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Raimondo’s Focus Is on Our Most Vulnerable: Summary of the governor’s May 21 press conference

Today Governor Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott held the daily press briefing at 1pm. The COVID-19 data is as follows: There are 189 new positive cases, 254 people are currently hospitalized, 56 are in the ICU, and 41 are on ventilators. There are 18 new deaths in RI: two people in their 50s, two […]

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Writing on the Wall: New East Providence mural celebrates nurses

A new piece of art recently appeared on a wall in East Providence, on the side of the mixed-use industrial building at 89 Valley Street. Muralist Sam White, along with his assistant Julia Gazzara, completed the mural, titled “Love for Nurses,” on Tuesday, May 19. The piece, which was commissioned by the Valley Street building’s […]

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Churches to Partially Reopen: Summary of the governor’s May 20 press conference

With Memorial Day around the corner, Governor Gina Raimondo delivered a message that struck a balance between carrying on our daily lives and continuing to take COVID-19 seriously. As usual the governor started with a few numbers: Yesterday 10,000 Rhode Islanders downloaded the new “one-stop-shop” Crush COVID app; today the number of COVID fatalities was […]

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Crush COVID RI App Launched Today: Summary of the governor’s May 19 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo opened her press conference on the state of COVID-19 in RI with the latest statistics: Today 26 people in RI died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 500, and today 134 more cases of COVID-19 were reported. After giving her condolences to the families of victims, the […]

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Beaches to Open for Memorial Day: Summary of the governor’s May 18 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott held the COVID press conference today at 1pm at The Vets. All press conferences this week will be at 1pm, except Wednesday’s, which will be at 2:30pm. Today they announced that RI saw 121 new COVID cases since yesterday. A bit of a drop, according to […]

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Phase 2 Likely to Start Near June 1: Summary of the governor’s May 15 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the COVID press briefing today at 1pm at The Vets. Rhode Island has 203 new COVID-positive cases. Two-hundred seventy-two people are in the hospital; 63 of those are in the ICU with 41 people on ventilators. Eleven new deaths were reported today, one person in […]

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Summer Camps to Open Next Month: Summary of the governor’s May 14 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the daily COVID-19 presser briefing today at 1pm at The Vets. Rhode Island has 181 new cases today. The state has officially tested more than 101,000 people, testing almost 3,700 since yesterday. The Ocean State now has gotten more than 12,000 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. […]

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RI Enters Phase 1 of Reopening: The rules are clear, but poorly communicated

RI Gov. Gina Raimondo allowed her stay-at-home executive order to expire March 8, the next day beginning “Phase 1” of at least three such phases, each expected to last at least two weeks. On April 27, she laid out six specific criteria that all had to be met before any of the phased reopening could […]

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Travel Restrictions will Relax this Summer: Summary of the governor’s May 13 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, Department of Health director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, and Commerce RI director Stefan Pryor held the daily coronavirus press conference today at 2:30pm at The Vets. The number of positive new COVID-19 cases since yesterday is 221. Two hundred sixty-nine people are in the hospital, 68 are in the ICU and 48 of […]

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