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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Update: March 9th, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has released new guidance in an effort to prevent and respond to the international outbreak of coronavirus. The full press released can be viewed here.


The Town of Bristol is closely monitoring and responding to developments associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been providing guidance to our departments through conference calls. Today, Bristol Town Officials met with our Warren counterparts to include the leadership of the Warren Fire and Police Departments along with Regional School District Superintendent Johnathan Brice. We will continue to maintain close communications and work with our State and Federal partners to ensure we have the latest guidance, best practices, and recommendations for containment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Rhode Island Department of Health recommends taking everyday actions to help prevent the spread of contagious illnesses like COVID-19. Specifically, it is recommended that residents get a flu shot, wash hands frequently with soap and water, cover coughs, and to stay home if sick.

The Town of Bristol will provide updates on this page and through its social media channels as it becomes available. For specific questions regarding this announcement, you are encouraged to contact the Bristol Fire Department business phone line at 401-253-6912.

Thank you,

Steven Contente, Town Administrator

Rhode Island Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control

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