State Government Press Releases

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07/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island is the first state in the United States where all institutions of higher education, including public and private organizations, will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall. "I am proud that Rhode Island's institutions of higher...
07/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian, Sen. Joshua Miller, and Rep. Jason Knight...
07/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to reach anyone who has not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are offering a public drive-through vaccination clinic on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m....
07/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Commerce Department, Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Foundation today announced the joint establishment of the COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Fund. The purpose of the fund and related challenge are to simultaneously...
07/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, signed the FY22 budget today at the State House. The budget makes important investments in housing, increases supports for families and child care, and provides the tools...
06/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, today released guidance for Rhode Island schools to safely return to full in-person learning this fall. State departments, including the Rhode...
06/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee has announced the availability of funding to support innovative and long-term sustainable projects to increase internet access for low- and moderate-income households across the state. The new program, managed by the state's Office of Housing and Community...
06/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Scott Avedisian, CEO of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), announced today that public restrooms are reopening at three transit facilities in the state. Restrooms at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center and the Pawtucket Transit...
06/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced that he has nominated Guillermo Tello to serve as Director of the Department of Revenue, replacing Jim Thorsen, who has taken the role of Director of the Department of Administration. "We're building a team with a history of public service and...
06/18/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Governor's Office and Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that certain restrictions on what have been categorized as higher risk activities and settings will be lifted effective June 18, 2021. The activities and settings include: live indoor performances, indoor...