COVID-19

Consider Fresh Air Classrooms

We keep looking back to the 1918 flu for insights into our present situation, but prior to that catastrophe, public health officials had been struggling with the deadly bacterial contagion tuberculosis for many decades. And it was two female doctors right here in Providence, co-founders of the Providence League for the Suppression of Tuberculosis, who

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Phase 3 Of Reopening Starts

The Governor has announced the third phase of the state’s gradual reopening plan; it includes updates on restaurants, team sports, as well as an alert on people traveling here from out-of-state. Let’s not get too overconfident here, but only two states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases: Connecticut and Rhode Island! Nice to

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Governor Unveils ‘Crush Covid RI’ App

The Governor unveiled the state’s new Crush Covid contact-tracing app today. From the Boston Globe: The governor emphasized that Rhode Islanders will be able to enable or disable the GPS tracking feature any time they want. The data will remain on their phones and be automatically deleted in 20 days. If someone gets COVID-19, health

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Limited Outdoor Dining Starts

Beginning Monday, May 18, restaurants may begin limited outdoor dining in addition to pick-up, delivery, and drive-through operations. The Governor has posted information and guidelines at Reopening RI. Dan McGowan writes in The Boston Globe. The restaurants will be required to take reservations ahead of time, limit tables to up to five customers, and use

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Money

The Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have announced that local nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of COVID-19 response can apply for funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund. The Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have formed a joint grants-review team to review initial crisis applications in real-time. Awards will be

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