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The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

The City of Newport has been working closely with regional, state and federal agencies to ensure that we're prepared for the potential appearance of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our community. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to learn more about our response to the virus.

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City Hall, Offices Closed to the Public

City Hall, Offices Closed to the Public

In light of current concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that all City Offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23.

While City Hall had previously been limited to essential city business only for the last week, beginning Monday, City offices will be available strictly by phone, email, or on a limited appointment only basis. Individual departments will remain fully staffed and any residents, establishments or entities who have ongoing business with the City are encouraged to conduct it online or via telephone.

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Residents Asked to Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Residents Asked to Sign up for Emergency Alerts

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, the City of Newport has transitioned to a new emergency notification system designed to significantly enhance the City’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors in the event of an emergency.  

With the summer season quickly approaching, Newporters are encouraged to sign up for our Smart911 emergency alert system. To learn more about our E-Alert system, be sure to click the link below. 
 

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Easton’s Beach Closing in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaias

Beach to remain off-limits on Tuesday
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, August 3, 2020) – Easton’s Beach will be closed on Tuesday in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Residents and visitors are advised that the beach parking lots will be closed at the end of the day on Monday, and swimming will be strictly prohibited all day Tuesday.

To guard against a potential storm surge, recently installed electronic pay stations and lifeguard chairs will also be removed and sandbags put in place around the Rotunda.

Depending on the track of the storm, beach staff are hopeful that operations will resume Wednesday, Aug. 5th, however re-opening may be delayed based on the severity of cleanup.

We thank you for your cooperation as we prepare for this first tropical storm of the season.   

From Land and Sea, Newport Stepping up COVID-19 Enforcement

Visitors Urged to Wear Masks, Adhere to Social Distancing Rules

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, July 31, 2020) – Ahead of what would have normally been one of the busiest weekends of the summer, the City of Newport is again taking steps to increase its COVID-19 related enforcement measures.

Historically, the last weekend in July has marked the kickoff to the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, with the City welcoming tens of thousands of music fans to historic Fort Adams and Newport Harbor. And while this year’s festivals have gone virtual, City officials are still preparing for an influx of visitors that is expected to quickly fill up the City’s downtown shopping district, harbor, and beaches.

Harbormaster’s Office Set to Crack Down on Violations

Vessel Operators Could Face Fines of up to $300
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, July 31, 2020) – The City of Newport is advising boaters to expect increased enforcement in and around Newport Harbor beginning this weekend.

As the summer season’s peak draws more vessels into the harbor, the Harbormaster’s Office will be stepping up patrols for boaters violating the City’s No Wake Zones and other infractions, with fines ranging from $50 to $300.

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  Calendar of Events

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. Read the Agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

The City of Newport uses a high-speed mass notification system that allows City emergency officials to send notifications by phone, email, and text to keep citizens informed of emergencies or to send general notifications to registered subscribers to communicate non-life safety matters.

There is no charge to register and your personal information will be kept confidential. Registering is quick and easy: Click Here to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts