The City of Central Falls will remain open during the COVID-19 epidemic and is practicing safe distancing measures.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus): a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 of the genus Betacoronavirus), is transmitted chiefly by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets), and is characterized especially by fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) This is a disease to take seriously due to the possibility of easy-transfer to others.

 

Pawtucket and Central Falls Create Incident Command System to Combat Covid-19

The Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls are partnering with local
organizations to combat the coronavirus pandemic after initiating broad based community
support. In doing so, the two Cities have created an Incident Command System. The team,
known as Beat Covid-19, is focusing on grassroots communication and assistance with the goal
reaching out to every single household in the two cities, including identifying residents who
become symptomatic as soon as they get sick and move them to effective isolation immediately.

For the most up to date press release, please click here.

 

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Mayor Diossa has issued Executive Orders regarding Coronavirus for Central Falls:

Executive Order 2020-0001(English)

Executive Order 2020-0001(Español)

Executive Order 2020-0003 

Executive Order 2020-0006 (English)

Executive Order 2020-0006 (Español)

Executive Order 2020-0007 (English)

RI Governor Gina M. Raimondo has issued multiple Executive Orders regarding Coronavirus for Rhode Island:

Please click here to see all Executive orders from Governor Raimondo.

CDC Guidelines:

The CDC has offered this information regarding Coronavirus and how it spreads to inform the public. Please click here for more information.

How it spreads:

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

How to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Information from the Rhode Island Department of Health:

The Rhode Island Department of Health will be keeping the public up to date on the COVID-19 epidemic through their website.

 

Information about prevention of Coronavirus from the City of Central Falls:

Food Availability:

Please see the following information about food availability for students, the elderly, and those in need:

 

School Lunch Information:

Central Falls School Department

Segue Institute for Learning:

Starting 3/17/2020, we will be providing meals for you all to pick up and bring home. Please use Hedley Ave. entrance when you arrive.
Breakfast Grab N' Go 8am -9:30 am
Lunch Grab N' Go 11am-1130am
Our food pantry will also be open from 8am to 11:30am. for all our Segue families
Please contact Monica or Mrs Sanchez

Empezando mañana 3/17, proveeremos comida para recojer y llevar a casa. Por favor use la entrada de la Hedley Ave cuando lleguen
Desayuno sera de 8am hasta las 9:30am
Lunch 11am hasta 11:30am
La despensa de comida tambien estara abierta de 8am hasta las 11:30am para todas las familias de Segue.
por favor cominiquese con Monica o Mrs Sanchez.

The Learning Community:

DRIVE-THRU pick up of Chromebooks and MEALS will be 9am-1pm and 5-7pm TOMORROW. Hours for pick-up have been extended for this Wednesday only. Please follow the map and pop your trunk when you arrive (do not get out of your cars).

Chromebooks are available to grades K-8.

La RECOGIDA EN EL CARRO de Chromebooks y COMIDAS será de 9am-1pm y 5-7 pm MAÑANA. Las horas para la recogida han sido extendidas por este miércoles solamente. Por favor sigan el mapa y abra su maletero cuando llegue (no se baje del carro).

Se proporcionarán Chromebooks para grados k-8.

Senior Lunch Information:

If you are, or know of, a Central Falls senior citizen in immediate need of a boxed lunch or is in critical need of groceries during this difficult time, please have them call Mayor Diossa's Office at 401-727-7400 ext. 5.

Si usted es, o sabe de, una persona de la tercera edad de Central Falls que necesita un almuerzo en caja o necesita comestibles essenciales en este momento difícil, haga que llamen a la Oficina del Alcalde Diossa al 401-727-7400 ext. 5.

Food Assistance Providers Information:

Please click here for more information about food assistance providers:

Business Resources:

Please visit our Business page at: centralfallsri.us/businesses.

Other Resources & Information:

Blackstone Valley Community Healthcare Center:

EFFECTIVE MARCH 18th, APPOINTMENTS ONLY. No appointment, no entry. All services by appointment only. This includes Express Health Services in Central Falls and Pawtucket. For more information, click here or call  401-722-0081.

National Grid:

National Grid is temporarily suspending collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to alleviate financial hardships the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Please click here for more information.

Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission:

The Public Utilities Commission has directed all electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities regulated by the Public Utilities Commission to cease collection of bills due to the Coronavirus. See here for more details.

For Internet Access:

Cox reducing cost of internet and will offer 30 days free to families

Verizon waives late fees for those impacted by COVID-19.

AT&T also pledged not to terminate the service of any customer who can’t pay their bill, and will waive the fees associated with late payments.

Comcast customers are allowed unlimited data for the next 60 days.

Sprint customers will be able to place free international calls to CDC-designated Level 3 countries. 

All current T-Mobile plans with data will be granted free unlimited data for the next 60 days, excluding roaming.

Microsoft offers on Office 365.

Seven Stars Bakery:

Thank you to Seven Stars Bakery and their owners Bill and Tracy Daugherty for donating hundreds of loaves of bread to Central Falls and Pawtucket’s seniors in need during this COVID-19 epidemic.

Renter Resources:

Those who rent should visit here for more information about evictions and other frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 or see below.

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Pawtucket and Central Falls Create Incident Command System to Combat Covid-19

The Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls are partnering with local
organizations to combat the coronavirus pandemic after initiating broad based community
support. In doing so, the two Cities have created an Incident Command System. The team,
known as Beat Covid-19, is focusing on grassroots communication and assistance with the goal
reaching out to every single household in the two cities, including identifying residents who
become symptomatic as soon as they get sick and move them to effective isolation immediately.

For the most up to date press release, please click here.

 

To fill out an application, please click on your preferred language:

English

Español

Portuguesa

Kriolu


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  • Maurice Lemire
    I DON’T LIVE IN CENTRAL FALLS RHODE ISLAND, BUT I WAS BORN & RAISED THERE, MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE THERE