The coronavirus outbreak has forced us all to change how we do things, including here at Eyewitness News, and the flood of information may be difficult to keep up with. This month’s 12 on 12 Digital Original — Coronavirus: 12 Things to Know — has been crafted to help you navigate all of our coverage and highlight important facts, available resources, and how people are coping. Be sure to share and save this page and check back often as we continue to provide updates throughout the crisis as this special section is updated regularly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (click or tap to jump to the section):

  1. Medical – Experts Leading the Way
  2. Social Distancing – The New Critical Normal
  3. Data & Testing – Information Tells the Story
  4. The Economic Fallout – Out of Work and Closed for Business
  5. Unemployment – How To Access Benefits
  6. Remote Learning – A New Experiment
  7. Neighbors & Businesses – Helping Neighbors
  8. Community Focus – Status Updates from Local Leaders
  9. Politics – Not As Usual
  10. Track Local Cases – Where COVID-19 has Spread
  11. In This Together – Sacrifices Being Made
  12. Life Goes On – How We’ll Get Through This

1. Medical – Experts Leading the Way

RI Health Dept: Call (401) 222-8022 | MA Health Dept: Call 211 | Track Cases | CDC

Rhode Island Coronavirus Response: Daily Briefings from Gov. Gina Raimondo & Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott »

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2. Social Distancing – The New Critical Normal

RI native recovering from coronavirus stresses importance of social distancing

The Full Story »

‘We need to take this seriously’: Sister of H1N1 victim stresses importance of taking precautions

The Full Story »

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3. Data & Testing – Information Tells the Story

Go here to use this full interactive projection model and other data visualization tools »

All the latest visual data on cases of coronavirus in RI, MA, CT, U.S. & Worldwide »

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4. The Economic Fallout – Out of Work and Closed for Business

Q&A: Here’s how your federal coronavirus relief check will work

The Full Story »

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5. Unemployment – How To Access Benefits

Out of work in RI due to COVID-19? Here’s what you’re eligible for

The Full Story & Resource Guide »


6. Remote LearningA New Experiment

RI teachers, students embark on remote learning experiment

The Full Story »

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SHARE WITH US: We’re all in this together. How are you doing with the remote learning so far with your kids or students? Send us your experiences, positive ideas, concerns, photos and video of your efforts during this new endeavor: Use ReportIt@wpri.com, share on the WPRI 12 Facebook page or submit here »


7. Neighbors & Businesses – Helping Neighbors

Child care help in RI during the COVID-19 crisis

The Full Story »

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8. Community Focus – Status Updates from Local Leaders

We’re checking in often with local municipality leaders for the latest updates

Go to the Community Focus Section »


9. Politics – Not as Usual

Rhode Island presidential primary moving to June 2

The Full Story »

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10. Track Local Cases – Where COVID-19 has Spread

All the latest visual data on cases of Coronavirus in RI, MA, CT, U.S. & Worldwide »


11. In This Together – Sacrifices Being Made 

Coronavirus crisis leaves high school seniors wondering about prom, graduation

The Full Story »

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We’re proud to introduce 12 Salutes the Class of 2020. It’s our way of recognizing this year’s high school seniors while offsetting, however slightly, the potential disappointment of missing out on the usual milestones like graduation and prom.

Submit a high school senior here and we will aim to recognize them on WPRI 12, FOX Providence, The CW Providence, myRITV, or WPRI.com!

12. Life Goes On – How We’ll Get Through This

Party not an option, family surprises 92-year-old with birthday parade

The Full Story »

25 safe, fun and productive things to do in RI during coronavirus outbreak

The Full List of 25 Things to Do »

Grab & Go Lunch Locations | Senior Shopping Hours | Out of work? What You’re Eligible For | Vital Hotlines

ReportIt!

Share your experiences — what do you know that others may not, or what do you need to know?

Photos submitted by parents and teachers in Westport of the teachers parade on March 23, 2020.

Show us how you and your family are passing the time »

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And finally… Just breathe… We’re here for you.


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