State Government Press Releases

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08/09/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing King Park Swim Area 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...
08/08/2017
The screening is provided by dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with Brown Dermatology. Screening is free of charge first come, first served. Those who require follow-up will be referred for dermatology consults.
08/08/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren 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 daily.
08/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. The 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....
07/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...
07/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Hazard's Beach in Newport for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's...
07/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Plum Beach in North Kingstown. The 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. The status...
07/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water...
07/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The ponds are located in Warwick. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...
07/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Hazards Beach in Newport, Plum Beach in North Kingstown, and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming. Oakland and Conimicut Point...