Of course, in order for us to begin reopening Rhode Island's businesses, we need to continue expanding our testing capacity. In the past week, we’ve ramped up symptomatic testing capacity in our hardest hit communities. We launched a new site at the Rhode Island Free Clinic in Providence and tripled our testing capacity in Woonsocket.
We are still seeing high positivity rates in many of these communities which means two things: we need to continue expanding our capacity and we need to do a better job of spreading the word and encouraging people to get tested. Anyone can call The Point, our multilingual support hotline, to get connected with information and resources about quarantine and isolation. Call them 24/7 at 401-462-4444.
If you have symptoms, please get tested. I want you to know that testing is safe and secure and that supports are available for you and your family in the event that you do have the coronavirus.
We’re all in this together.
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