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. 5:38 p.m.
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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. 3:48 p.m.
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. 2:09 p.m.
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. 8:31 a.m.