April 11, 2021
Town Manager's Weekly COVID-19 Update
Town Manager issues Executive Order 21-03 (3/19/2021)
COVID-19 Resources (updated 4/11/2021
Dear Barrington Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners,
I hope you are well. Rhode Island’s cases of COVID-19 continue to average between 300-400 per day (2.4% weekly positivity rate). With highly contagious variants of the virus still present, it is important to wear high-quality masks, wash your hands, limit large gatherings, and keep your distance. Statewide 648,334 doses have been administered and 275,464 people have been fully vaccinated.
Additional Vaccine Appointments: Today (4/9) at 5 p.m., roughly 20,000 vaccine appointments will be posted on www.vaccinateRI.org.
Current Eligibility: People age 50 and older who live, work, or go to school in Rhode Island.
Monday, April 12th residents ages 40 and older can register.
Monday, April 12th, those 16 and older who live and work in the hard-hit zip codes of 02893, 02906, 02910, 02920, 02911, 02914, and 02919 will be eligible to register.
Starting April 19th, all Rhode Islanders ages 16 and older will be eligible.
Vaccines for Veterans: The Providence Veterans Medical Center is hosting several vaccination clinics in April. For a schedule visit here. For more information or concerns click here or call 401-273-7100 ext. 16226.
Homebound Vaccinations: Those that are homebound and filled out the state’s survey may receive calls from one of these three vendors: MedTech, Alert Ambulance, and PACERI, in order to schedule at date/time to receive their vaccination at the address they provided. If you are homebound and have not requested a vaccine, please do so through this survey: http://bit.ly/homeboundvax.
New Clinics: Barrington was proud to partner with our neighboring communities this week to open a new clinic in East Providence. Additional regional clinics were opened in Johnston and Westerly. Appointments will be made available through the state’s vaccine sign-up portal.
Pre-Register: Rhode Islanders can now preregister for the vaccine on portal.ri.gov or by calling 844-930-1779.
Options for eligible Rhode Islanders to be vaccinated:
State Sites: Register for a vaccine here or call 844-930-1779.
Regional Sites: Located in East Providence, Johnston and Westerly. Appointments are required. Visit https://www.vaccinateri.org/.
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.
New Housing Assistance Program
Rhode Island Housing launched a $200 million statewide rental assistance program – RentRelief RI – for tenants and landlords who have been hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open: https://rihousing.com/rentreliefri/
New Grant Program for Shuttered Venue Operators
The U.S. Small Business Administration has officially opened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums, movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers, and talent representatives. For more information and a list of resource partners that can provide application guidance, click here.
FEMA Funeral Assistance
On April 12th, FEMA will begin accepting applications for a Funeral Assistance Program for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Visit their FAQ page for eligibility requirements and more details here.
April is designated as Distracted Drivers Awareness Month. The Barrington Police Department will be joining a nationwide effort to reduce distracted driving with increased enforcement. Please focus on the road and put the phones down while driving. U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
For summer employment and other job opportunities, please visit: https://www.barrington.ri.gov/job-opportunities
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. Let’s overcome this virus!
Stay positive and test negative,
Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.
Email email@example.com to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar
National Grid Electrical
Click here for 2015 - 2020 Customer Interruption details for the following Towns: Barrington, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren.
Town Budget Proposal: FY2022
The Town Manager's proposed Town Budget for FY2021-22 for consideration in the budget process.
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.
Community 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Visit www.villagecommonri.org, and select Barrington Village in Our Villages tab for details.
Contact us by phone at (401) 400-5599
to speak with a volunteer,
Monday-Friday, 9-5. Or by email at email@example.com
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 http://rirrc.org/ecodepot. 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 building, demolition, electrical, mechanical 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Further information on e-permitting and other frequently requested resources can be found on the Building and Zoning Page.
Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips
RI Resource Recovery's website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.