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Watch: Governor provides COVID-19 update (March 29th)

Governor Raimondo hosting her daily COVID-19 press briefing today at 1 pm. Updates as they...

Salve Regina University launches ‘Virtual Salve’ site to coordinate community’s digital...

The following was written by Matthias Boxler. As Salve Regina’s students and faculty will commence with remote learning on...

Coronavirus Update – March 28th: 239 positive cases in R.I., 5...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Watch: Governor, Director of Health COVID-19 update (March 28th)

Governor Raimondo and Director of Health Dr. Alexander-Scott will host their daily COVID-19 press briefing today(March 28th) at 1 pm.

2 deaths from COVID-19 reported in Rhode Island

Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the Rhode Island Department of Health...

Boys & Girls Clubs across RI open registration to provide childcare...

The Boys & Girls Clubs in Rhode Island have partnered with the Department of Human Services and Lifespan to provide quality, school...

State Police, National Guard, Newport PD to enforce quarantine orders

Governor Raimondo announced yesterday that beginning today the National Guard will be working with police in local coastal communities to go from...

Coronavirus Update – March 27th: 203 positive cases in R.I., 5...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Demands on neighborhood centers, homeless shelters grow as COVID-19 spreads

From Newport to Stonington, Ct. and beyond, the non-profit agencies that feed and house some of the areas most challenged individuals and...

Watch: Governor, Director of Health COVID-19 update (March 27th)

Governor, Director of Health will host their daily press briefing today at 1 pm. In response to a question from What’s Up...

U.S. Navy reports sailor in Newport has tested positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 26th, the Navy identified 34 additional Sailors and Navy civilians who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

DEM: Enjoy the beauty of Rhode Island

via RIDEM The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Islanders that many diverse and varied outdoor spaces...

Town of Middletown provides updates on mobile food pantry, food distribution

The Town of Middletown is working with the Martin Luther King Center to distribute food at the Oxbow Farms apartment complex on Tuesday,...

Representative Carson voices support for emergency borrowing

Rep. Lauren H. Carson added her support today for the decision of the Disaster Emergency Funding Board to establish a short-term $300...

Watch: Governor, Director of Health COVID-19 update (March 26th)

Governor Gina Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott will host their daily press briefing on Rhode Island's response to COVID-19 today...

Distance Learning Begins: ...

We saw images of kids on Facebook exercising at the direction of teachers over the internet and others hunkered down behind computers...

Video: Why social distancing is one of the best tools we...

The Conversation US, CC BY Anurag Papolu, The Conversation This video is based on an article...

Coronavirus Update – March 25th: 132 positive cases in R.I., fewer...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part...

RITBA: Newport Pell Bridge westbound toll booths hours of operation temporarily...

The following was written by RITBA. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is announcing that due to reduced...

RI Hospitality Association, RI Hospitality Education Foundation establish “RI Hospitality Employee...

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) and RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) announced yesterday that it has established the RI Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to benefit statewide foodservice, lodging...

Governor plans to extend prohibition of on-premise food consumption at restaurants...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH announced on March 16th that, effective March 17th and continuing...

Watch: Governor, Director of Health provide COVID-19 update (March 25th), now...

Governor Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH provided updates to reporters about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response...

Calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’ is wrong and dangerous – the...

Mari Webel, University of Pittsburgh The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country on Earth. And yet, several American officials refer to...

DMV begins screening visitors today

The Rhode Island Department of Revenue announced that beginning today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, visitors to the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles...

COVID-19 plays the spoiler again – closing Newport’s playgrounds

The coronavirus pandemic, in its relentless drive to disrupt people’s lives, has found a new target – Newport’s dozen or so playgrounds.