The "pause" ordered by Governor Gina Raimondo to fight the spread of the coronavirus is being extended by one week. Raimondo said Thursday the state's COVID numbers are moving in the right direction, but not as quickly as she had hoped. Fitness centers and recreational venues must remain closed, while reduced capacity limits remain in place for restaurants and houses of worship. To offset this, Raimondo said about thirty-million dollars in additional relief payments are being provided from federal CARES Act money to affected businesses and unemployed individuals.
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