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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact our small business community we will be posting links to resources providing support and guidance to help you prepare and stay safe.

Reopening RI: Charting the Course

April 27 2020 – The Governor has released information regarding reopening the state. Please review HERE! as well as visit ReopeningRI.com

Support Small Business

While businesses do everything they can to help halt the spread of COVID-19, there are ways in which you can shop remotely & electronically and support your local restaurants while following safety guidelines.

For example: you can purchase gift cards, shop online, order takeout and delivery.

Purchasing a gift card to your favorite restaurant, shop, or venue is a great way to support local businesses immediately. Whether you give such cards as a gift or save them for future shopping or dining, purchasing gift cards will help businesses now.

Although restaurant dining areas will be closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, you are still able to order take out or delivery from your favorite Rhode Island restaurants and cafes. Several retailers who have temporarily closed are adding new items and updating their websites so that you can shop their collections online.

Frankie’s Restaurant & Pizzaria
Back 40
George’s of Galilee
Gardner’s Wharf Seafood
George’s of Galilee
Gregg’s Restaurants and Taverns
Micky’s Pizza
Seven Moons
Shayna’s Place
Sophie’s Brewhouse
The Provisioner New York Deli & Cafe (and delivery via doordash)
Brewed Awakenings CoffeeHouse South County
Wickford on the Water (and delivery)
Pagoda Inn
Great Harvest Bread Co (and delivery)
Carriage Inn
Faits Maison (home delivery subscription)
The Inside Scoop
Del’s North Kingstown

Find the Current Status from the Dept. of Health, CDC, and WHO

Small Business Association Newsletter/Updates

Resources for Small Business

Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process.