FMCSA Hours of Service Waiver
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been waiving certain Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
While the waiver does not include fuel delivery at this time, the FMCSA stands ready to help with fuel delivery waivers as needed.
Please email me if you are experiencing a delivery driver shortage due to Coronavirus. Representation will express the need for a fuel delivery waiver of HOS restrictions.
Information RI Residents Should Know
- To prevent infection with COVID-19, the CDC recommends frequent handwashing with soap and warm water; coughing and sneezing into your elbow or a tissue; avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes; and if you are sick, stay at home.
- There are many respiratory illnesses circulating in Rhode Island, such as the flu and the common cold. Having respiratory symptoms does not mean that you have COVID-19. People are at higher risk for COVID-19 if they have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath) AND if they were a contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 (or have traveled to country with community transmission).
- Someone is considered a contact if they have had direct, face-to-face contact with a person with COVID-19. Testing can only be done on individuals who have symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and who have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or travel history to a country with ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms or history of travel is not recommended by CDC.
- If you are subject to self-quarantine that means:
- Stay home.
- Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
- Do not use public transportation.
- Separate yourself from other people in your home. As much as possible, you should stay in a different room from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
- People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should NOT go directly to a healthcare facility without calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency).
People with general questions about COVID-19 can call 401-222-8022.