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Gov. Raimondo said during Wednesday's COVID-19 press conference that residents over the age of 60 and still working will need to be more cautious with social distancing and staying home. The state will be implementing additional measures for "vulnerable populations" as the economy begins to reopen.

The older you are, the worse it is. If you have an underlying health condition, the worse it is. So it’s just the right thing to do to put out additional guidance based upon the level of health risk that different categories face.

The governor plans to slowly begin reopening the economy in the next few weeks. She said that as the state begins to relax the stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, the elderly population will be operating under different rules.

I just want people who are in that older age group to start to come to terms now with the fact that your reentry is going to be a bit different, a bit slower, and you will continue to have a different set of regulations designed to keep you safe.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 365 cases since Tuesday, for a total of 5,841. Ten people, mostly nursing home residents, died, bringing the death toll to 181.