State Government Press Releases

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08/16/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that certain immunocompromised Rhode Islanders can begin receiving third doses of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, August 14th. Rhode Islanders who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are eligible for third...
08/16/2021
Proposed increases would affect nearly 182,000 subscribers of "individual market" plans and large and small employer group plans PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today the filing of objections to proposed health insurance rate increases in 2022 with the...
08/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –This September, the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission will present four weekly 60-minute virtual celebrations on their new YouTube channel each Saturday at 7:00 pm. The weekly programs will feature "Heritage Highlights" from different cultural performance...
08/16/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening 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 throughout the summer. The status of...
08/13/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that certain immunocompromised Rhode Islanders can begin receiving third doses of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, August 14th. Rhode Islanders who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are eligible for third...
08/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., M.P.H. issued the following joint statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcements regarding a third dose...
08/13/2021
With drug overdose deaths increasing both nationally and in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has launched a new Rhode Island Drug Overdose Surveillance Data Hub to increase access to information about the overdose epidemic. The Rhode Island Drug Overdose Data Hub was...
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
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that a mosquito sample collected July 29 in Cranston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by RIDOH State Health Laboratories. This is the first WNV finding of the summer in Rhode Island and was the only...
08/12/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will once again reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Friday August 13th. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...