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Alexander-Scott: ‘Time to double down on mitigation measures’ against COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said mitigation measures need to be taken to protect against an uptick...

Ocean State event organizers navigating uncharted waters

NEWPORT – Rhode Island's event organizers have been under duress as they make plans while navigating the shifting sands of a changing COVID-19 pandemic,...
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is reinstituting an indoor mask requirement and increased testing on campus in advance of the 2021 fall semester. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University again requiring indoor mask wearing, increased testing

PROVIDENCE – Masks and other increased measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 are returning to the Brown University campus. The Ivy League university announced...

McKee urges Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday urged Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated, repeating the refrain several times during his weekly press conference....

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