State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting the public health advisory that had been put in place for Scott Pond in Lincoln because of a cyanobacteria bloom. The cyanobacteria bloom was identified in April....
06/07/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. The data are available by clicking the link below.
06/06/2016
As a part of larger efforts across state government to make services more efficient, effective, and customer-oriented, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has replaced its paper-based application process for initial licensure for nurses with a new online portal. "To ensure that we...
06/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Kashi Company and Quaker Oats Company are recalling products because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Kashi is recalling Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola: Cinnamon +...
06/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling certain Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour products as part of an investigating into an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli. Authorities have been researching 38...
05/27/2016
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) approved Care New England's proposal to transfer obstetrics services from Memorial Hospital to Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital in a decision that includes conditions aimed at ensuring access to care for patients and communities...
05/26/2016
On May 25th, an estimated 900 high school students, their teachers, and community partners gathered at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus to attend the eighth annual Dare to Dream Student Leadership Conference sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). They were...
05/26/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) want to remind people of the dangers posed by mosquitoes this time of year and reinforce the importance of personal protection in preventing mosquito bites. Mosquitoes carry many...
05/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Dakota Style Foods is recalling a number of sunflower kernel products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Dakota Style products being recalled are: 16 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower...
05/20/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that SunOpta and TreeHouse Foods have issued recalls for sunflower kernel products and sunflower kernel-containing products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Although no illnesses have been associated...