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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Resources

Updates and resources for the Rhode Island community about the coronavirus.

Monday, March 30 Updates

  • Distance learning for all schools will take place until Friday, May 1. School buildings will remain closed. / El aprendizaje a distancia para todas las escuelas tendrá lugar hasta el viernes 1 de mayo. Los edificios escolares permanecerán cerrados.
  • Friday, April 3 and Friday, April 17 will be planning or professional development days for district staff. Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 are vacation days for all LEAs. 
  • Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green launched an April Reading Challenge for students to read every day of the month
  • Rhode Islanders with a smartphone cellular data plan can get UNLIMITED, FREE DATA through their phones through May 13th. Click here for more information and technology resources for families. 
  • Governor Raimondo has asked that Rhode Islanders stay home except for essential trips and avoid groups larger than 5 people.

Rhode Island Department of Education Operations 

As we strive to keep our students and community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to give you some updates about how RIDE is continuing to support students and LEAs.Governor Raimondo announced that effective March 17 until further notice that state agencies will be closing customer-facing lobby operations. At RIDE, this means the reception area and in-person certification office will be closed, and we will not hold in-person meetings or events.

Our RIDE team will continue to be available to you by email or phone:

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. 

Resources and Information

We want to ensure you have access to the latest information about COVID-19.

General Information

Resources for Distance Learning

Resources and Tips for Families