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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 pro...

  • Rhode Island May 29

    RI to Officially Move to Phase 2 in Reopening Plan on Monday

    Rhode Island will officially move to Phase 2 in the state’s plan to reopen the economy on Monday, according to Gov. Gina Raimondo. During her Friday news conference, Raimondo said she will sign an executive order to officially begin the new phase. It was exactly 3 weeks ago that Rhode Island’s stay at home order was lifted and the gover...
  • coronavirus May 28

    Youth Sports, Indoor Dining to Resume Next Week in RI

    Rhode Island will lift restrictions on many businesses and activities next week, allowing indoor dining at restaurants and youth sports as the state sees a decrease in new coronavirus cases. In a news conference, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she expects to begin Phase 2 of her reopening plan Monday. During this phase, retail stores will be able to allow...
  • 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...
  • coronavirus May 26

    RI to Enter Next Phase of Reopening on June 1, Gov. Says

    Rhode Island is on track to begin Phase 2 of reopening June 1, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday. “That is going to be a reopening of almost every part of our economy,” Raimondo said. “I’m 100% confident that we are ready and we can do this safely.” Raimondo doubled down on her intentions to reopen Tuesday after an initial ann...
  • Rhode Island May 22

    Phase 2 of RI’s Reopening Plan on Track for June 1, Raimondo Says

    Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Friday that Phase 2 of Rhode Island’s reopening plan is on track to begin June 1. During her daily news conference, the governor said until the second phase begins, she is extending Phase 1 executive orders, set to expire Friday, until June 1. The goal in Phase 2 is to get people back to work safely,…...
  • Rhode Island May 21

    Rules for the Reopening of RI’s Summer Camps Released

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday provided further guidelines on the opening of summer camps in Rhode Island. Raimondo announced last week that camps would be allowed to reopen with restrictions on June 29. On Thursday, the governor said camps must submit a COVID-19 control plan to the Rhode Island Department of Human Services before being allowed to ...
  • coronavirus May 21

    Notorious Counterfeiter Gets Compassionate Release Amid Pandemic

    A Rhode Island man who calls himself the “world’s greatest counterfeiter” has been granted compassionate release from prison, where he was serving a 15-month sentence for producing fake $100 bills. A federal judge in Providence on Wednesday reduced Louis Colavecchio’s sentence to time served, but said he must remain in custo...
  • Rhode Island May 20

    RI Sets May 30 for Houses of Worship to Reopen With Limited Capacity

    Places of worship in Rhode Island are scheduled to reopen with limited capacity by the end of the month, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. During her daily news conference, Raimondo said the target date is to have places of worship reopen with restrictions on the weekend of May 30. Earlier in the week, the governor said the administration has been...
  • 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 t...
  • Rhode Island May 19

    Rhode Island Launches ‘Crush COVID’ App to Boost Contact Tracing

    Rhode Island on Tuesday launched a free app to boost contact tracing efforts as the state reported its largest single-day death toll from the novel coronavirus. In a news conference, Gov. Gina Raimondo said the “Crush COVID” app could become a key part of the administration’s response to the coronavirus by helping identify “...
  • Rhode Island May 18

    Providence Officials Demand Action After Graduation Celebration Violates Social Distancing Orders

    Members of the Providence city council are speaking out against a celebratory parade for graduates that drew crowds to a local neighborhood on Saturday, violating the social distancing orders. A spokesperson from Providence College told WJAR a group of parents organized the gathering that drew hundreds of students to the area. That sparked outrage ...
  • Rhode Island May 18

    Raimondo Announces Reopening of 2 RI Beaches for Memorial Day

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday two state beaches will reopen in time for Memorial Day while also setting the targeted timeline for when houses of worship can begin allowing in-person services. While speaking at her daily news conference, Raimondo said East Matunuck and Scarborough state beaches would reopen next Monday with restri...
  • 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 li...
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