Burrillville Declares Itself Sanctuary From State COVID-19 Orders


(Burrillville, RI)--Burrillville made headlines previously for becoming the first town in Rhode Island to become a "Second Amendment sanctuary town".Now, it's the first RI municipality to make the same declaration with the First Amendment.The Town Council voted 5-to-2 on Wednesday to pass the resolution which was introduced in response to Governor Gina Raimondo's coronavirus executive orders and restrictions.It asks the town police department to use discretion in enforcing the state directives and says town funds will not be spent on them.A spokesperson for the Raimondo administration says the measures that have been taken are fully constitutional and have drastically slowed the spread of the virus.


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