• RI PPE Initiative

    On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo, Commerce RI is pleased to offer PPE to our RI Small Businesses. The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Newport are eager to help distribute this to our local businesses. This program will help supply procedural masks and disinfectant to area small businesses under 50 employees. The methodology of distribution is as follows:

    • 8 surgical masks – 2/employee per week x 4 weeks

    • 1-gallon of disinfectant for businesses under 25 employees, and two, 1-gallon containers for businesses 25-50 employees. Note that the disinfectants will be picked-up at any RI Ocean State Job Lot store, with a redeemable voucher.

    We ask that you complete the below form for our records. Finally, please note that the company must complete the COVID Control Plan found at www.reopeningri.com confirming the business’ acknowledgment of their role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

    COVID Control Plan in English: https://www.reopeningri.com/resource_pdfs/COVID-19-Control-Template-Final-5.6.20.pdf
    COVID Control Plan in Spanish: https://www.reopeningri.com/resource_pdfs/SPANISH-Business-Guidance-COVID-19-Control-Plan-Template-%20Spanish.pdf

    Once we receive your application, we will reach out to schedule a time for pick up at Innovate Newport. There is a limit to how many masks we can hand out. Orders placed after May 19th may not be fulfilled the week of your submission. We are working on scheduling further - we will reach out to you.

    Thank you!
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