• Rhode Island July 1, 2020 11:05 am

    RI to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening Tuesday, Gov. Says

    Rhode Island will enter Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Tuesday but restrictions will remain on social gatherings amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, Gov. Gina Raimondo said. In a press conference Monday, Raimondo said the state was able to further ease restrictions due to a continued decline in COVID-19 cases. However, increases in the amount of people…

  • Rhode Island June 8, 2020 2:16 pm

    RI to Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing for Asymptomatic People, Including Protesters

    Rhode Island is ramping up testing for asymptomatic people as part of an “early warning detection system” to slow any further spread of the novel coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the initiative during a press conference Monday, adding all people who have participated in recent anti-racism protests were eligible and should get tested. Under the plan, people who work in…

  • Rhode Island June 4, 2020 3:37 pm

    Raimondo Signs Executive Order to Ensure Long Term Health Care Improvement Plan

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday announced some plans for improving Rhode Island’s health care system amid exposed flaws and inequities during the coronavirus pandemic. During her daily news briefing, Raimondo said she will sign an executive order to make sure the state has a long term health care improvement plan. Part of that plan is to invest in primary...

  • Rhode Island June 3, 2020 3:31 pm

    RI to Provide Masks, Information to Protesters Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    While protests continue across the country following the death of George Floyd, officials in Rhode Island say they plan to distribute masks due to the ongoing concerns of the coronavirus. During her daily news conference, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday “it’s a fundamental right in our society to protest” but people must still be aware of the coronavirus. “It...

  • Rhode Island June 1, 2020 5:41 pm

    Rhode Island Allows Child Care Centers to Reopen as Phase 2 Begins

    Child care centers in Rhode Island can reopen with safety guidelines in place, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, as the state continues to resume activities amid the global coronavirus pandemic. In a press conference, Riamondo said facilities that have had their reopening plans approved by the state are able to reopen, effective immediately. “It’s been really tough, and I...

  • coronavirus May 18, 2020 6:33 am

    Restaurants Reopen in NH, RI

    Restaurants will reopen with strict rules allowing for outdoor dining only in Rhode Island and New Hampshire as Vermont begins reopening retail shops for the first time in nearly two months.

  • reopen phase May 1, 2020 4:39 pm

    Maine Begins to Reopen Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Maine is among the 21 states in the country that began to reopen Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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