State Government Press Releases

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12/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced updates to the Crush COVID RI mobile application. The update to the application, 401Health, offers a convenient option for Rhode Islanders who received a COVID-19 vaccination to access their verified...
12/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and Executive Office of Health & Human Services Secretary Womazetta Jones today announced the distribution of $3.64 million in CARES Act funding to support 9 Early Intervention providers in Rhode Island. These funds are in addition to the $5.5 million for...
12/20/2021
In advance of holiday gatherings over the next two weeks, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are expanding access to rapid testing and to COVID-19 booster doses and primary series vaccine. Testing A test site will open today at the Chapel View Shopping...
12/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Joined by the Rhode Island Department of Health, representatives of the medical community, members of the small business community, the State's whole of government COVID-19 response team, and Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Governor Dan McKee today announced comprehensive actions to...
12/16/2021
PAWTUCKET, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor were joined by local service providers at the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness to announce additional immediate measures to serve Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness. First, the...
12/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that Rhode Island's first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant (variant B.1.1.529) has been identified. The case was identified through the ongoing genomic surveillance program...
12/13/2021
Governor Dan McKee last Friday met with health professionals from Rhode Island's medical community, representatives of the state's small business community, our large employers and members of his whole of government COVID response team. Additionally, Governor McKee and members of his staff spoke...
12/10/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are now encouraging 16- and 17-year-olds who have completed the primary COVID-19 vaccine series to get booster doses in Rhode Island. This announcement comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced...
12/09/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee announced that Josh Saal has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Housing to oversee the State's housing efforts including the McKee-Matos Administration's vision of creating more housing activity at all levels, especially affordable...
12/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on December 9, 2021 as a mark of respect...