Governor Raimondo and the Department of Health provided an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press briefing at 1 pm on Friday, July 10th.

Updates From The Press Briefing

Gov: Moving forward press briefings will only take place on Wednesday’s at 1 pm.

Gov: announces new effort to help people avoid eviction: a diversion program meant to help landlord and tenants get resolution outside court. Effort is being funded with $7M CARES Act funding.

Gov: Next Wednesday she will speak about help for small businesses.

Gov: Crush COVID App has been rolled out – phase II of it. Encourages all Rhode Islanders to download it/sign up for it.

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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