State Government Press Releases

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06/07/2022
As part of its strategy to address COVID-19 as a manageable endemic disease, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing its plan for the transition of State-supported testing and vaccination to traditional partners and settings for providing COVID-19 services. COVID-19 services,...
06/07/2022
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) was notified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the baby formula from the United Kingdom and Australia is approved and determined to be a healthy alternate formula for use...
06/06/2022
Motorists strongly encouraged to use I-95 to bypass As part of the ongoing Route 6/10 Interchange Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will conduct a weekend closure for a section of Route 10 North where it meets Route 6 in Providence from 7 p.m. Friday,
06/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Housing and state and local leaders today announced the beginning of the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of the historic Arctic Mill into rental housing and commercial space. The Arctic Mill...
06/05/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is investigating the discharge of partly treated wastewater from the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 11 Cumberland Hill Road in Woonsocket. DEM was first made aware of the discharge on the...
06/03/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a cooperative agreement with Rhode Island under the Local Food Purchase Assistance...
06/03/2022
Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield today to break ground for the Route 146...
06/03/2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the COVID-19 community levels for Rhode Island's counties. The one area that had been designated as "high" Newport County is now considered "medium." All other areas in Rhode Island Bristol County, Kent County, Providence County,...
06/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee is sharing the news that Dr. James McDonald, MD, MPH, will be stepping down as the Interim Director at the Department of Health so that he can focus on emerging healthcare needs of his family. Dr. McDonald's last day of State service will be July 29, 2022. He...
06/01/2022
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will host Rhode Island's 44th Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17th, from 12 pm to 5 pm at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Leave your passport at home and come "Explore the world through art and music!"