State Government Press Releases

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10/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling two days of production of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal because of an undeclared allergen. There have been no reports of illness. Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin...
10/10/2017
State health directors from across the nation have elected Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), to be President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), providing Dr. Alexander-Scott with a national platform...
10/02/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is working with the Oakland Association water system in a section of Burrillville to ensure that consumers, as well as private well owners in the area, take specific health precautious after tests revealed a slightly elevated level of certain man-made...
09/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with the water in Pleasure Lake in Roger Williams Park, Providence; Stafford Pond in Tiverton; and the J.L.Curran Reservoir in Cranston. This...
09/25/2017
Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign was launched today at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) by Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, who vaccinated reporters and discussed the dangers of the flu and the importance of flu shots for everyone older than six...
09/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Rhode Island in 2017. The 66-year-old individual from Providence County began to experience symptoms of WNV on September 15, 2017. Common symptoms of WNV include fever, headache, body...
09/15/2017
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been notified of a recall of Maine mussels. The affected product was harvested on September 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from Frenchman's Bay in Maine. This recall is being initiated because levels of the toxin that cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)...
09/13/2017
Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for their leadership in providing consistent, comprehensive care for opioid-use disorder in hospitals and emergency departments in Rhode Island. The South...
09/13/2017
As the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to investigate two cases of listeria, all Rhode Islanders, and particularly pregnant women, are urged to not eat queso fresco made with unpasteurized milk (also known as raw milk). Queso fresco is a type of soft cheese. Queso fresco,...
09/12/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Mashapaug Pond, while lifting the advisory for Pleasure Lake, located in Roger Williams Park. The advisories for the two bodies of water, both...