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R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott says the state has had a slight decrease in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations this week.

Dr. Alexander-Scott: COVID-19 response ‘will not skip a beat’ with new...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island COVID-19 response will not be disrupted by the nomination of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to serve as U.S. Commerce...
THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

R.I. groups make arguments for vaccine priority

The highly anticipated rollout of the first vaccines for COVID-19 has begun in Rhode Island, but the order of those inoculations is under scrutiny. The...
LIFESPAN CORP. Pharmacy Supervisor Richard Emery unpacks the first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

RIDOH: First phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to last through Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will last in Rhode Island through at least February, said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of...
BY THE end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc. / BILL MURPHY / LIFESPAN CORP

R.I. to receive 35,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by end of...

PROVIDENCE – By the end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc.,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that due to the mild side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, staff members of long-term care facilities should be vaccinated in phases to prevent multiple staff members from not feeling well at once. / AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

RIDOH: Nursing home staff should be vaccinated in phases

PROVIDENCE – In the coming days, staff from Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens will soon be traveling to Rhode Island's long-term care facilities...

R.I. approves vaccine, first doses distributed to hospitals

PROVIDENCE – A portion of Rhode Island's frontline health care workers were set to receive the first federally approved COVID-19 vaccine Monday. The Rhode Island...

Health department head Alexander-Scott tests positive for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE - Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesman for Gov. Gina...

Raimondo estimates R.I. will receive 29K doses of COVID-19 vaccines this...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is on track to receive 29,000 doses of two different COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year, Gov. Gina...
CRUCIAL CREATION: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, medical director of community relations at Care New England Health System, says forming an independent committee to plan the state’s vaccine distribution will build trust in the process. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Slow-spending R.I. has two months to disperse $900M in CARES Act...

Rhode Island officials rejoiced when they learned in March that the state would get a $1.25 billion slice of the federal coronavirus relief package....
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has proposed a movement of the Medical Examiners offices to a vacated building in Cumberland.

New offices in Cumberland proposed for state Medical Examiner’s office

PROVIDENCE – The state hopes to move its Medical Examiner’s office to a vacant commercial site in Cumberland, using state funds as well as...

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