Block Island Times

Town Manager, First Warden caution: Follow the rules

Both the Town Manager and First Warden issued separate statements within the last week asking residents to adhere to guidelines included in the town’s emergency ordinance as more people head back to work.
Not following the rules could lead to the council revisiting its worker guidelines.
If guidelines are not followed, wrote First Warden Ken Lacoste, “the policy decisions will be forced upon us. By all means please do not put local folks in danger by ‘importing’ the virus through disallowed activity.”
By working in crews of one or two, by practicing social distancing, by not sharing tools or rides, workers will help keep the island healthy.
“One of our goals is to remain relatively isolated from the virus ‘bloom’ on the mainland. The only way we can do that is if everyone who is able to work abide by the strict protocols spelled out in the ordinance dated April 15, 2020,” Lacoste wrote. “This includes masks, social distancing, hand washing and registration with the town. All essential activities and worker activities must register in advance of working.”
Town Manager Jim Kern reminded those who come to the island to stay in isolation for 14 days.
“Anyone arriving

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