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Coronavirus Updates

Senior Virtual Community Center

Good News: the Cumberland Senior Center is partnering with Age Friendly Rhode Island!

Age Friendly Rhode Island is based at Rhode Island College and is a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals of all ages, advocacy and faith-based organizations, businesses, academic institutions, and municipal leaders who are committed to healthy aging.

The Virtual Community Center: 

Where Rhode Islanders and Connect, Learn, & Play.

Click on the link below & event calendar for weekly virtual fitness and wellness classes.

https://agefriendlyri.org/virtual-community-center/virtual-community-center-welcome/ – Here you will find Virtual Fitness & Wellness Classes provided by Age Friendly RI

Yard Waste – Biweekly

Yard waste collection during the summer months will resume on a bi-weekly basis starting on July 20, 2020.

The following weeks are yard waste pick up weeks:

  • August 3, 2020
  • August 17, 2020
  • August 31, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
Bulky Item Pickup – Update

In  the Town of Cumberland, bulky item pickup is going from every other Saturday to an every Tuesday pick up.  Residents are still required to call the Cumberland Trash and Recycling Department at 401-728-2400 x155 to schedule their pickup. All scheduling needs to be completed by noon on the Thursday prior to the pickup. The schedule can be found here.

Thank you.

Marriage License – Schedule an Appointment

If you are coming in to Town Hall for a marriage license please make an appointment with Liz Daniel at 401-728-2400 x 137 in order for her to most efficiently help everyone.

Thank you.

Small Business Grants

The Town of Cumberland is offering $5,000 grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. The grant program has been updated to include businesses with one owner/employee only, that received EIDL and/or PPP funds, or that opened in 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.cumberlandri.org/covid-19-microenterprise-stabilization-grant-microe-program-3/

Town Hall Opening to the Public at Limited Capacity

Town Hall is open to the public from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 – 2:30 pm.

Access to Town Hall will be through the ramp entrance on the side of the building. We ask residents to wear a mask/face covering when coming to Town Hall and you will be required to sign in upon entry. Once signed in, you will go to the department you wish to see.

Departments will be limited to one visitor at a time, other than in the vault where two (2) people will be allowed in.

Message to the Town of Cumberland

Upon the advice of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, I have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.

At this time, Town Hall is opened to the public with hours limited to 9 to 12 and 1 – 2:30 M-F. Anyone entering the building will be asked to sign in and wear a mask/face-covering. A drop box located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is available to accept payments and to process requests for information. If you are coming to Town Hall to vote ahead of the September primary, you may come to the building anytime between 9 am and 4 pm, no appointment needed.

As we slowly reopen our community, restrictions remain in place to protect everyone’s health and safety. The use of athletic fields must be reserved with our Director of Parks and Recreation. Tennis and track facilities are open again. The Public Library is offering contactless pickup for preordered materials, patrons will also be able to make 1-hour appointments to use a computer, get 1-on-1 reference/readers advisory assistance with a staff member, for copying/scanning/faxing materials.

Our school department is planning for the opening of schools this fall. While the learning experience may be different, we look forward to our students returning to their studies.

Once again, we can enjoy dining out as our eating establishments are able to serve customers both indoors and outdoors while following social distancing guidelines.

And there are still great things happening in Cumberland – a new playground at the Monastery has opened to the public. Planning for Diamond Hill improvements are moving forward with permits submitted to RIDEM. Athletic Fields are being improved for the fall season. Issues surrounding traffic control are being addressed. Our community has come together to support one another.

If there is anything our office can do to be of service to you, please contact my Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah King at 401-728-2400 x132.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I firmly believe that we are better together. Our collective strengths as individuals and as a town will see us through this crisis.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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