RI Gov.: ‘We Will Get Through This, But I Don't Know For How Long It Will Be'

There are now a total of 33 cases of COVID-19 in the state

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo urged residents of her state to prepare to manage the coronavirus crisis in the long term.

"We will get through this, but I don't know for how long it will be," Raimondo said on Wednesday.

The governor announced public schools in Rhode Island will transition to distance learning for two weeks starting next Monday, March 23, through April 3, amid the coronavirus outbreak

"I think some learning is better than no learning," Raimondo said. "But I think we can do it."

Raimondo urged the students to do their part to carry out this plan. Also, they contacted professional organizations to help educators complete these tasks. She also announced that she has signed an executive order that state health providers must cover the cost of using TeleHealth.

Raimondo also said that utilities will not be suspended due to non-payment, and utility companies will not be able to pass outstanding accounts to collection agencies.

Alexander-Scott announced 10 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island on Wednesday. They range in age from their 20s to their 70s. This brings the state's total cases to 33.

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