Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health Interim Director Dr. James McDonald, and Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green will host a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday at 11 am to provide an update on the State’s booster and K-12 vaccination efforts.

According to Governor McKee’s office, the following individuals will be present for the briefing;

  • Governor Dan McKee
  • Lt. Governor Sabina Matos
  • Rhode Island Department of Health Interim Director Dr. James McDonald
  • Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green
  • Providence Public School District Acting Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez
  • Senior Advisor and Chief COVID-19 Administrator Marc Pappas

The press briefing will take place at Lillian Feinstein Elementary School at Sackett Street in Providence. Look for it live on Governor Dan McKee’s Facebook Page.

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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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