Barrington town manager calls for NY quarantine

Restriction is effective immediately

Posted 3/25/20

Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is calling for all residents and visitors to the town who have been to New York state recently to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Mr. Cunha issued the restriction on …

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Barrington town manager calls for NY quarantine

Restriction is effective immediately

Posted

Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is calling for all residents and visitors to the town who have been to New York state recently to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Mr. Cunha issued the restriction on Wednesday morning, March 25, and made it effective immediately. The self-quarantine periods are to begin from the day the individual or group of people left the state of the New York.

Mr. Cunha's directive follows recent news of other communities in Rhode Island, including Block Island, requesting self-quarantines for anyone traveling to their towns from New York.

For more information, please contact the town manager at 247-1900.

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