State Government Press Releases

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04/07/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), made several announcements today about the state's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Today the Governor announced that she plans to extend the following...
04/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee today shared news of a donation of 208,000 face masks from Rhode Island's Chinese-American Community to the Rhode Island Department of Health and several municipalities to support local COVID-19 response efforts. Blackstone Valley businessmen Louis Yip and...
04/06/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has entered into a partnership with CVS Health to make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to Rhode Islanders, doubling the state's testing capacity. Tests using the new Abbott ID NOW system will be provided by-appointment at a new drive-...
04/06/2020
New drive-through testing site at Twin River will offer on-the-spot results State's testing capacity doubled thanks to partnership with CVS Health PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has formed a partnership with CVS Health to make free, rapid COVID-...
04/06/2020
Ponds in State Parks and some other stocked waters off limits PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that certain Rhode Island lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that allow anglers to adhere to social distancing rules are now open to fish for trout. While...
04/06/2020
Providence, RI – Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced an agreement with Governor Gina Raimondo that enables Remote Online Notarization to be permitted on a temporary basis. Remote Online Notarization will allow individuals to honor social distancing guidelines from the Centers for...
04/05/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo provided an update today on Rhode Island's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. While reiterating the importance of social distancing in big box retail stores, she asked that Rhode Islanders who see individuals or businesses failing to comply report...
04/05/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov On April 4, 2020 at 11:19 PM, Troopers arrested Keila Jasso Hernandez, age 29, of 50 Franklin Street Apt. #307, Worcester...
04/04/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided an update today on the state's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
04/03/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) made several coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) announcements today.