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CVS Health launches COVID-19 testing solution for employers and universities

CVS Health Helps Americans Return to Worksites
and Campuses with Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Solution

CVS Health has announced the launch of Return Ready™, a comprehensive, customizable COVID-19 testing solution for employers and universities. The solution helps return employees to worksites and students, faculty and staff to campuses, and integrates COVID-19 testing for ongoing business continuity.
Today is the Last Day to Get Your PPP Loan Approved
Today is the deadline for small businesses, nonprofits, independent contractors and other eligible borrowers to access a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As of June 27, the SBA has approved 16,982 PPP loans for $1,876,830,192 to Rhode Island small businesses.
PBN: Ferry Doubling High-Speed Trips to Block Island
The Block Island Ferry is doubling its high-speed trips from the town’s Point Judith village to Block Island to meet safety and ridership demands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interstate Navigation, the company that operates the ferry service out of Point Judith, will be adding another vessel to its high-speed ferry route almost every hour for the first half of its daily summer schedule beginning on July 3, something it has never done before.
Chamber Chat: Twin River’s Marc Crisafulli Discusses
Reopening, Gaming Contract, Corporate HQ

Chamber President Laurie White and Marc Crisafulli, senior executive at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., sat down to discuss the reopening of Twin River properties in Rhode Island, what Phase 3 may look like on the casino floor, the impact of gaming revenue on the state’s budget, and COVID-19 testing in Lincoln. Marc detailed the fascinating behind the scenes story of how the gaming contract between Twin River, IGT and the State of Rhode Island came together.
Chamber Chat: Outgoing Providence College President
Shanley Reflects on Today’s World and His Tenure

The outgoing president of Providence College, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., sat down with Laurie White last week to reflect on his 15 years at the helm of the college, the school’s transformation under his leadership, the response to the pandemic and what may be ahead for his successor, Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard.
Washington Trust Sponsors Trinity Rep Web Series
The Washington Trust Company, a longtime supporter of Trinity Rep recently committed to sponsoring the theater’s Facebook Live show, “Your Half Hour Call with Curt Columbus.”  Hosted by Trinity Rep’s artistic director, Columbus is joined each week by guests for a discussion that includes clips and photos from past Trinity Rep productions and programs.
2020 Save The Bay Swim Goes Virtual
Register for the event, plot your course and complete a swimming, biking, running, rowing, walking, kayaking or stand up paddleboard challenge of your choice through August 31st. When you do, you will be raising funds that are urgently needed to support our year-round advocacy, education and habitat restoration efforts.