State Government Press Releases

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05/08/2020
PROVIDENCE – Getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature are great ways to relieve stress and important to public health. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of spending time in nature. We are committed to ensuring park visitors...
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.
05/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined a volunteer group of local small businesses to announce the expansion of the Gift it Forward initiative. Additions to the initiative include online gift card setup services, no-cost advertising, small business text alerts and a consumer-...
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....
05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA when an agenda item failed to sufficiently specify the nature of the business to be discussed and when meeting minutes failed to accurately describe what occurred at the meeting. Based on our review of the evidence, including the meeting audio,
05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that RIDOH violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to her request, when it withheld responsive documents in their entirety, and when it failed to state that the withheld documents were not reasonably segregable. Based on the undisputed evidence, we determined...
05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA in connection with its June 26, 2019 emergency meeting when (1) the meeting minutes did not sufficiently state why the meeting was necessary; (2) its vote to appoint a new Interim President was outside the scope of the emergency purpose for...
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...
05/04/2020
COVID-19 has challenged the State in many new ways, and we likely have yet to realize many other obstacles. The need to physically distance ourselves for the health and safety of everyone has increased the need for public benefits for many Rhode Islanders, particularly those who have found...