State Government Press Releases

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02/02/2023
In advance of the extreme cold expected this weekend, the McKee Administration is reminding all Rhode Islanders about ways to stay healthy and safe. According to the National Weather Service, Rhode Island will experience temperatures and wind chills below freezing Friday, February 3 into...
02/02/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting consumers and healthcare providers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people nationwide to discontinue the use of preservative-free EzriCare Artificial Tears. The product has been linked to cases...
01/30/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Daniele International, LLC, is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were produced on various dates from May 23, 2022, through November 25,
01/20/2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the COVID-19 community levels for Rhode Island's counties. All five counties are now at the "medium" level. (Providence County had the "high" designation previously.) Each week the CDC identifies the COVID-19 community level in...
01/13/2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the COVID-19 community levels for Rhode Island's counties. Four counties Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, and Washington County are at the "medium" level. (Kent County and Newport County decreased from being "high"...
12/30/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is sharing a preliminary list of the most popular baby names in Rhode Island in 2022. Female 1. Charlotte 2. Amelia 3. Isabella 4. Olivia 5. Emma 6. Luna 7. Sophia 8. Ava 9. Isla 10. Scarlett and Violet (tie)
12/30/2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the weekly COVID-19 community levels for Rhode Island's counties. Three Rhode Island counties are designated as "medium" Bristol County, Washington County, and Newport County. Two Rhode Island counties are designated as "high" -...
12/29/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the recreational advisories at Upper J.L. Curran Reservoir in in Cranston, Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence, Mashapaug Pond in Providence, and three lakes in...
12/14/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Lower Melville Pond and Upper Melville Pond (also known as Thurston Gray Pond) in Portsmouth and at Almy Pond in...
12/12/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Byheart is recalling five batches of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula due to the potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. The product being recalled is ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula,...