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COVID-19 Cumberland Updates


COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is a respiratory virus first detected in December of 2019.  Symptoms include fever, sore throat and persistent cough.


Mayor Mutter announced that the Town of Cumberland will be operating under a State of Municipal Emergency. The Town will not issue any entertainment licenses until at least April 14, 2020, and has revoked any current entertainment licenses for this same period of time to enforce social distancing. Town Parks and Open Spaces will be monitored by Cumberland Police to ensure compliance with limiting social gatherings to fewer than ten (10) individuals.

To protect the health and well-being of both Town employees and residents, Town Hall will be operating at a reduced staff level. It is strongly encouraged that residents make an appointment with the appropriate Town department. If necessary, the Town will be limiting the number of individuals in Town Hall to allow for proper social distancing. Click here for updates.

Important Closings/Cancelations:

Please check the “updates” link below for frequent updates.

  1. Schools are closed until April 3rd.
  2. The Office of Children Youth and Learning is closed to mirror the school department.
  3. There are no youth sports on the athletic fields.
  4. The Town Dance Program is canceled on a week-by-week basis.
  5. Tucker Field is closed.
  6. The Library is closed from March 15th-April 5th.
  7. The Senior Center is only available for lunch. Please call to make a reservation.
  8. Municipal Court on March 17th has been postponed until May 19th.

Helpful Information:

  • Through March 30th, there will be no on-premise food consumption for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, or other food establishments in Rhode Island. Establishments with a food license can continue to conduct pick-up, drive-thru and delivery only. The Governor and Dr. Alexander-Scott also directed all Rhode Islanders not to host or attend gatherings of 25 people or more.
  • All child care centers in Rhode Island to close, effective March 16th.
  • Any Rhode Island worker impacted by a business closure can apply for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI), Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI), or Unemployment Insurance (UI). DLT is waiving the seven-day minimum amount of time that claimants must be out of work to qualify for these benefits as a result of COVID-19. Visit the DLT website for information.

Community Support:

FREE MEALS are available to any Cumberland resident Monday – Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Senior Center. Simply drive-up during these hours for assistance. If you are unable to get to the Senior Center, email Sarah King at sking@cumberlandri.org and she will coordinate delivery to your home.

For those looking for a way to support local businesses while also choosing to social distance, buying restaurant gift cards is a solution. The choice to invest in a future meal gives restaurant owners something to work with during the interim.

Here is a list of restaurants with online ordering and take-out options.

For those interested in volunteering their time, here is a link to be connected with an individual in need.

For those in need of assistance, here is a link to request support.

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The above links provide detailed information into the state and local handling of COVID-19. Here are some additional resources:

For general information about COVID-19, you may visit the CDC’s page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

For Rhode Island specific information visit the Rhode Island Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/


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