Coronavirus

Block Island sees second confirmed case of COVID-19 after worker tests...

NEW SHOREHAM – A Block Island summer worker has tested positive for COVID-19, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported July 7, citing the Block Island Medical...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced that it is eliminating its SAT/ACT test requirement for its spring 2021 and fall 2021 admission cycles. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI waives SAT/ACT test requirement for fall and spring 2021 admission

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will implement a test-optional admission policy for 2021 in response to challenges students are facing due to...
THERE WERE 50 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Rhode Island on Wednesday. / CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION VIA AP

COVID-19 cases increase by 50; R.I. sees 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 50 on Wednesday, totaling 17,243 to date, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. The...

State will allow nursing home, hospital visits with restrictions

PROVIDENCE – After nearly four months of a visitation ban, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Wednesday that the state will begin to allow...
REPORTED DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have reached 971. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo warns of stricter COVID-19 guideline enforcement; R.I. deaths increase by...

PROVIDENCE – There may be a crackdown on enforcement aimed at businesses not complying with state-mandated health guidelines to contain the coronavirus, announced Gov. Gina M....

PUA filings rise by 1.1K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 1,108 on Tuesday, to 87,215, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY's reopening plan for the fall includes altering its academic schedule to operate on a trimester system that limits the number of students on campus at one time. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Brown University will have trimester schedule as part of reopening plan

PROVIDENCE – Brown University's plan to reopen its campus for the fall includes a unique modification to its academic calendar in order to limit...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 17,154 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 163 since July 3; state sees...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island rose by 163 from July 3 through Monday, totaling 17,154 to date, the R.I. Department of...
RHODE ISLAND'S GDP declined at a 6.2% annualized rate in the first quarter, the seventh-sharpest contraction of all states in the country. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. GDP declines at 6.2% annual rate in Q1, seventh-sharpest slowdown...

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product in Rhode Island declined at a 6.2% annual rate in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 2,040 from July 2 through Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

COVID-19 UI filings rise by over 2K since July 3

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 specific unemployment insurance filings increased by 2,040 from July 3 through Monday, to 182,807, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...

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