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THE CORONAVIRUS
IN RHODE ISLAND

Today's cases: 100
Today's deaths: 0

Total cases: 19,738
Total deaths: 1,014

Hospitalizations: 84
In ICU: 10

Policies
Masks in public
Gatherings of 15
Stores, indoor dining, close-contact businesses, houses of worship, gyms, child care centers, youth sports open with limits
All state beaches and parks open
More workers allowed in offices

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AROUND R.I.

One silver lining of staying home? Cocktails-to-go. Here’s a guide

We surveyed bars and restaurants around the state to uncover their best cocktails-to-go ... and sampled a few along the way, because we had to make sure that they tasted good. (They did.)

‘The joke is on us’: Rhode Islanders find themselves unwelcome in nearby states

Rhode Islanders who planned trips to Cape Cod or elsewhere are facing quarantine at their vacation spots unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test.

R.I. WEATHER

Dave Epstein’s Rhode Island weekend forecast

The weekend is looking pretty stunning, with lots of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. Greater Providence could hit 90 on Monday.


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Will your school reopen? Here’s a breakdown of infection rates in each R.I. community

As of last week, Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence didn't make the cut.

Infections are creeping up, so Rhode Island is cracking down

The state will enforce crowd sizes and order restaurants to close their bar areas by 11 p.m.

Rhode Islanders who travel to nearby states, including Mass., now have to quarantine

The state's rising coronavirus rates have also put it on quarantine lists in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Who is Kat Kerwin? Providence’s most outspoken politician revels in ruffling feathers

The councilwoman's supporters say her brash tone and willingness to take on institutions is exactly why she has emerged as one of the most influential progressives in Rhode Island.

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Mayors are 😡 with Governor Raimondo right now

They may like how she's handled the coronavirus crisis (well, most of them do), but they don't like that the state is giving cities and towns less money than it used to.

Another pandemic fallout: Deaths from accidental drug overdoses are soaring in Rhode Island

Anxiety over the coronavirus, social isolation, and higher drug toxicity are driving drug deaths up.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

‘I can’t see with my right eye. They said it damaged your brain, and maybe the damage is going to stay there’

In her own words, a housekeeper at a Smithfield nursing home recounts the devastating toll of COVID-19 on her health and her life.

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If your business needs a $15,000 coronavirus grant, here’s what you should know

It took a while, but small businesses in Rhode Island that have been hurt by the coronavirus can finally begin applying for $15,000 grants from the state.