COVID-19 Resources

In an effort to provide Rhode Islanders with the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 crisis, we have compiled a list of resources at the state level. If you or your family are in need of assistance, please be sure to contact the agencies listed below:

Department of Health – 24-hour hotline on all COVID-19 related issues: 222-8022.  Email:  Website:

Department of Labor & Training – Telephone: 462-2020.  Email:  Website: For Unemployment Insurance – For Temporary Disability Insurance –  For COVID-19 related claims, the state is waiving the seven-day out-of-work minimum to qualify for these claims.

Commerce Office – Small Business Hotline: 521-HELP (4357).  Email: Website:

Department of Business Regulation – For information on working and operating businesses. Telephone: 889-5550.  Website:

Listing of Businesses Still Open – Website:

Work Guidelines for Businesses – Website:

Small Business Administration Loan Relief – Telephone: 528-4561. Email: Website:

SBA Paycheck Protection Program —

Superior Court Recovery Plan for Small Businesses – Website:

Short-Term Loans for Small Businesses – For those with 10 or fewer employees.  Telephone: 521-HELP. Website:

Technology Help for Small Businesses – Free remote support sessions.  Website:

U.S. Department of Labor – Information for businesses and individuals about Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Website:

United Way – For housing, food and additional assistance, and a cybercrime hot line. Telephone: 211.  Web:

Mental Health Assistance – 24-hour hotline through BH Link: 414-5465. 24-hour triage center is located at 975 Waterman Avenue,  East Providence.

RI Division of Taxation: Information for hotels and owners of vacation properties.  Website:

Department of Motor Vehicles – Main office in Cranston by appointment only. Satellite offices closed. Telephone: 462-4368.  Website:

Deliveries for those quarantined – Telephone: 2-1-1 or 462-4444.  Website:

RI Student Loan Authority – Assistance with loan repayments.  Telephone: 800-758-7562.  Website:

Department of Education – Telephone: 222-4600.  Website:

For students to join April Reading Challenge – Website:

Free “Grab & Go” Student Meals – Website:

Public Utilities Commission – Telephone: 780-9700. All regulated utilities have been ordered not to terminate services at this time.

Better Business Bureau – To report COVID-19 relief check scams: Website:

Attorney General’s Office – Consumer Protection Unit for complaints on price gouging and scams: 274-4400.

To obtain Free Child Care Assistance – Website:

To volunteer to provide Child Care Assistance – Website:

Department of Environmental Management – Status of outdoor recreation programs. Website:

Family Court Issues – For clarification on custody issues.  Website:

Blue Cross Information – Website:

RI Office of Healthy Aging – To help seniors.  Website:

RI Foundation – Non-profit organizations may be eligible to receive grants.  They can apply at:

To donate medical supplies – Website:

To volunteer medical and behavioral health services: Retired professionals are needed.  Website:

To donate blood to RI Blood Center  – Must make an appointment first. Telephone: 453-8307.  Email:  Website:

To donate food to RI Food Bank – Website:

General CDC Guidelines – Website:

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