Executive Order 21-97

Extension of Executive Orders 21-86 and 21-87

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 through at least October 2, 2021;

WHEREAS, on August 19, 2021, I issued Executive Order 21-86 declaring a disaster emergency for new COVID-19 variants; and

WHEREAS, on August 19, 2021, I issued Executive Order 21-87 requiring masks in schools.

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 3 0, Chapter 15, and Title 23, Chapter 8, do hereby extend the following Executive Orders:

  1. Executive Order 21-86 (Declaration of Disaster Emergency for New Covid-19 Variants).
  2. Executive Order 21-87 (Requiring Masks in Schools).

This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect through October 16, 2021, unless renewed, modified or terminated by a subsequent Executive Order.

So Ordered,

Daniel J. McKee