State Government Press Releases

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12/30/2017
The Centre of New England Boulevard drinking water system in Coventry has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including drinking and cooking.
12/29/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the health advisories that had been put in place for several bodies of water because of blue-green algae blooms. The advisories had cautioned people to avoid contact and...
12/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) approved today Care New England's (CNE's) application to close Memorial Hospital's emergency department in a decision that includes conditions aimed at supporting local emergency medical response capacity, maintaining the state's primary care training...
12/19/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Arruda's Dairy Farms of Tiverton, Rhode Island is recalling its pint, quart, and half-gallon containers of egg nog because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recalled packages were distributed to home...
12/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Massachusetts is recalling its 1-pound packages of Pre-scliced Nova Salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled packages were distributed to...
12/12/2017
Cities and towns from throughout Rhode Island gather to develop local overdose response plans On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, the Rhode Island Departments of Health (RIDOH) and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental...
12/01/2017
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), announced today that Rhode Island has met the first target of the 90-90-90 initiative, a global effort aimed at ensuring that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their status; 90% of people...
12/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the health advisories put in place for several bodies of water because of blue-green algae blooms, while several others advisories are remaining in effect. The advisories...
11/30/2017
A second meeting has been scheduled to give the public an additional opportunity to provide comment on Care New England (CNE)'s application to close the emergency department at Memorial Hospital, as well as CNE's application to transfer the primary care services currently provided under Memorial...
11/30/2017
In the interest of patient safety and quality of care, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) issued a Consent Order to Care New England (CNE) today providing detailed instructions on how Memorial Hospital will function until decisions are made on the applications that CNE has submitted to...