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 11/04/2020 to 04/05/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 30-15
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-8
Executive Order 20-02

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 :

Due to a clerical error, the effective date listed for 216-RICR-10-05-5 was erroneously submitted. This emergency amendment was intended to be effective on 11/4/2020. The ineffective date has also been altered to correspond with the dates assigned to the previous amendment and an extension granted pursuant to Executive Order 20-111.

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.