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This is Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. I'm reaching out to provide an update on the state of our COVID-19 vaccine distribution.   Right … more
I wanted to give you an update on the current status of our vaccination efforts. Already, we have administered second doses to the first 400 people to be vaccinated in Rhode Island. As … more
As we cap off this difficult year, I’m excited to start fresh in 2021 and continue the challenging but essential process of getting Rhode Island vaccinated against COVID-19.   I … more
My name is Dr. Philip Chan, and I'm one of the infectious diseases physicians and medical directors at the Rhode Island Department of Health. I've been working closely with our immunization team to … more
I hope that you had a wonderful holiday with the people in your household. As we wind down the year and look towards 2021, I have an important request for you: please get tested for COVID-19 … more
The holiday season — a celebration of light, love, and family amidst the shortest and coldest days of the year — is more important now than ever before. After a challenging year, … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Positive trends in the state's latest COVID-19 data show the three-week "e;pause"e; that ended Sunday was the "e;right call,"e; Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday during her final briefing of 2020. "e;We have turned the corner,"e; the governor said, more
  We've asked a lot from Rhode Islanders over the last ten months. Today, I have one more ask: please sign up to get tested this week and next week. Getting tested is one of the simplest, … more
It's more important than ever that we all stay informed. Please, stay socially distanced, wash your hands, and wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with. … more
This has been an exciting week as the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were distributed in Rhode Island. We have had a lot of people reach out to us with questions about the vaccine. Today, Dr. … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island's "pause" has been extended through Dec. 20, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last week, after which a handful of revised restrictions will be put in place through the year's end as part of a "slow dial-up of the economy." more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An additional $100 million of the state's federal stimulus funding is being made available to support businesses and workers affected by the upcoming two-week "e;pause,"e; Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last week. "e;The goal here . is more
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