State Government Press Releases

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08/25/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Bristol Town Beach for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beach. Currently, all licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming. The status of a beach may...
08/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Scarborough State Beach for swimming tomorrow, August 24th. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751)...
08/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough State Beach and Bristol Town Beach for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beaches when the water is again safe for swimming. When a beach...
08/04/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beach. Currently, all licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming. ...
08/03/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. Currently, all other licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming.
07/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beach. Currently, all licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming. ...
07/07/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Memorial State Park Beach for swimming due to high bacteria counts. The beach is located in Warwick. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beach when the water is again safe for...
07/06/2016
All screenings are provided by dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with University Dermatology. Screenings are free of charge first come, first served. Those who require follow-up will be referred for dermatology consults. Please wear your bathing suit.
07/02/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. Currently, all licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming. The status...
07/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown and closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. The status of a beach may...