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More money, less problems?

Is your company planning to seek another round of stimulus funding? No: 67% Yes: 17% Unsure: 17% Did your company receive stimulus funding of any kind in 2020? Yes:...

Employers have role in testing

Most local employers have already greatly contributed to controlling the spread of COVID-19 by following – and in many cases exceeding – state workplace...

R.I. looks to expand workplace tests

Rhode Island is trying to double the number of daily tests taken for COVID-19, in part by encouraging more employers to adopt surveillance testing. Manufacturing...

State must reimburse colleges now

There was plenty of understandable handwringing across the state when local colleges began developing plans to welcome students back to campus in late summer. How...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: A staff member from Alert EMS gets a COVID-19 test sample from a drive-up patient at a mobile test site in Central Falls. Alert EMS staff handles the swabbing, CVS Health Corp. runs the machines that process the samples and the University of Rhode Island helps house the machines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NO PANACEA: Employers told COVID-19 tests won’t ensure safety in workplace

Rhode Island is a COVID-19 testing leader. At an average of nearly 3,000 tests a day, the state has among the highest rates of testing...
TESTED: WaterRower Inc. CEO and President Peter King, right, speaks with assembly worker Lenny Laur. The Warren manufacturer has managed two COVID-19 outbreaks among employees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

COVID-19 testing success outside workplace means little within it

Rhode Island’s consistent ranking among the highest rates of COVID-19 testing per capita in the country may prove to be a key factor in...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH says 597 Rhode Islanders have died of COVID-19-related causes during the pandemic, as of Saturday. COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

18 new COVID-19 deaths, 203 new cases in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health reported 18 COVID-19 deaths and 203 new cases on Saturday, while the number of people hospitalized with...

Remove cloak of COVID-19’s invisibility

What percentage of Americans are, or have been, infected with the coronavirus? And, what is the probability of dying from the virus if you...

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