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Friday, April 24, 2020
Warmer Weather Prompts Stricter Guidelines
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, April 24, 2020) –In accordance with guidance from state health officials, the City of Newport is advising that face masks should be worn at all times while traversing the Cliff Walk until further notice.
As one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, the Cliff Walk regularly draws over 1 million visitors every year.
Earlier this month, parking restrictions were put in place to limit crowding along the trail, however in order to keep the walk open as the weather improves, visitors are now being asked to wear some form of face covering and to practice social distancing at all times.
Newport Police will be conducting regular open-air compliance checks and enforcing the Governor’s Stay at Home order and ban on groups of five or more.
While the City currently does not have any plans to close the Cliff Walk, further actions may be deemed necessary if visitors fail to practice social distancing and take care to cover their faces.
For more information on facial coverings, and to learn more about the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/COVID19.
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