State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Providence Water Supply Board(PWSB) have signed an agreement on a joint initiative aimed at improving public health outcomes in preventing childhood lead poisoning and improving drinking water quality for PWSB customers. ...
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 Melville Pond in Portsmouth, which is experiencing a blue-green algae bloom that may form naturally occurring algal...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites after the Massachusetts Department of Health announced that numerous Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)-positive mosquito samples were found in...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is recommending pertussis vaccinations in North Kingstown after the HEALTH Laboratory confirmed a total of six pertussis (also known as "whooping cough") cases in that community. HEALTH recommends that individuals see their primary care...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has issued an Immediate Compliance Order against Bristol Bakery, located at 89 Gooding Ave. in Bristol. Consumers are advised not to eat any bakery products purchased at Bristol Bakery or any products that may have originated at the...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is advising food establishments to check the tags on any shellfish that they sell to consumers or use in food preparation and to avoid using or selling any shellfish harvested from areas in the Town of Oyster Bay, N.Y. The harvesting of...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises individuals to avoid contact with untreated waters affected by blue-green algae blooms. The following ponds and/or reservoirs have experienced algal blooms which may form naturally occurring algal toxins: - Bailey Brook, Middletown -...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is recruiting new participants to serve on the Board of Veterinary Medicine, which licenses, regulates, and exercises disciplinary authority for the profession of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. HEALTH is recruiting for the following positions: *...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is recruiting five members to sit on the Board of Examiners of Interpreters for the Deaf, a new Board designed to ensure that the practice of interpreting and transliterating meet the necessary standards and qualifications to protect the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -With all beaches set to open this Saturday, May 26, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced new tools to promote public health and safety during beach season. These include new Web pages featuring an interactive water quality map, as well as a public...