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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
Rhode Island’s restaurants will be able to welcome patrons for limited outdoor dining starting May 18, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although there will be a host of associated … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wants people to remember the guidelines surrounding gatherings and social distancing, adding that those rules include family and friends. more
Paolino, former Providence mayor and managing partner of Paolino Properties, talks about his long record in public life; the innovative new health screening and safety tools being installed at his company’s flagship building; the economic impact of the pandemic; and his political future.  more
“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Gov, are we going to lift the stay-at-home order on Saturday?’ The answer is yes … I feel that we have the systems in place to move forward with phase one,” the governor said during her daily briefing. more
Joan Kershaw Swann worked for 49 years at Kent Hospital, most of that time as a nurse in the intensive care unit and then, when she had health problems, as the secretary for the unit. It is also where she died of COVID-19 on April 29. 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
A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, while plans are also in the works to allow … more
“It’s obviously a sad day,” Gov. Raimondo said, encouraging Rhode Islanders to take a moment to honor the lives that have been lost. more
Figures released Saturday show the prohibition on dine-in service at restaurants and bars and the subsequent issuance of a stay-at-home order had tangible effects on the state’s number of … more
Despite the fact that surrounding states have extended their COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, Rhode Island is still sticking with its plan to let Gov. Gina Raimondo’s executive order expire on May 8, the governor announced at her daily briefing Friday. more
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