Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a COVID-19 briefing on Friday at 10:30 am at the State House.

According to Governor McKee’s office, this briefing will be focused on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rhode Island Department of Health Consultant Medical Director Philip Chan, Senior Advisor and Chief COVID-19 Administrator Marc Pappas, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Ana Novais, Assistant Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services are expected to be in attendance.

Watch the press briefing live on Governor McKee’s Facebook Page.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

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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