Category Archives: Health

Rhode Island looks to head off flu-coronavirus double threat

Rhode Island looks to head off flu-coronavirus double threat

Rhode Island already has one of the nation’s highest flu vaccination rates, but the goal this fall and winter is to boost it so hospitals don’t get overwhelmed while the coronavirus remains a potent threat, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. MORE

Hospital is ready for possible coronavirus surge

Hospital is ready for possible coronavirus surge

The head of one of Rhode Island’s largest hospital groups feels confident there will be enough capacity to handle a potential “surge” of coronavirus cases in the fall or winter. MORE

Raimondo announces delay in start of school year

Raimondo announces delay in start of school year

Rhode Island will delay the reopening of public schools by two weeks, to Sept. 14, to give educators more time to prepare to welcome returning students during the coronavirus pandemic.MORE

Expert says schools will need help from state to reopen

Expert says schools will need help from state to reopen

School districts across Rhode Island will need help from the state of they are to make classrooms coronavirus-safe for the return of students this fall, an expert said during an online forum hosted by Gov. Gina Raimondo. MORE

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