State Government Press Releases

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03/30/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole, Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) made several announcements today relating to education. - Distance learning: Citing the success of the first week of distance learning across the state and the...
03/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On March 29, 2020, the State announced it is now mandating, and no longer just advising, all child care providers (centers and families) to close. As a result, the Department of Human Services suspended all child care licenses issued pursuant to R.I. General Laws 42-12.5-1 et...
03/30/2020
Providence, RI Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced new deadlines for Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary, which was delayed to June 2 due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. "To ensure that all Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a...
03/29/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today made several announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 crisis. Domestic Travel: Starting today, Rhode Island will have highway signs directing all out-of-state drivers to pull over at information stations on the southern border with Connecticut....
03/28/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott today made several announcements about the State's response to the COVID-19 crisis. * Stay At Home: The Governor has issued a stay-at-home order until April 13. This means that all Rhode Islanders should stay home unless getting food, medicine,...
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:...
03/27/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) continues to do its part to serve DHS customers during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. To support Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and their families, the Department worked with the federal government to...
03/27/2020
*** UPDATE: Starting immediately, all gatherings of more than 5 people are banned. Individuals should be interacting with the same people every day to minimize the risk of spread. *** PROVIDENCE Together with partners, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has developed a list of...
03/27/2020
No arrests to report Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp....