State Government Press Releases

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08/06/2018
This is the time of year when "Swimmer's Itch" may happen. Wading or swimming in a marshy area with high snail densities increases the likelihood of exposure. "Swimmer's Itch" is a reaction to a small organism that uses snails as a host during one phase of its life cycle. To avoid a reaction towel...
08/04/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goosewing Beach in Little Compton for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe...
08/01/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goosewing Beach in Little Compton 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 a beach may...
07/31/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Larkin Pond Beach Club in Kingston, Kingston Camp beach in Kingston, and DiFonso Recreational Area beach in Glocester for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels...
07/28/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends opening Camp Hoffman Beach in Kingston based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the...
07/28/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends opening Goddard State Park Beach in Warwick based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout...
07/27/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends opening Echo Lake Campground Beach in Glocester based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
07/26/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Conimicut Point beach in Warwick and DiFonso Recreation Area (Spring Grove Beach) in Glocester for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Beaches closed for swimming: - Conimicut Point Beach - DiFonso Recreation Area -...
07/25/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the beach at Larkin Pond Campground for swimming. Two other campgrounds on the lake, Kingston's Camp and Camp Hoffman, remain closed because of high bacteria counts. Beaches at Goddard Park and Kent County YMCA (Upper and Lower Ponds)
07/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Park Beach and Kent County YMCA Upper Pond in Warwick, Echo Lake Campground Beach in Glocester, and Camp Hoffman Beach in Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommends re-opening Conimicut Point...