COVID-19 - Resources for Employees

LAST UPDATED: September 29, 2020


While these are unprecedented times everyone is facing, we at RI Hospitality Association understand the challenges ahead of us. We have compiled a list of Support Resources available to all Rhode Islanders.

Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, ServSafe has developed a number of free resources aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe.

  • ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions
  • ServSafe Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions
  • ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19 Precautions

Register for FREE now

Access Center at Bradley Hospitals

Anchor Recovery

Anchor Recovery offers daily recovery meetings online with recovery coaches. The schedule can be found at:

Behavioral health

It is important to take care of behavioral health during this crisis

BHLink 24 hour hotline

Call (401)-414-5465

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Free Mental Health Resources

Active Minds

Active MindsResources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis time.

Access a free resources hub for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, including stress management, community building from a distance, and tips for remote workers.


Sanvello - #1 rated app for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Includes guided meditation, learning modules, community discussion and daily tips. Connect with others in the hospitality community here.

Patients Like Me

Patients Like Me - The world's largest personalized health network helps people find new treatments, connect with others and take action to improve their outcomes.

Access a community for anyone concerned about symptoms and/or diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, to come together and discuss coping mechanisms and support each other here.

Ben’s Friends

Ben’s FriendsHospitality-focused substance abuse support network.

Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephonic meetings.

Patients Like Me

Crisis Text LineIn crisis? Text for immediate help anytime from anywhere.

Connect with a Crisis Coordinator within 25 seconds on average. Communicate until you feel safe. Text HELLO to 741741.

Substance Use Disorder Helpline - Optum

Substance Use Disorder HelplineIn crisis? Call for immediate help anytime from anywhere.

A person and/or a family member may talk with a licensed recovery advocate about their concerns and needs, get a referral to a professional who can develop a personalized treatment plan and access family support resources. Call 1-855-780-5955, or visit

Emotional Support Helpline - Optum

Emotional Support HelplineNeed a little support? Call any time, free of charge.

This help line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone. Call 1-866-342-6892 24/7.

Hospitality Support Group Meetings

In person meetings on Mondays at 11:00am at Hope Recovery Center in Westerly

Virtual meetings on Wednesdays at 2:00pm online at

By Phone: 1-800-240-3311

Passcode: 361-483-053

Hospitality Support Group Meetings: 1-800-240-3311

National Domestic Violence Hotline


Text: LOVEIS to 22522

Domestic Violence Resource Guide-English

Domestic Violence Resource Guide-Spanish

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Text: TALK to 741741

Psych Hub

Psych Hub

The most comprehensive online learning platform on mental health, substance use and suicide prevention topics in the world

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Samaritans of RI



TelemedicineMental health + medical visits. Low members-only cost – employers may subscribe for all working and furloughed employees.

Teladoc is offering unlimited, no-copay mental health and medical virtual appointments via their app and website to Rhode Island Hospitality Association members for $7 per employee, per month. This cost includes unlimited visits for the employee + entire family. Click here for more information.

Center for Disease Control

Personal Hygiene

Rhode Island COVID-19 Info Line


Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm

RI DOH Fact Sheet

Take Out and Delivery Guidelines

This list of resources is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. RIHA has not vetted these vendors and/or resources and cannot endorse or recommend any vendor or service over another.