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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...

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...
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid...

Raimondo agrees with R.I.’s addition to four states’ travel advisories

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo publicly commented on four states adding Rhode Island to their travel advisories for the first time during her...

Raimondo, Infante-Green unveil school reopening guidelines

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will be following five metrics over the course of the next five weeks to determine the nature of its reopening...
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