State Government Press Releases

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02/13/2018
The Westerly Water Department has issued a drinking water warning to its customers because a treatment equipment failure sent excess treatment chemicals into the water supply on Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th. Westerly Water Department customers who have not used their faucets...
02/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is investigating the occurrence of allergic-type reactions in school students today that are associated with the consumption of kiwi fruit. RIDOH received reports of approximately 34 students experiencing symptoms, including itching of the lips and...
02/04/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Stop & Shop in Warwick is issuing a consumer alert regarding deli sliced meat and cheese because of potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. This alert pertains to deli sliced meat and cheese sold between January...
02/02/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Quonochontaug East Beach water system have lifted the boil water advisory that was in place between January 25, 2018 and February 2, 2018 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Quonochontaug East Beach water system on...
01/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Panera Bread is recalling all varieties of two ounce and eight ounce cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes. This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of two ounce cream cheese showed a positive...
01/25/2018
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including...
01/20/2018
At this time, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) does not expect the shutdown of the federal government to have any immediate impact on local WIC services. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (better known as the WIC Program) is a federal...
01/12/2018
With hospital emergency departments throughout the state seeing high volumes of patients, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the need to seek medical care in the most appropriate setting. Since the start of January, Rhode Island has seen...
01/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together (COAAST) will be hosting a free, community event on Monday, January 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence called Owning Our Story: About the...
01/11/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Centre of New England Boulevard water system (New London Turnpike entry point) have lifted the boil water advisory that was in place between December 29, 2017 and January 11, 2018 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the...