State Government Press Releases

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06/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) urges all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves against the elevated heat indexes forecasted for the coming week with a few simple health precautions. Heat indexes above 90 degrees are expected from Sunday through the 4th of July. "Extreme heat can...
06/28/2018
The Wilbur and McMahon School, located at 28 Commons in Little Compton, is required to issue a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system is performing pump repairs. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption,...
06/27/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport and Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can...
06/27/2018
Results from a comprehensive youth health survey released today suggest that middle and high school students in Rhode Island have made improvements in health behaviors over the past 10 years in many areas, including seat belt use, sexual activity, and alcohol and illegal prescription drug use....
06/26/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Health Professional Loan Repayment Board announced $680,000 in loan repayment awards today aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce and narrowing health disparities in Rhode Island by increasing the number of providers in medically...
06/21/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that NOW Health Group, Inc. is recalling its NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with...
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...