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State of Rhode Island Department of Health Press Releases

275 Press Releases
  • 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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  • Published on July 16, 2020 - 21:15 GMT

    Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Stafford Pond in Tiverton

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with the water in Stafford Pond in Tiverton. This advisory is being issued because high levels of blue- …

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  • Published on July 15, 2020 - 20:30 GMT

    Rhode Island to Launch Expanded Serology Testing Effort

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will be coordinating a second, expanded round of serology testing in the coming weeks to better understand the prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among people in certain high-contact professions …

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  • Published on July 9, 2020 - 19:00 GMT

    Boil Water Notice Issued for Phil and Ann's Sunset Motel Water System Customers

    Phil and Ann's Sunset Motel in Charleston, RI is required to issue a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. For more information, customers should refer to the notice provided to them by their water …

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  • Published on July 8, 2020 - 19:45 GMT

    Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield

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

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  • Published on July 7, 2020 - 21:45 GMT

    FDA Issues Warning About Hand Sanitizer Products

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV because of the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) has recommended that …

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  • Published on July 3, 2020 - 19:45 GMT

    Updates to Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facility Visitation Policy

    Long-term care and assisted living facilities will be allowed to welcome visitors again next Wednesday, July 8th, provided that they abide by strict infection control measures to keep residents, staff, and family members safe, the Rhode Island Department …

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  • Published on June 30, 2020 - 15:45 GMT

    Fresh Express Recalls Salad Products

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Fresh Express is recalling salad products that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. The recalled items were …

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