As part of Governor Raimondo’s Reopening RI plan, all businesses must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While this plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval, it must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) in the event of an inspection or outbreak.

A business may fill out the following template to fulfill the requirement that it has complete a COVID-19 control Plan.

COVID-19 Control Plan: Template

During her press briefing today, the Governor shared that all businesses should have the plan completed by Monday, May 18th.


To view, electronically fill out, or to print the template, click here.

For more information on Reopening RI, visit www.reopeningri.com

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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