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COVID Testing Program for Business

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From: RISCPA/RI Business Forum COVID Tests <>
Date: December 28, 2020 at 7:30:59 AM EST
Subject: FREE COVID testing for businesses

The Rhode Island Department of Health has partnered with business organizations including RISCPA to expand the state’s COVID testing capacity within Rhode Island’s business community. The program is based on the successful pilot testing program in partnership with RI Manufacturers Association  

BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests will be provided to businesses in Rhode Island FREE OF CHARGE and will be available for pick up at the Dunkin Convention Center. These tests are FDA EUA approved and provide results within 15 minutes. This testing option provides you a valuable resource to keep your employees and their families safe.   

An easy to follow process is attached to this email containing important documents to get up and running along with instructions for performing the BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests.  

FIRST STEP: To participate, please return the signed MOU and CLIA CMS-116-508 to Sam Chionuma at as soon as possible.  

Once you submit the forms, please contact Cameron Lewis at to set-up a time to pick up your requested BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Tests.

Orders will be available within 2-5 days for pick up. Kits include 40 tests; we urge to order enough to test over a 5 day period.  

Please complete the onboarding documents at the link below & follow the instructions  

Helpful information: Mayo Clinic breakdown PCR vs Antigen Testing
BinaxNOW Instructions
BinaxNOW Training
CLIA Quick Start Guide
Designated Internal COVID Auditor
Rapid Result Reporting Form
CLIA Application for Certification
Disclaimer – RISCPA/RI Business Forum assumes no liability for this program