Coronavirus

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a prerecorded address on Mother's Day that took the place of her daily coronavirus briefing. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

R.I. reports 4 COVID-19 deaths, further decrease in hospitalizations on Sunday

PROVIDENCE – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island increased by 285 on Sunday, but there were declines in deaths and hospitalizations,...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island approached 8,000 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

19 new R.I. coronavirus deaths; health dept. sees mini-outbreak

PROVIDENCE - On the first day of Rhode Island's phased reopening of its economy, the state health director on Saturday announced seven positive cases...
DELTA AIR LINES INC. announced Friday that it is suspending service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick at least until Sept. 30. PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Delta suspends all service at T.F. Green Airport

PROVIDENCE – Delta Air Lines Inc. has suspended flights in and out of T.F. Green Airport and nine other smaller airports nationwide, at least...
RHODE ISLAND could see $800 million less in revenue over the next two years, according to new budget estimates. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. expected to lose nearly $800M due to COVID-19-inspired losses in...

PROVIDENCE – The state faces a nearly $800 million shortfall in revenue between this fiscal year and next, according to estimates released Friday that...
THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER is one of several health centers receiving federal funding to expand the state's COVID-19 testing capacity. / COURTESY THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER

Community health centers get $3.7M to expand testing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island community health centers received $3.7 million in federal funds to expand COVID-19 testing capacity in the state, Sen. Jack Reed...
CASES OF COVID-19 increased by 249 on Thursday to total 2,948. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Reopened businesses will be subject to inspections for COVID-19 regulations; R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Businesses that resume operation during Phase 1 of the state’s economic reopening will be subject to inspections by state officials looking for compliance...
LORI C. ADAMO is the founder of Code Red Business Continuity Services LLC. / COURTESY LORI C. ADAMO

Coping with COVID-19: Code Red Business Continuity Services

Lori C. Adamo, founder of Code Red Business Continuity Services LLC, said her company, located in Cranston, helps businesses plan for major disruptions. The company...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $4.7 million in additional Community Development Block Grants to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

R.I. to receive $4.7M more to fight COVID-19 impacts

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive another $4.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grants related to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...
THE U.S. JOBLESS rate increased to 14.7% in April. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished...
EVOLVING: Shoppers pass through the common areas of the Providence Place mall. The mall features entertainment that goes beyond apparel stores, cineplexes and fast-food chains, such as a kids’ veterinary clinic with stuffed animals, a Thai restaurant and arcade games. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Has your attitude about shopping at the physical locations of local...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is lifting the stay-at-home order on Saturday and allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen or expand some services, with restrictions. The...

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