City Issues Call for Volunteers to Assist in COVID Vaccination
Healthcare Workers & Public Invited to Assist at Vaccine Sites
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, January 25, 2021) – As COVID-19 vaccination sites continue to roll out across the country, the City of Newport has issued a call for volunteers to help Newport get vaccinated.
The Newport Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking volunteers to work at a potential Medical Emergency Distribution System Point of Dispensing (MEDS POD) beginning as early as March.
State to Open New Local Rapid Testing Site
New National Guard, RIDOH Testing Site to Open in Downtown
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021) – Newport area residents will soon have another option to secure a rapid COVID-19 test.
The City of Newport has been informed that beginning Tuesday, January 26, the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island National Guard, will be opening a Binax Now Rapid test site at 21 Brown and Howard Wharf in downtown Newport.
Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at King House
Free Testing Available Thursdays & Fridays
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Area residents interested in receiving a rapid COVID-19 test now have a local option in Newport.
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center began serving as a RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site.
Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.