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THE CORONAVIRUS
IN RHODE ISLAND

Today's cases: 101
Today's deaths: 12

Total cases: 15,112
Total deaths: 732

Hospitalizations: 188
In ICU: 48

Policies
Stay-home order lifted
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

More Recent Stories


After closing off from the mainland, Block Island prepares to reopen

When the coronavirus spread through Rhode Island three months ago, Block Island sealed itself off to protect its residents from illness. Now it’s poised to reopen to outsiders with a mixture of hope and trepidation.

RHODE MAP

The dos and don’ts for Phase 2 of Rhode Island’s reopening

State officials were still issuing new guidance for reopening as late as Saturday, so you can expect some confusion this week.

INNOVATORS Q&A

A Providence nonprofit helps refugees emphasize hope over fear

“Refugees have vast experience in the kind of hope and survival that the rest of us are learning right now," says the executive director of Beautiful Day.


PROTEST

Thousands protest in Providence over death of George Floyd

About 2,000 people held a peaceful rally in Providence to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man allegedly killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

SPORTS

Dinner on the diamond at McCoy Stadium tastes bittersweet

It's easy to savor a meal on the field where Dustin Pedroia played, but the imminent departure of the PawSox to Worcester is still hard to swallow.

R.I.'s Phase 2 starts Monday as new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fall

Gyms, restaurants, barber shops, and hairdressers can reopen Monday under new rules and restrictions. Houses of worship can open Saturday at 25 percent capacity. Twin River Casino will open June 8 by invitation only, requiring masks and social distancing. But there are still no visitors allowed at nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

RHODE MAP

Doctor McDonald prescribes resilience

It’s worth taking a moment to appreciate the personal stories and bits of empathy and wisdom that Dr. James McDonald, medical director for the Rhode Island Department of Health, offered at Thursday’s daily coronavirus news conference.

Let the games begin: R.I. set to begin youth sports and open casinos in June

The governor said she knows the pandemic has been “really hard” on the state’s youth, who have missed out on graduations and proms, ballgames and recitals. But, she said, ”I want you to know that summer is going to be good."

Media to R.I. governor: Stop delaying records requests

Seven Rhode Island media and open government groups called on Governor Gina M. Raimondo Thursday to stop giving public entities 20 extra days to respond to records requests, saying it was infringing on the public’s right to know.

RHODE MAP

The clash between the pandemic and public finances in Rhode Island

Perhaps there’s no more fitting image for a panel discussion on public finances and the pandemic than The Clash “Out of Control” poster that was visible over Paul Dion’s shoulder during Wednesday’s Zoom conference.

With new rules, Rhode Islanders are getting ready to return to the gym next week

Governor Gina Raimondo said Rhode Island will be ahead of neighboring states if it goes ahead with its plan to reopen gyms, restaurants, churches, barber shops, and hairdressers next week under new rules and restrictions.