Boil Water Advisory Lifted for the Village on Chopmist Hill in Glocester

The Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Village on Chopmist Hill in Glocester has been lifted. Before consuming water from this system again, people should clean and sanitize refrigerators with water dispensers and/or ice machines, replace any water treatment filter cartridges, and flush any faucets or taps not used during the boil advisory for 10 minutes. Guidance on refrigerator sanitation can be found online (see the link below).

General Mills Recalling Unbleached Flour

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a ‘better if used by’ date of April 20, 2020. The recall is being issued because of the potential presence of Salmonella which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product.

RIDOH Calls for Proposals to Build Healthy, Resilient Communities

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is soliciting proposals from qualified municipalities and non-profit community-based organizations to expand its Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative to additional communities. RIDOH will distribute approximately $1.4 million through this funding opportunity. Existing Health Equity Zones, and new communities seeking to create Health Equity Zones, can both apply for funding.