State Government Press Releases

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06/07/2018
With the weather turning warmer and recreational activities on the state's lakes, ponds, and rivers set to increase, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reminding all Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for harmful...
06/06/2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrated Rhode Island for having immunization rates that are among the highest in the country for several vaccines in different age groups at their most recent National Immunization Conference. "Our tremendous immunization success is...
06/05/2018
Amid reports at the national level and in Rhode Island of increases in Lyme disease diagnoses, state public health and environmental officials gathered on Tuesday to remind Rhode Islanders about the tick prevention measures that everyone should take when outdoors in the coming months. Between...
06/01/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the W. Alton Jones Campus URI Whispering Pines (located in West Greenwich) has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system...
05/31/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Wilbur and McMahon School (Little Compton) has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again, people should clean and...
05/31/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has awarded $42,000 in grants to 10 local groups to work on projects related to climate change education and community resilience, all aimed at helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from the adverse health effects of climate change.
05/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Hormel Food Corp. is recalling 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal. The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February...
05/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Stop and Shop is recalling their Stop and Shop brand frozen broccoli florets. This product is being recalled because the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Food & Standards pulled a store sample that tested...
05/21/2018
The Whispering Pines Conference Center at URI's W. Alton Jones Campus (located in West Greenwich) has issued a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system lost pressure. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,...
05/17/2018
Charlestown Elementary School will be providing bottled water to students and staff because high lead levels were detected in drinking water samples collected at the school on May 16th. The exceedances were identified at two taps in the school. Bottled water will be provided until corrective...