The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Oakland Beach in Warwick remains closed.
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. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).