State says risk from coronavirus still low but urges preparedness

Updated at 5:21 p.m.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health issued an update Thursday on the state’s preparedness for the potential impact of the COVID-19 virus, known as the coronavirus. So far, 26 Rhode Islanders who traveled to China recently have self-quarantined since early February, health officials says. That’s when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began screening…

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