COVID-19 SUPPORT - Supplies for Small Business - Rhode Island Commerce

COVID-19 SUPPORT
Supplies for small businesses (PPE, masks & more)

 

Below are resources to help businesses source supplies they’ll need to operate under the new guidelines put in place by the state of Rhode Island in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To view operating guidelines specific to your industry, visit ReopeningRI.com. 

 

Free PPE for Personal Service Businesses

On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo, the organizations listed below are offering PPE to Rhode Island small businesses (under 50 employees) targeting Personal Services. This business category includes barbers, hairdressers, manicurists, cosmeticians, estheticians, tanning salons, tattoo/ piercing parlors, massage therapists and more.

PPE for participating Personal Service Businesses will be distributed as follows:
•  Six KN-95 masks per employee
•  Two eye protection units per business, except for a sole proprietorship

To receive free PPE, businesses must complete this contact form certifying they have completed their COVID-19 Control Plan.

Need help creating a COVID plan? Click the links below to download a template:
COVID Control Plan in English: click here 
COVID Control Plan in Spanish:  click here 

It is suggested you call  the organizations listed below first to confirm availability:

  • Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    3288 Post Rd., Warwick RI  /  401-732-1100
    PPE Info:  Call 401-732-1100
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    1955 Westminster St., 2nd Fl., Providence RI  / 401-400-1340
    PPE Info:  Call 401-400-1340
  • (Greater) Newport Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    513 Broadway,  Newport RI  / 401-847-1600
    PPE Info:  Call 401-847-1600 to schedule.
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    6 Blackstone Valley Pl., Lincoln RI  /  401-334-1000
    PPE Info:  Call to schedule pick up times. Contact the Chamber for details at 401-334-1000
  • Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    230 Old Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield RI  /  401-783-2818
    PPE Info:  Distribution by appointment. Call 401-783-2818.
Free PPE and Supplies for Small Businesses

Governor Raimondo has announced a collaboration with chambers of commerce and other associations to distribute 500,000 masks and much-needed disinfectant solution to our small businesses and non-profit organizations that are open or reopening and still need help accessing them.

Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees that are open or are reopening — including retailers, grocery stores, manufacturers, restaurants and service-based businesses — are able to access a month’s supply of product through these organizations. For more detailed information about this initiative click here.

In exchange for these supplies, businesses will need to fill out a contact form and show they’ve completed their COVID-19 control plan.

(To view operating guidelines specific to your industry, visit ReopeningRI.com. )

 Supplies can be arranged to be picked up from the chambers and industry associations listed below. Please call first to confirm availability and check back for updates.

  • Block Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    1 Water St., New Shoreham RI  / 401-466-2982
    PPE Info:  TBD / Call 401-466-2982
  • Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    3288 Post Rd., Warwick RI  /  401-732-1100
    PPE Info:  Register for PPE at https://checkoutri.com/events/small-business-ppe-distribution-reopeningri/.
  • Charlestown Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    4945 Old Post Rd., Charlestown RI  /  401-364-3878
  • Cranston Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    50 Midway Rd. #178, Cranston RI  /  401-316-5425
  • East Bay Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    16 Cutler St., Warren RI  / 401-245-0750
    PPE Info:  TBD / 401-245-0750
  • East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    580 Main St., East Greenwich RI  /  401-885-0020
  • East Providence Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    1011 Waterman Ave., East Providence RI  / 401-438-1212
    PPE Info: By appointment only. Please visit website for details. 
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    30 Exchange Terrace, 4th Fl., Providence RI  / 401-521-5000
    PPE Info:  Call 401-521-5000
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    1955 Westminster St., 2nd Fl., Providence RI  / 401-400-1340
    PPE Info:  TBD / Call 401-400-1340
  • Jamestown Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    P.O. Box 35,  Jamestown RI  / 401-423-3650
    PPE Info:  Email liz@jamestownrichamber.com or call 401-423-3650 to arrange a pick up time.
  • Narragansett Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    P.O. Box 742, Narragansett RI  / 401-783-7121
    PPE Info:  TBD / Call 401-783-7121
  • (Greater) Newport Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    513 Broadway,  Newport RI  / 401-847-1600
    PPE Info:  Complete the business contact form and call 401-847-1600 to schedule.
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    6 Blackstone Valley Pl., Lincoln RI  /  401-334-1000
    PPE Info:  Call to schedule pick up times. Contact the Chamber for details.
  • North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    8045 Post Rd., North Kingstown RI  /  401-295-5566
    PPE Info:  For businesses who pre-register by submitting the contact form, pick up is Wednesday, June 10 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Chamber address (enter north end; exit south end of Post Rd.).
  • Ocean Community (Westerly) Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    1 Chamber Way, Westerly RI  /  401-596-7761
    PPE Info:  Distribution Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Call 401-596-7761.
  • Rhode Island Black Business Association (visit website)
    3 Regency Plaza, #3, Providence RI  /  401-383-1179
    PPE Info:  TBD / Call 401-383-1179
  • Rhode Island Hospitality Association (visit website)
    94 Sabra St., Cranston RI  /  401-223-1120
    PPE Info:  TBD / Call 401-223-1120
  • Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (visit website)
    2 Douglas Pike. Smithfield RI  /  401-751-0160
  • Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (visit website)
    230 Old Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield RI  /  401-783-2818
    PPE Info:  Call 401-783-2818.
SupplyRI Suppliers

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Businesses wishing to purchase COVID-19 supplies including PPE, building supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies and more from local Rhode Island-based companies can download a list of suppliers from SupplyRhodeIsland.com here. (Please check back often, as this list is continually updated.)

 

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