CITY ISSUES

In my regular letters to Ward 2, I occasionally address a question or an issue at greater length, offering some context on a question related to municipal finance or a common problem like road repair. Some of those explanations:

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION

For the latest updates, please see the Ward 2 Letter 

 

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

UNEMPLOYMENT & LOST WAGES 

SCHOOLS & CHILD CARE

    FOOD

    HOUSING

      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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