Wednesday, March 3, 2021



THE S&P 500 dropped about 7% within the first few minutes of Thursday's trading, triggering an automatic halt to trading on the New York Stock Exchange. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

Trading halted on Wall Street after stocks plunge 7% at open

NEW YORK (AP) – The sell-off bludgeoning financial markets around the world got even worse Thursday as the economic pain caused by the coronavirus...

Raimondo urges avoidance of large gatherings, events

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials are urging Rhode Islanders not to attend or organize...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced that, starting Friday, all events of 100 or more people are either canceled or postponed through April 3. The initiative affects two March events that had been scheduled at the Ryan Center, pictured. / COURTESY THE RYAN CENTER

Larger events feeling effects of spread of coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Large events are feeling the effects of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cancellations, postponements and attendance restrictions. State officials are...
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

COVID-19 spurs event cancellations, postponements

PROVIDENCE – The threat of the coronavirus in the state has prompted the postponement and cancellation of a number of events, in a growing...
WHEATON COLLEGE in Norton is both switching its curricula to online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and asking students to leave campus by March 22 until further notice. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Local colleges switching to online courses, asking students to stay home...

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges continue to alter their respective schedules and programming in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including extending spring break,...
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has declared the global coronavirus crisis a pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/AMIN NAZARI

WHO declares that COVID-19 is now a pandemic

ROME (AP) — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Tedros...
CARE NEW ENGLAND has enacted visitor limitations at its hospitals in response to the coronavirus. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Coronavirus concerns prompt no-visitor policy at Care New England hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, Care New England Health System announced today that visitors are banned from all of...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to five

PROVIDENCE – Two more people in Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total...
CVS HEALTH CORP. said that an employee working in its Lincoln office tested positive for COVID-19, and an unknown number of other employees out of that office have been placed on a 14-day cautionary quarantine. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Local colleges, businesses step up efforts to fight coronavirus spread

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and colleges on Tuesday continued to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, placing employees under cautionary quarantine, restricting...
MASSACHUSETTS has declared a state of emergency as the number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state jumped by 51 to 92 Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Baker enacts state of emergency over coronavirus

Here's a rundown of coronavirus 2019-related developments in Massachusetts, as the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus...

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