State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2018
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including...
01/20/2018
At this time, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) does not expect the shutdown of the federal government to have any immediate impact on local WIC services. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (better known as the WIC Program) is a federal...
01/12/2018
With hospital emergency departments throughout the state seeing high volumes of patients, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the need to seek medical care in the most appropriate setting. Since the start of January, Rhode Island has seen...
01/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together (COAAST) will be hosting a free, community event on Monday, January 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence called Owning Our Story: About the...
01/11/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Centre of New England Boulevard water system (New London Turnpike entry point) have lifted the boil water advisory that was in place between December 29, 2017 and January 11, 2018 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the...
01/10/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Fieldbrook Foods Corporation is recalling certain orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars. One of Fieldbrook's more popular brands is Hood. Fieldbrook products were sold at several Rhode Island...
01/10/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is urging everyone to practice good health habits to prevent the spread of illnesses, which includes getting vaccinated against the flu if you have not yet been vaccinated. In the last ten days Rhode Island has seen significant increases in the amount...
01/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to take precautions to stay healthy and safe when shoveling snow. Because shoveling can cause sudden increases in blood pressure and heart rate, it can causes heart attacks. Shoveling can also cause shoulder and back...
01/03/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the state's requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear surgical masks. "The masking requirement is...
12/31/2017
With frigid temperatures predicted through the holiday weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) reminds Rhode Islanders of precautions to take in extreme cold. 1. Check on elderly family, friends and neighbors frequently. The elderly are especially susceptible to extremely cold...