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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.

Newport Recreation Hosting Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt

Hunt will run from February 1st-14th

NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, January 25, 2021) – Newport residents are being invited to Take It Outside for a special Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021.

Newport Recreation Staff will be hiding 16 hearts outside and around various City landmarks and parks. Each of the hearts will have a single letter on it and participants will be challenged to find all 16 clues to decipher a Valentine’s Day quote. The clues will remain in place until Sunday, Feb. 14th.

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.

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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.

City Council COVID Update

City Councilors will be meeting in a special remote session to receive an update from the City Manager on the COVID-19 situation.

To view, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/TV or dial Toll Free:
1-888-788-0099 or 1-877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 958-7845-2956

https://zoom.us/j/95878452956

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​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.

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