COVID-19

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.

We also have videos below with important COVID-19 information to help Rhode Islanders.

Videos

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. 

WEBINAR - April 29, 2020 - The Economic Progress Institute, the Immigrant Coalition of Rhode Island, and The Latino Policy Institute hosted a webinar with local experts to learn about resources for health care, income supports, food assistance, housing, and utility protection for Rhode Island immigrants. Public charge and USCIS concerns were also discussed.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WEBINAR MATERIALS

WEBINAR - April 29, 2020 - The Economic Progress Institute, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, RI Department of Human Services, and LISC Rhode Island hosted a webinar providing an overview of UI, Loans, and CCAP payments.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WEBINAR MATERIALS


Other Local Resources

Child Care

Domestic Violence

Food

Health Care

Housing

Immigration

Older Rhode Islanders

Rhode Islanders with Disabilities

Unemployment Insurance 

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