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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...
MASSACHUSETTS has declared a state of emergency as the number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state jumped by 51 to 92 Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Baker enacts state of emergency over coronavirus

Here's a rundown of coronavirus 2019-related developments in Massachusetts, as the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus...

Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 41

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has jumped to 41 — up from...
A BOTTLE of bleach sits on the steps of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. When the new coronavirus surfaced at the school after a group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close it for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the Catholic school instituted "virtual days" where students are expected to work from home, check for assignments through an online portal and occasionally chat with teachers. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

As outbreak spreads, schools face dilemma in going online

PROVIDENCE (AP) – When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided...
THE DOW Jones Industrial Average lost 1,582 points, or 6.1%, to start the day Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ RICHARD DREW

Dow drops 1,500 points as oil price plunge shocks markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects...

Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 28

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus more than doubled on Sunday to 28,...

Third Rhode Islander tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

PROVIDENCE - A third person in Rhode Island has tested a presumptive positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The person, a...

Amid coronavirus fears, deferred trips a growing trend at R.I. travel...

PROVIDENCE – With the coronavirus dominating headlines and news cycles, the prospect of traveling abroad seems to have lost its luster for some, but...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, has suspended all university-sponsored international travel starting Monday through May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges suspending international travel due to coronavirus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two local colleges have grounded international travel for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while one is urging...

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...

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