State Government Press Releases

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08/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Foundation announced today that they will award another $150,000 in grants to nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to COVID-19 as part of the RI Gives Vax Challenge. With this third round of grants, more than 15,000 people have now...
07/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Representative Anastasia Williams, Senator Tiara Mack, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society Brent Runyon, and Managing Director of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Theresa Guzman Stokes, today ceremonially signed into law...
07/29/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today released an updated PreK-12 Health and Safety Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year, which aligns with the Centers for Disease Control...
07/28/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by Representatives John G. Edwards and Edith H. Ajello; Senators Melissa A. Murray and Meghan E. Kallman; and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community today for the ceremonial signing of legislation that will continue to make Rhode Island a more equitable...
07/26/2021
NARRAGANSETT, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, Sen. Alana M. DiMario, Narragansett Town Manager James Tierney, and local restaurant owners today for the ceremonial signing of legislation (2021-H 6119B / 2021-S 0654A) that allows restaurants to continue approved...
07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Commerce and the Rhode Island Foundation announced today that 5,000 more Rhode Islanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reaching the second milestone of the RI...
07/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today signed an Executive Order announcing that the 32nd Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021. The day includes family-friendly activities and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches. New this year, the public is...
07/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – The following is a joint statement from Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro, and Providence Public School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez on a...
07/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), and Rhode Island Commerce today launched a program aimed to boost consumer spending at Rhode Island small businesses, especially those hardest-hit by the pandemic. The "Go Providence Pass"...
07/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Commerce, and the Rhode Island Foundation announced today that 5,000 more Rhode Islanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reaching the first milestone of the RI...