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Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed...

CVS begins offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at over 9.8K...

WOONSOCKET – Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to eligible individuals at more than 9,800 CVS Pharmacy locations following authorization from the...
R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 232, with 2 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 232 on Wednesday, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. receives $1M from feds for statewide recovery planning

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among 24 states allocated $1 million each from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the department announced...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 199, with 2 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 199, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations of...
ONE OF TWO PANELS at the Providence Business News Fall 2021 Health Care Summit on Wednesday discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and employer mandates. Clockwise from top left is Matt Reeber, partner at at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC; Thomas McCarthy, executive director of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Response Team; Dr. Christopher Ottiano, medical director at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Lisa Abbott, Lifespan Corp. senior vice president for human resources and community affairs; Dr. Robert MacArthur, chief medical officer at Commonwealth Care Alliance; and moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello.

Summit: Outreach to employees reduces COVID-19 vaccine defiance

PROVIDENCE – Repeated employee outreach – including small group meetings, daily bulletins and even bringing in faith leaders and pregnancy specialists – has proven...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) – Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and...

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 196, with 6 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 196, with six new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. Hospitalizations of...

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