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Cortvriend supports compromise bill to end the Governor’s emergency orders in 45 days
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Terri Cortvriend supports the pending compromise legislation (
) to allow the governor’s emergency powers related to the COVID-19 pandemic to expire in 45 days, which is scheduled for a vote before the House tomorrow.
“While it’s a relief that we are past omicron’s peak, our hospitals are still being pushed to their limits and Rhode Island still has a high transmission rate. Letting the emergency orders expire next week would be irresponsible and send the wrong message about the vigilance we still need to keep COVID cases on the decline.
“I support this extension, which is a compromise that will provide 45 days for the state to wind down the emergency, giving agencies, groups and businesses time to adjust their policies and be ready. We aren’t out of the woods yet, and the pandemic won’t be over in 45 days either. But we will be prepared and have an orderly wind down so we can safely and responsibly carry on with life in Rhode Island, which I think is a goal we all share,” said Representative Cortvriend (D-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown).
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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