COVID-19 Press Releases

Bristol, State Extend COVID-19 “Pause” to December 20th

BRISTOL, RI– On December 10th, 2020, during the Governor’s weekly COVID-19 press conference, Gina Raimondo announced a one-week extension to the Rhode Island “Pause”, which was originally set to expire on December 13th, 2020. In response to the State’s update, the Town of Bristol has also extended its local guidance one additional week.

An overview of the State’s updated “Pause” restrictions can be found online here.

An overview of Bristol’s local “Pause” can be found below.

  • Town Hall will be open to the public, but limited to essential services only. The Town of Bristol is urging residents to conduct their business with the Town through its website, by phone (401-253-7000), or by U.S. mail. More information on Bristol’s online and mail-in services is below. 
  • Compost curbside pickup will be discontinued for the year. The last day for weekly compost pickup will be Saturday, November 28th, 2020. Residents will still be able to bring their yard waste to the compost facility located at the Transfer Station. The hours of operations can be found here.
  • Indoor classes and programs at the Quinta-Gamelin Community Center will be suspended. 
  • Municipal Court will be postponed until March 2021.
  • Land Evidence recordings will only take place between the hours of 12:00 PM (Noon) and 3:45 PM in the Bristol Town Clerk’s Office.
  • The Rogers Free Library will have no in-person book browsing and restricted computer use.