State Government Press Releases

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02/15/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island is now ranked as the leading state in the nation for percentage of its population that is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at 80%. Rhode Island also currently ranks 3rd in the nation for COVID-19 boosters at over 37%. "Rhode Islanders should be proud of the...
02/09/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI With COVID-19 case and hospitalization data continuing to improve, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced plans to lift the statewide school mask mandate on March 4, allowing decisions about masking to be made by local school districts...
02/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, together with HealthSource RI (HSRI), announces that his FY2023 budget and State Fiscal Recovery Fund spending plan includes an initiative to help many Rhode Islanders as they transition from the state's Medicaid program to commercial health coverage through...
02/03/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee's proposed FY2023 budget includes an infusion of nearly $50 million in State Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars to continue the work of upgrading essential infrastructure at the Port of Galilee. The proposed investment at the Narragansett-based state port the hub of...
02/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee, and state leaders announced the availability of new funding to support the creation of affordable and supportive housing. Funded via the state's allocation of federal Fiscal Recovery Funds, the Site Acquisition Program will provide grants to...
02/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced an update on efforts to increase capacity and provide relief for hospitals facing a staffing shortage exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rhode Island National Guard is providing an additional 30 personnel to support 10 Rhode Island...
01/31/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor McKee announced a $12.5 million grant program to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The grant program, part of Governor McKee's Rhode Island Rebounds down payment initiative, will provide direct financial supports of $2,500 or $5,000 to qualifying small...
01/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced that Rhode Island has received and will distribute an additional 500,000 COVID-19 at-home rapid tests, bringing the total tests distributed to 1 million in just over a month. "Our whole of government COVID response team is focused on making it...
01/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced a team of leaders to support the transition at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) while the search continues for a permanent director. "Our Administration has moved quickly to put an experienced leadership team in place at the Rhode...
01/26/2022
The program, which would be funded through the SFRF funds, will provide data for the Governor and lawmakers to address causes of excessive health care spending growth PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island's small businesses and working families need relief from increasing health care costs. In his...