Coronavirus

MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker introduced a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Mass. shuts schools, bans dining out

BOSTON (AP) — Schools in Massachusetts will close for at least three weeks, and all gatherings of more than 25 people will be banned...
CULTIVATING CHEFS: Gracie’s Ventures owner Ellen Slattery said the restaurant has an internship program with culinary arts school Johnson & Wales University, located three blocks away in Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Most R.I. restaurants open – for now

At Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s daily briefings over the weekend on what the state is doing to contain the local spread of the coronavirus,...
THE THREAT of coronavirus spread has spurred many events to be postponed or cancelled in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Raimondo: A ‘welcome pause’ in virus spread

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sunday said the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state remains at 20, a "welcome pause"...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to 20

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Saturday said the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state has increased by six, to 20. The...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans...
WARWICK MAYOR Joseph Solomon has declared a state of emergency in the city related to the threat of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick, N.B. both declare state of emergency to restrict spread of...

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph Solomon on Friday declared a state of emergency for the city to “proactively and effectively address the threats presented by...
PUBLIC ACCESS to the U.S. Courthouse at One Exchange Terrrace has been discontinued until further notice due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

U.S. District Court in Providence paring back amid coronavirus; other closings,...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on Friday announced steps to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, including closing...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO gives an update on the spread of the coronavirus in Rhode Island at a recent news conference. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. public schools closing; positive coronavirus cases rise

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday ordered all public schools closed for a week and said Rhode Island’s positive cases of the...
ATTLEBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS announced Friday there will be no school March 16-20 after a student was placed in self-quarantine and is being tested for the COVID-19 virus.

Attleboro schools closing due to virus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Local schools are now either canceling classes or recommending closing buildings in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Attleboro Public Schools announced...
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has declared the global coronavirus crisis a pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/AMIN NAZARI

How has your company or employer responded to the threat posed...

Rhode Island and its capital city have both declared a state of emergency in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many businesses have already...

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