Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM:
Join us for a virtual round table discussion with Liz Tanner, Director of the Department of Business Regulation. We will be sharing information about available resources and we want to hear your concerns and ideas regarding the Governor's "Take it Outside" campaign.
More information here.
Join the Zoom meeting; https://zoom.us/j/95616774615?pwd=NCtKMEt IQ2prSXh3K3ZPVGV3QmZYZz09
Meeting ID: 956 1677 4615
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The Town of Warren has issued an updated Declaration of State of Emergency. This Declaration allows for outdoor dining beginning on May 18 within the perameters established by the Governor. Approvals will be issued administratively and there will be no fees for plan reviews or fire prevention inspections required to begin operations. For more information please contact Bob Rulli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 401-207-1675 .
The full text of the Declaration can be found here.
Commerce RI has announced reopening resources for small businesses, including masks, disinfectant and laptops. More information is available here: https://commerceri.com/covid-19-business-resources/
The Governor has issued guidance on the phased reopening of the economy. The state's dedicated website can be found here:
Information sheets for employers and employees (5/14/20):
- General business/organization highlights and explanations 05.13.20 ENG | ESP
- General business/organization guidelines 05.06.20 ENG | ESP
- COVID-19 screening tool 05.12.20 ENG
- COVID-19 control plan template 05.13.20 ENG | ESP
- Compliance attestation poster 05.08.20 ENG | ESP
- Employer visual poster 05.04.20 ENG | ESP
- Employee poster 05.04.20 ENG | ESP
- Garden center guidance 04.22.20 ENG | ESP
- Critical retail and grocers guidelines 03.22.20 ENG | ESP
- Religious and faith-based guidance 05.08.20 ENG | ESP
- Restaurant guidance 05.11.20 ENG | ESP
- Outdoor dining guidance illustration 05.11.20 ENG | ESP
May 26, 2020
Virtual Business Roundtable Discussions
State Treasurer Seth Magaziner to Join in on Thursday
Warren, RI -May 26, 2020 – The Town of Warren and Discover Warren who are hosting twice weekly business roundtable discussions Tuesday’s at 10 AM and Thursday’s at 5 PM and are pleased to announce that Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be joining the discussion this Thursday (5/28) at 5 PM. The discussions will be conducted via the Zoom meeting platform and are open to all businesses and interested individuals. It is expected that the Treasurer will discuss how the State will distribute funding received through the initial CARES Act, expectations for additional federal funding coming to the State, impacts on municipal aid, as well as expectations regarding the lack of a State Budget.
Thursday 5 PM
Meeting ID: 895 5405 1931
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Meeting ID: 895 5405 1931
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For More Information:
Bob Rulli, Director
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From Congressman David Cicilline:
The latest on new federal assistance programs can be found here:
- CARES Act Small Business Resource Guide
- CARES Act Small Business Frequently Asked Questions
- Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet
Lt. Governor Dan McKee has established a Small Business Support Center and is holding regular conference calls with small businesses to hear concerns and answer questions. Find more information here.
Read more about the Small Business Association's Paycheck Protection Program:
Affected small businesses can contact Rhode Island's Small Business hot line:
Connect Greater Newport has resources and information for small businesses on it's website.
From RI Commerce (3/18/20)