Rhode Island courts extend closure for all non-essential business through May 17

Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that the courts extended their closure for all non-essential business through May 17. She also asked the people of Rhode Island to wear a cloth mask every time they leave their house.

The governor explained today that eviction is a court procedure, saying, “you cannot be evicted anytime for any reason between now and May 17 because the court is closed.”

The governor also spoke about people who are struggling to pay their full mortgage, saying, “we are working on ways to provide relief around that, and I hope to have an announcement in the next few day or next week to help you get some forgiveness. Because I know it is impossible to pay your mortgage if you and your family are out of work.”

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