# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing today its approval with conditions of a Hospital Conversion Act (HCA) application for the sale of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. The decision contains several stringent conditions intended to ensure the...
06/20/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Carbuncle Pond in Coventry due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm...
06/18/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about safety tips to keep themselves healthy and safe during extreme heat. "Extreme heat can be a serious issue," said Governor Dan McKee. "With the temperatures we are expecting, people should be checking on each...
06/13/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Coomer Lake in Glocester due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans...
06/05/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Fresh Start Produce Sales is recalling whole cucumbers due to the potential for contamination with Salmonella. The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons from May 17th through May 21st to retail distribution...
05/30/2024
RIDOH highlights services for transgender high school students The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is highlighting available resources for schools, families, and communities to help support transgender youth in light of recent survey data indicating that transgender youth are...
05/24/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a bat found in the area of the carousel and Japanese Garden at Roger Williams Park in Providence has tested positive for rabies. The bat was discovered on the ground by a park patron on May 21st. Rabies is a fatal...
05/24/2024
Crescent Park Beach in East Providence is set to become a licensed, swimmable beach again in the coming years after more than a century of non-use, announced Governor Dan McKee and Mayor Bob DaSilva today. Local, state, and federal officials are targeting May 2026 as the reopening of the beach...
05/24/2024
Ahead of Memorial Day, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is issuing a reminder about the important steps people should take to stay healthy and safe this weekend and this summer. Travel responsibly Never drink and drive. Additionally, never drive after using other substances that...
05/22/2024
Tri-County Community Action Agency has informed the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) that WIC services will no longer be available at their Johnston site, located at 126 Hartford Avenue, as of May 31st. WIC is a public health program through which families and children receive one-on-...