State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE As students head back to the classroom, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all parents to take steps to make sure kids have a healthy and successful school year. "We know that when children's basic health needs are met through proper nutrition, regular...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has determined that, according to its Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk Assessment Matrix, Rhode Island is at high risk for mosquito-borne illness. HEALTH is advising Rhode Islanders to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises individuals to avoid contact with untreated waters affected by blue-green algae blooms in Sisson Pond in Portsmouth. Sisson Pond has been added to the following list of ponds and/or reservoirs that have experienced algal blooms...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in the waters of Mashapaug Pond in Providence, which is experiencing a blue-green algae bloom that may form naturally occurring...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain foods manufactured by Reichel Foods of Rochester, MN. The products are being voluntarily recalled by Reichel Foods because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain foods from the Market Pantry and Archer Farms Deli Salad lines. The products are sold at Target stores, and are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain Dippin' Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts or Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits products both manufactured by Reichel Foods, Inc. of Rochester, MN because a...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers to dispose of all cakes sold from Emely Party Store and Bakery, 854 Dexter Street in Central Falls or Emely Party Store and Bakery, 568 Broad Street in Providence prior to August 1. During an investigation at the Broad Street location,
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) seeks 10 individuals to sit on the new Health Advocacy and Equity Commission. The Commission will advise Director of Health Michael Fine, MD and other state departments on issues of racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic health...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat Calico Bean Salad purchased from the salad bar at Stop & Shop Supermarkets between July 18 and July 26, 2012. Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled the product, following a recall by Costa...