State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/23/2020
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
On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act implementing several initiatives to help mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19. As a result of this legislation, the following are changes to the ABAWD policy. SNAP recipients who are age 18 through 49 who are...
03/23/2020
I applaud Governor Raimondo's efforts to protect the health of Rhode Island voters and election workers, and I thank her for her leadership during this challenging time. A predominantly mail ballot election will ensure that all eligible Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a safe and secure...
03/23/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is proud to announce that Richard Sullivan, its Law Enforcement Highway Safety Training Coordinator, this week received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). His award was one of twelve...
03/23/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is maintaining essential services such as road and bridge maintenance and construction during the challenging times created by the coronavirus. In accordance with Governor Gina Raimondo's directive, workers who are not associated with...
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...
03/21/2020
**No arrests to report. MEDIA CONTACT: Lieutenant John Charbonneau, Weekend Officer in Charge, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp....
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...