The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches.

The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751) and online here –

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