Rhode Island to get $1.25 billion from virus stimulus plan

Governor Gina Raimondo presents her daily coronavirus briefing in the State House Wednesday, March 25. 2020. Pool photo by Kris Craig / The Providence Journal

WPRO News and The Associated Press

Rhode Island is poised to receive about $1.25 billion in federal aid to help bolster state finances as part of the $2 trillion economic stimulus plan proposed by congressional leaders.

Gov. Gina Raimondo also said Wednesday that new restrictions are coming to groceries and retail stores still open during the pandemic.

Several towns that are popular summer destinations are asking seasonal visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks when they arrive.

And the Rhode Island National Guard has canceled its annual air show in June.

Rhode Island has confirmed more than 130 cases of the virus as of Wednesday.