State Government Press Releases

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03/28/2020
PROVIDENCE Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed today. One individual in their 80s died Friday, March 27, at night and the other individual in their 70s died today.
03/27/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. The following orders are extended until April 13: - Gatherings: All gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited everywhere. - Work from home:...
03/26/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. - Travel from New York: Today the Governor signed an executive order mandating that anyone who has traveled to New York by any form of transportation must self-...
03/25/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part of the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of 5PM tomorrow, all retailers and grocers must: - Allow no...
03/24/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. - Care.com: Rhode Island has partnered with Care.com to increase child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to...
03/23/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is postponing the two community meetings that had been scheduled for this week (3/24 and 3/25) to gather input on access to healthcare services in the areas around the site of the former Memorial Hospital. The meetings are being postponed in accordance...
03/23/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. - Domestic travel: Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, anyone returning to Rhode Island by plane (with the exception of public safety, health care professionals and...
03/22/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Groups: Today the Governor reiterated that Rhode Islanders should avoid any non-essential gathering, and no gatherings should have more than 10 people. This is more...
03/21/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Health insurance: HealthSource RI has opened a special enrollment period to allow Rhode Islanders to purchase...
03/20/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today made several important announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. National Guard: This morning, the Governor activated the Rhode Island National Guard. This action will...