• Rhode Island Jan 10

    RI Lt. Gov. Quarantining at Home

    Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee is quarantining at home after coming into close contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday. The lieutenant governor learned of the close contact Saturday morning, has since tested negative and is showing no symptoms, officials said. He will continue to be tested and will remained quarantined until midnight on Jan. 12,…

  • Rhode Island Jan 9

    Lt. Gov: No Impact to COVID Response With Governor Leaving

    Rhode Island’s coronavirus response will not be impacted by Gov. Gina Raimondo’s imminent departure to join President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee promised on Friday. In his first public statement since Raimondo was named Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, McKee said he’s committed to retaining many of the top officials and experts Raimondo has tapped to lead...

  • White House Jan 9

    Biden Introduces Boston Mayor Walsh, RI Gov. Raimondo as Cabinet Picks

    President-elect Joe Biden introduced the mayor of Boston and the governor of Rhode Island as members of his economic and jobs team on Friday, the final Biden-Harris Cabinet nominations to be announced. Biden had on Thursday revealed Mayor Marty Walsh as his candidate for labor secretary and Gov. Gina Raimondo as his choice to become commerce secretary. The scale of…

  • Kim Janey Jan 8

    Biden Taps RI Gov. Raimondo, Boston Mayor Walsh for Cabinet Positions

    Boston City Council President Kim Janey could soon have a new title — mayor.

  • biden cabinet Jan 8

    Walsh, Raimondo to Be Introduced Friday at Event in Delaware

    President-elect Joe Biden planned to introduce Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and two other candidates at an event Friday in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Marty Walsh Jan 8

    Biden Taps RI Gov. Raimondo, Boston Mayor Walsh for Cabinet Positions

    Two New England politicians have been chosen to join the Biden administration: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for labor secretary and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for commerce secretary.

  • Rhode Island Dec 28, 2020

    The Top Rhode Island Stories of 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic was far and away Rhode Island’s top story of 2020, and as the year drew to a close, the state briefly led the nation in virus cases per capita. Gov. Gina Raimondo, criticized by some for not doing enough to slow the spread of COVID-19, grabbed headlines early in the pandemic for doing what others thought was…

  • Rhode Island Dec 22, 2020

    RI's 3-Week Pause Helped Bring Down COVID Rate, Gov. Says

    Gov. Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island’s three-week pause helped to bring the state’s percent positive coronavirus rate back down. Speaking at her last coronavirus news conference of the year, Raimondo said Tuesday’s 7.1% positivity rate is a vast improvement. “We have turned the corner. A few weeks ago I was up here and we were flying up the curve,”...

  • Rhode Island Dec 19, 2020

    Gov. Raimondo Announces End to Pause in RI Reopening

    Gov. Gina Raimondo said Friday that the pause in Rhode Island’s reopening process would end after the weekend. Raimondo thanked residents for their cooperation, which she credited with helping to curb the state’s coronavirus cases. “After a few months of numbers ticking up week after week, we’re starting to see our numbers turn around and begin to trend in...

  • Rhode Island Dec 19, 2020

    RI Getting Fewer COVID Vaccine Doses From Pfizer Than Expected

    Rhode Island is one of several states across the country getting fewer doses of Pfizer’s vaccine than expected. Gov. Gina Raimondo said they were set to receive 11,000 doses next week, and now they’re only getting about 7,000.

  • Gina Raimondo Dec 16, 2020

    RI Gov. Raimondo Warns of COVID-19 Testing Site Closures Ahead of Storm

    Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said in a message Tuesday night that COVID-19 test scheduling has been suspended for Thursday. She also urged residents to check if their testing site is closed Thursday if they already have a test scheduled. Closures well be posted on the state Department of Health’s social media channels, Raimondo said. Some outdoor testing sites may...

  • coronavirus Dec 11, 2020

    Rhode Island's Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 1,500

    The number of Rhode Islanders who have died after contracting the coronavirus has surpassed the 1,500 mark, according to state Department of Health numbers released Friday. The department announced 11 new virus-related fatalities for a total of 1,509 since the pandemic began. The 7-day rolling average of daily deaths in the state has now risen over the past two weeks…

  • Rhode Island Dec 10, 2020

    RI Extending Its Pause for Another Week Amid Rising COVID Hospitalizations

    Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Thursday she is extending Rhode Island’s current two-week pause until Sunday, Dec. 20. amid a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations. The two-week pause was set to expire Sunday. Rhode Island reported 948 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday as well as an additional 14 deaths, according to the department of public health. There have now been 1,498 confirmed…

  • Rhode Island Dec 10, 2020

    RI Extends Pause Another Week

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday announced Rhode Island will be extending the state’s pause another week until Dec. 20.

  • coronavirus Dec 7, 2020

    Rhode Island Leads Nation in Virus Cases Per Capita: CDC

    Rhode Island has reported more coronavirus cases per capita in the past week than any other state, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rhode Island averaged about 110 daily cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker showed Sunday.Minnesota and South Dakota are the only other states...

  • Rhode Island Dec 3, 2020

    RI Gov. Raimondo Says She's Not in Running for Biden Cabinet Position

    Rhode Island Gina Raimondo on Thursday scuttled reports she was a leading candidate to become President-elect Joe Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. “I am not going to be President-elect Biden’s nominee for HHS secretary,” she said at a press conference. “My focus is right here in Rhode Island, as I’ve said. I’m working 24-7 to keep Rhode...

  • Gina Raimondo Dec 2, 2020

    Rhode Island Gov. a ‘Leading Contender' for Biden Cabinet Position

    Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is reportedly seen as a “leading contender” to be President-elect Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A transition official told NBC News’ Peter Alexander that Biden could announce his health team as early as next week, which would include HHS secretary, director of the Centers for Disease Control...

  • coronavirus Dec 1, 2020

    Rhode Island Opens Field Hospitals as COVID Hospitalizations Surge

    Rhode Island has opened two field hospitals that combined have more than 900 beds as the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state reached a new high. There were 410 patients in the state’s hospitals with the disease as of Sunday, the most recent date for which the information was available, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday….

  • Rhode Island Nov 30, 2020

    Rhode Island Enters 2-Week Coronavirus Shutdown With Hospitals at Capacity

    Rhode Island alerted residents on Monday, as the state entered a two-week shutdown in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus, that hospitals are at capacity. “RIGOV COVID ALERT: Hospitals at capacity due to COVID. Help the frontline by staying home as much as possible for the next two weeks,” the alert said. “Work remotely if you can,…

  • Thanksgiving Nov 23, 2020

    Thanksgiving Week Has Arrived in New England. A Look at COVID Restrictions

    Thanksgiving week has arrived in New England amid rising concern that travel and gatherings could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases across the region and country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic. This comes as the United States has reached over 12 million confirmed cases of COVID-19.  In…

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