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“To be very honest, I had hoped to wind up in a different place … I wanted to give these kids a chance to end their school year in a traditional setting. The reality is, I can’t,” the governor said during her daily COVID-19 briefing. more
Kathy Nottell, 68, retired as a nurse from Kent Hospital five years ago. Now, with the state ready to open two field hospitals in preparation of a surge in coronavirus cases, she knows she can be of help. She could not watch idly as the more
“I hope to announce a plan next week, and enjoy parks and beaches again in May,” Raimondo said. “I want to be clear, we will not be reopening them now, and not this weekend. Like everything else, it will be in a staged fashion, with new restrictions, incrementally.” more
New cases of COVID-19 – and the death toll from the disease – increased significantly on Tuesday, according to data provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health. more
Raimondo warned Rhode Islanders Monday that while the state’s measures to contain the virus appear to be working, getting back to a sense of normalcy is going to take some time. more
The first walk-and-drive thru coronavirus testing site, located in the parking lot of the Bailey Elementary School in Providence, was announced during Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing Sunday afternoon. more
Rhode Island’s COVID-19 caseload and death toll continue to rise, but without the “steepness of the curve that we had been seeing a week or two ago,” Gov. Gina … more
To start this week's episode of Radio Beacon, Beacon Communications sports editor Alex Sponseller (00:31) joins Cranston Herald editor Daniel Kittredge and Johnston Sun Rise editor Jacob Marrocco to discuss his battle with COVID-19 and how his symptoms, diagnosis and recovery have played out. more
The COVID-19 crisis is projected to peak in Rhode Island sometime between late April and early May, according to a model shared publicly for the first time during Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Thursday … more
Ewa King and Richard Huard, two of the leaders of the State Health Laboratories, were working when the state confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 1. "Our laboratory has not stopped since," King said during a Monday conference ... more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Do yourself a favor . take every single precaution that has been recommended regarding COVID-19 safety. Every.single.precaution. I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia last Friday evening, a lovely twofer that has given the word more
By JACOB MARROCCO The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on Census outreach and response, and Common Cause RI Executive Director John Marion said it will need to get better in the coming months. Marion told the Beacon in an interview on more
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