State Government Press Releases

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09/09/2013
With the population of ticks on the rise in Rhode Island, the Departments of Health (HEALTH) and Environmental Management (DEM) urge Rhode Islanders to protect themselves from tick bites when enjoying the outdoors. "Many of us know someone affected by Lyme disease, so any increase in the tick...
09/06/2013
Hurricanes. Blizzards. Extended power outages. These are all emergencies that can happen here in Rhode Island. September is National Preparedness Month, and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds everyone to prepare now. "Now is the perfect time to think about what you'll need...
09/04/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from a trap set in the Great Swamp in West Kingston have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)...
08/30/2013
Providence, RI - The Rhode Island Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP / www.mutualaidplan.org/RI) will be conducting mock facility evacuation scenarios in long-term care facilities on September 11 and 13, 2013. Although rare, the evacuation of a healthcare facility is a complex event requiring...
08/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that two samples of mosquitoes collected on August 19 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These findings are not unexpected at this time of the year. Test results...
08/05/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises restaurants, markets, and consumers that raw and undercooked oysters and hard clams harvested from waters with specific lot numbers in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut have been implicated as the source of a number of illnesses related to the...
08/01/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition (RIBC), in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), will hold a family-friendly event, "Born to Breastfeed," at the Roger Williams Park Zoo on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 5-9 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with...
07/30/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have issued health advisories for Roger Williams Park Ponds and Mashapaug Pond because of blue-green algae blooms in both bodies of water. Rhode Islanders are urged to avoid...
07/27/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) have reported that laboratory testing has confirmed that a brown calf that died on July 26 in Tiverton did not have rabies. The calf had been housed in a pasture...
07/26/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) have announced that a second calf housed in a pasture adjacent to Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton has died. DEM has obtained tissues from the animal for rabies testing,...