Post Tagged with: "COVID"

CDC Issues Eviction Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This order will expire on October 3, 2021 and[Read More…]

by August 4, 2021

CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain noncitizens based on the Director’s determination that introduction of such noncitizens, regardless of their country of[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021

Joint Center For Disease Control & Food Drug Administration Statement on Vaccine Boosters

The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta. People who are not vaccinated remain[Read More…]

by July 9, 2021

Pawtucket-Central Falls BEAT COVID-19 Hotline Update

Cities to Continue Targeted Multilingual Efforts to Increase Vaccination Rates  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, alongside the Rhode Island Department of Health, have worked with community partners to best serve the two highly impacted communities including the establishment and maintenance of a call center[Read More…]

by June 29, 2021

Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department Of Health Lift COVID-19 Restrictions On Remaining “Higher Risk” Activities

“Higher Risk” Activities Include Live Performances, Indoor Hookah, Saunas & Whirlpools, Nightclubs The Governor’s Office and Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that certain restrictions on what have been categorized as higher risk activities and settings will be lifted effective June 18, 2021. The activities and settings include: live[Read More…]

by June 18, 2021

This Week At The Rhode Island General Assembly: Week Ending June 4, 2021

General Assembly approves new agreement with Bally’s, IGT The General Assembly approved amended legislation introduced by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) to strengthen the agreement between the State of Rhode Island and IGT and Bally’s Corporation,[Read More…]

by June 5, 2021

McKee: State House Will Reopen On Limited Basis Beginning June 1

The offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House and Senate President today announced plans for a safe and responsible reopening of the Rhode Island State House, beginning with a limited reopening on Tuesday, June 1. All offices reached a consensus on operations and[Read More…]

by May 25, 2021

Pump Up The Volume! Host Luis-Daniel Muñoz Guest Dr. Katrina Byrd

Originally Broadcast 5/11/21

by May 19, 2021

Twin River Card Dealers Seek To Break Ties To LIUNA Labor Union

Just months off of a bitter dispute with Management and Laborers Local Union 711 – LIUNA, Twin River Card Dealers have filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board to formally sever ties with the embattled Labor Union. Allegations of improper pension fund accounting …  cancelled health benefits … alleged[Read More…]

by April 17, 2021

Cicilline Announces New Financial Resources Available to Help Rhode Islanders Pay for Funeral Services

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that, as a result of the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed last month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing new resources for Rhode Islanders who have incurred a COVID-19-related funeral expense since January 20, 2020. Eligible Rhode Islanders may[Read More…]

by April 14, 2021