Mayor Lombardi Declares a State of Municipal Emergency in North Providence


March 16, 2020
Office of the Mayor

2000 Smith Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone 232-0900 – Fax 232-3434

Mayor Lombardi declares a state of municipal emergency in North Providence

Declaration of State of Emergency (.pdf)

NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – the Town of North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi issues an executive order, declares a state of municipal emergency in North Providence.

In an effort to control the community spread of COVID-19, Mayor Lombardi issued an Executive Order, which suspends municipal and probate courts, suspends entertainment licenses and other special event permits within the Town, as well as postpones public events during the municipal emergency, among other directives.

All town offices and operations will remain open until further notice, but the community should continue to avoid visiting Town Hall or other municipal offices to conduct non-essential business. Residents should instead utilize the Town’s website to conduct normal business and visit the Town’s Facebook for updates. 

Officials are also strongly encouraging the community to practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings of more than 25 people including places of worship, funerals and wakes and other events and social gatherings.

North Providence Mancini Center has halted all programs until further notice. Seniors seeking food or other senior services are encouraged to call the Senior Center staff at 401-231-0742.

North Providence Library is closed until  further notice. The community still has online access to the library and the following services through the website, :
• eZone (ebooks and audiobooks)
• Flipster (online magazines)
• Kanopy (movie streaming)
• Catalog (to place holds)
• Items that are due during the closure will be renewed and fines waived

North Providence Pool & Fitness Center will be closed until further notice.

North Providence Youth Center will be closed until further notice.

North Providence Public Schools is offering pick up and go spots for meals – full info .pdf

North Providence Police are asking members of the public to avoid entering the lobby unless there is an emergency. CALL 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY and the NPPD will respond immediately.

The community is being asked to please call the NPPD’s business line at 401- 233-1433 and PRESS 1388 to speak to dispatch for situations that might be resolved via phone.

Officers will be temporarily allowed to take reports over the phone for an issue or incident that we feel may not require an in-person response. Examples may be:
1. Calls for advice
2. Neighbor disputes/civil matters
3. Lost or stolen items of low/no value
4. Minor


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