THURSDAY COVID-19 UPDATE: Summer Camp Guidelines Being Updated

Here is a summary of Governor Gina Raimondo's daily press briefing regarding COVID-19:

  • Rhode Island state officials reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to date to 13,571.
  • Eighteen new fatalities were also reported, raising the state total to 556.
  • 2,737 test were conducted on Wednesday.
  • State Rapid Response task force is working with nursing homes to contain COVID-19. Task force has been contacted by 44 homes to date.
    • Each facility is being instructed on enhanced procedures for cleaning and using PPE.
    • Goal is test test every employee of every nursing home, every 7-10 days.
  • Summer Camp Guidelines will be posted on state website on Thursday afternoon:
    • Guidelines include enhanced cleaning. Groups limited to 15 kids.

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