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Rob Smith

Public Generally Complying with COVID Rules: Summary of the governor’s June 15 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the Monday COVID-19 press briefing today at 1pm. DOH reports 32 new cases today, 73 new cases on Saturday and 46 new cases on Sunday. As of today, 127 people are hospitalized for reasons related to COVID-19; 21 of those are in the ICU, and […]

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Housing Now Designed to Help Landlords and Renters: A summary of the governor’s June 12 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and DOA Director Brett Smiley gave the press briefing today at 1pm at The Vets Auditorium.  First today’s COVID data: DOH reports 84 new cases. There are 141 currently in the hospital with the virus. Of those, 28 people are in the intensive care unit, and 17 […]

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In-Person Education to Resume: A summary of the governor’s June 10 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, and Rhode Island commissioner of education Angelica Infante-Green gave the COVID-19 press briefing today at 1pm from The Vets Auditorium. DOH reports 66 new cases of the coronavirus today. Dr. Alexander-Scott noted the past few days they had been reporting fewer than 100 cases each day. There […]

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RI Leads the Nation in COVID-19 Testing: Summary of the governor’s June 8 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID-19 press briefing today at 1pm. The governor today said Rhode Island’s COVID data was still trending in the right direction. DOH reports 51 new cases since yesterday. The Ocean State has the highest rate of testing per capita in the nation, with […]

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Page Turners: Essential reading for steps toward being anti-racist

It’s a popular social media trend, lists of book recommendations dealing with anti-racism. You’re probably familiar with their contents, The Color of Law, White Fragility, Audre Lorde, Ta Neesi-Coates, with some fiction by Zora Neale Huston or Toni Morrison for good measure. I’m male and pale, so I can’t speak to whether a list of […]

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Governor Urges Residents to Exercise Their Rights while Exercising Caution Regarding the Coronavirus: Summary of the governor’s June 5 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and DoA director Brett Smiley gave the COVID press briefing today at 1pm. DOH reports 113 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday. There are 182 people hospitalized statewide with the novel disease; 37 of those people are in the ICU and 23 people are on ventilators. The […]

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Raimondo Committed to Making Healthcare More Affordable: Summary of the governor’s June 4 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, Dr. James McDonald from RIDOH and DoA director Brett Smiley gave the COVID-19 press briefing today at 1pm. The data for Rhode Island is as follows: 100 new cases of COVID, and 185 people are hospitalized, 42 are in the ICU, and 29 people are on ventilators. DOH reported 14 new deaths […]

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Rhode Island Is Facing a Huge Budget Shortfall: Summary of the governor’s June 3 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, and DOA Director Brett Smiley held the COVID-19 press briefing today at 2:30pm from The Vets in Providence.  Today’s COVID data is as follows: there are 107 new cases. As the governor noted, the positivity rate statewide is under 5% as it has been the past few […]

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Raimondo Says Rhode Islanders Should Feel Safe: A summary of the governor’s June 2 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID press briefing today at 1pm. The data for today is as follows: 101 new cases, 188 hospitalized, 48 of those in the ICU and 31 people on ventilators. Testing in Rhode Island has seen a positive rate of less than 5% the […]

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