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State of Rhode Island Department of Health Press Releases

262 Press Releases
  • Published on September 2, 2020 - 20:00 GMT

    RIDOH and RIDEM Recommend Lifting Restrictions for Blue-green Algae in Georgiaville Pond

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. The advisory related to high levels of …

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  • Published on August 28, 2020 - 00:05 GMT

    COVID-19 Business Compliance Update

    More than 200 businesses in sectors such as retail, fitness, and hospitality received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, according to Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a …

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  • Published on August 25, 2020 - 16:23 GMT

    Prima Wawona and Aldi Recalling Peaches

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Prima Wawona and Aldi are recalling bagged and loose Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold between June 1 through August 19, 2020 due to possible Salmonella …

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  • Published on August 21, 2020 - 23:09 GMT

    Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Barney Pond in Lincoln

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Barney Pond in Lincoln due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green …

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  • Published on August 20, 2020 - 21:12 GMT

    COVID-19 Business Compliance Update (English/Spanish)

    More than 250 businesses in sectors such as retail, fitness, and hospitality received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, according to Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a …

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  • Published on August 19, 2020 - 23:16 GMT

    RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Upper Melville Pond

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Upper Melville (also known as Thurston) Pond in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria …

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  • Published on August 14, 2020 - 22:20 GMT

    RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville (it spans Smithfield and Johnston town line) due to a blue-green algae ( …

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  • Published on August 13, 2020 - 22:28 GMT

    Kader Exports Recalling Bags of Shrimp

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Kader Exports is recalling frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The shrimp was sold in 1 pound, 1.5 pound, and 2 …

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  • Published on August 13, 2020 - 17:46 GMT

    COVID-19 Compliance Orders Issued

    Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force has issued compliance orders to ten businesses in the last two weeks for failing to comply with a range of public health directives related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a …

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  • Published on August 7, 2020 - 23:34 GMT

    COVID-19 Outbreak Response Playbook Released for Schools

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have released an Outbreak Response Playbook: Pre K - 12 guide today, providing district and school leaders with guidance on how to respond to various …

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  • Published on August 4, 2020 - 15:04 GMT

    COVID-19 Testing Site on Block Island to Close for Today

    Due to the severe weather anticipated because of Tropical Storm Isaias, the COVID-19 testing site at the Block Island Fire and Rescue Barn will be closed today, Tuesday, August 4th. All appointments have been rescheduled for Thursday, August 6th. Other …

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  • Published on August 3, 2020 - 14:03 GMT

    Thomson International Inc. Recalls of Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Thomson International Inc. is recalling red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present. The onions are being recalled because they have the …

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  • Published on July 30, 2020 - 03:39 GMT

    RIDOH, DEM, and American Forests Launch Heat Mapping Effort

    As a part of ongoing efforts to better understand how extreme heat disproportionately impacts communities in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and American Forests …

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  • Published on July 30, 2020 - 03:39 GMT

    RIDOH Issues COVID-19 Compliance Orders

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has issued compliance orders to ten restaurants and bars so far this week for failing to comply with a range of public health directives related to COVID-19. Additional compliance orders may be issued. In many …

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  • Published on July 24, 2020 - 22:00 GMT

    RIDOH Urges Precautions to Prevent Heat-related Illness

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves against the elevated heat indexes forecast for this weekend and the coming week with a few simple health precautions. Extreme heat can be dangerous, …

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  • Published on July 24, 2020 - 21:00 GMT

    RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Upper J.L. Curran Reservoir in Cranston

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Upper J.L. Curran Reservoir in Cranston due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green …

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  • Published on July 24, 2020 - 15:45 GMT

    CCRI COVID-19 Testing Site to Close on Sunday

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at the Community College of Rhode Island (Knight Campus) will cease at the end of the day on Sunday, July 26th. This testing site is shifting to the Rhode Island Convention Center, as the Rhode Island College …

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  • Published on July 20, 2020 - 17:30 GMT

    COVID-19 Testing Site to Open at the Rhode Island Convention Center

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing that a new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site will open tomorrow, July 21st, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, located at 114 West Exchange Street in Providence. This site will …

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  • Published on July 20, 2020 - 16:00 GMT

    RIDOH Licenses State's First Marijuana Sampling and Testing Laboratory

    As a part of the on-going process in Rhode Island to improve medical marijuana product safety and transparency, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has licensed Green Peaks Analytical as the State's first licensed marijuana sampling and …

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  • Published on July 17, 2020 - 20:15 GMT

    113 Rhode Islanders Receiving Updated COVID-19 Test Results

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been made aware by a private laboratory of 113 false positive COVID-19 test results for Rhode Islanders. This means that these 113 people were told that their results were positive when they were actually …

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