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State Resources for COVID-19

For general questions about COVID-19, the state has set up a hotline that operates during business hours: 401-222-8022. After business hours, dial 211. HealthSourceRI has opened a special open enrollment period that will last through April 15. To enroll, go to or call 855-840-4774 Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. For information about […]

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Rhode Island Heroes Feeding Our Heroes: Fundraiser supports local restaurants and gives to healthcare workers

On April 2, a new GoFundMe campaign was launched called RI Feeds our Heroes, and this fundraiser offers double the bang for your buck: donations are used to support local restaurants by purchasing their gift cards, and those gift cards are given to front line workers — our hospital heroes. Three members in the RI […]

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Drive-Thru for COVID-19 Test: These efficient test sites will help RI reach the goal of testing 1,000 Rhode Islanders a day

Wednesday morning, the Rhode Island National Guard Joint Task Force Guardian demonstrated one of the new “drive-thru” test sites opened to help meet Governor Gina Raimondo’s goal of testing 1,000 Rhode Islanders for the novel coronavirus each day. Three centers currently exist, one each at URI, CCRI and RIC. Each has the ability to process […]

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RI Creatives Seek Statewide Artist Relief Fund

Our local economy has collapsed in the wake of COVID-19, leaving thousands of people down and out in the Ocean State with an unemployment rate rapidly approaching Great Depression levels. Creatives have decided to organize. Artists, musicians and gig workers under previously existing rules were unable to collect unemployment or benefits for lost income. The […]

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Reading Together While Apart: Continuing to connect PVD’s literary community

After coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns caused What Cheer Writers Club ( to close its co-working space and podcasting studio in downtown PVD and to cancel in-person events beginning on Monday, March 16, program manager Jodie Noel Vinson contacted members to encourage the community of writers to support each other and continue to share their work through […]

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Watch It!: 20 films, shows, and novels to keep you paranoid while quarantined

Either by choice or not, we all will be spending a lot of time indoors. Even after lying in bed contemplating our mortality, raiding the fridge and fighting over toilet paper, our schedules will still be open enough for us to take a look at our infinitely expanding watchlist. Art imitates life and a lot […]

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