Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-19 safety protocols are being enforced.


Jonnycake Center of Westerly: Food pantry and social services are open, Monday, noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Social services are also offered via phone and email. To sign up for the pantry or social services, email scote@jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069, ext. 1. As of Sunday, Nov. 1, the Jonnycake Center Thrift Shop will be open on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of clothing, shoes or small household items may be made Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at center's rear loading dock. Donations of larger household items, either for drop off or pick up, are by appointment only; email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org. Food donations for the pantry must be scheduled by emailing FoodDonations@jonnycake.org. Visit jonnycake.org for more info.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center: Food pantry, Weekender Backpack, Keeping Babies Warm and Well, and Pet Shoppe programs are open for curbside pickup, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekender Backpack Program provides food to children who receive free/reduced school lunches every Friday. Donations of food will be accepted at the pantry door during those same hours. The senior transportation program is accepting applications. Unexpected Treasures Thrift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. On Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon, the store is only open to seniors, pregnant woman and persons with compromised health. Donations of items are accepted Monday to Friday, 9-11 a.m. A personal shopper is available by calling 860-599–3287. A caseworker is available to answer questions and file utility applications remotely; call 860-599-3285. Visit pawcatuckneighborhoodcenter.org for more info.

RICan Food Pantry: Distributing food Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Friday 2-3 p.m. Staff will distribute food to clients’ cars. For more info, call 401-364-9412 or visit rhodeislandcan.org.

Stonington Human Services: Open by appointment only. Staff available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., by calling 860-535-5015.

WARM Center: Providing bagged lunches and dinner. Social Service Department operating by email and phone. Call 401-596-9276 ext. 102 and leave a message and someone will return the call. If in need of shelter, call 401-277-4316.


For updated coronavirus information, call the Rhode Island Department of Health info line at 401-222-8022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or visit health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019.

Westerly Hospital: Call the coronavirus hotline at 203-688-1700.

Wood River Health Services: Westerly office is open Monday to Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hope Valley office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 401-539-2461 before coming into office for any appointment. For more info, visit woodriverhealthservices.org.


Ashaway Free Library: Open regular hours; call 401-377-2770 to schedule time for computer usage. The bookdrop is open and fines are being waived. Curbside pickup still available. For more info, visit ashawaylibrary.org

Bill Memorial Library: Open on a limited basis. The hours of 10-11 a.m. are reserved for patrons over age 65 or those immunocompromised. Contact free pick-up still available. For more information, call 860-445-0392 or email staff.billmemorial@gmail.com

Clark Memorial Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup is available. For more info, call 401-364-6100, or visit clarklib.org.

Cross’ Mills Public Library: Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Virtual programs are being offered. For more info, call 401-364-6211 or email staff@crossmills.org.

Groton Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup service is available. Overdue fees will not be charged at this time. For more info, visit grotonpl.org or call 860-441-6750.

Langworthy Library: Open regular hours. Curbside pickup is available. For more info, call 401-539-2851, email langworthylibrary@gmail.com or visit langworthylibrary.org.

Mystic & Noank Library: Open Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact-free pick-up available. For more info, call 860-536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org or visit mysticnoanklibrary.org for more information.

Stonington Free Library: Open regular hours. Curbside pickup available. The book drop is open. Visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org for more info.

Westerly Library: Open regular hours. Takeout service is still available. Call 401-596-2877, ext. 930, for circulation.  Visit westerlylibrary.org for more info.

Wheeler Library: A drive thru flu shot clinic will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.Open on a limited basis Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments required for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Curbside service or home delivery is available for NoSto residents. Call or text 860-535-0383 or email wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com with requests for appointments or books. For more info, visit wheelerlibrary.org.


Aldi: Open 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior citizens and expectant mothers.

Big Y Mystic: Open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. daily for customers 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems.

McQuade’s Marketplace: The hour from 7-8 a.m. is reserved for seniors age 60 and older. The Galley Restaurant in Mystic is closed.

Richmond Farms Fresh Market: Open daily 7:30-8 a.m. for senior citizens over age 65 and one helper to shop.

Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium: Open 7:30-8:30 a.m. for customers age 60 and older.

Shorecrest Store: Accepting call-in orders if necessary for curbside delivery. Call 401-596-2121 to order.

Stop & Shop: Stores in Westerly, Pawcatuck and Richmond open daily from 6-7:30 a.m. for those 60 and over and customers with weakened immune systems.

Walmart: Store is open on Tuesday, from 6-7 a.m. for ages 60 and older.


Bank of America:  Branch lobbies are closed. ATMs are available at Westerly, 9 Franklin St.; Mystic , 4 Williams Ave.; and Groton, 738 Long Hill Road.

Charter Oak Credit Union: All branch lobbies have been closed. Drive up lanes, ATMs and night drop boxes are all available.  

Dime Bank: Drive-up windows only. For other banking services, call local branch. For more info, visit dime-bank.com/health.

Westerly Community Credit Union: All lobbies will be open by appointment only. For more info, visit westerlyccu.com/Coronavirus_Update.


Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly: Gallery is open. Annual Holiday Gift Show runs through Dec. 23. Visit westerlyarts.com for more information.

Babcock-Smith House Museum: Tours by appointment only. Reservations required by calling 401-596-5704. Visit babcocksmithhouse.org for more info.

Chorus of Westerly: Virtual events being scheduled. Visit chorusofwesterly.org.

Granite Theatre: Virtual events being scheduled. Visit granitetheatre.com.

Kettle Pond Visitor Center: Activities are canceled. Trails open for hiking.

La Grua Center: Closed with virtual events available. Visit lagruacenter.org for more information.

Ocean Community YMCA: Westerly and Arcadia branches are closed through Dec. 13. Naik branch is open by appointment. Visit oceancommunityymca.org for more info.

Stonington Community Center: Open by appointment only. Reservations are required. Childcare has reopened with limited spaces. For more information, call 860-535-2576.

Westerly Armory: Open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., for tours of the Armory's museum and the building itself. Tours are free of charge.

Westerly Recreation Department: Playgrounds closed. Some recreation areas now open. For more info, visit westerlyri.myrec.com/info

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