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Rhode Island

These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on April 26, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Rhode Island, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resource Center website or Rhode Island's Department of Health website

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Description of Program and Relief

Parental and Family Medical Leave Act

The Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act requires that employers of 50 or more employees grant an unpaid leave of absence, upon the request of an eligible employee, for 13 consecutive weeks in any two calendar years, under certain conditions, with the possibility that part or all of it is paid if applicants qualify for the Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program (“TCI”) or “Temporary Disability Program (“TDI”). Rhode Island has stated that individuals impacted by COVID-19 may consider applying for this benefit, subject to the ordinary requirements.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

Existing program

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility requirements can be found at this link.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information


List of Additional Information

Click here for summarized details on the Parental Medical Leave Act.Rhode Island employees can find more COVID-19 guidance on this Workplace Fact Sheet.

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