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Blue Cross launches COVID-19 risk dashboard

PROVIDENCE – A new public health dashboard created by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is helping the insurer and health care...

Eviction stay fails to appease many

An eviction moratorium is available through the end of the year for residential tenants who file a simple declaration with their landlord, thanks to...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has issued a directive via the CDC, halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the...

CDC report shows more R.I. teens are vaping

PROVIDENCE – The number of Rhode Island high school students who use e-cigarettes spiked last year, climbing 10% over numbers collected in 2017, national...

R.I. residents added to travel advisories in Mass., N.Y., N.J., Conn.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been added to travel advisory lists in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York as of Tuesday. Rhode Islanders traveling...
FINE-TUNING: A ­technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics’ White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., on July 9. / MISO ROBOTICS VIA AP

Restaurants, kitchens putting more robot cooks to work

HAYWARD, Calif. – Robots that can cook – from flipping burgers to baking bread – are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to...

State to expand serology testing among high-contact workers

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott recently announced a second, expanded serology testing effort among people in specific high-contact professions...
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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