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“As we go forward it’s important that we do whatever we need to do in order to accept that this is the new way of living, not try to fight against the new regulations, and not allow ourselves to get too frustrated,” she said.  more
“My stomach is in a knot as I think about the Bristol parade and the Newport Folk Festival. I cannot stand here and tell you that you are going to be able to have those events in June, July, August in the way you intended.” more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
In response to those becoming restless about the resumption of youth sports, she promised that youth sports will return this summer — although they will likely be different than what participants are accustomed to. more
The same-old, same-old questions about healthcare, hotlines and hospital beds were pushed to the side for one day on Thursday, when Rhode Island children replaced the regular pool of coronavirus journalists and had a chance to ask the questions that are top of mind in their lives. more
Beginning Monday, when Rhode Island transitions to Phase 2 of its economic reboot, residents will be able to dine indoors, cut and color their hair, get a new coat of nail polish for the first time in months and visit a spa to shake off all their COVID-19 stresses. more
The announcements came as the latest COVID-19 data update showed new cases and hospitalizations falling to the lowest levels seen in at least a month – developments the governor described as “good news” even as she continued to stress that social distancing restrictions will remain in place during the state’s phased reopening. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo defended her approach to the reopening of Rhode Island's schools on Wednesday, saying it is too early to "e;throw in the towel"e; on a return to classrooms and rejecting what she described as "e;misinformation"e; and more
Raimondo’s warning came after several states in the region, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, imposed new travel restrictions on Rhode Islanders. more
During Monday’s COVID-19 briefing and press conference, Gov. Gina Raimondo discussed increasing asymptomatic testing, reopening summer camps and a new summer distance learning … more
However, there will be significant restrictions. Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship will be limited to 25 percent of their capacity, “and that’s a maximum.” more
Raimondo extended the state of emergency until July 5, reasoning that it would allow her administration the flexibility they need to swiftly respond to the continuing crisis and keep federal resources accessible. more
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