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Advocates for the state’s homeless carried life-size powder blue cutouts representing the men, women and children without shelter in the Ocean State. As Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee asked the … more
After an initial outbreak at Winsor Hill Elementary, Johnston Schools are reporting low rates of COVID-19 infection among students and staff. “This evening I’m going to present a … more
As federal health officials continue their review of Pfizer’s request for an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode … more
The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 23 at Johnston’s Winsor Hill School. There are “four additional cases” Johnston Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo Jr. said … more
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
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