A Mock Wedding will be held at Ocean Cliff on Tuesday, January 26. Organized by the Rhode Island Coalition of Wedding & Event Professionals, this is a great partnership with Rhode Island Commerce as well as the Department of Health, Department of Business Regulation and the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau to put together a training video on how event professionals can align with the state’s public health measures, implement enhanced safety protocols, and lay the foundation for a safe and successful 2021 season for weddings and events in Rhode Island.

During this training event, we will be introducing the BinaxNOW rapid test—in partnership with the Department of Health—for all vendors and guests who will be in attendance.

We will also be introducing, as an innovative concept, the COVID Safety Officer. Throughout the event, the COVID Safety Officer will assist in maintaining the safety procedures that are in place, including mask wearing, social distancing and all other restrictions.

The video is being funded by Rhode Island Commerce and will be completely filmed and produced by Montage Media Productions and photographed by Sara Zarrella Photography.  The result will be a training video both in English and in Spanish to help the Wedding and Event Industry follow the state’s public health measures, adopt additional safety precautions, and make progress towards the Coalition’s vision for a successful 2021 wedding and event season.

The Coalition is hopeful that this will help pave the way for the future of weddings and events by increasing the safety of guests and staff and eventually lightening restrictions set forth so those who have a wedding or an event planned are able to move forward and celebrate their wedding or event in Rhode Island this year.

If you would like to witness the first testing set up for the wedding and event industry, media will be allowed outside.  The timing of the testing will be 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

RICWEP Task Force Leaders: Luke Renchan,  Erica Trombetti, Mike Henriques, Meagan Peters, Kate DeCosta, Kenneth Ferrara, Faith Dugan

Further Information: https://www.ricwep.org

www.change.org/reopenrieventssafely

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