• monkeypox June 10, 2022 12:16 am

    Probable Case of Monkeypox in RI Believed to Be Related to Travel to Mass.

    Health officials announced the first probable case of monkeypox in Rhode Island on Thursday morning. The case is believed to be related to travel to Massachusetts, health officials said. No additional positive cases have been detected in Rhode Island. The case is in a man in his 30s who lives in Providence County, the Rhode Island Department of Health said….

  • public health January 13, 2022 12:48 pm

    Rhode Island's Top Public Health Official to Step Down

    Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health who guided the state response to the COVID pandemic, is resigning

  • Gov. Gina Raimondo December 12, 2020 8:19 pm

    RI Health Director Tests Positive for COVID-19, Gov. Raimondo to Quarantine

    The director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the governor’s office. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who tested negative for the virus on Saturday, will begin a self-quarantine to comply with state guidelines, Raimondo’s Director of Communications Josh Block said in a statement. Members of Raimondo’s leadership...

  • Rhode Island October 26, 2020 5:38 pm

    RI Reports 800 New Coronavirus Cases Over 3 Days

    There were 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Rhode Island and seven additional virus-related death over the past three days, the state Department of Health said Monday. In addition to the 800 cases confirmed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the state added 106 cases to previous days’ totals, and has now had more than 31,000 known cases since the pandemic began….

  • compliance orders August 13, 2020 9:19 pm

    10 RI Businesses Issued Compliance Orders by COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force

    Ten Rhode Island businesses have been issued various forms of compliance orders by the state’s COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force for violating public health directives, the state department of health announced Thursday. The orders were issued to eight food businesses and two barbershops over the last two weeks, officials said. In many instances, inspectors said they observed staff and patrons...

  • compliance orders July 29, 2020 3:34 pm

    10 RI Restaurants, Bars Cited for COVID-19 Violations

    Ten restaurants and bars in Rhode Island have been issued COVID-19 related compliance orders, according to the state Department of Health. In inspections of the businesses, staff and patrons were allegedly observed not wearing masks, not practicing social distancing, and establishments were not screening patrons for symptoms of COVID-19, health officials said Wednesday. In addition, some establishments were not meeting…

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