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.
Mayor Jeff Mutter