The 45-day extension of McKee’s public health emergency order heads to floor for a vote

Updated at 3:23 p.m.

RHODE ISLAND LAWMAKERS will be voting on Thursday to extend Gov. Daniel J. McKee's emergency public health order by 45 days, from Feb. 14 to March 31, as COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward in the Ocean State. On Tuesday, key committees in the House and Senate passed the legislation, sending it to the floors for a vote. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward, key Rhode Island House and Senate committees voted on Tuesday in favor of extending Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s public health emergency order through March 31. The current public health emergency order, mandating mask wearing in schools and protecting health care facilities from litigation, will expire on…

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