COVID-19 Resource Center

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in Rhode Island, HR professionals across the Ocean State began to realize something—nothing in their professional training and experience had prepared them to respond to a global pandemic.  Unfortunately, for HR professionals tasked with reimagining what their workplaces and workforces would look like in our “new normal,” there was not a single easily accessible source of advice, information, and best practices for them to consult. Many of our members were left feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information coming at them on a daily basis, much of it confusing and conflicting.

Recognizing an unmet need among HR professionals for simplicity and clarity during these difficult times, RI SHRM stepped into the information vortex and created the COVID-19 Resource Center.  The Resource Center is a centralized repository of articles, checklists, forms, FAQs, public health guidance, and webinars that Rhode Island HR professionals need to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Resource Center is updated regularly to ensure that Rhode Island HR professionals have the most accurate and up-to-date information available. The Resource Center also includes resources for multi-state employers.

Be in the Know. Links and Resources.

REopening RI

Updated 12/23/20

Schedule a COVID-19 Test 

Pop Up COVID-19 Test Site Locations 

Grant Program for Businesses Affected by PAUSE 

What to do if you or someone you know tests positive

Relief for Rhode Island Workers

COVID-19 Daily Dashboard

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Close Contact Quarantine Requirements 


Reopening RI-Pause-guidelines 11.30 to 12.20.20

COVID-19 Testing for the General Public

COVID-19 Travel Information

Childcare Guidance Illustration

Childcare Guidance Poster

FAQs for Face Masks Outdoors



Reopening RI Business Reopening Checklist

Phase I Guidance for Childcare

Phase I Guidance for Non-Essential Retailer

Phase I Guidance for Garden Centers



Phase II Guidance for Adult Sports

Phase II Guidance for Businesses

Phase II Guidance for Farmers Markets

Phase II Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Centers

Phase II Guidance for Non-Essential Retailer 

Phase II Guidance for Offices

Phase II Guidance for Outdoor Recreation

Phase II Guidance for Personal Services Businesses

Phase II Guidance for Residential Realtors

Phase II Guidance for Restaurants

Phase II Guidance for Salons and Barbershops



Phase III Breakroom Illustration (1)

Phase III COVID19 Child Care Provider Directory

Phase III Guidelines for Gyms & Fitness Centers

Phase III Guidelines for Non-Essential  Retail

Phase III Guidelines for Offices

Phase III Guidance for Personal Services Businesses

Phase III Guidelines for Residential Realtors

Phase III Guidance for Restaurants

Phase III Guidelines for Salons and Barbershops

Phase III Workplace Common Area Guidance (10-15-2020)

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