State Government Press Releases

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02/16/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing that the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been identified in samples from three Rhode Island patients. The variant was identified in these samples yesterday evening. One patient was in their 60s, one patient was in their 50s, and one...
02/11/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) notified the City of Newport Water System today that the precautionary boil water notice issued to its customers can be lifted for all customers except 12 customers on Warner Street between Gould Street and Bay View Avenue. This is the immediate area...
02/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting certain customers of the City of Newport Water System that they should boil their water before consuming it because of loss of water pressure in multiple areas of the water system. This was because of a water main break. This Boil Water...
01/31/2021
Because of the inclement weather expected, all State-operated COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Monday, February 1st. State sites are any of the locations scheduled through portal.ri.gov or the K-12 test scheduling service. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be happening on...
01/28/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced a plan today for the next phase of the State's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The plan incorporates national public health guidance and local advisory committee input, making vaccine available to Rhode Islanders over the coming months based...
01/25/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising people of a voluntary recall by Lancaster Foods LLC of its processed butternut squash items due to potential for Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. The recalled items were distributed in retail stores in several states, including Rhode...
01/14/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have completed their final 2020 monitoring and evaluation of blue-green algae conditions in affected freshwater sites. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins...
12/31/2020
The Confreda Greenhouses and Farms public water system (2150 Scituate Avenue in Hope, Rhode Island) is issuing a notice to customers that infants six months and younger should not drink the water from this system because nitrate was found in the well over the maximum contaminant level. Parents...
12/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising pet owners that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. is recalling certain Sportmix dog and cat food lots due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail...
12/31/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (DBR) are reminding all businesses, customers, and residents about the need to follow Rhode Island's COVID-19 health regulations this New Year's Eve. "While we're all looking forward to the...