COVID-19 Information & Response

 

LATEST LOCAL INFORMATION 

  • State of RI
  • City of Providence Contact 3-1-1 Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM to access city services or report a problem

HEALTH

  • RI Department of Health COVID Hotline: 401-222-8022 
  • Many workers in RI have a right to paid sick days
  • If you are sick with COVID and can’t work, you can apply for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI).
  • HealthSource RI can help you get health insurance or help you apply for Medicaid. 855-840-4774
  • If you have insurance and need help getting payment call RI REACH Hotline: 855-747-3224
  • Questions about Medicaid benefits? Contact the Department of Human Services Call Center: 855-697-4347
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline to talk to someone.
    1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Prescription Delivery at CVS and at Walgreens 

UNEMPLOYMENT & LOST WAGES 

SCHOOLS & CHILD CARE

BUSINESSES

FOOD

HOUSING

TRANSPORTATION

ELECTIONS

FOR ELDERS

HOW CAN I HELP?

The best way to help is to stay healthy

  • Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
  • Wear a mask when you leave your home.

Check in on your neighbors.

Volunteer

  • RI Responds seeking healthcare and community volunteers who can help when skilled individuals are most needed.
  • RI Blood Center is seeking to double the blood reserves to prevent shortages.
  • United Way is gathering names of interested volunteers for future needs in local communities. volunteer@uwri.org
  • PEMA Volunteers will be given training, support, and personal protective equipment and will serve in no-contact roles.
  • Volunteer as a caregiver for the children of essential frontline workers.

 

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