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R.I. responds to lawsuit over lack of religious exemption in health...

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit filed on Thursday on behalf of four health care workers, who brought the action under pseudonyms including “Dr. T.” and...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE and the R.I. Department of Health announced on Tuesday their enforcement strategy for Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health care workers. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

State outlines enforcement plans for vaccinating health care workers

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health unveiled Tuesday how they plan to enforce the state's mandate that health...

RIDOH’s Center for Drinking Water Quality earns EPA honor

PROVIDENCE – Efforts by the R.I. Department of Health to protect the Ocean State’s drinking water supply during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognized...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students wait to be vaccinated for COVID-19 during a spring clinic in the school's Memorial Union on the Kingston campus in South Kingstown. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

McKee touts high vaccination rate at URI, calls on employers to...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With more than 17,000 students arriving on campus this September and a roughly 95% COVID-19 vaccination rate, Gov. Daniel J. McKee...
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel J. McKee is called on businesses during his weekly COVID-19 update on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, to implement vaccine mandates. /AP File Photo / Steven Senne

McKee, health officials urge R.I. businesses to adopt vaccine mandates

PROVIDENCE – With the recent approval of a COVID-19 vaccination by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rhode Island Gov. Daniel J. McKee is...

McKee mandates masks in all Rhode Island school districts

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee issued an executive order mandating all school districts in the state to require students to wear masks in...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND announced Wednesday that it recommends universal mask wearing in schools, regardless of vaccination status. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Do you agree with the state’s recommendation for universal mask use...

The state on July 28 said it is recommending universal mask use within K-12 school settings, regardless of vaccination status, when the new school...

Cases of Legionnaires’ disease on rise in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - State health officials are investigating an increase over the past two months in reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Rhode Island. According to...

R.I. to resume administration of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will resume the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the R.I. Department of Health announced Monday evening. The move...
NEXT CHALLENGE: Panelists discuss the region’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, who directs clinical trials for Life­span Corp.; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

‘Hesitancy’ will be next snag with vaccinations

Rhode Island will soon hit a tipping point in COVID-19 vaccinations – a point at which there will be more vaccine available than the...

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