COVID-19 Health & Energy Resources

COVID-19 has changed the landscape in which we all live and work. As Rhode Island continues with its phased reopening, we have assembled a series of resources to help you navigate these challenging times.

The State of Rhode Island has launched an official COVID-19 website related to reopening the economy: https://www.reopeningri.com. This should be your first resource for learning about the State’s reopening. If you see conflicting information from any of the resources we have listed below, reopeningri.com should be considered the final authority.

We have divided these resources into three categories:

  1. Residents – these resources are for all residents of Rhode Island, regardless of occupation.
  2. Businesses – these resources are intended for all Rhode Island business owners.
  3. Energy Vendors – these resources are intended for any Rhode Island business which operates in the realm of energy – including, but not limited to, energy efficiency, solar installers, home/business weatherization services, HVAC installers, consultants, engineers, etc.

Resources for Everyone


To learn more about COVID-19 from the RI Department of Health:
https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/

Get the Crush COVID App for Rhode Island-specific information on your phone:
https://health.ri.gov/covid/crush/

Resources for Residents


Making your payments

Are you having difficulties paying your energy bills or other expenses? The resources below can help:


Lowering your energy bills

Are you staying home? These resources can help you save money, lower your energy usage, and make your home more comfortable:


National Grid Home Energy Saving Tips: Making small changes in your daily activities can lower energy bills and enhance comfort. With these energy-saving tips, you can start making changes now:


Tips for how to stay safe

Proper ventilation can reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Air sealing and filtration are also key aspects of ensuring healthy indoor air quality. Consult an HVAC or building performance expert to ensure your HVAC system is optimized and working effectively and efficiently. Assistance and incentives may be available for energy-efficient HVAC systems and system optimization for homes and businesses.

Contact your local utility or community action agency for more information:


General financial & emergency assistance

Community Action Partnerships (CAPs) are organizations that can offer you support when you are struggling financially. Here are some pages you may find helpful for finding food, or getting emergency assistance with your rent, energy bills, and more. You may also call 2-1-1 for more information:


Resources for Businesses


Protect yourself and your customers

Learn about safety guidelines for re-opening here:
https://www.reopeningri.com & https://commerceri.com/

Do you need access to personal protection equipment (PPE)? These resources can help:


Proper ventilation can reduce the risk of COVID transmission. Air sealing and filtration are also key aspects of ensuring healthy indoor air quality. Consult an HVAC or building performance expert to ensure your HVAC system is optimized and working effectively and efficiently. Assistance and incentives may be available for energy-efficient HVAC systems and system optimization for homes and businesses. Contact your electric distribution utility for more information:


Making your payments

Do you have difficulties paying your energy bills? These resources can help:

Resources for Energy Vendors


Protect yourself and your customers:


Proper ventilation can reduce the risk of COVID transmission. Many businesses and residents may wish to check or upgrade their HVAC and/or ventilation systems to improve comfort and safety. If you are likely to provide these types of services, please review the following resources:


Making your payments

Difficulties paying your energy bills? The resources here can help:


General business assistance

Visit Rhode Island Commerce’s website to learn about state and federal support:
https://commerceri.com/