State Government Press Releases

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09/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public that the advisory to not swim at Scarborough State Beaches (North and South) in Narragansett is still in place. This advisory was put in place on August 31st and remains in effect because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH and...
08/31/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Scarborough State Beaches (North and South) in Narragansett due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality until Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become...
08/31/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Bonnet Shores Beach Club in Narragansett for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer....
08/29/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Fogland and Grinnell's Beaches in Tiverton for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer....
08/27/2021
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 regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout...
08/26/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Easton's Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/25/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Grinnell's Beach and Fogland Beach in Tiverton, Bonnet Shores Beach in Narragansett, and Kent County YMCA Lower Pond in Warwick due to high bacteria counts. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water...
08/20/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Iron's Homestead in Chepachet due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to...
08/16/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer. The status of...
08/13/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Hazard's Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new...