COVID-19 pandemic

State Resources for COVID-19

For general questions about COVID-19, the state has set up a hotline that operates during business hours: 401-222-8022. After business hours, dial 211.

HealthSourceRI has opened a special open enrollment period that will last through April 15. To enroll, go to or call 855-840-4774 Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

For information about the coronavirus, its symptoms and state directives, visit the Department of Health website at


For workers who need information on temporary disability insurance (TDI), unemployment insurance (UI) and other benefits, view the COVID-19 Workplace Fact Sheet at…/COVID-19-Workplace-Fact-Sheet-3.9.… . For assistance, email or call 401-462-2020.

Businesses owners with questions regarding access to capital should call the Small Business Hotline during business hours at 401-521-HELP or e-mail anytime. Businesses also can access free technical support from volunteers from top tech companies via teleconference or over the phone.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation asks businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to fill out the Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses [… ]. Accurate survey responses will assist in evaluating a request for an economic injury disaster declaration from the US Small Business Administration.

Independent contractors, gig workers, and small business owners ineligible for regular unemployment insurance can sign up to be notified by e-mail when the state is ready to accept their applications:

Governor Raimondo called on behavioral and medical healthcare workers who are retired or working reduced hours to help in the state effort to fight the coronavirus. To learn how to can contribute your valuable hours, go to

If you need transportation to a coronavirus testing site, MTM has procedures/policies in place to transport Medicaid and ETP (Elderly Transportation Program: individuals 60 years of age and older) individuals. MTM will confirm individuals are eligible for transport, have an authorization for testing and have no other transportation options prior to scheduling a trip. Eligible individuals can call: 1-855-330-9131 (TTY: 711) 

Motif will update this page as more resources become available.