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RIABR COVID-19 Daily Update, May 22, 2020

Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience
COVID-19 Daily Update
May 22, 2020

** NOTE: In observance of Memorial Day, the COVID-19 Daily Update will resume on Tues, May, 26. **

I.  Current Situation and Response Operations(as of 5/22/20 at 13:00 hrs)

The below information is derived from the situation report produced daily by the State Emergency Operations Center.

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  • RIEMA State Staging Area prepared the PPE order for the Board of Elections and the SEIU 1199 and AEYU for delivery
  • RIEMA Resource Requests: Total requests: 561 | Completed: 456 | Pending: 21 | On Hold: 31 | Cancelled: 53
  • FEMA Active Resource Request Forms: 21 | FEMA Completed Resource Request Forms: 58
  • Current Priorities:
    • Focus on getting back to work, while protecting health and safety by enhanced cleaning and employee screenings
    • Reopen non-critical retail while promoting enhanced safety measures
    • Promote continued working from home where applicable and reasonable
    • Continue to promote social distancing and hygiene guidance
    • Monitor Phase I status and prepare RI for Phase II – Navigating Our Way

II.  New documents added to the website (www.riabr.org [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com])

    1. FEMA COVID-19 Briefing Points (05.22.20)
    2. NBEOC Lifeline Snapshot COVID-19 #80 (FINAL 05.21.20 1800)
    3. Reopening RI Phase II Navigating Our Way 05.22.20
    4. Rhode Island Executive Order 20-35 Summer Camp Operations
    5. Rhode Island Executive Order 20-36 Extension of Executive Order
    6. Rhode Island Executive Order 20-37 Increasing State COVID-19 Response Capacity
    7. FEMA Fact Sheet COVID19 PPE in Non Healthcare Settings FINAL 052120
    8. CDC Activities Initiatives for COVID-19 Response

III.  Additional Updates

This information comes from other State Agencies, as well as other external sources such as the National Business Emergency Operations Center run by FEMA.

    1. At her daily briefing on Friday, May 22, Governor Raimondo shared her Phase 2 reopening plan, which if the numbers continue to remain stable, is scheduled to start on Monday, June 1. It is important to note that Phase 1 is still in effect until then. The emphasis in Phase 2 continues to be reopening the economy and virtually all businesses will be allowed to reopen - with restrictions - in this phase. This includes indoor dining, gyms, hair salons, and other businesses that continue to remain closed. With regards to office-based businesses, they will be allowed to bring back up to 1/3 of their workforce, although the Governor emphasized that employees who can work from home should continue to do so. A Phase 2 preview is contained in document “Reopening RI Phase II Navigating Our Way 05.22.20” which is on the Alliance website and also on the ReopeningRI website. Much more on this next week.  
    2. RI Commerce Corporation, in collaboration with the RI Emergency Management Agency, completed allocation of PPE supplies this week to RI chambers of commerce & trade organizations for distribution to small businesses. 
    3. Keep checking the ReopeningRI website for guidance updates and continue to stay the course on work from home, social distancing, wearing masks, and all other restrictions designed to protect our safety and safety of our workers & citizens.

IV.  Ongoing Reminders

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