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Texting service helps doctors monitor non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

PROVIDENCE – A texting service, designed to help doctors remotely monitor patients with either confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, rolls out Monday. Developed by...
KEVIN GRANEY, president of Electric Boat, seen in a file photo, says his symptoms from COVID-19 have been mild so far. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat president tests positive for coronavirus

HARTFORD, Conn. — The president of submarine builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO at a daily COVID-19 news briefing at the State House last week. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 116, with eight more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 116 since Saturday to 922, along with eight more deaths, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

Coping with COVID-19: Bridge Technical Talent

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Bridge Technical Talent CEO James Wright says his technology-services company hasn’t missed a beat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five years ago, he...
THE SBA's Paycheck Protection Program launched Friday, but some are having trouble gaining access to loans right away. Funds for the program are expected to be depleted quickly. Above, Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration. / AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Small-biz rescue off to slow start in R.I., elsewhere; some banks...

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses locally and...
COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island hit 711 as of Friday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

R.I. COVID-19 cases reach 711, with two more deaths; state expanding...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 54 since Thursday to 711, along with two more deaths, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
UNEMPLOYMENT claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island passed 87,000 as of Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

COVID-19-related unemployment claims keep climbing, reach 87K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 3,776 Thursday, to 87,258 since March 9, according to the R.I....
DR. RYAN WELTER, CEO of Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center, holds a new blood tests that can held determine signs of COVID-19 in 15 minutes. The facility is offering drive-thru testing for individuals. / COURTESY TRISTAN MEDICAL NORTH ATTLEBORO CARE CENTER

Stepping Up: Tristan Medical offers new drive-thru blood test to help...

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect thousands of people between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center...
UNITED STATES employers cut 701,000 jobs because of COVID-19 in March.. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. sheds 701K jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record-long streak of United States job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

How confident are you Rhode Island has taken enough steps to...

Each day now brings a new high in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, along with a growing number of...

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