVID-19 virus, the Council wants to be sure that everyone will do so safely from their homes. 
Therefore, for the Public Input Period, public hearings before the Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners, and the public hearing on the Redevelopment Plan #16, the Council is accepting email testimony at  rgoldstein@pawtucketri.com  until 6:00 p.m. on March 25th
Details here.
Statewide Planning Provides Portable Bathroom and Washing Stations
Thank you to the Division of Statewide Planning for providing three portable bathrooms and washing station locations for anyone in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please help us get the word out there!
 
  

Online and Mail Services Available

As you know, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is in RI and diligence must be made to prevent the spread. In that effort, the City of Pawtucket is advising residents and businesses to take advantage of its Online, Mail-in services and utilization of the City's Drop Box located in the lobby of City Hall.
 
See the available services here.

 

 

 

Other Precautions Taken Due to Covid-19
 
The City and its partners have also taken a number of other precautions in line with messaging from the State.
  • The City will be keeping essential staff in order to continue providing essential services to residents and businesses while minimizing the risk to employees.
    • Any employee who is ill will be asked to remain at home in accordance with RIDOH.
  • The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed beginning tomorrow, March 17 per the request of the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services and RIDOH.
  • The Leon Mathieu Senior Center will also be closed, but will allow for senior residents to pick up lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Pawtucket School District, which was ordered to close schools by the Governor in order to keep children safe from the virus will be doing virtual distance learning and has provided laptops to students. They are also making available free "grab and go" breakfast and lunch from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the following locations:
    • Jenks Middle School -350 Division St. Pawtucket, RI
    • Goff Middle School -974 Newport Ave. Pawtucket, RI
    • Slater Middle School - 281 Mineral Spring Ave. Pawtucket, RI
    • Tolman High School -150 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
    • Shea High School - 485 East Ave. Pawtucket, RI
    • Fallon Elementary School - 62 Lincoln Ave. Pawtucket, RI
    • Curtis Elementary School - 582 Benefit St. Pawtucket, RI
    • Baldwin Elementary School - 50 Whitman St. Pawtucket, RI
  • The Paul J. Wildenhain Memorial Animal Shelter and Daggett Farm both located in Slater Park will also be closed to the public.
  • The Pawtucket Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Check Station will also be closed.

 

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