RIABR COVID-19 Daily Update May 29, 2020

Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience
COVID-19 Daily Update
May 29, 2020

Please Note:  In keeping with changes in the slowing frequency of COVID-19 information changes, the COVID-19 Daily Update will change to a biweekly format, released every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. We will continue to monitor the situation Monday through Friday and weekends as needed.  Any important information regarding meetings or other matters released on the off days will either be sent as a bulletin or special edition.      

I.  Department of Health COVID-19 Summary (as of 5/29/20 at 13:00 hrs)
The below information is a summary of the daily report produced by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

COVID-19 Testing Results


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II.  Current Situation and Response Operations (as of 5/27/20 at 18:00 hrs)

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

    • RIEMA completed inventory of the Alternate Care Sites
    • DEM is drafting reopening plan for state campgrounds, expected to reopen in late June
    • 4200 gallons of milk and thousands of pounds of produce and yogurt were distributed 5/27 at McCoy Stadium with Pawtucket for Dairy Farmers of America
    • Farmers market will be opening at Goddard Park on 5/29 with restrictions
    • The Public Utilities Commission has extended the termination moratorium for all classes of Commission-regulated gas, electric, water and wastewater utilities to July 17th
    • FEMA Active Resource Request Forms: 17 | FEMA Completed Resource Request Forms: 62
    • RIEMA Resource Requests: Total requests: 564 | Completed: 458 | Pending: 22 | On Hold: 31 | Cancelled: 53
    • Current Priorities:
      • Life Safety of all Rhode Island Residents
      • PPE Protection for Health Care Workers, and Sanitizing Products for State Workers
      • Continue to protect the most at risk (nursing homes, hospitals, locations with immunocompromised individuals)
      • 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

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

    1. FEMA COVID-19 Daily Briefing Points (05.29.20)
    2. FEMA COVID-19 Regional Briefing Points (05.29.20)
    3. NBEOC Lifeline Snapshot COVID-19 #84 (FINAL 05.28.20 1800)
    4. ReopeningRI Phase-II-General-Business-Organization-Guidance-05.28.20

IV.  Additional Updates

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

    1. Governor Raimondo stated that she will sign an Executive Order declaring that Rhode Island is entering Phase 2 on Monday, June 1. Please read the Phase II General Business Guidance for full details.
    2. Keep checking the ReopeningRI website for guidance updates and continue to stay the course on all restrictions designed to protect our safety and safety of our workers & citizens.

V.  Ongoing Reminders

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