The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach for swimming. The beach, located in Warwick, had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick, Camp Cookie in Glocester, and Saunderstown Yacht Club in North Kingstown remain closed for swimming.
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).