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THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island, pictured, and the Community College of Rhode Island will both serve as mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI, CCRI to serve as COVID-19 testing sites

PROVIDENCE – Two state colleges this week will begin serving as mobile testing sites for COVID-19. The University of Rhode Island and the Community College...
RHODE ISLAND municipalities will receive $15.2 million in federal grants as part of the federal package to combat the economic impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

R.I. municipalities to receive $15.2M as part of federal COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE – As part of the massive federal economic-aid package recently signed into law, Rhode Island municipalities will receive $15.2 million to combat COVID-19,...

Alzheimer’s Association R.I. Chapter moves community programs online

PROVIDENCE – Programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter are now being offered online in an effort to continue community education in...

R.I. Memory Cafés inks nonprofit status, moves events to social media

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Memory Cafés, now officially a nonprofit, launched its first virtual memory café last week. The event promises to be the first...

R.I.’s evolving enforcement of quarantine orders now targets all visitors

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sunday said Rhode Island’s evolving policy on enforcing self-quarantine orders for all out-of-state visitors planning to stay...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health is working with a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus testing and prevention measures. Above, an illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. / AP FILE PHOTO/ CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

R.I. positive coronavirus cases rise by 55; third death reported

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sunday reported a third COVID-19-related death in the state and 55 new positive cases, for a total...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said that as of Wednesday afternoon, the state has seen 132 cases of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo threatens to sue R.I. over quarantine-enforcement policy

PROVIDENCE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on Saturday that if Rhode Island doesn't roll back its policy targeting New Yorkers for...

Hundreds more nonessential R.I. businesses ordered closed beginning March 30

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's order on Saturday for the closure of all noncritical retail establishments in the state effective Monday, March 30,...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

R.I. has first two deaths related to COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home...

PROVIDENCE - Health officials on Saturday reported the state's first two COVID-19-related deaths, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo issued a stay-at-home order for all...
EAST PROVIDENCE has created two small-business loan programs to help small and micro-businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Providence starts 2 emergency loan programs for small businesses impacted...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city has jump-started its own emergency loan fund programs for the smallest of small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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