State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening the Surfer's Rock end of Second Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH's monitoring for beach water quality is now complete for summer 2022.
09/02/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Scarborough State Beach - South in Narragansett for swimming because bacteria counts reported by the RIDOH State Health Laboratories have returned to safe levels. (No advisory was issued for Scarborough State Beach North.) ...
09/01/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough State Beach-South in Narragansett, Surfer's Rock Area only at Second Beach in Middletown, Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will...
08/25/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Easton's Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may...
08/24/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Easton's Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality until Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new...
08/16/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kingston's Camp Beach in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/11/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown, Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville, and Harmony Hill School Beach in Glocester for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day.
08/05/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Camp Hoffman Beach and Kingston's Camp Beach in Kingston, Camp Canonicus Beach in Exeter, and Kent County YMCA Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water...
08/03/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Canonicus Beach in Exeter for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/02/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Hope Pond Recreation Area Beach in Scituate for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as...