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Just two days after declaring a State of Emergency, the Town of Middletown announced today that they are taking additional precautions to care for the needs of residents during this critical time.

As part of this operation, the Town announced today that it is setting up a call-in center at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to handle inquiries related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Beginning on Thursday, March 19, Middletown residents are encouraged to call (401) 842-6555 seven days a week, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for general inquiries related to the current health situation or for accessing municipal services, which are available by phone or online. Residents may also email requests or inquiries to EOC@middletownri.com . 

The Call-in Center is set up for general inquiries; however, if you are experiencing a true medical emergency, the Town of Middletown reminds you that you should call 9-1-1 for assistance. If anyone is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, they are encouraged to call their primary care physician or an urgi-care center for help or direction. 

In addition to the Emergency Operations Center, Middletown Police and Middletown Fire are fully staffed and will continue to respond to calls for service. 

For more information and updates, visit the town’s website at www.middletownri.com or follow the Town of Middletown on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram”. 

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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