Michael Fine, MD
Director of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
401.272.5952 After hours
Public Health Press Release
||August 31, 2011
||Annmarie Beardsworth (401) 222-3998 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday
HEALTH Recommends Beach Closings
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommended the closure of FORT ADAMS STATE PARK in NEWPORT and MACKEREL COVE BEACH in JAMESTOWN to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.
The following beaches are still closed:
GOVERNOR NOTTE PARK BEACH in NORTH PROVIDENCE
PLEASE NOTE: BEACH STATUS MAY CHANGE ON A DAILY BASIS. For up to date information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches, go to the HEALTH website at www.health.ri.gov or for recorded information about RI Bathing beaches call (401) 222-2751.