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GLASSED IN: Rep. Raymond Hull, below center, D-Providence, speaks on the floor of the House chamber at the Statehouse on June 17. He and his fellow lawmakers are surrounded by plastic protective barriers because of COVID-19. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

2nd wave of coronavirus? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of...
CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal issues raised over returning to work

Pama Brown lost her catering job of 13 years at Brown University right before the coronavirus crisis, and she’s been in no rush to...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated $5.4 million in federal funds for testing and contact tracing. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

R.I. receives $5.4M for testing and contact tracing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.4 million in federal funds for testing and contact-tracing efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's congressional...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2020

1. R.I. executive of Panera Bread franchisee laid off as coronavirus measures take toll on restaurants POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 18. Bahjat Shariff, operating partner...

Ocean State Job Lot providing free fabric to make homemade masks

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot is launching the “Mask Fabric for Free” campaign to supply customers with fabric to create a homemade...

U.S. coronavirus crisis long time in making

As the coronavirus pandemic exerts a tighter grip on the nation, critics of the Trump administration have repeatedly highlighted its changes to the nation’s...
CVS HEALTH CORP. said that an employee working in its Lincoln office tested positive for COVID-19, and an unknown number of other employees out of that office have been placed on a 14-day cautionary quarantine. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Local colleges, businesses step up efforts to fight coronavirus spread

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and colleges on Tuesday continued to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, placing employees under cautionary quarantine, restricting...

8 in Mass. test positive for coronavirus disease

BOSTON (AP) – The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sicked tens of thousands around...

Unemployment insurance could help during pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. by stocking up on food...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, February 2020

1. Garden City Center sells for $181M POSTED ONLINE: FEB. 3. Garden City Center in Cranston has sold for $181 million, according to property...

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