The Town of Barrington is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to local residents in a safe, efficient manner. 


There are two (2) ways to sign up for the vaccine registry in Barrington: 

(Email registrations will not be accepted)​ 


1. Click Here for Online Registration

2. If you are unable to register online, please call (401) 247-1926, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

See additional Rhode Island sites to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Opening up to 65 and older starting Monday, February 22nd for state-run and pharmacies sites.

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February 26, 2021

Town Manager's Weekly COVID-19 Update




Dear Barrington Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners,

I hope you are doing well and staying safe. As we mark almost a year since the first case of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, Council President Carroll and I want to thank our first responders for their tireless efforts and bravery; our town staff and teachers for their all-hands-on deck approach; our community partners for always stepping up to help those in need; and our residents for doing their part to keep cases low in our community. It has been a difficult and exhausting year, but there is an end in sight. Until we are all vaccinated, please continue to remain vigilant and safe. If you need assistance, we can connect you to the resources that you need; please reach out to my office: 401-247-1900 x5 or call 2-1-1 (available 24/7).


Rhode Island’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain low at 2.1% for the week, and 225,551 vaccinations have been administered statewide.


Locally, we are proud to have vaccinated 270 of residents 75 years and older. However, we continue to have a limited supply of vaccines. We are working with our regional vaccination POD and the state to determine supply and additional support moving forward.


COVID-19 Vaccine

There are currently three options for Rhode Islanders 65 years of age or older to be vaccinated:  


  1. State Sites: Register for a vaccine at the two state sites in Providence and Cranston here: or call 844-930-1779.

  2. Pharmacies: CVS and Walgreens are now accepting online reservations.

  3. Register for a Lifespan Clinic:


If you are 75 years of age or older and a Barrington resident:

  • Register for a vaccine at our local clinic here or call the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment at (401) 247-1926 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday.

  • Priority for vaccinations will be from oldest to youngest each week.


If you are unable to leave home to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, please inform RIDOH through the following form:


For more information on vaccines, visit: Sign up for RIDOH’s weekly vaccination newsletter here.


COVID-19 Testing

Please consider getting tested on a weekly basis. Our local rapid asymptomatic testing site will stay open indefinitely. Appointments are not necessary.  No wait and results in 15 minutes.

Location: Former JoS. A. Bank storefront, Barrington Shopping Center, 180 County Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

In addition, rapid and PCR testing is available at various locations throughout the state. A full list of locations is located here. To make an appointment click here.


COVID-19 Guidelines

As a reminder, the state is operating under the following guidelines:  


  • Wear a mask when outside of your home, even in the outdoors.

  • Keep your social interactions limited to members of one additional household when indoors, and two additional households when gathering outdoors.

  • Self-isolate whenever possible. Work from home. Shop locally online.


Local Reminders

A reminder that there is a special election on Tuesday, March 2nd. For those who are voting by mail, ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on March 2nd. Early/emergency voting is open until March 1st at the Barrington Board of Canvassers office located at Town Hall (283 County Rd.). In person voting on election day will be held at Town Hall only.

  • Monday March 1st: 8:30am – 4:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 2nd: Town Hall Chambers Polling Location, 7:00am – 8:00pm


The U.S. Small Business Association announced an exclusive access period for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses with fewer than 20 employees for the next 14 days (starting 2/24). Find out more and apply, here:


Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. Let’s come together to overcome this virus! 




Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

Email to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  1. Higher Education Facilities

  2. Beach, Clean Water and Green Bond

  3.  Housing and Community Opportunity

  4. Transportation Infrastructure State March

  5. Early Childhood Care and Education Capital Fund

  6. Cultural Arts and the Economy Grant Program and State Preservation Grant Program

  7. Industrial Facilities Infrastructure

  • Special Election Tuesday, March 2, 2021: All voters will vote at the Town Hall in Council Chambers. Poll opens at 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

  • The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed to all business other than Board of Canvassers.

National Grid Electrical

Distribution Interruptions


Click here for 2015 - 2020 Customer Interruption details for the following Towns: Barrington, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren



Apply to "Adopt-A-Spot"

The Adopt-A-Spot program was created to meet a need of our community. The program allows volunteers to keep a portion of public areas beautified and properly maintained. Volunteers are allowed to adopt a spot that is important to them, their families, and their community. All public spaces are eligible for adoption such as: traffic islands, medians, and town owned lots, streets, and parks.

Commmunity Electricity Aggregation Plan - Review Plan

A community electricity aggregation program will create a new default electricity supply for Barrington residents and businesses. The Town Council held a public hearing on June 8th and approved the Aggregation Plan prepared for the Town by Good Energy. Public Utilities Commission approval required. Email comments to:

Accessing Town Clerk Services During Covid-19

Urging Residents to Use Online and Mail Services. As you know, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is in RI and diligence must be made to prevent the spread. In that effort, the Town of Barrington is advising residents and businesses to take advantage of its Online, Mail-in services and utilization of the Town’s Drop Box located at the left front door of Town Hall. For more information, please visit the Town Clerk's page.

Barrington Village: Neighbors helping neighbors remain in their community as they age

Please contact us at 401-400-5599 or to learn more.We hope you will join us!

  • Age-Friendly Barrington Report to the Community February 2019: Attachment



Eco-Depot - Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste


Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI households (for non-residential hazardous waste disposal click here). You can make an appointment for an Eco-Depot collection via Appointments are made to minimize wait times at the facility.


E-Permitting Available: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and More



E-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system.


Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as buildingdemolitionelectricalmechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website:


Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Isabelle Gillibrand at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or for additional information. 

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips


RI Resource Recovery's website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.

Upcoming Meetings

Town of Barrington

283 County Road

Barrington, RI 02806-2406

Town Hall Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - NOON Friday

Phone: (401) 247-1900

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