Enforcement of Certain COVID-19-Related Executive Orders


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 10 Public Health Administration
Subchapter 05 Practices and Procedures
Part 5 Enforcement of Certain COVID-19-Related Executive Orders
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/08/2020 to 08/08/2020

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 30-15
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-8
Executive Order 20-20
Executive Order 20-32
Executive Order 20-41

Purpose and Reason :

To restrict the spread of COVID-19 and assure the public health, safety, and welfare by promoting compliance and deterring noncompliance with Executive Orders 20-20, 20-40, and 20-41.

Editorial Notes :

The agency filed this emergency amendment to revise the content of the emergency adoption effective on 04/10/2020. When the emergency adoption was amended on 07/08/2020, a provision was added in § 5.1(B) that stated the emergency amendment was to remain in effect until 08/08/2020 unless renewed for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days, coinciding with the initial ineffective date. As a result of this provision, the effective dates of this amendment to the emergency have been changed.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

COVID-19, the new disease caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has been deemed a global pandemic. It continues to spread and threatens to overwhelm the state’s ability to respond. Aggressive and sustained efforts are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 to lessen the strain on our health care system. By promoting compliance of these executive orders, the public’s health, safety and welfare can be assured.