RIDMAT/MRC COVID-19 FAQ
· Do I need to sign up to help?
· Yes! All volunteers must do an initial registration with riresponds.org. This is the same website which members shall use to sign up for “Available Missions”.
· The available mission is no longer listed, was it cancelled?
·No, once we meet our quota for required volunteers the posting will not be viewable.
· I can show up without registering through riresponds.org, right?
· No, all volunteers shall register online. Only registered members will be allowed on scene of missions for planning and safety purposes.
·Do I need to complete an orientation prior to volunteering, will more orientations be added?
· If you are a licensed clinical professional, you may volunteer for clinical missions once you have acquired a credential and been approved.
· Logistics missions at HQ in West Greenwich are open to all volunteers, regardless of job or orientation status.
·A virtual orientation will be made available to volunteers, please watch your email for more information to follow later this week.
·How do I get a credential?
·Credentials are available at our HQ at 50 Barnett Lane, West Greenwich, RI 02817 Monday – Friday 10AM-4PM.
·Do I need an active clinical license to volunteer?
·To volunteer in a clinical role an active clinical license in the state of RI is required.
· Non-clinical volunteers are always welcome, and we have plenty of positions to fill.
· I have an out of state clinical license, can I volunteer?
·An active RI clinical license is required for clinical volunteer shifts.
·RIDOH Temporary Licenses
·As part of our response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will be relaxing regulatory enforcement for certain medical professional licensing by issuing temporary (90 day) licenses to professionals holding valid out-of-state licenses. Beginning March 18, 2020, out-of-state licensees need only submit a completed application form and a statement verifying the license status from their home state to receive a 90-day license to practice in Rhode Island. This temporary license can be renewed one time. There will be no cost to obtain the license or for the one-time renewal. Professionals who wish to practice beyond 180 days must fulfill all qualifications and requirements under the regulations for their profession. Click here for the Emergency 90-day application. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Where can I get more information on COVID-19 in Rhode Island?
· Visit www.health.ri.gov/covid for updates on the COVID-19 situation