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Despite the fact that surrounding states have extended their COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, Rhode Island is still sticking with its plan to let Gov. Gina Raimondo’s executive order expire on May 8, the governor announced at her daily briefing Friday. more
Rhode Islanders are now being encouraged by the state to wear cloth-based face coverings in public, Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said Friday at Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. more
“Essentially everything will be open in some form or fashion," the governor said. "The only way that’s going to work is if we work even harder, all of us, to follow the rules.” more
The governor said the pandemic has newly illuminated the “real human cost” of “institutional inequality” in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the country. more
Editor’s note: The office of Mayor Joseph Solomon issued the following press release Wednesday afternoon in the wake of the latest guidance from Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Department … more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday laid out a broad, long-term plan for slowly reopening the state, announcing a four-phase plan to a “return to a new normal” as early as Monday, May 9. more
Faced with the prospect of declining revenues and higher costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a request for more school funding, Mayor Joseph S. Solomon disclosed Wednesday that he requested both municipal employees and police to more
There is “light at the end of the tunnel,” Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing on the COVID-19 crisis – but the coming days be the most decisive yet in terms of how … more
A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, while plans are also in the works to allow … more
Kathy Nottell, 68, retired as a nurse from Kent Hospital five years ago. Now, with the state ready to open two field hospitals in preparation of a surge in coronavirus cases, she knows she can be of help. She could not watch idly as the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has moved rapidly up the curve, and the state's public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the new developments are not all negative, as the state was more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The number of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island jumped from three to five on Tuesday, health officials announced, while organizations across various segments of the community have canceled events and taken other steps aimed at curbing more
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