Education

Síntomas de la enfermedad del coronavirus con la Doctora Gallardo

La Doctora Gallardo habla del Coronavirus en la serie educacional de BCBSRI. Esté atento a los síntomas Los síntomas notificados por personas con COVID-19 varían desde aquellos que presentan síntomas leves hasta quienes se enferman gravemente. Los síntomas pueden aparecer 2 a 14 días después de la exposición al ;Las personas con estos síntomas podrían tener COVID-19: Fiebre o escalofríosTosDificultad para respirar (sentir que le falta el aire)FatigaDolores musculares y corporalesDolor de cabezaPérdida reciente del olfato o el gustoDolor de gargantaCongestión o moqueoNáuseas o vómitosDiarrea Esta lista no incluye todos los síntomas posibles. Los CDC seguirán actualizando esta lista a medida que…
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Nuevas preocupaciones por la propagación del coronavirus en EE.UU.

Los estados del extremo sur de han sido especialmente afectados en los últimos días, aunque el presidente Donald Trump dice que el 99% de los casos son "totalmente inofensivos". VOA News Por Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - Funcionarios locales en el sur  de expresaron el domingo nuevas preocupaciones sobre el fuerte aumento en la propagación de la pandemia de coronavirus en los últimos días, incluso mientras el presidente Donald Trump lo ha desestimado como "totalmente inofensivo". La alcaldesa Kate Gallego en la ciudad occidental de Phoenix, Arizona, dijo al programa "This Week" de ABC News, "Abrimos (negocios locales) demasiado pronto" después de…
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Community

Island House Restaurant gets a boost from a Providence Commercial Corridor Micro-Business Loan

Providence (July 6, 2020) ...Island House Restaurant, located at 242 Broad Street, was awarded a Providence Commercial Corridor Micro-Business Loan on July 1, 2019. With their loan, owners Ricky Bernard and Marcia Ricketts plan to get outdoor seating, an app for faster takeout to better cater to their student customers, plexi-glass shields and other social distancing measures to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy. "Providence Revolving Fund and the Providence City Council have capitalized a revolving loan fund to provide small loans to micro-businesses located on or near commercial corridors in Providence," stated Carrie Zaslow, Executive Director of…
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LPR News

AAA: Rhode Island Gas Prices Up One Cent

Providence, , July 6, 2020 — Rhode Island’s average gas price is up one cent from last week ($), averaging $;per gallon. Today’s price is 11 cents cheaper than a month ago ($) and 63 cents cheaper than July 6, 2019 ($). Rhode Island’s average gas price is 8 cents lower than the national average. A slight drop in demand amid an increase in supplies comes as many states report increases in COVID-19 cases, potentially causing Americans to reconsider outings. However, for motorists who hit the road for the Independence Day holiday, gas prices were a welcome sight. “Independence Day weekend gas prices were nearly…
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Community

Council President Sabina Matos Proposes Resolution Urging Expansion of Police Officer Education

Providence RI July 2, 2020…City Council Meeting, Council President Sabina Matos (Ward 15) proposed a resolution urging the Rhode Island General Assembly to expand the types of degrees eligible for education reimbursement to law enforcement officers. In recent weeks the City Council and the Finance Committee have heard resounding calls for police reform with many residents calling on the Finance Committee to provide more social services for residents in crisis.  In an effort to expand social service education and improve educational outcomes for Rhode Island law enforcement, the Council is urging the Rhode Island General Assembly to revisit Rhode Island…
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RIDOH Recommends Closing Westwood YMCA Beach for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Westwood YMCA beach in Coventry for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made this beach season unique. The beach experience will be different for visitors than in previous years. RIDOH strongly recommends that whether in the sand or the…
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Lt. Governor, Small Businesses Launch Online Petition Calling for Financial Support from CARES Act Funds

PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee and members of Rhode Island’s small businesses community today launched an online petition that calls on the state to use at least 10 percent of its $ billion of federal CARES Act funds to establish a grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Rhode Islanders can sign the petition at  Through the federal CARES Act, Rhode Island received $ billion in COVID-19 aid funds. A clause within the act outlines that states can allocate the funds to issue grants to small businesses affected by the pandemic. States like New Hampshire, Alaska, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and…
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Two pandemics, one imperative: Transform health care In Rhode Island

Kim Keck, president & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island In the past three months, Rhode Island has experienced what’s possible when we work together across sectors to face dual pandemics – a public health crisis that arose suddenly and a moral crisis that has lasted for hundreds of years, the perpetuation of institutional racism. United around a common goal, business, community, and government leaders have set aside individual agendas to focus on protecting the health and safety of Rhode Islanders and advancing social justice. As head of Rhode Island’s largest health insurer, I am proud of…
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