State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2018
Church Woods located at 4150 Old Post Road in Charlestown, is required to issue a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because of a water main break and the water system lost pressure. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,...
06/19/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Meadowlark, Inc. (located in Middletown) 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...
06/19/2018
On behalf of her Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and the Task Force Co-Chairs, Tom Coderre, Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Rebecca Boss, Directors of the...
06/15/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No...
06/13/2018
The Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local launch of a multi-channel, public prevention and education campaign called The Truth About Opioids. Using research partially conducted in Rhode Island, and created by Truth Initiative®, the campaign launched...
06/11/2018
Meadowlark, Inc., located at 132 Prospect Avenue in Middletown, is required to issue 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, including drinking and...
06/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Venda Ravioli recalled approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products on Friday. The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (link to announcement below). The frozen meat ravioli items...
06/08/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Sisson Pond in Portsmouth because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in that pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can...
06/08/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Rhode Island Hospital have entered into a Consent Agreement, in lieu of regulatory action, that will result in the healthcare facility implementing a series of system improvement measures over the coming year. The agreement follows a review by...
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...