Information for Businesses

As the State reopens, all business guidance and industry-specific reopening materials are available at www.reopeningRI.com.

Information about economic support and COVID-19 guidance for businesses can be found at the RI Commerce website or by calling 521-HELP (521-4357).

On-site Business Testing Program

This program provides Rhode Island businesses with rapid COVID-19 test kits and the training they need so they can conduct regular testing of employees. The employer agrees to train its team, conduct the tests, and report results to the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH.)

For more information, call the Business Testing Contact Center at 888-662-4354 or email [email protected]. This contact center is open on weekdays from 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM and on weekends from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. 

Reporting Positive Cases to RIDOH

If your business has identified positive cases of COVID-19, please complete this RIDOH COVID-19 Business Report Form.

  • For uploading lists of multiple employees at once, use this form
  • This reporting protocol only applies to businesses with cases among employees, and excludes healthcare facilities and congregate care sites. 

Report positive cases as soon as possible so RIDOH may better assist you in preventing the rapid spread of illness in your workplace and in the community. Providing us with timely and accurate information is essential to preventing continued spread of this virus.

Returning to Work Information

If you have COVID-19, you can end isolation and return to work after these three things have happened:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared (20 days if you are immunocompromised*) and
  • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Your symptoms have improved.

If you tested positive but never had symptoms, you must isolate for 10 days from the date that you were tested (20 days if you are immunocompromised*).

Except for rare situations, after testing positive, you do not need to get another test for COVID-19 to end isolation.

RIDOH Letter Requests: Rhode Islanders who need to provide verification of their quarantine status, isolation status, or test results may request a letter by submitting this online form. Letters will be sent by email and are usually ready in 72 hours.  Instructions  Types of Letters  

Financial Support for Employees

Talk to your employees about any resources that may be available to them during COVID-19. 

  • Relief for Workers - If workers need to stay home because of COVID-19, there are resources for them. Do not have employees come into work if they are are sick. More
  • Rhode Island Commerce, Relief for Employees English | Spanish
  • Unemployment Insurance Fact Sheet English and Spanish | American Sign Language
  • Unemployment Insurance, COVID-19 Resources: Frequently Asked Questions English

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