Executive Order 21-45

One Hundred-and-Forty-Eighth Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Extension of Executive Orders 20-37 and 21-04

WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Executive Order 20-02 was issued for a declaration of a state of emergency due to the dangers to health and life posed by COVID-19 and that Order has been extended to remain in effect until at least April 14, 2021;

WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, Executive Order 20-37 was issued to increase state COVID-19 response capacity and that Order has also been extended until April 9, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on January 14, 2021, Executive Order 21-04 was issued on in-person learning at institutes of higher education and that Order has also been extended until April 9, 2021.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DANIEL J. MCKEE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island, pursuant to Article IX of the Rhode Island Constitution and the Rhode Island General Laws, including, but not limited to, Title 30, Chapter 15, and Title 23, Chapter 8, do hereby extend the following Executive Orders:

  1. Executive Order 20-37 (Thirty-Fourth Supplemental Emergency Declaration -Increasing State COVID-19 Response Capacity).
  2. Executive Order 21-04 (One Hundred and Tenth Supplemental EmergencyDeclaration - In-Person Learning at Institutes of Higher Education).This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect until June 5, 2021 unless renewed, modified or terminated by subsequent Executive Order.

So Ordered,

Daniel J. McKee