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During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wants people to remember the guidelines surrounding gatherings and social distancing, adding that those rules include family and friends. more
By PEDER S. SACHAEFER The Rhode Island Department of Health has concerns about the rollout of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless service, with a spokesperson saying that not enough information on the safety of 5G wavelengths is available, even as telecom more
Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
“As we go forward it’s important that we do whatever we need to do in order to accept that this is the new way of living, not try to fight against the new regulations, and not allow ourselves to get too frustrated,” she said.  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
By JOHN HOWELL Saying it is time for her to "give back to the community in a new way," state Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) announced Tuesday she is a candidate for the prospective vacancy on the Rhode Island Supreme Court and will more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
In response to those becoming restless about the resumption of youth sports, she promised that youth sports will return this summer — although they will likely be different than what participants are accustomed to. more
The same-old, same-old questions about healthcare, hotlines and hospital beds were pushed to the side for one day on Thursday, when Rhode Island children replaced the regular pool of coronavirus journalists and had a chance to ask the questions that are top of mind in their lives. more
Beginning Monday, when Rhode Island transitions to Phase 2 of its economic reboot, residents will be able to dine indoors, cut and color their hair, get a new coat of nail polish for the first time in months and visit a spa to shake off all their COVID-19 stresses. more
The announcements came as the latest COVID-19 data update showed new cases and hospitalizations falling to the lowest levels seen in at least a month – developments the governor described as “good news” even as she continued to stress that social distancing restrictions will remain in place during the state’s phased reopening. more
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