NFIB Rhode Island Reacts to New State Mandate Requiring Businesses to Enforce Public Health Mandates

Date: December 15, 2021


CONTACT: Christopher Carlozzi, NFIB State Director in Rhode Island, 508-243-7520 or [email protected]



PROVIDENCE (Dec. 15, 2021) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Rhode Island and the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, released the following statement today from Christopher Carlozzi, Sr. State Director for NFIB in RI:

“As small businesses continue to grapple with record inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions, today’s announcement that employers and employees will, once again, be put in the position of enforcing and regulating public health mandates is troubling. This holiday season is crucial for small businesses holding out hope for 2022 after unprecedented economic disruption of the past two years. NFIB urges all Rhode Islanders to find new ways to support local business to keep our Main Streets and downtowns strong.”




For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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