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Important Update for Rhode Island Business Owners:
Executive Order Regarding Non-Essential Businesses
On March 28 Governor Raimondo issued an emergency executive order calling for non-essential retail businesses to close starting Monday, March 30 through April 13 due to the current COVID-19 crisis.
Certain industries like grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, auto repair shops, and hardware stores are examples of the businesses listed as essential.
For a complete list of essential and non-essential businesses see the following: https://dbr.ri.gov/documents/DBR_Critical_retail_businesses_list_032820.pdf.
If your business allows curbside pickups and you have questions or need clarification, please call (401) 889-5550 or visit: https://dbr.ri.gov/critical/.
If you have questions or need clarification, please call (401) 889-5550 or visit: https://dbr.ri.gov/critical/.
NFIB will keep you updated as more information becomes available.