Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided an update on Rhode Island's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
Guidance for personal services, restaurants, and youth sports reopenings in Phase 2 will be available today on ReopeningRI.com.
The Governor also announced that the state will be making available an additional $5 million in funding for the Housing Help RI emergency rental assistance fund. This money is available to lower income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness.
Those who qualify can receive a grant of up to $5,000 to support past due rent payments and other fees.