COVID-19 Coverage
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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
By ALEX SPONSELLER As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the country and affect local communities, the Rhode Island Department of Health is preparing to enable a Medical Emergency Distribution System for whenever a vaccine is created more
By JOHN HOWELL Consider the dilemma of Bethany (not her real name), who was laid off in early March when the COVID-19 shutdown hit and is now collecting unemployment benefits plus $600 a week in federal unemployment assistance made available under the more
Bethany Crawford's mom, Ruth, kept looking out the window, occasionally suggesting Bethany touch up her hair. "e;Is she expecting someone?"e; Bethany wondered. When the police, the superintendent, and principals of Beacon Charter School for more
Local nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis are among the organizations that will share $2.1 million from the COVID-19 Response Fund created by the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island. House of Hope more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo this week unveiled a "e;rough outline"e; of plans for reopening the state's economy and restated her hope to lift the current stay-at-home order once it expires May 8. But while the latest COVID-19 data offers more
Significant increases in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations were reported by the Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday afternoon, while guidelines issued to hospitals on how to … 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
“My stomach is in a knot as I think about the Bristol parade and the Newport Folk Festival. I cannot stand here and tell you that you are going to be able to have those events in June, July, August in the way you intended.” more
In another demonstration of support for caregivers and first responders, horns blared and Kent Hospital employees lined the hospital entrance and employees and patients watched from the windows as an estimated 150 Jeeps and 50 tow trucks converged on the more
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released six new, official symptoms of COVID-19. These new symptoms include chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell and taste, muscle aches, headaches and sore throat. The more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. For full audio of the … more
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