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McKee: R.I. ‘resilient and full of opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Standing before a masked audience at the Statehouse, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday struck a hopeful tone in promising to push...
DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT was first appointed director of the R.I. Department of Health in 2015 by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. She has now handed in her resignation to Gov. Daniel J. McKee. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Alexander-Scott resigns as head of R.I. Department of Health

PROVIDENCE – After leading the state’s public health response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is resigning as director of the Rhode Island...
RHODE ISLAND GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE holds his first COVID-19 briefing of 2022 on Wednesday, announcing that he's sending 60 members of the R.I. National Guard to assist Butler Hospital amid staffing shortages. / COURTESY WPRI

McKee sending 60 National Guard members to assist Butler Hospital

PROVIDENCE – A policy requiring indoor masking or proof of vaccination is remaining in place throughout the state, as Rhode Island ramps up its...

State taking extra COVID safety measures at nursing homes and assisted...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to keep residents, visitors and staffers safe, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announced new...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE and other Rhode Island officials said the state is now ramping up COVID-19 testing efforts as cases climbed to record highs this week. / COURTESY WPRI

McKee: R.I. ramping up testing, vaccinations in wake of COVID-19 surge

PROVIDENCE – In the face of long lines for testing and lengthy waits for results as the state sees record numbers of new COVID-19...

Vaccine proof 401Health app goes live

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Islanders will now be able to prove they have been vaccinated via a mobile application on their phones. Gov. Daniel J. McKee...

McKee establishes ‘task force’ to police for violators of mask mandate

PROVIDENCE – An executive order signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday broadly outlines Rhode Island’s plans to enforce an indoor mask mandate...
CHRISTOPHER PARISI, founder of Trailblaze Marketing and leader of the Rhode Island Small Business Coalition, said the coalition does not support any measures that increases burdens on small businesses, but appreciates the fact that the state is giving small businesses an option to institute a mask mandate or a vaccine requirement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SMALL BUSINESS COALITION

Small businesses fear enforcement burden of R.I.’s partial indoor mask mandate

PROVIDENCE – Small businesses fear being unfairly burdened with enforcing Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s new health requirements that include partial mask mandates, business advocacy...

Rhode Island urges COVID-19 boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island officials are encouraging both 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as possible, with Gov. Daniel...

R.I. has 1st human case of Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials on Monday confirmed the state's first human case of the Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013. The person...

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