State Government Press Releases

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07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels starting this evening on Monday, July 26th and lasting through midday on Tuesday, July 27th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated fine particle concentrations...
07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 92 mosquito samples from 29 traps set statewide on July 7 and July 12 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
07/26/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is notifying the public that it has observed an increase in the number of reported cases of Legionnaires' disease (LD). Between 2014 and 2020, there was an average of 10 cases during the months of June and July each year, ranging from 0-11 cases in a...
07/26/2021
NARRAGANSETT, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, Sen. Alana M. DiMario, Narragansett Town Manager James Tierney, and local restaurant owners today for the ceremonial signing of legislation (2021-H 6119B / 2021-S 0654A) that allows restaurants to continue approved...
07/26/2021
Starting Friday night, July 30 at 9:00 p.m., RIDOT will close Arcadia Road near the Exeter/Richmond line at Browning Mill Pond to replace the Browning Mill Bridge and a nearby culvert. The road will remain closed until late October. Built in 1913, Browning Mill Bridge carries 500 vehicles per...
07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The Office of the Attorney General has received several inquiries related to the expected expiration of Executive Order 21-72, which provides for virtual and hybrid meetings of public bodies during the COVID-19 state of emergency. That Executive Order is set to expire at the end...
07/23/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Warwick Pond in Warwick due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.
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...
07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Commerce and the Rhode Island Foundation announced today that 5,000 more Rhode Islanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reaching the second milestone of the RI...
07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the closures of Lower Providence River Conditional Area E and Upper Bay Conditional Area A, previously scheduled to reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise on Sunday, July 25, are extended until further...