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State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick 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 become...
06/20/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach and Conimicut Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become...
06/05/2023
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 through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as...
06/01/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Bonnet Shores Beach Club in Narragansett for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available.
05/31/2023
Have a safe and healthy summer.
01/09/2023
Sampling will resume on May 31, 2023.
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...