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COVID-19

INFORMATION & UPDATES FOR BUSINESSES

This page is frequently updated and features a selection of top requests for information from business owners and employees. If you do not find what you are looking for or have something to share, please contact our office. The East Providence Area Chamber is here to help you and your business.

Local and State News Media

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Businesses and Residents

Rhode Island Department of Health has a vast range of current COVID-19 related information on their Web site.

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RHODE ISLAND DEPT OF LABOR & TRAINING (RI DLT)

If you are out of work because of COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance claims are processed faster and can be more generous than TDI/TCI.

 

File an Unemployment Insurance Claim

Click here for the latest RIDLT Information regarding Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Presentar un reclaimo de UI


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Rhode Island self-employed/independent contractors and gig workers are eligible for unemployment benefits. Details and application here.

Difficulty Processing Unemployment Claim

A online form is available to help you get answers, if your application or claim has a problem. Click here to reach the RIDLT form.

Emergency Loans and Information from RIC

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Current information and resources (guidelines, signage, executive orders, etc.) for Rhode Island businesses

As of February 11 2021, the Executive Order that required masking or proof of vaccination status (depending on the venue size) has expired. Businesses and venues now have the ability to create their own masking and vaccination policies. Individual businesses may choose to maintain their current policies or make changes as they feel appropriate.

Latest signage (click the links below to view and download):

RI Dept of Health (RIDOH) has updated resources available for the public and business owners that can help you make decisions about how to keep your staff and your customers safe.

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East Providence Business Owners/Employers

City of East Providence Web site featuring COVID-19 related executive orders from Mayor DaSilva, relief loan program for small businesses, contact information for city departments and more.

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Barrington Business Owners/Employers

Town of Barrington Web site featuring COVID-19 related executive orders from Town Manager Cunha and his Daily Updates for businesses and residents, contact information for town departments and more.

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Rhode Island SBA District Office serves Rhode Island and Seekonk & Rehoboth, MA businesses 

Reach out to them for assistance and information about local and federal loan programs available to small businesses. Click here

 

Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP) Updates

 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.