The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the following beaches for swimming due to high bacteria counts:
Oakland Beach in Warwick Ninigret Pond in Charlestown Camp Watmough's Beach in Glocester Briar Point Beach in Coventry
Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe.
When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).