State Government Press Releases

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12/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Massachusetts is recalling its 1-pound packages of Pre-scliced Nova Salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled packages were distributed to...
12/12/2017
Cities and towns from throughout Rhode Island gather to develop local overdose response plans On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, the Rhode Island Departments of Health (RIDOH) and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental...
12/01/2017
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), announced today that Rhode Island has met the first target of the 90-90-90 initiative, a global effort aimed at ensuring that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their status; 90% of people...
12/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the health advisories put in place for several bodies of water because of blue-green algae blooms, while several others advisories are remaining in effect. The advisories...
11/30/2017
A second meeting has been scheduled to give the public an additional opportunity to provide comment on Care New England (CNE)'s application to close the emergency department at Memorial Hospital, as well as CNE's application to transfer the primary care services currently provided under Memorial...
11/30/2017
In the interest of patient safety and quality of care, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) issued a Consent Order to Care New England (CNE) today providing detailed instructions on how Memorial Hospital will function until decisions are made on the applications that CNE has submitted to...
11/24/2017
This announcement is an update to the November 20 press release about the public meeting that the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is holding on Monday, November 27th regarding Memorial Hospital. In addition to gathering public comment on Care New England's application to close the...
11/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising anyone who drank or consumed raw milk products from the company Udder Milk in the past six months to visit their doctors for antibiotics to prevent illness. This announcement is an update to a November 15th press release in which RIDOH...
11/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will hold a meeting on Monday, November 27th to gather public comment on Care New England's application to close the emergency department at Memorial Hospital. The meeting will be held at Lyman B. Goff Middle School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address of...
11/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Westerly Water Department have lifted the boil water notice that was issued on November 15, 2017 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Westerly Water Department on November 16th were all absent of bacteria. Before...