State Government Press Releases

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08/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and Slack Pond in Smithfield for swimming. Oakland Beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts, and Slack Pond due to blue-green algae. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality...
08/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/10/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Swim Area in Newport and Warren Town Beach for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...
08/09/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing King Park Swim Area in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/08/2017
The screening is provided by dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with Brown Dermatology. Screening is free of charge first come, first served. Those who require follow-up will be referred for dermatology consults.
08/08/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren Town Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily.
08/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory....
07/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...
07/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Hazard's Beach in Newport for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's...
07/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Plum Beach in North Kingstown. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status...