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R.I. recommending universal mask wearing in schools

PROVIDENCE – With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Rhode Island, the state on Wednesday said it is recommending universal mask use within school...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says there have been 65.8 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Rhode Island residents in the previous seven days, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as “substantial transmission.”

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 145; no new deaths reported

PROVIDENCE – New confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped by 145 in Rhode Island, with no new deaths reported, the R.I. Department of Health said...

Block Island officials drafting emergency ordinance for indoor mask mandate

NEW SHOREHAM - Block Island officials are considering an indoor mask mandate to address a notable uptick in COVID-19 cases on the island. The New...

Governments, businesses race to reimpose mask mandates

Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic...
THE PROVIDENCE-BASED Care New England Health System and Lifespan Corp. hospital system both announced vaccine mandates for employees starting September 2021. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Lifespan, CNE announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees, volunteers

PROVIDENCE – The state's two largest hospital systems on Tuesday said that they will soon be mandating thousands of employees to get a COVID-19...

McKee urges Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday urged Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated, repeating the refrain several times during his weekly press conference....

CDC: Masks indoors in U.S. where cases surging

NEW YORK (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 94 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 94; no new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 94, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health reported on Tuesday. The...

CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 246 over the weekend, including 54 on Sunday, with no new deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. increased by 246 over weekend; no deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 246 from July 23 through Sunday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department...

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