Inside Ocean State Shields, One of RI’s Most Innovative COVID-Era Companies

The local business is creating antimicrobial products that help small businesses keep people safe.

Ocean State Shields came through in the clutch for Rhode Island’s small businesses. The local startup launched in April by co-founders Allyson Cote and Todd Thomas in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The partners immediately got to work calculating what local restaurants and other businesses might need to continue operating safely during the pandemic and they figured out ways to…