COVID-19 - Resources for Businesses

LAST UPDATED: September 29, 2020

May 8, 2020

Lt. Governor Dan McKee has been hosting twice weekly online meetings focused on small business issues during the COVID-19 crisis held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:00pm Noon. If you would like to participate in these sessions, you can join in one of the following ways:

Small Business Virtual Town Hall Meetings
  1. Facebook Live (watch, listen, & comment in real time)
  2. YouTube (watch & listen)
  3. Zoom (audio only via cellphone or landline)
    1. One tap mobile (via cellphone)
      +13017158592, 92342498919# US
    2. Dial by your location (via any phone)
      DIAL: +1 301 715 8592 THEN ENTER Meeting ID: 923 4249 8919

If you have any questions that you’d like to be addressed you can email them to:

National Restaurant Association Guide

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AHLA COVID-19 Prevention & Preparedness Guide

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Liquor Liability Insurance

Hospitality Mutual Insurance is offering premium refunds to their policyholders that have a decline in alcohol sales. They are also extending all bill dates by 60 days and have added coverage for beer and wine to-go sales. Visit which outlines all the FAQs on the offerings they are making for policyholders.

Rhode Island COVID-19 Info Line

Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm

Superior Court approves new program for businesses to stay collections, evictions

A program ordered by the R.I. Superior Court could offer a needed lifeline to businesses that have been hit hard by losses associated with COVID-19. The COVID-19 Non-Liquidating Receivership Program creates a process through which businesses can gain protection from creditors using a non-liquidating receivership.

National Restaurant Association offers healthcare resources to members

The National Restaurant Association announced it has arranged with leading service providers exclusive benefits to help keep active and furloughed employees healthy and safe. There is a webinar with industry-specific guidance for owners and operators about the 3 products including: Telemedicine • At-Home Lab Testing • Rx Card

This webinar and other resources can be found HERE

Other Resources

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.