State Government Press Releases

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07/13/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Hoffman in Kingston for swimming because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH recommends no swimming at Camp Canonicus in Exeter because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review...
07/09/2021
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 Kent Count YMCA Lower Pond in Warwick, Ginny B Campground Beach and Dyer Woods Campground Beach in Foster,...
07/07/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Camp Hoffman and Kingston Camp on Larkin Pond in Kingston, and Camp Canonicus in Exeter for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
06/25/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown 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. The status...
06/24/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown 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 change...
06/23/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown 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...
09/16/2020
Man-o-war jellyfish have been sited at various locations from Napatree Point in Westerly to Westport, Massachusetts. Man-o-war look like a purple balloon floating in the water. Stings may be severe. Please avoid these and seek medical attention if stung. The 2020 beach monitoring season has...
08/28/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Warren Town Beach 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. The status of a beach may...
08/25/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren Town Beach 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. The most up-to-date...
08/21/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Fogland Beach in Tiverton and Gooseberry Beach in Newport 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...