State Government Press Releases

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07/21/2017
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals. ...
07/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville, which spans the Smithfield and Johnston town line, due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond.
07/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in that pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can...
07/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Elm Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and the Japanese Gardens in Roger Williams Park in Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in...
07/07/2017
The kick-off event for the Skin Check 10 program of free skin cancer screenings scheduled for today at Narragansett Town Beach has been cancelled because of inclement weather. Today's screening event will be rescheduled. The remain skin check dates and locations are: Friday, July 14 12:30 p.
07/06/2017
U.S. Senator Jack Reed will join staff from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, and Brown Dermatology at Narragansett Town Beach on Friday for the first of seven Skin Check 10 free skin cancer screenings to take place this summer. ...
07/05/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Melville Pond in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm...
06/29/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced more than $686,000 in loan repayment awards today aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce and narrowing health disparities in Rhode Island by increasing the number of providers in...
06/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is joining leading HIV prevention organizations in Rhode Island in urging Rhode Islanders between 13 and 64 years of age to get tested at one of three free or low-cost HIV testing events on Tuesday June 27th, National HIV Testing Day. Everyone...
06/12/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is investigating a cluster of five cases (four cases in May and one in February) of human illness due to Salmonella Braenderup linked to exposure to backyard chicks. Rhode Islanders are reminded to practice good hygiene around live poultry to protect...