RI HAVEN’S—Accommodations for health workers
Another recently created resource is RI Havens which describes itself as “Rhode Islanders’ connection to local establishments offering discounted lodging rates to frontline workers and others who may need a place to stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to ensure you have what you need to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this virus”.
RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
COVID-19 Info Line: (401) 222-8022
After business hours phone: 211
ECONOMIC STIMULUS PAYMENT WEB TOOL
Want to check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment? The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. But if you want to check here is a link to the IRS site and the Web Tool for the Economic Payments.
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging created a Resource page for seniors including a list of local grocery stores offering senior shopping hours for those over 60 or individuals with compromised immune systems
MEAL DELIVERY FOR SENIORS
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Narragansett Community Center and South Kingstown Senior Center and dining room are closed to the public. The Title IIIC senior congregate meal program operated at the South Kingstown Senior Center has been adjusted to provide box lunches which are available for pick up or delivery to those without transportation. Senior residents of either town, age 60 or older are eligible to receive a daily boxed lunch. If you are not already registered with the South Kingstown Senior Center Congregate Meal Program, please call the Center at 401-789-0268 to register. Both Narragansett and South Kingstown will be delivering to any senior resident wishing to participate and unable to pick up their meal (delivery starting in Narragansett as of March 23, 2020.) For any other information Narragansett residents can contact Karen Flint at the Narragansett Community Center at 401-782-0675 or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org; South Kingstown senior residents can contact the Center at 401-789-0268.
Due to the closure of schools, free “Grab and Go” meals are available for children throughout Rhode Island. New sites are still being added so please check back or contact your school district or charter school for more options.
All of these sites are operating on the same basis, which is that anyone aged 18 or under who shows up gets a free meal. There are no ID or residency requirements, but the child must be present. Click to find sites.
As the Governor announced, distance learning will continue for the rest of the school year. Here are the resources available for parents: For assistance with distance learning, you can call the Highlander Institute Distance Learning Helpline for parents: (904) 414-4927 or visit https://highlanderinstitute.org/