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Raimondo said the aim of the effort is “to get a feel for the prevalence of the disease in those industries.” And by targeted testing, the state can catch any potential outbreak “early enough so we can put a lid on the spread.” more
Retired Warwick Police Chief Col. Stephen McCartney discusses his career in law enforcement and his views of the issues and challenges facing local departments. more
Raimondo extended the state of emergency until July 5, reasoning that it would allow her administration the flexibility they need to swiftly respond to the continuing crisis and keep federal resources accessible. 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
By JOHN HOWELL With the start of Phase 2 of the state's reopening on Monday, two businesses at different ends of the city, offering vital services, are wrestling with the challenges of providing safe environments with reduced clients and making enough more
Twenty-eight local nonprofits have been awarded a total of $117,000 in grants by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) to aid their work on behalf of Rhode Islanders and to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding supports programs focusing on basic more
On a first come basis Churches have chosen different means of adhering to gathering restrictions of the reopening that started Saturday. With a new maximum capacity of 120 in the sanctuary, Sts. Rose and Clement Church is keeping strict count of those more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island embarked on the second phase of its reopening plan Monday, and Gov. Raimondo says the latest state-level data on the COVID-19 crisis should inspire "e;confidence"e; as some level of activity resumes across virtually all 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 governor said the pandemic has newly illuminated the “real human cost” of “institutional inequality” in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the country. more
Joseph Polisena Jr., vice president of the Johnston Town Council, talks about how the COVID-19 crisis continues to play out at the town and state levels, his political future, and being a sports fan during the pandemic. 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
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