COVID-19: One Year Later

As we mark one year since COVID-19 arrived in Rhode Island, 12 News has special reports-- they’re stories of heartache, heroes and hope.

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COVID-19 One Year Later

On March 1, 2020, everything changed. Life as we know it was upended, and over the past 12 months, we’ve faced unexpected and unrelenting challenges.

And through it all, stories of heartache, heroes and hope emerged.

In the above video, we look back at all we’ve gone through since Rhode Island announced its first case of COVID-19.

COVID-19 One Year Later: Heartache, Heroes & Hope »

One of the brightest beacons of hope has been the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents 65 and older can book an appointment at a state-run clinic by visiting or calling at (844) 930-1779.

Register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment here »

The vaccine is also available at clinics run by Rhode Island cities and towns, as well as select CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies. Both companies have been adding more locations as their allotment of doses increases.

List: RI cities, towns launching vaccine clinics for residents »

Those not yet eligible can sign up for the state’s vaccine notification list on

Sign up for Vaccine Interest Notification List »

As more people become eligible to receive the vaccine, you may have some questions and concerns, so we went straight to the experts for answers.

In our latest 12 on 12 Digital Original, they share critical information you need to know before you decide to get yourself or a family member vaccinated.

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