There has been a "big increase" in 911 calls for domestic abuse in the past few weeks, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said during a news conference on Friday.
"Not everybody is safe at home and unfortunately that seems to be doubly true now," Raimondo said.
She encouraged people who are not safe to reach out for help and said that those who are safe need to pay attention to their communities.
The state is reviewing data and resources to help combat this uptick in domestic violence, Raimondo said.