Coronavirus

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings increased 582 day to day in Rhode Island on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

COVID-19 UI filings increase by 581, lowest rise since March 15

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance filings due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased 582 Tuesday, the smallest increase since March 15, according to the R.I....
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased 272 day to day Tuesday, bringing the state total to over 10,000. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. sees 15 new COVID-19 deaths; Raimondo eyes 10K daily tests

PROVIDENCE – As the likelihood of lifting Rhode Island’s stay-at-home order on May 9 increases, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Wednesday that she...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday it is considering multiple scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall after closing it this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown announces multiple scenarios to reopen campus in fall; to hold...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday a range of scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall, as well as moving its...

CVS Health reports 40% profit jump in Q1 on pandemic purchasing

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. made a profit of $2 billion in the first quarter, a 40.1% increase year over year, the company reported...
AND ADDITIONAL $1.4 million in grants were issued to 51 nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 Response Fund, created by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Additional $1.4M issued to nonprofits from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $1.4 million was issued to 51 local nonprofit organizations through the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island...

Honeywell begins N95 face mask production at Smithfield factory

SMITHFIELD – Production has begun on filtering face-piece respirators known as N95 face masks, according to technology giant Honeywell International Inc., the company making...

We Make RI to hold first segment of manufacturing job camp...

CRANSTON – Manufacturer-training organization We Make RI will start this year’s Manufacturing Job Camp with an online classroom segment followed by in-person participation, the...
OVER A QUARTER of respondents in a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers said they did not want to see loosened restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY POLARIS MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP

Survey takes stock of R.I. manufacturers amid COVID-19 climate

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership conducted a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers and found that 36% would like to see social-distancing restrictions relaxed...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have reached 153,114. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

COVID-19 UI claims hit 153.1K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment Insurance claims due to COVID-19 increased by 1,212 on Monday, to 153,114, the R.I. Department of Labor announced. UI claims since March...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island passed 9,900 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo announces expanded mask requirements; R.I. sees 14 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday a new executive order will go into effect Friday requiring Rhode Island residents to wear masks...

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