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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...

Rhode Island urges COVID-19 boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island officials are encouraging both 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as possible, with Gov. Daniel...
CAMPAIGN WORKER: Jane Barrows, founder of Lyme Newport, says awareness efforts about tick-borne infections have taken on new importance in the COVID-19 era because similar symptoms could lead to misdiagnosis. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Is COVID ‘bias’ hindering Lyme disease detection?

Jane Barrows’ troubles with Lyme disease began with a strange mark on her thigh. In 2008, she was doing some landscaping while wearing a bathing...
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...

R.I. recommending universal mask wearing in schools

PROVIDENCE – With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Rhode Island, the state on Wednesday said it is recommending universal mask use within school...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and...

Federal eviction moratorium extended 90 days

PROVIDENCE – Housing advocates are evaluating how the 90-day extension of the federal eviction moratorium will impact residential tenants in Rhode Island. On March 30,...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY reaffirmed its plans to have a fully in-person campus experience in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University reaffirms plans to have fully in-person return in the...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University announced Friday it reaffirmed its plans for students to return to campus for a fully in-person fall semester, with classes...
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