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R.I. to delay school reopening two weeks

PROVIDENCE – After weeks of speculation, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo confirmed that she is delaying the start of the school year in Rhode Island...

Following discovery of falsely reported positive COVID-19 tests, 106 cases removed

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Public Health has confirmed that the falsely reported positive COVID-19 tests of 113 Rhode Islanders were conducted at...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to five

PROVIDENCE – Two more people in Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health is working with a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus testing and prevention measures. Above, an illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. / AP FILE PHOTO/ CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

State to open coronavirus testing sites, working with CDC

PROVIDENCE – State officials are working to set up sites across Rhode Island for health care workers to administer tests for COVID-19, the disease...

$500K bound for R.I. to help contain coronavirus, millions more likely

PROVIDENCE – An initial $500,000 grant is on its way to Rhode Island from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help...

Mass. woman along on St. Raphael trip tests positive for coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – A third participant on a school trip to Europe last month has tested a presumptive positive for the coronavirus, Rhode Island health...

R.I. colleges cancel trips amid coronavirus fears, East Greenwich school closes...

PROVIDENCE – Two local colleges on Tuesday announced cancellations of school-sponsored international travel programs during spring break in the wake of the growing COVID-19...

Raimondo orders DOH to issue ban on flavored e-cigarettes

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday ordered the R.I. Department of Health to issue an emergency order banning the sale of flavored...
THE HUMAN RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION has increased funding for the R.I Department of Health for home visiting services for pregnant women and parents of young children by $593,764 for a total of $7.7 million.

HRSA grants RIDOH $7.7M for home visiting services for pregnant women,...

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program has granted $7.7 million to the R.I....
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...

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