News and Resources
It is important that everyone realizes the restrictions with traveling out of RI and the risk it may have on the health and safety of our school community.
States listed here require 14 days of quarantine upon return to RI as their COVID positivity rate remains above 5%. This list is live, consistently updated at the state level, and should be reviewed frequently. Per RIDOH requirements, whether you are a returning Rhode Island resident, an out-of-state visitor, or moving to Rhode Island from a state with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 5%, it is very important that you quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and schedule an asymptomatic test.
We highly recommend for the health and safety of our community that you do not travel outside of Rhode Island to any state with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 5%.
Are you a victim of a fraudulent unemployment claim?
Please complete this form and submit it at your earliest convenience.
Also, please visit identitytheft.gov and complete the necessary documents pertaining to identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Please provide your most up-to-date information and feel free to contact the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit with any questions or concerns at (401) 764-5179.
Links and Resources
Here are some helpful Resources and Links that may help you during this pandemic
Blue Cross Blue Shield of R.I.
R.I. Interlocal Trust
Health Matters (Click on this link to sign up)
One stop shop for all things wellness.
Your mind is a terrible thing to waste, so keep yours in tip top shape by participating in the “Sharpen That Mind” Challenge. Everyday you will learn new tips and techniques you can try to help you keep your mind sharp and boost your brainpower.
Each month, programs will feature a great mix of physical activity, nutrition and well-being classes. We have staggered class times and added new early morning and lunch options!
Space is limited and participants will still be required to register to reserve their spot for each class on the Health Matters Portal at www.ritrust.com. And remember, they can earn incentives for participating.
Register to participate on the Health Matters Portal at www.ritrust.com. You must login each day during this 30 day challenge to acknowledge a daily tip. Those who successfully complete this challenge are eligible for incentives.
Quarantine v Isolation
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? Please click here.
At Home Quarantine Tips can be found here.
Crush COVID RI
All Rhode Islanders are encouraged to use the CRUSH COVID RI app and take an active role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. You can make a difference in the health of your loved ones and your community by helping us track the virus in our state.
Download the CRUSH COVID RI app now to step up and help RI #CrushCovidRI.
What you Need to Know About COVID
Schools face new challenges for the FY 20-21 School Year: Preparing for Safe Return to School
States with travel restrictions
If you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the states listed with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island. As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island. If you receive a test during your quarantine in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining. However, you still need to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask in public, and follow physical distancing guidelines. You also must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result.
List is here.
Testing Sites for Out-of-State Travelers who don't have COVID-19 Symptoms can be found here.
EAP News offer employees short articles on a variety of work-life concerns. Available in English and Spanish.
Mindful Breathing (30 Min)
Wed, January 27th @ 9am & 12pm
Join Kelly Ravenscroft, LICSW, RYT, CEAP, to learn about mindfulness, its health benefits and then experience a mindful breathing practice.
To access please log-in to website and click on webinar tile. Log-in is name of your organization
Have You Downloaded Our App?
You can access Coastline EAP right from your smartphone. The mobile App allows you to contact us by chat, email or phone. You can also register for live meditations and yoga sessions and much more.
We have a COVID-19 Resource Center for schools which offers educator specific articles, checklists, and videos. We have provided a PDF that includes screenshots to help you find them more quickly.