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3/11/2020 MEDIA ADVISORY: House Judiciary Committee postponed tonight
STATE HOUSE – Upon the recommendation of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, tonight’s House Judiciary Committee hearing has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date because a large crowd was expected for the hearing.  All other House committee hearings will be held as scheduled this evening.

The following is the statement from Director Alexander-Scott, forwarded to us by Neil Hytinen, chief public affairs officer of the RI Department of Health:

“Director Nicole Alexander-Scott is informing the Speaker it is her strong suggestion that as much as possible large events be postponed or rescheduled in order to limit the spread of COVID 19. Because COVID-19 spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within roughly 6 feet), cancelling or postponing large events is an important tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Measures such as these are most effective at limiting the spread of disease when implemented before a community is seeing widespread transmission. Additional details and guidance on mass gatherings will be forthcoming today.”

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903