State Government Press Releases

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01/16/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a brown bat found in the Common Fence Point section of Portsmouth earlier this week has tested positive for rabies. Because rabies is a fatal disease, anyone who may have had contact with this animal is urged to contact...
01/10/2020
Going forward, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will post all public notices related to Rhode Island's State Revolving Loan Fund online at www.health.ri.gov The State Revolving Loan Fund is a program that RIDOH administers to assist public water systems in ensuring safe drinking...
01/03/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will hold a public hearing on January 7th to gather comment on proposed regulations on the sale of flavored electronic nicotine-delivery system (ENDS) products (sometimes called e-cigarettes) in Rhode Island. As a part of efforts to protect young...
12/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing that the flu is now "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact. "The masking requirement...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling Trader Joe's Egg Salad and Trader Joe's Old Fashioned Potato Salad with "USE BY" date codes up through and including 12/27/19 because these products have the potential to be contaminated with...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Almark Foods is recalling all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the company's Gainesville, Georgia facility, including all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products, due to potential contamination...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the recreational advisories that have been in place for a number of water bodies throughout Rhode Island because of blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria). The...
12/19/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising home and commercial bakers to avoid using luster dust products to decorate cakes and other food items unless the products are specifically manufactured to be edible. A "non-toxic" label does not indicate that a product is edible. The...
12/12/2019
With states in New England and across the country seeing elevated levels of flu activity over the last several weeks, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders who have not yet been vaccinated that flu shots are your best protection against the flu. ...
12/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that White Castle is recalling certain frozen six-packs of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and certain 16-packs of hamburgers and cheeseburgers because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. ...