State Government Press Releases

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06/14/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly...
06/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Memorial State Park 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...
06/01/2018
The 2018 beach monitoring season has officially started. Announcements about closures will be posted here throughout the season.
09/05/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health's annual beach monitoring period ended on August 31, 2017.
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. It 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...
08/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing King Park Beach 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...
08/29/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming. It 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...
08/25/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Barrington 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...
08/24/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. Oakland 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.
08/22/2017
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...