The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is “widespread” in Rhode Island, triggering the State’s requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding Rhode Islanders to be mindful of the potential risks associated with traveling to another country for medical care.
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).
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that RXBAR is recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
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.
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.
In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is recalling various prepared foods items containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella. The products being recalled in Rhode Island include:
With Rhode Island seeing increases in cases of the flu and other seasonal viruses, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to seek medical care in settings where they will be most appropriately treated. People who do not need emergency care should avoid going to emergency departments.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Thrive Market is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market brand nut butters listed below due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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