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RI to launch vaccination card app, 401 Health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee held a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday morning, following an increase in cases around the state. The governor’s office told ABC6 that the Ocean State will be launching a vaccine passport program in the coming weeks. The state is in the process of...
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Rhode Island Working on Proof of Vaccination App

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is developing a cellphone app that will allow residents to quickly and easily prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday. Although hesitant to call it a vaccine passport, the Democratic governor said at a news conference at a...
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Rhode Island reports 978 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

The Rhode Island Department of Health on Wednesday reported 978 new cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths. The state said 861 cases were identified Tuesday. The rest were added to previous days’ totals. (The Department of Health said an equipment problem that delayed some test results has been resolved.)
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Rhode Island Preparing for Omicron Variant's Arrival

Gov. Dan McKee said Wednesday that Rhode Island is taking steps to prepare for the arrival of the omicron COVID-19 variant in the state. The new variant has not been discovered in the state or elsewhere in the United States yet. But there is a widespread belief that it will be here soon.
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