PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided an update on Rhode Island’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
- Summer: Governor Raimondo announced recently that Summer, a social enterprise that assists student loan borrowers, is partnering with Rhode Island to provide free student loan assistance for all residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. As a certified B Corp, Summer is the leading resource for borrowers to simplify and save on their student debt––offering cutting-edge tools and a dedicated team of student loan experts to find, compare, and enroll in dozens of loan assistance and forgiveness programs. Rhode Island residents can now access Summer’s digital platform free of charge to receive customized loan savings recommendations here. Summer and Rhode Island’s partnership is directed at borrowers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
- Utility: Earlier this week, the Public Utilities Commission voted to extend an order that all regulated utilities–electric, gas, water, sewer–cannot be shut off or sent to a collection agency through May 31. This applies to both residential and non-residential customers.