There is a change in the Covid19 policy in the city of Providence.
Mayor Jorge Elorza says starting Wednesday anyone who is not vaccinated who works for the city can be tested twice weekly to prove they are free of the virus.
In addition, a person will no longer have to wear a mask while in any city building.
"We have made incredible strides in getting our workforce vaccinated, and I'm appreciative of all City employees who stepped up to protect themselves, their coworkers and our community," said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.
"We are headed in the right direction—with COVID-19 cases, hospital and ICU patient admissions continuing to decline, and vaccination rates continuing to rise here in Providence. While cases have declined and we are updating our policy, I recognize that COVID-19 is ever-evolving and will not hesitate to make further updates as needed."
The Mayor says that should the number of cases rise in the city, then he may have to install additional protocols. But for now the mayor is satisfied with the protocols put into place.
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