State Government Press Releases

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09/04/2019
The RIDOH beach monitoring season has ended and will resume in May 2020.
08/31/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Gooseberry, Hazards, and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH beach monitoring has ended for the season and no Rhode Island-licensed beaches are closed for...
08/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry, Hazards and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Surfer's End Beach at Sachuest Beach in Middletown because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels.
08/27/2019
The Rhode Island of Department Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Burlingame State Park Campground beach in Charlestown and Dyer Woods Campground beach in Foster for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to...
08/25/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Burlingame State Park Camping Area in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Bristol Town Beach because bacteria counts have returned to acceptable levels. Surfer's End of...
08/23/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Surfer's End at Sachuest Beach in Middletown 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 of...
08/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Bristol Town Beach as well as Dyer Woods Campground in Foster for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the beach season. The status...
08/22/2019
The Rhode Island of Department Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. There are currently no Rhode Island licensed beaches under swimming advisories. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality...
08/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the beach season. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Surfer's End at Sachuest Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria levels, and re-opening YMCA Camp Watchaug and Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels.