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R.I. allocated $64.9M from FEMA for COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated $64.9 million in federal funds to aid COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Wednesday. The...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 375, with 11 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 375 on Tuesday, with 11 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations...
A MAN WALKS to clean snow off a car along a row of homes in Central Falls, the community hit hardest by the pandemic in the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

CENTRAL FALLS (AP) – Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 292 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Cases of COVID-19 in R.I. rise by 292, with 10 new...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 292 on Monday, with 10 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Raimondo makes staff changes as she prepares to depart for Washington

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made staff changes at three pivotal state departments in consultation with Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the governor...
COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS at the state's two mass-vaccination sites will become available on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and on Fridays at 5 p.m. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

State to release COVID-19 vaccine appointments on a schedule

PROVIDENCE – When appointments for the two state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites were made available Monday, the spots filled up quickly, leaving those who came...
THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

Winter weather delays COVID-19 vaccine arrival

PROVIDENCE – The winter storms that have snarled transportation this week have impacted vaccine distribution in Rhode Island. The R.I. Department of Health said Monday...

2 more mass vaccination sites opening in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) – Two more coronavirus mass vaccination sites are opening in Massachusetts this week, including one Monday at a now-closed Sears store at...

COVID-19 cases rise by 774 over weekend, with 10 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases in Rhode Island increased by 774 from Feb. 19 through Sunday, with 10 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. expands vaccinations to people 65 and older, although others report...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island formally opened vaccinations for COVID-19 to all residents and workers aged 65 and older on Monday, and released several thousand...

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