State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health's annual beach monitoring period ended on August 31, 2017.
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. It had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The...
08/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing King Park Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/29/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming. It had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status...
08/25/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Barrington Town Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change...
08/24/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. Oakland Beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.
08/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and Slack Pond in Smithfield for swimming. Oakland Beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts, and Slack Pond due to blue-green algae. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality...
08/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/10/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Swim Area in Newport and Warren Town Beach for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...