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Cheers and fears as U.S. ends mask mandates for travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will make masks optional in most indoor settings on campus starting March 14. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University to make masks indoors mostly optional starting March 14

PROVIDENCE – Less than two weeks after making some modifications to its mask-wearing policy on campus, Brown University has now gone further with that...

Masks now optional on Salve’s campus

NEWPORT – Salve Regina University now joins the growing chorus of local colleges that have modified their on-campus COVID-19 mask mandates. The private university announced...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, pictured, and Bryant University made some modifications for its on-campus requirements for students. But most of the Rhode Island-based colleges will keep all of their mandates in place for the time being. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Bryant University modify some mask requirements; most colleges staying masked...

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University in Bristol and Bryant University in Smithfield have made some modifications to their respective COVID-19 masking requirements on campus....
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is testing wastewater to analyze and track the presence of COVID-19 in the state's communities. The program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is called the National Wastewater Surveillance System. / COURTESY U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

R.I. is sampling wastewater for early warnings on COVID-19 spread

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is sampling its wastewater for signs of COVID-19 in hopes health officials will get early warnings about where and how...
NEW COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDANCE for students and public school staff members was announced late Thursday by the R.I. Department of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Less quarantine, ‘monitor-to-stay’ initiative among state’s new COVID-19 school guidance

PROVIDENCE – Reducing quarantine time for students who test positive for COVID-19 and exempting close contacts from quarantining are among the new school COVID-19...
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...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,697 on Tuesday, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. daily COVID-19 cases soar to new records

PROVIDENCE – Despite a high vaccination rate in the state, Rhode Island is setting records for new daily cases of COVID-19 reported this week. The...
THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER is sticking with its current quarantine policies, calling the new guidance for a five-day quarantine "risky" and "somewhat controversial." / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Providence VA sticks with longer quarantine; not adopting new CDC guidance

PROVIDENCE – While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered updated guidance this week, dropping its recommended time for asymptomatic people to...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is requiring all students and employees to get a COVID-19 booster shot before the start of the spring semester. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown, Salve to require COVID-19 boosters for students and employees

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 booster vaccines will be required for all students and employees at Brown University and Salve Regina University in Newport. Both schools announced...

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