R.I. to drop residency requirement for COVID-19 vaccine

Updated at 3:06 p.m.

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE so far has resisted calls to provide broad exemptions to mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will drop its residency requirement for vaccines as of May 17, in an effort to reach tourists who will start to arrive for the summer season within weeks. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced the new policy at the weekly COVID-19 update Thursday. “We know we are a tourist destination. We know…

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