Three Newport Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, April 1, 2020) – Three members of the Newport Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19.
The firefighters, who are not being identified due to patient privacy concerns, are all recovering in self-isolation at home and the Rhode Island Department of Health has been notified.
At this time, there is no impact on our public safety readiness and the Newport Fire Department has implemented contingency staffing protocols.
City Places Restrictions on Beach, Cliff Walk Access
Newport to Launch Temporary Food Distribution Program
Monday, March 30, 2020
Out-of-State Travelers Urged to Self-Quarantine
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
City Extends State of Emergency
Monday, March 23, 2020
NEWPORT, R.I (Monday, March 23, 2020) — The City Council voted 7-0 in a special remote session on Monday afternoon to extend Newport’s Emergency Declaration for 30 days in order to more effectively address the threat presented by the COVID-19 virus.
The City is also reminding residents and businesses to abide by an order issued by Gov. Gina Rainondo that requires all public recreation and entertainment establishments including theaters, cinemas, and sporting events cease operations no later than Monday, March 23rd at 5 p.m. Close contact businesses such as nail salons, hairdressers, barbershops, spas, and gym facilities are also directed to close.
City Offices Closed Effective March 23
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Residents Being Reminded to Dispose Responsibly
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
City Announces Financial Relief Programs
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
City Offices to Remain Open with Limited Services
Monday, March 16, 2020
City Declares State of Emergency
Sunday, March 15, 2020
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