Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and based on Governor Brown’s guidance, the City of Newport will be closing various facilities, and limiting access to others, effective November 18, 2020. The closures and limited access will remain in place until December 2, 2020, unless further extended. The city will reassess these closures based on future guidance from the Governor, and communicate any changes with the community.
City of Newport facility closures include: Newport Public Library (except for take-out); 60+ Activity Center; Newport Recreation Center; and the Aquatic Center. At this time, limited public access will continue at the Newport City Hall, and no public entry at the city’s Fire Stations is permitted.
The Newport City Hall will continue to be open to the public from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, except by appointment. A door monitor will be on duty at the front door to ensure anyone entering the building is wearing a mask and has their temperature taken.
City meetings, including the City Council, Planning Commission, and all advisory committees will resume virtual meetings. Public comment may be made in writing to email@example.com, at least four hours before the start of the meeting, or by contacting the meeting staff to request the Zoom meeting information to participate virtually.
All non-essential meetings scheduled in city buildings are canceled until further notice.
The city will update the public regarding building and program status changes through its’ website and press releases.
Contact Peggy Hawker, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541.574.0613, with questions.
For more information on the freeze, visit https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=37702