COVID-19 Community Resources

Updated daily to help Rhode Islanders during COVID-19. To share resources for this page, email info@uwri.org.


Health

RI Department of Health (RIDOH)
For general questions about COVID-19, call RIDOH’s COVID-19 hotline: (401) 222-8022.

If you think you have symptoms, call your healthcare provider. DO NOT go directly to a healthcare facility without calling first (unless you are experiencing a medical emergency). For more information, see RIDOH’s COVID-19 information page.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Visit the CDC’s COVID-19 information page.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Visit WHO’s COVID-19 information page.

Free Prescription Delivery
CVS free prescription delivery is available until May 1. Prescriptions take 1 – 2 days to arrive.

Walgreens free prescription delivery is available for a limited time. Prescriptions take at least 1 day to arrive.

Green Line Apothecary free prescription delivery is available continually. Statewide deliveries are made daily.

HealthSource RI Enrollment
Due to the spread of COVID-19, a special enrollment period is now available through HealthSource RI until April 15 for Rhode Islanders seeking health insurance coverage.


Food

Food Pantries
Find food pantries near you with the RI Community Food Bank’s virtual food map, or see their Food Assistance List (updated daily).

Meals for School-Aged Children
All schools in Rhode Island are closed. See a complete list of school closures here. Free grab-and-go meals are available in many cities. Find a list of food sites here.

Restaurants Providing Take-Out/Delivery
See a list of restaurants compiled by Eat Drink RI.


For Nonprofits

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants are available to Rhode Island nonprofits, thanks to donors and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island. Apply here.


For Businesses

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, call the RI Commerce Corporation Small Business Hotline: (401) 521-4357.

For information on Small Business Administration loans, apply online  at www.disasterloan.sba.gov  call 1-800-659-2955 or email – disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.ela 


Information for Seniors

From Rhode Island’s Office of Healthy Aging


Information for Veterans

From RI Office of Veteran Services


Mental Health Management

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

From the World Health Organization:


Income: Temporary Disability / Unemployment

If you are unable to work, but your workplace remains open, you may qualify for Temporary Disability Insurance.

If your workplace closes, or your employer tells you to stay home, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance. For more information, see the RI Department of Labor and Training’s COVID-19 Workplace Fact Sheet.

Fact sheet from Economic Progress Institute/English and Fact Sheet/Spanish on what to do if you cannot work.


Tax Preparation

United Way and H&R Block have teamed up to provide free online tax filing. To learn more, visit MyFreeTaxes.


Utilities

Discounted Internet Access for Distance Learning
Cox Communications is offering discounted internet access for families with K – 12 students.

Utility Assistance
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to individuals and families struggling to pay their utility bills, including as a result of COVID-19. Call or visit your local Community Action Program to apply.


Virtual AA Meetings

Find a list of online meetings here.


Other Community Resources

Information for funeral directors about COVID-19 from the National Funeral Directors Association and from the RI Funeral Directors Association


Have questions? Contact United Way 211 in Rhode Island.