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Third Rhode Islander tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

PROVIDENCE - A third person in Rhode Island has tested a presumptive positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The person, a...

Coronavirus raises workplace issues

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic are growing by the day, but employers looking to limit the chances of an outbreak in their workplaces could...
GOOD ADVICE: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for businesses on responding to COVID-19 at 
www.cdc.gov. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Work with employees to navigate uncharted coronavirus territory

The early presence of COVID-19 in the state and neighboring Massachusetts has many local businesses in uncharted territory in trying to respond to the...
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...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is bringing back to the U.S. its 49 students who were studying in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

URI bringing back 49 students from Italy due to coronavirus outbreak

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The 49 University of Rhode Island students who were studying abroad in Italy are now returning back to the United States...
THE CDC has issued a warning tht Americans should begin preparing for a U.S. outbreak of Covid-19, known as the coronavirus. Above, tourists wear protective face masks as they walk in Venice, Italy, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO./ANDREA MEROLA

CDC tells Americans to start readying for outbreak

NEW YORK – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead...
HELPING HAND: Brown University graduate student Kyle Zhang has helped to coordinate an initiative to raise funds to purchase medical supplies that will be sent to China to assist hospitals that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. universities take steps to ease coronavirus fears

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China is thousands of miles away from Rhode Island, but its impact is being felt locally, particularly...
THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention is investigating vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of the severe lung injuries related to vaping, finding it in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients battling the condition. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. is focusing on vitamin E as cause of vaping lung...

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – United States health officials are looking closely at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of the severe lung injuries that...
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