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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH is proposing updated regulations that would allow health care workers who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 to go to work, as long as they wear medical grade N95 masks during periods of high virus transmission in the community. The departmetn said it will be taking public comment on these regulations until March 25, before the new policies take effect several weeks later. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

RIDOH proposes regulation update allowing unvaccinated health care workers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health announced on Thursday that it's proposing new regulations that would allow health care workers who are not...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced on Dec. 10 that 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. / AP FILE PHOTO / TED S. WARREN

Should affected businesses go ahead with COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirements,...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 struck down a mandate from President Joe Biden's administration requiring employees at large businesses to get a...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses, allows mandate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT John J. Igliozzi has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to consider a proposal that would stop the firings of city workers who have not complied with the city vaccination requirement. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council seeks to block mass police firings ahead of vaccine...

PROVIDENCE – The looming deadline for Providence workers to get vaccinated has become the latest source of sparring between city lawmakers, who disagree over...
SOUTHCOAST HEALTH System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts have agreed on a contract after reaching a stalemate last month.

Southcoast Health fires 216 workers for failing to get COVID vaccine

FALL RIVER – Southcoast Health System Inc. has fired 216 workers who refused to comply with a mandate to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according...
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How to sum up Dr. Timothy J. Babineau’s approach to leadership at Lifespan Corp.? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again would...

R.I. responds to lawsuit over lack of religious exemption in health...

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit filed on Thursday on behalf of four health care workers, who brought the action under pseudonyms including “Dr. T.” and...

Judge denies Mass. state police union bid for vaccination delay

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to...

R.I. home care group calls for vaccine exemptions, citing projected staff...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care is calling on the state government to exempt home care workers from Rhode Island’s health...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. joins list of companies...

PROVIDENCE – The largest health insurer in the Rhode Island and one of the state’s biggest employers, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island...
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