ProJo: CCRI-Warwick, URI to Become
Mobile Coronavirus Testing Sites
The Rhode Island National Guard will use the Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick campus as a mobile testing site for the coronavirus. The University of Rhode Island is also offering a “drive-through” testing site this week. The Guard will set up a secure site in the Plains Road parking lot on the South Kingstown campus.
PBN: 27 Nonprofits Receive $1.2M in
Support from COVID-19 Response Fund
Twenty-seven nonprofits will share $1.2 million in crisis-response grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, the foundation announced Friday. The fund, established March 17 and raised more than $5.2 million to date, is geared toward helping local organizations provide basic necessities to Rhode Islanders impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its third batch of Q&As concerning the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Effective April 1, 2020, the FFCRA will require private employers with 499 or fewer employees, and certain public employers, to provide covered employees emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency unpaid and paid family leave (FMLA+). Additionally, the DOL made some notable revisions and clarifications to previously issued Q&As.