State Government Press Releases

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08/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former State Representative William L. "Bud" Alves. The flag will be lowered beginning Wednesday, August 25 and return to full staff at sunrise on...
08/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – With the announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has full approval for use in people 16 and older, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health are urging all eligible Rhode Islanders who have not been...
08/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH., and Department of Education Commissioner Angιlica Infante-Green, today announced that all students, teachers, school staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside public...
08/18/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis have been awarded another $380,000 in grants in the final phases of the RI Gives Vax Challenge. The funding was triggered as a result of to the 25,000+ Rhode Islanders who got vaccinated since the program was...
08/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Department of Education, and community partners have coordinated more than 100 back-to-school and community-based COVID-19 clinics between early August and mid-September. With the rise in the Delta variant...
08/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Representative Jacquelyn Baginski, Senator Hanna Gallo, Representative Robert Craven, and Senator Frank Lombardi today ceremonially signed into law two pieces of legislation to support local restaurants. The first...
08/16/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that certain immunocompromised Rhode Islanders can begin receiving third doses of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, August 14th. Rhode Islanders who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are eligible for third...
08/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., M.P.H. issued the following joint statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcements regarding a third dose...
08/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, and Senator Ana Quezada today held a ceremonial bill signing for legislation (2021-H 5929A, 2021-S 0484A) which will make doula services eligible for reimbursement through...
08/04/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by Representatives Justine A. Caldwell, Susan Donovan, Carol Hagan McEntee, and Katherine S. Kazarian; Senators Gayle Goldin, Valarie J. Lawson, and V. Susan Sosnowski; House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi; Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio; and women'