Coronavirus

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...

Don’t ignore chance to avoid an outbreak in R.I.

The effects on daily life of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to limit its spread locally will only grow in the coming weeks, but...
R.I. EDUCATION COMMISSIONER Angelica Infante-Green, is requiring all public-school districts to submit 'closure plans' to the R.I. Department of Education by March 19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. education commissioner asking school districts to submit ‘closure plans’

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, in a letter Thursday, is calling all public-school districts in Rhode Island to submit closure plans that...
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Diocese of Providence said Thursday that parishioners are not obligated to attend church on Sundays through March 29. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Diocese of Providence: Parishioners temporarily not obligated to attend Sunday church

PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence said Thursday that effective immediately parishioners will not be obligated to attend church on Sundays through...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence mayor declares state of emergency, cancels city events

PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the city amid growing concern over the spread of COVID-19,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, pictured, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island are moving curricula to online in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

More local colleges moving classes online due to virus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges are continuing to adjust programming and protocols in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and following leads of other...

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