by Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press
Rhode Island is looking to bolster its ranks of frontline responders to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday called on health care workers who are not working full time or are retired to contribute to the response effort.
The Democrat said the state is in “desperate need” of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other trained professionals. She says those willing to help can sign up at www.RIResponds.org.
“We will run out of people,” Raimondo said. “We need you. We can’t get through this crisis without you.”
State officials also announced Tuesday that nursing school students with one semester under their belt will be able to qualify for a 90-day certified nursing assistant license so they can start working.