‘One of the safest places,’ B.I. tries to keep coronavirus out

THE BLOCK ISLAND Ferry, above sitting idle in Old Harbor, is still operating despite island residents being ordered to stay home until April 15 to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. /PBN PHOTO BY CASSIUS SHUMAN
NEW SHOREHAM – Now largely confined to their homes despite no positive COVID-19 cases reported on Block Island, residents are concerned about both the looming health threat and the shutdown of commerce ahead of a normally thriving tourist season. An emergency ordinance passed by the Block Island Town Council on Monday night calls for everyone…

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