Incoming Governor Dan McKee provides update on transition team, briefing with state COVID response team

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Gubernatorial Transition Office of incoming Governor Daniel McKee released a statement on transition activity on Monday.

Mckee has appointed attorney Joseph Rodio Jr. as Chairman of his Transition Team. Rodio currently serves as legal counsel to the Lt. Governor’s Office and previously worked with McKee during his time as Mayor of Cumberland.

McKee was briefed over the weekend by members of the state’s COVID response team, highlighting the latest updates on the virus management strategy, hospital capacity, and vaccination rollout. Those in attendance included the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Adjutant General from the Rhode Island National Guard Maj. Gen. Christopher Callahan, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor, Dacia Reed, and Courtney Hawkins, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services.

McKee also spoke with Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio on Sunday.

The incoming governor remains in quarantine after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive. He continued to test negative on Monday and will carry out responsibilities remotely until the end of his quarantine on January 12.

His office said additional members of the Transition Team will be announced in the near future.

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