The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced on Sunday that they recommended closing King Park Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts.

On Tuesday, RIDOH recommended reopening King Park Beach for swimming.

When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. 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).

This story will be updated when more information is received.

This story was originally published on June 25th when King Park Beach was closed to swimming.

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