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The COVID-19 crisis is projected to peak in Rhode Island sometime between late April and early May, according to a model shared publicly for the first time during Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Thursday … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Troubling COVID-19 trends in other states illustrate "e;how quickly our fortunes could change"e; in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday, offering a "e;stern"e; reminder of the importance of continued social distancing and mask more
Eight more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, Gov. Gina Ramondo said in a 1 p.m. briefing Sunday, and she implored residents to take social distancing seriously as the virus enters its “rapid spread” phase. more
Three more Rhode Islanders – all nursing home residents – have died as a result of COVID-19, prompting a new call from state health officials for workers in those facilities and other … more
“It’s very much still a crisis in nursing homes,” Gov. Raimondo said. “I hope that will be able to change in Phase 3 (starting July 1).” more
“There is going to be this week a lot of activity in Rhode Island that we haven’t seen in months … There’s a lot to look forward to. And we’ve had a very good weekend," the governor said. more
The state's second largest hospital, Kent Hospital, is geared up for a surge in COVID-19 cases, more than doubling its intensive care unit beds from 15 to 35 and is preparing to increase the personal protective equipment (PPE) available more
“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Gov, are we going to lift the stay-at-home order on Saturday?’ The answer is yes … I feel that we have the systems in place to move forward with phase one,” the governor said during her daily briefing. more
Rhode Island has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness that has affected children in other parts of the country during the COVID-19 crisis, Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole … more
Seven more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday, while a new executive order set to take effect Saturday will requiring workers across various … more
"We need to invest in our health care system, particularly for the most vulnerable among us, and in a way that is fair and equal and equitable across the board," she said. more
If there's one thing the members of the Warwick School Committee can agree on right now, it's that balancing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year poses a challenge the likes of which the city's school district has never seen before. more
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