State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, Governor Dan McKee and Administration officials announced the COVID-19 reopening guidelines effective May 21. "The number of Rhode Islanders fully vaccinated and those with at least one dose - more than 400,000 Rhode Islanders - puts the Ocean State in a strong position...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee has directed Rhode Island state flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment in memory of former Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, Sr. who passed away this morning. "
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Representative David A. Bennett and Senator Ana B. Quezada, today signed into law legislation (2021-H 5130A, 2021-S 0001aa) which raises the minimum...
05/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that Rhode Island's masking and social distancing requirements will be updated on Tuesday, May 18th to align with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They...
05/17/2021
WARWICK, RI - Governor Dan McKee joined Mayor Frank Picozzi, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, and commercial quahoggers from the Rhode Island Shellfishermen's Association to kick off the 5th Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week. Quahog Week, which runs May 17 to May 23,...
05/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced the administration of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island. The announcement took place at Rhode Island Hospital where the first shot was administered on December 14, 2020. "The 1...
05/03/2021
New Jobs Will Be Based Out of the Company's Smithfield Campus SMITHFIELD, RI In his first jobs announcement since becoming Governor, Governor Dan McKee today announced that Fidelity Investments will create 500 new jobs at their Smithfield, Rhode Island campus over the next few quarters. The...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are working with colleges and universities throughout Rhode Island to make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible as possible for all students, faculty, and staff before the spring semester ends. "Now that vaccine...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia A. Ackerman, today signed into law the Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S-383A, H-...
04/30/2021
EAST GREENWICH, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Major General Christopher Callahan and Director of Veterans Services Kasim Yarn to announce $50,000 in donations to the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund. The donations were the result of a fundraising campaign...