Rhode Island will start two-week pause on Monday


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE): Rhode Island will enter a two-week pause starting Monday.

Governor Raimondo made the decision as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

“During this time, we will be able to prevent overwhelming our hospital system without the need for a total lockdown,” Raimondo said.

While some businesses will be forced to close for a second time since the start of the pandemic, others will face limited restrictions.

Here is a look at the pause will look like: 

Raimondo Pause

The state announced that affected businesses can now apply for a grant.

The grant program is intended for businesses whose operations will be closed or severely limited for the two-week period, according to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.

Each grant will range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $50,000.

Applications are now available here. 

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