The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Saunderstown Yacht Club in North Kingstown for swimming. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Camp Cookie in Glocester remain closed due to continuing 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. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).