coronavirus in rhode island

  • Rhode Island Aug 5

    Gov. Raimondo: New Rule Enforcements for Travelers, RI Bars to Shorten Hours

    In a COVID-19 update, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that starting Sunday, anyone coming from a state on Rhode Island’s quarantine list will be required to sign a compliance certificate that they either tested negative for COVID-19 or they plan to quarantine for 14 days.

  • Rhode Island Jul 5

    Rhode Island Nursing Home Group Defends Coronavirus Response

    A Rhode Island nursing home trade group is defending the way its members cared for residents during the coronavirus pandemic, after Gov. Gina Raimondo pledged more scrutiny of the facilities as the state recovers. Rhode Island’s “nursing homes and our workers fought tirelessly against this virus, yet without the proper tools and support, they were climbing uphill,” Rhode Island...

  • Newport Boat Show Jul 1

    Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Newport Boat Show

    The coronavirus pandemic has claimed this year’s Newport International Boat Show. Newport Exhibition Group announced Tuesday that the annual event scheduled to take place Sept. 17-20 at the Newport Yachting Center has been canceled. Rhode Island has limited the number of people who can attend outdoor events to 250 in the third phase of its economic reopening plan. Show operator…

  • coronavirus in rhode island Jun 27

    RI Has 1st Case of Rare Coronavirus-Related Condition in Kids

    Rhode Island has had its first case of a rare but serious inflammatory condition in children that has been linked to the coronavirus, state Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott said Friday. The child was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome Thursday and tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, she said. The child is in the hospital….

  • Rhode Island Jun 5

    Gov. Raimondo, Black Lives Matter RI Call for ‘Action and Unity'

    Gov. Gina Raimondo joined Black Lives Matter Rhode Island’s Gary Dantzler to discuss racial injustice across the state at an event on Friday morning. Raimondo praised last weekend’s peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd while denouncing the violence that occurred on Monday night in Providence. “It was a very, very difficult, painful night for the city,” she...

  • Rhode Island May 27

    New Guidelines for RI Gyms, Fitness Centers Unveiled

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday provided guidelines on the reopening of gyms and fitness centers when Rhode Island begins Phase 2 of reopening. During her daily news conference, Raimondo said under Phase 2, which she hopes will begin June 1, gyms and fitness centers will be able to resume in-person activity on a limited basis with restrictions. The governor said…

  • Gov. Gina Raimondo May 22

    RI Gov. Provides Further Guidelines on Summer Camp Openings

    In a COVID-19 update, Gov. Gina Raimondo provides an update on summer camp openings.

  • Rhode Island May 19

    In RI, Town Leader Pulls Proposal to Humor Coronavirus Scofflaws

    A Providence civic leader who wants to let local police ignore violations of the state’s coronavirus-related restrictions withdrew his proposal, saying there was no sense in discussing a doomed measure. Narragansett Town Council President Matthew Mannix had planned to introduce the resolution at Monday night’s meeting but said he knew three of the five councilors would vote against it....

  • coronavirus May 18

    In Rhode Island, Restaurants Begin Offering Outdoor Dining

    Restaurants in Rhode Island were set to offer outdoor dining to customers Monday in the state’s latest move to cautiously reopen the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The loosened restrictions are part of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s moves to reopen the state after its stay-at-home order expired earlier this month. Restaurants have been limited to take-out and delivery operations under...

  • coronavirus May 12

    ‘Muster the Courage': RI Gov. Encourages Residents to Seek Non-Coronavirus Medical Treatment

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday encouraged residents to seek medical attention for issues other than those related to the novel coronavirus as Rhode Island slowly reopens amid the pandemic. In her daily news briefing, Raimondo said it was “safe to go back” to hospitals, which are allowed to offer non-critical procedures, surgeries and appointments amid the state’s first phase...

  • coronavirus May 11

    RI to Allow Outdoor Dining at Restaurants Next Week

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced the state will allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining beginning next week, in the latest move to slowly reopen the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The move comes after the state allowed some non-essential businesses to reopen after the stay-at-home order expired last week, a process Raimondo said was going “very smoothly.” “Over this…

  • coronavirus May 9

    RI Begins to Reopen Economy

    Rhode Island is allowing some retail shops to reopen to small numbers of customers as the state begins to lift restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Gina Raimondo said the state is taking “baby steps” out of caution and that more types of businesses could resume operations in coming weeks.

  • Rhode Island Apr 30

    ‘Not Going to Be Normal': RI Gov. Shares Vision of What School May Be Like Next Fall

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday shared her vision of what school might be like in the fall, saying that while she hoped students would be back in classrooms, measures would be in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “The plan is, if everything goes according to the way it is now, you’ll be able to...

  • Rhode Island Apr 29

    ‘Hang in There': RI Gov. Still Hoping to Lift Stay-at-Home Order Next Week

    Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday that she remains hopeful she will be able to lift Rhode Island’s stay-at-home order on May 9 if the number of coronavirus cases continue to stay flat or even begin to decline. “We’re not seeing a decline, but we’re also not seeing an increase, and that’s really good news,” she said at her daily...

  • coronavirus Apr 26

    RI Announces 13 More Coronavirus Related Deaths

    The new coronavirus has claimed another 13 lives in Rhode Island, bringing the state’s death toll from the pandemic to 215, the state Department of Health reported Saturday. There were 430 news cases of the disease, for a total of more than 7,100 positive cases, the agency said.

  • coronavirus Apr 24

    13 More Coronavirus Deaths in RI, Gov. to Ramp Up Testing

    Thirteen more people in Rhode Island have died from the coronavirus, marking the fifth consecutive day of increased cases in the state. There are now more than 6,600 cases reported in the state after 437 new cases were reported. Providence and Pawtucket have the highest concentration of cases. The state will ramp up mobile and walk-up testing sites in communities…

  • coronavirus in rhode island Apr 15

    7 More Rhode Islanders Die From Coronavirus

    Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to numbers released Wednesday on the state department of health’s new data tracker. The new deaths bring the state’s total number to 87. Six of the seven deaths were nursing home residents, said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island...

  • coronavirus in new england Apr 14

    Store Employees Must Wear Masks Starting Saturday: RI Governor

    All employees at retail businesses in Rhode Island will be required to wear cloth face masks at work starting later this week, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday. In a news conference, Raimondo said she had signed an executive order requiring all employees at “customer-facing” businesses to wear masks starting Saturday. The order requires business to provide masks to employees who…

  • Rhode Island Apr 8

    Rhode Island Partners With SalesForce to Monitor Contact Tracing

    Gov. Raimondo says a partnership with will make contact tracing process more efficient, scalable.

  • coronavirus testing Apr 8

    CVS Opening Rapid Virus Testing Site at RI Casino

    CVS Health will roll out a free, rapid COVID-19 test at its new drive-through testing site at a Rhode Island casino, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday. The testing site, which will be by-appointment only, opens Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Results from test being administered at the site could be ready in as little as 15 minutes, the…

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