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Coronavirus

R.I. Hospitality Association distributes blankets, PPE, heaters to restaurants

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Hospitality Association on Oct. 14 launched its #BYOBlanket campaign to help restaurants in the state extend the outdoor dining...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 398 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 398, with 4 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in the state increased by 398, with four more deaths, the R.I.Department of Health reported on Thursday. The increase in...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
THE U.S. FOOD and Drug Administration awarded a $1.1 million contract to EpiVax Inc. and collaborator CUBRIC Inc. for its research efforts.

FDA awards EpiVax $1.1 million research contract

PROVIDENCE – Biotechnology company EpiVax Inc. received $1.1 million in funding Wednesday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further research efforts in...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo is encouraging Rhode Islanders to stay local for the Thanksgiving holiday and follow the guidelines above during family gatherings. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Raimondo urges keeping holiday celebrations local, refraining from travel

PROVIDENCE – While many Americans are starting to make plans ahead of Thanksgiving next month, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Wednesday encouraged Rhode Islanders to...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo says the state has launched a new virtual career center and job-matching program as part of the Back to Work RI initiative. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo administration announces new effort to help job seekers

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday unveiled a virtual career center and job-matching program that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 156 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 156, with 5 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 156 on Monday, with five more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. Cases...

R.I. weekly PUA filings dip to 6.8K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings in Rhode Island totaled 6,789 last week, down from 7,452 the previous week, according to the R.I. Department of...

CVS to hire 15K in Q4 due to COVID-19 and flu...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. expects to hire 15,000 employees in the fourth quarter, the company said on Monday. Two-thirds of the hires will be...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 over the weekend. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 582 over weekend, with 7 more...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 from Oct. 16 through Sunday, with seven more deaths, according to the R.I....

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