R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency one of a few remaining in nation

THE MCKEE ADMINISTRATION will keep the current disaster emergency declaration in place until its federal counterpart is ended on May 11. Pictured is Gov. Daniel J. McKee in June 2021 signing an Executive Order that mandated indoor masking in Rhode Island businesses and workplaces for 30 days. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – It has been more than three years since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Rhode Island by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on March 1, 2020. Eight days later, on March 9, 2020, Raimondo declared a state of emergency, beginning a massive governmental and public health response unprecedented in modern times. And…

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