Here’s a Look at How Business Can Start to Reopen Next Week A Message from Governor Gina Raimondo: «As we get closer to starting to reopen Rhode Island, I want everyone to be prepared for what’s next. Phase 1 is testing the waters, and things won’t look or feel much different than they do now. Our lives aren’t going to change overnight. While we won’t be required to stay at home, we should still stay close to home as we slowly get back to work. Today I want to talk about some of the changes we’re going to see once the stay at home order is lifted.»
Tune in to the Chamber’s webinar tomorrow at 9 a.m. with attorneys from Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC on navigating the Phase 1 reopening.
Nonprofits Receive $1.4 Million in New COVID-19 Aid
Fifty-one nonprofit organizations across Rhode Island will share $1.4 million in grants from a special fund created by the Rhode Island Foundation and the United Way of Rhode Island in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
ProJo: Loans Still Available for R.I. Businesses via SBA Program
Loans are still available for small businesses in Rhode Island through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office says. The loan program is designed to provide an incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll and is forgivable if borrowers meet certain criteria, according to the SBA.