State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/12/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Fort Adams and King Park Beaches in Newport and Camp Watchaug in Charlestown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through...
08/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Camp Watchaug in Charlestown due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor...
08/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening YMCA Camp Fuller in South Kingstown 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 season....
08/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing one South Kingstown beach and five Newport beaches for swimming because of high bacteria levels: YMCA Camp Fuller in South Kingstown Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport Kings Park Beach in Newport Gooseberry Beach in...
08/04/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Larkin's Pond Beach Club in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality data regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer....
07/27/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kingston's Camp and Camp Hoffman in Kingston 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.
07/23/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Dyer Woods Campground Beach in Foster and Larkin's Pond Beach Club in Kingston because of high bacteria. Camp Hoffman and Kingston's Camp on Larkin Pond in Kingston remain under no-swimming advisories. RIDOH will continue...
07/21/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Canonicus in Exeter for swimming because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH recommends no swimming at Camp Hoffman and Kingston's Camp on Larkin Pond in Kingston because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH will...
07/15/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Ginny B's Campground in Foster, Kent County YMCA in Warwick, and Kingston's Camp in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water...