At a time when life and work and routines are changing every day, Rhode Islanders awoke Saturday to this: The sight of National Guardsmen, in camouflage and surgical masks, tracking down and corralling dangerous interlopers: New Yorkers. 8:44 p.m.
On the same day that Rhode Island announced its first two deaths from the coronavirus, Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled a sweeping round of new restrictions, including a stay-at-home order and a ban on all gatherings of more than five people. 8:43 p.m.
The survey reveals an extraordinary sense of shared purpose in the face of an unprecedented crisis, with Massachusetts residents nearly unanimous in their support for the severe restrictions that Governor Charlie Baker has imposed on life in the state. 8:09 p.m.
As the coronavirus has spread with terrifying speed, Jean Follett’s daughters have grappled with the same questions confronting anyone with a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home. 6:15 p.m.