As we are monitoring developments every day, the Economic Progress Institute staff are especially focused on the effects of COVID-19 on those who have low incomes, or who are ill or disabled. These Rhode Islanders will bear greater burdens than most — not just from the virus but also from the social distancing we must follow to contain the virus's spread.

We have prepared several fact sheets about accessing benefits and services to help Rhode Islanders and community helpers understand the resources available to them during this crisis.

COVID-19 Update: Testing for all

With expanded testing opportunities in Rhode Island, Governor Raimondo says all residents who are feeling sick should get tested. This includes immigrants, regardless of status. Governor's message to immigrants: don't be afraid to get tested if you feel sick. 

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