Businesses: Reopening RI – Control Plan is due May 18.

If YOU are open for business tomorrow – you must complete your Control Plan by Monday, May 18th. If you are getting a later start, here is a summary and some resources to get all the information you need.

The most important part is to complete your COVOD-19 Control Plan. A template is on the website – it looks like this – and note the link immediately under the template photo:

This document should be kept on file. The RI Department of Health, working with CommerceRI will have inspectors paying visits to workplaces to check on how prepared you are, to look at your Control Plan, and to help you complete any steps you are having problems with and to provide you resourices.

All currently operating businesses must complete and sign the following checklist indicating that you have reviewed the State of Rhode Island guidelin es and completed the COVID-19 Control Plan template, which is due by May 18. Non-critical retailers are now permitted to reopen for Phase I and must also complete and sign the checklist indicating compliance with the non-critical retail business guidelines.

Also – this poster must be displayed in an area within the business premises that is visible to employees and visitors. Note the link, under the photo, for you to access a downloadable and printable posters.

Screening! You are responsible for screening – here is the form that you should print and familiarize yourself with – also show it to your employees so they know what questions they will be asked;

Here are the Rules for your employees to also review – why not have a morning meeting – keep it upbeat and positive – we are Rhode Island Strong and we can get through this together.

Take some time and familiarize yourself with these documents and the site – you can always get in touch with ReopeningRI if you have questions.

If you have under 50 employees, you can also qualify for cleaning kits and masks to be provided by the state of Rhode Island, until supplies run out. Here is the email that is important to keep handy:

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