Education & Distance Learning

  1. The Providence Public School Department has a distance learning hotline for students and families: 401-456-0686
  2. What Distance Learning looks like – check out this Google Document for more information: Distance Learning
  3. For updates regarding the Providence Public School Department’s response to COVID-19 click here.
  4. To answer any questions about the new 2020-2021 school year for Providence Public Schools visit:
  5. Grab and Go meals will be provided for distance learners under the age of 18 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30-4:30 PM. For more details and a list of pick-up locations in English and Spanish, click here.

Education & Distance Learning

Everyone should be taking steps to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This page offers expert guidance on preventative measures and testing.


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. The most common method to acquire COVID-19 is through direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.


Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)

Vaccine Information
Eligibility Timeline
State-Run Vaccine Site Registration

City of Providence Mayor's Office

Vaccine Notifications
Housing Resources
Mayors Executive Orders


  1. Everyone must wear face masks when at work or out in public until further notice. Learn more about masks here: Face Masks
  2. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed you can access services for adults and children where you will be matched with mental health professionals. Adults can call BHLink at 414-Link and for children, you can call KidsLink at 855-543-5465. If you are experiencing violence in the home or other mental health struggles here is a great resource provided by the RI Department of Health: In English  En Español
  3. If you are sick at all – headache, runny nose, cough, fever or other symptoms you must stay home from work.
  4. If you are in quarantine the state has set up a program for food service, you can go to or call 211 to access this service.
  5. Keep a daily log of where you have been and who you came in contact with to help in mitigation and contact tracing if you become infected with the COVID-19 virus.
  6. The Red Cross has launched the Virtual Family Assistance Center. This program will provide help to families who have lost a family member due to COVID-19, this includes counseling services, legal resources, funeral information and more.
  7. Wondering when you can get vaccinated? Learn more here: WPRI
  8. Read this update on vaccinations from the Rhode Island Office of Health Aging: OHA_RIDOH Vaccine Flyer January 29 (003)