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New COVID-19 cases in U.S. rise to highest levels on record

CHICAGO (AP) – More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to the...

UMass system mandates COVID-19 boosters for students, employees

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts is the latest local college to announce it will make COVID-19 vaccine booster shots mandatory for students and...
LT. GOV. SABINA MATOS, the former Providence City Council president, speaks after being nominated lieutenant governor by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on March 31. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR/ JONATHAN BISSONNETTE

Lt. Gov. Matos positive for COVID-19; Elorza mandates vaccine for city...

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos on Tuesday announced on Twitter she has tested positive for COVID-19. “I tested positive for COVID-19. I have very...

Appeals court stays vaccine mandate on larger businesses

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S....
EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an...

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans

Many Rhode Island companies that have already committed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates say they’re sticking with their deadlines rather than waiting for President Joe...

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...
FINAL PUSH: The state recently gave nonprofits the final $380,000 in grants available from The RI Gives Vax Challenge to help boost COVID-19 vaccinations. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Get armed in COVID fight

(Editor’s note: A version of this editorial was published on PBN.com on Aug. 18.) For more than a year, a fit, college-educated, 51-year-old relative successfully...

Any plan to fight COVID must start with vaccine

For more than a year, a fit, college-educated, 51-year-old relative successfully avoided getting COVID-19. He routinely wore masks and practiced social distancing around strangers...

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...
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