COVID-19 Rhode Island Resources

This page will be updated regularly to reflect the most current information about state resources.  Click here to find resources by language. Haga clic aquí para encontrar recursos por idioma.

To request assistance with these and other services, please contact Senator Whitehouse’s office here.

To learn about the American Rescue Plan and what it includes, click here

For general information on the COVID-19 relief package passed in December, including cash payments, click here.

Vaccine Information

The three main ways that people will be able to get vaccinated are (1) state-run vaccination centers, (2) designated local pharmacies, and (3) other local and regional vaccination sites, like clinics run by cities and towns, some hospitals and healthcare systems, community health centers, and other sites in the community. Everyone will follow the same vaccination timeline and eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is open for Rhode Islanders who are at least 50 years of age or who are 16 to 64 with specific underlying health conditions.

There is no insurance requirement to get vaccinated, and no one has to pay to get vaccinated.  If currently eligible, sign up to get vaccinated here.

Rhode Islanders can now get a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record here.

Testing Sites

Rhode Islanders requiring COVID-19 testing should contact their primary care provider to schedule an appointment or click here.

Rhode Islanders who have been tested from COVID-19 can find their test results here.

 Rhode Island Department of Health

For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, click here.

Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner

HealthSource RI has established a new enrollment period to give Rhode Islanders additional time to sign up for health coverage. Uninsured Rhode Islanders can enroll for coverage that will be effective as early as March 1. HealthSource RI’s enrollment period will continue through August 15, 2021.  Contact HealthSource RI Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm at 1-855-840-4774 or click here.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

For facts about the workplace and unemployment benefits, please click here.

Contact or 401-462-2020 for workplace-related inquiries.

Rhode Island Department of Education

For updates and resources for the Rhode Island community about the coronavirus, click here, email or call 401-222-4600

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority

For assistance with non-federal student loans, contact RISLA about relief applications, click here.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

For general information on SNAP, RI Works, Child Care Assistance, EBT Cards, General Public Assistance, RIte Care, and other agency programs, click here or call 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) from 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Food Assistance

For a list of grocery stores offering food delivery options for At-Risk populations, click here. For restaurants with online ordering and take out, click here. For the Rhode Island Food Bank, click here.

Rhode Island Small Business Resources

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Click here to learn more.

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Click here to learn more.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. To apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

If businesses have questions regarding access to capital and other lending options, please click here, call the RI Commerce Small Business Hotline at (401) 521-HELP or e-mail

If your business has questions regarding SBA loans and access to capital, please click here, call the Small Business Hotline during business hours at (401) 521-HELP or e-mail anytime.