Executive Order 21-85

One Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Extension of Executive Orders 20-19 and 20-72

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 at least through September 4, 2021; 

WHEREAS, on April 9, 2020, Executive Order 20-19 was issued to increase access to unemployment insurance and that Order has been extended through August 14, 2021; and 

WHEREAS, on September 2, 2020, Executive Order 20-72 was issued on COVID-

19 emergency regulations and that Order has been extended through August 14, 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 20-19 (Sixteenth Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Increasing Access to Unemployment Insurance).
  2. Executive Order 20-72 (Sixty-Seventh Supplemental Emergency Declaration - COVID-19 Emergency Regulations).

This Executive Order, effective as of August 15, 2021, shall remain in full force and effect through September 1, 2021, unless renewed, modified or terminated by a subsequent Executive Order. 

So Ordered, 

Daniel J. McKee