State Government Press Releases

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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-...
03/26/2020
*** 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 – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Islanders that many diverse...
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...
03/25/2020
*** 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 – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces a delay in the opening of the golf...
03/25/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the RI Department of Human Services announced three initiatives recently to help workers who may need child care during coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Starting March 24, 2020, workers (not just frontline workers as was initially announced) looking for child care can...
03/25/2020
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....
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...
03/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today implemented detours for northbound traffic on the Lonsdale Avenue and Broadway bridges over I-95 in Pawtucket for bridge repair work for the next three months. Southbound traffic over the bridges is not affected. The work consists of...
03/24/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI—In his role as Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined Justin Gontarek and Nicholas Rego, founders of Oceanside Graphics RI, to announce Gift it Forward, a new website that makes it easier for Rhode Islanders to support small...
03/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close a portion of Farnum Pike/Route 104 where it passes under the Route 146 overpass in North Smithfield Friday night, March 27 at 10 p.m. The road will remain closed throughout the day on Saturday, March 28, reopening that...