COVID-19 Coverage
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Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos made the trip to Johnston High School to provide the state with its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon. In collaboration … more
UPDATED: Approximately 19 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at one Johnston elementary school. The district’s top administrator shut the school down for the day, but the Winsor Hill School reopened Wednesday. more
School Committees aren’t public health officials. So their public health decisions are bound to be far from perfect.One theme united two very different sides of the heated debate over mask … more
Recently the Johnston School Committee made the decision to disregard the recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics to require universal masking in Johnston Public School. The … more
Hello. It is very concerning that RI schools are not protecting those that are vulnerable to the virus, children that can not be vaccinated along with the immunocompromised.  They are sending … more
Due to the potential forecast of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Henri, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled at the Johnston Indoor Recreation Center, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Monday, Aug. 23, has … more
More kids in Rhode Island are getting sick. The newest COVID-19 data for children, and an emerging statewide public school mask mandate, will require Johnston to revisit last week’s … more
Distance learning and mask mandates have come to an end in Johnston. The Johnston School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to let parents decide whether to mask their children for school. And synchronous distance learning for Johnston’s students will no longer be an option. more
We’ve seen this play out before, but there was real hope we might not go through it again. It’s disheartening – sickening, really – and yes, a bit scary, too. COVID-19 … more
How many COVID cases did each Johnston School have last school year? Which schools had the highest infection rates? Which schools had the lowest? What may be in store for students in Johnston … more
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Johnston hard. According to data from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Johnston ranked fourth in the state for COVID infection rates. Based on the most … more
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