Mark Stankiewicz, the Charlestown Town Administrator, made the following announcement on Friday: In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak and information received by public health officials, the Town of Charlestown will be cancelling all public meetings for the next two weeks. This action is being taken to blunt the spread of the virus by reducing public gatherings and encouraging the public to use the same precautions as recommended by the RI Department of Health (RI DOH). Specifically, the following scheduled meetings have been CANCELLED: Board of Canvassers - Sunday, March 15, 2020 Probate Court - Monday, March 16, 2020 Budget Commission - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Municipal Court - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Zoning Board of Review - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Board of Canvassers - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Budget Commission - Friday, March 20, 2020 Senior Citizens Commission - Monday, March 23, 2020 Parks & Recreation Commission - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Conservation Commission - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Juvenile Hearing Board - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Planning Commission - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 We will tentatively schedule meetings beginning Monday, March 30th but that time-frame may be extended dependent on the status of the virus and any new information from RI DOH. Thank you all for your cooperation. We will keep you apprised of any new developments.
The Town Website will contain updates to town schedules and also has a list of resources.
The Rhode Island Department of Health has a COVID-19 information page.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a COVID-19 resources page.
Patch.com publishes occasional updates of local interest.
Johns Hopkins University maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated as patients reports are avallable.
If you want to try to follow the evolving science of COVID-19, check out Science News online.