State Government Press Releases

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05/07/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Rhode Island's stay-at-home order will lift this Saturday, May 9th. Phase 1 will begin with the following restrictions: Non-critical retail stores will reopen with capacity limits. Elective medical procedures resume under safety guidelines.
05/06/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today provided an update on the state of COVID-19 testing in Rhode Island and announced an ambitious goal to test 10,000 Rhode Islanders a day by July. She also outlined the state's comprehensive testing strategy: Ensure rapid testing of all symptomatic people....
05/05/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today provided more details on Phase 1 of the Rhode Island's plan to reopen the economy today. Executive order: The Governor signed an executive order directing everyone in a public place whether indoors or outdoors to wear a cloth face covering. The only...
05/04/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today provided more details on Phase 1 of the state's plan to reopen the economy. Retail: Non-critical retail stores that have been closed will be allowed to reopen in-person operations, including for limited in-person browsing. Pre-ordering and in-store pick-up...
05/02/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. Modeling: Today the state released two new models that show COVID-19's...
05/01/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. Those updates included the announcement that the Rhode Island Department of...
04/30/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) issued Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines for acute care hospitals today, which are intended to ensure an equitable and just allocation of patient-care resources, should a scarcity arise. (See link below.) These Guidelines, which could be...
04/29/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. Large events: While public health guidance around the exact number of people...
04/28/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. Healthcare: Yesterday the Governor signed an executive order to relax...
04/27/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. The Governor unveiled her framework for safely reopening Rhode Island's economy.