Executive Order 22-12

Extension of Executive Orders 21-87, 21-109, 22-01 and 22-06

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 SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”) and that Order has been extended through at least February 17, 2022;

WHEREAS, on November 12, 2021, I issued Executive Order 21-109 affirming the disaster emergency that was first declared on August 19, 2021 for the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 and other then-existing COVID-19 variants and that Order has been extended through at least February 4, 2022;

WHEREAS, on August 19, 2021, I issued Executive Order 21-87 requiring masks in schools and that Order has been extended through February 4, 2022;

WHEREAS, on January 6, 2022, I issued Executive Order 22-01 allowing remote participation in public meetings; and

WHEREAS, on January 19, 2022, I issued Executive Order 22-06 on quarantine and isolation.

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 21-87 (Requiring Masks in Schools).
  2. Executive Order 21-109 (Declaration of Disaster Emergency for New COVID-19 Variants)
  3. Executive Order 22-01 (Allowing Remote Participation in Public Meetings)
  4. Executive Order 22-06 (Quarantine and Isolation Order)

This Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect through (a) March 4, 2022 for Executive Order 21-109 and (b) February 14, 2022 for Executive Orders 21-87, 22-01 and 22-06 unless renewed, modified or terminated by a subsequent Executive Order.

So Ordered,

 

Daniel J. McKee
Governor