RIMTA | Covid-19 Resources
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RIMTA is committed to ensuring it’s members have the the most up to date information on Covid-19 related topics impacting their businesses.

Below you will find a curated list of news from our parters with relevant resources. We also include helpful webinars, podcasts and tips for maintaining effective remote working conditions.




Questions and Answers for Marine Businesses

Click here for our Q & A Covid-19 for RI Marine Businesses.  We have been listening to your questions and compiling our responses to share as an informative resource.  Any questions you may have pertaining to operating your business within the guidelines mandated by the state, please email info@rimta.org with “QUESTION” in the subject line. We will do our best to answer all member questions in a timely manner and continually update our Q&A resources.


Helpful Links

SBA Small Disaster Loans – if your business is in need of financial assistance right now, you might qualify for a low-interest federal disaster loan provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

DLT Programs – updates on disability insurance, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave and other programs available to both employers and employees.

Commerce RI –  a wealth of information from Commerce RI including business guidelines and technical support.

RI Department of Health – the latest health related protocols, directives and Executive Orders related to COVID-19.



Are you hiring new employees or training your current staff?

We are working with the DLT and actively recruiting new potential employees for the marine and composite industries. We also have resources to help you train.  Please contact Jen Huber (jen@rimta.org) for information about Incumbent Worker Training Funds or Brian Dursi (brian@rimta.org) if you would like to receive resumes of available candidates.

Online Resources for Your Business

CARES Act Guide

Emergency Loan Guide and Checklist

Small Business Loans

Medical Supply Donations

RI List of Critical Retail Businesses

The Families First Act

WorkShare Program

Workplace Fact Sheet

Business Planning Checklist

RI Commerce logo

MRAA Resources

MRAA Dealer Webinar Series

ACMA Financial Resources

NMMA's Action Center

Microsoft 365 Free

Gowrie Group Advisory Risk Center

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday April 1st


9:00am      PBN’s Spring Health Care Summit

Topics:    Legal and workplace implications for businesses. Guidance for employers on how to deal with the potential of the Coronavirus in the workplace: employee privacy considerations; paid sick leave requirements; quarantines; travel bans; tactical suggestions, etc.

12:00pm     MRAA Ask the Expert: How to Lead From the Front During Uncertainty

MRAA is hosting their Ask the Expert Webinar with Tony Gonzalez of Garage Composites on Wednesday at noon eastern on the topic of: “How to Lead From the Front During Uncertainty.”

Thursday April 2nd


10:00am     KLR:  Discusses the CARES Act – Q&A Discussion on the Federal Response to COVID-19

The Federal Government signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist small to mid-size businesses cope with the current downturn in the economy.  In this webinar, KLR will share the latest information on what the stimulus programs mean for you and your business.

ACMA Government Affairs will hold the second installment of their ongoing conversation on COVID-19. This webinar will feature participation by senior experts at the Alpine Group, one of Washington’s leading public policy consultancies, to take a closer look at the federal stimulus legislation. Congress has passed a $2 trillion economic package designed to keep American businesses and workers afloat and prevent a substantial economic contraction. This program will address the expansion of federal lending programs to help cover wage and operating costs, as well as tax credits designed to offset the costs of maintaining employment at this time.

Friday April 3rd


12:00pm     NMMA:  How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Helps Boating Industry Businesses

The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs at NMMA and George Cooper, partner at Forbes-Tate Partners, followed by a Q&A session.

12:00pm     Association of Marina Industries: Guidance for Employers

  This webinar session will cover:

Essential Business Designations

Navigating Shelter in Place Orders when employees want to work.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Stimulus impact on small business

DOL Required posting for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

For more information on any of the above topics, or to request assistance with a specific issue please contact Ann Hof at RIMTA

(ann@rimta.org / 401-396-9619)