State Government Press Releases

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09/10/2018
The RIDOH beach monitoring season has ended and will resume in May 2019.
08/31/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick on Sunday, Sept. 2 for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure...
08/31/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick remains closed for swimming due to high bacteria, and advisories continue at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield and Slack's...
08/27/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming due to potential contamination from a sewer line break in nearby Buckeye Brook. Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield and Slack's Reservoir in Greenville and Johnston are under advisory due to...
08/25/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
08/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Camp Grosvenor in North Kingstown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels...
08/21/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status...
08/17/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH also recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield...
08/16/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Bristol Town Beach and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick remains closed for swimming because of...
08/15/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH also recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and...