State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Little Pond (also known as Sandy Pond) in Warwick due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce...
08/30/2019
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced the state's first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a person over the age of 50 from West Warwick. This is the first human case of EEE in Rhode Island since 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
08/29/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers to avoid eating food products that are not commercially sealed from We Share Hope of Warren and East Providence, RI because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Various food products were...
08/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended to schools and municipal leaders today that games, practices, and other outdoor activities scheduled to occur during early morning or dusk hours be rescheduled to earlier in the afternoon or relocated to an indoor venue. The 'smart...
08/26/2019
August 26, 2019--The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a cluster of pulmonary illnesses possibly related to e-cigarette use, or "vaping." ...
08/21/2019
In light of recent increases in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is cautioning all Rhode Islanders that law enforcement is reporting an increase in the circulation of counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl. Hospitals in Rhode...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Awers is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with "BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Carbuncle Pond in Coventry because of potential risks from blue-green algae. The advisories that RIDOH and DEM have issued for several other bodies of...
08/16/2019
The Central Beach Fire District in Charlestown has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. The water system serves approximately 166 homes. All water used for consumption is required to be boiled vigorously, for at least one minute....
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public to not feed Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews packed for BJ's Wholesale Club with lot codes G1 0319 and G1 3548 to their pets. This advisory is being issued due to the potential presence of Salmonella, which was discovered...