State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - With a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 booster dose now authorized and recommended by federal health officials, these updated booster shots will start to become available in Rhode Island this week and next. "This is a good reminder that one of the best ways to protect yourself...
09/06/2022
With a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 booster dose now authorized and recommended by federal health officials, these updated booster shots will start to become available in Rhode Island this week and next. "This is a good reminder that one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family...
09/06/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening the Surfer's Rock end of Second Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH's monitoring for beach water quality is now complete for summer 2022.
09/06/2022
PAWTUCKET, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined today by Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, and community leaders to ceremonially sign legislation which requires all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island to provide at least one unit of instruction on...
09/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of mosquito testing by Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed a second detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state this summer. As was the...
09/02/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Blackamore Pond in Cranston due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm...
09/02/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Scarborough State Beach - South in Narragansett for swimming because bacteria counts reported by the RIDOH State Health Laboratories have returned to safe levels. (No advisory was issued for Scarborough State Beach North.) ...
09/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding the public that Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 marks the last day that state beach facilities, restrooms, and concession stands will be open and staffed with lifeguards, rangers, and restroom attendants. The...
09/01/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough State Beach-South in Narragansett, Surfer's Rock Area only at Second Beach in Middletown, Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will...
09/01/2022
By Friday morning, September 2, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will reopen the remainder of the new Division Street Bridge over Route 4 in East Greenwich, shifting westbound traffic onto the new structure. RIDOT moved eastbound traffic onto the bridge two weeks ago on August...