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THE CORONAVIRUS
IN RHODE ISLAND

Today's cases: 73
Today's deaths: 13

Total cases: 14,210
Total deaths: 634

Hospitalizations: 226
In ICU: 50

Policies
Stay-home order lifted
Masks in public
Gatherings of no more than 5 people
Stores open with limits
State parks open
Two state beaches open on Memorial Day

Closed
Schools and colleges
Restaurants only takeout / delivery / outdoor dining
Close-contact businesses
Most beaches

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Five key questions about phase two of Rhode Island’s reopening

We know phase two means loosening more of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, but the governor has been tight-lipped all week about what exactly she intends to announce.

R.I. unemployment rate shoots up to 17 percent

The number of unemployed Rhode Island residents soared to 90,300 -- an increase of 63,800 from March. Over the year, the number of unemployed residents rose by 70,200.

Rhode Island’s June 2 presidential primary will look very different

At polling sites, hand sanitizer will replace glad-handing politicians, and face masks will replace face time with neighbors. But most Rhode Islanders won’t leave the comfort of their homes to express their presidential preference.


Rhode Island’s nursing homes thought they were prepared for the coronavirus. They weren’t.

More than three-quarters of all COVID-19 deaths in Rhode Island are linked to nursing homes and assisted living centers, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — one of the highest rates of the 37 states and the District of Columbia publicly reporting those deaths.

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You can pick the new ‘I voted’ sticker for Rhode Island. These are your choices

We could all use a reason to smile, so let’s talk about stickers.

R.I.’s charter schools face an ethical dilemma: Should they keep millions in federal loans that traditional districts can’t get?

The state’s normally tight-knit charter school community has been quietly debating the issue for more than a month, and officials are divided on the right approach.

Raimondo to Rhode Islanders: Please don’t party in big groups on Memorial Day

Even with two state beaches set to reopen on Memorial Day, the governor said residents should avoid large gatherings this holiday weekend so that the state doesn’t see a spike in coronavirus infections several weeks from now.

URI president began his tenure amid one crisis and is winding it down amid another

David M. Dooley rode into Kingston from Montana in the middle of a recession. Now as he prepares to end his tenure next year, he finds his school dealing with the effects of a pandemic.

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How long will Governor Raimondo’s new popularity last?

Just four months ago, Governor Gina Raimondo was among the least popular governors in the country, with an approval rating of just 35 percent. But her handling of the coronavirus crisis has sent her stock soaring.

R.I. unveils ‘Crush COVID’ mobile app that allows GPS tracking in case people get sick

ACLU of Rhode Island raises concerns “about the potential ‘Big Brother’ aspects of electronic contact tracing.”

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK

Plastic knives. Salt packets. Masks. Eating outdoors at a R.I. restaurant was familiar but strange

Restaurants across the state were allowed to open for outdoor dining Monday, so we visited O’Rourke’s Bar & Grill in Warwick. It was different, but it felt all right.