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On Saturday, February 29, the first reports of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) occurred in Oregon. Since that time, the number of cases has grown significantly with Lincoln County being impacted, as well. The State of Oregon and federal government have declared emergencies to take actions to contain COVID-19. The City of Newport also initiated the Declaration of Emergency on March 13, which was confirmed by the City Council March 16. This enables the City to take timely and appropriate steps to address the local response to COVID-19. The City of Newport has been working closely with Lincoln County and the other government jurisdictions in Lincoln County to coordinate these responses. While we cannot predict how significantly Newport will be impacted by this health threat and the related fiscal impacts, it is important that all of us take precautions to protect ourselves from possible infection and continue to observe social distancing when activities require us to leave our homes. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the services provided by the City. It is our hope that these services can be resumed as quickly as possible once the pandemic allows. We have provided information relating to the City’s response to the emergency. Below is a timetable of actions to date taken by the City for your information.

Timetable of Actions - 4-30-20

Lincoln County FAQs and Resources - 04-01-20

Oregon Health Authority

Lincoln County Health and Human Services

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of Covid-19 - Español


Emergency Orders


Employees

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-35 - Temporary OSHA Notification and Communication Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-33 - Revised Face Covering for Employees Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-32 - Revised Return to Work Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-21 - Furlough Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-20 - Reduction in Hours and Staff Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-09 - Body Temperature Screening policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-05 - Social Distancing Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-04 - Temporary Telecommuting policy


Business

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-22 - Related to the Reopening of Short-Term Lodging


Public

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-34 - Revised Visitor Face Covering Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-31 - Reopening Matrix (revised 11-17-20) for City Facilities and Programs

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-28 - Virtual and In-Person Meeting Policy

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-27 - Reopening Matrix for City Facilities and Programs




Codifying City of Newport Emergency Orders - 11-4-20

Emergency Declaration 4-27-20

Temporary Declaration of Emergency

Formalization of Temporary Declaration of Emergency

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-00A

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-00B

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-00C

City of Newport – Emergency Order No. 2020-00D

Re-Opening Information - Phase Two

Update 11-17-20

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.

Re-Opening of Facilities, Programming, and Meetings - 9-30-20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Newport closed facilities, programming, and meetings in March. Lincoln County will be entering Phase Two of re-opening on September 29, and the city is working on its re-opening plan as well. Re-opening will be a process for the city as many buildings required modification to re-open, and in some cases, the modifications are not complete. This could potentially delay the full re-opening of various facilities.

The following facilities will open, at some level, during the week of October 5, 2020:

1. City Hall, including the Police Department, will be open from 8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday. The building will be closed during the previous open hours of 3:00 – 5:00 P.M., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The building will remain closed on Fridays except by appointment. The Friday closure is designed to allow the reduced staff (due to budget cuts) to continue to support city services. Access to City Hall during open hours will be through the main entrance (Highway 101 entrance).

2. Events may occur at the Airport subject to gathering restrictions imposed by Governor Brown and appropriate physical distancing.

3. The Library will tentatively re-open, on a limited basis, on October 19 for computer usage by appointment only. Access to Library materials will continue through the Library’s Take-Out Service.

4. The Recreation Center will re-open on October 6 by reservation only. Organized sports will resume at a date to be determined.

5. The Aquatic Center will re-open on October 6 by appointment only. Organized sports will resume at a date to be determined.

6. Playgrounds and sports facilities will re-open. Organized practices on sports fields will be scheduled after meeting with city staff.

7. The Visual Arts Center will re-open on October 24, and will be operating on a modified schedule to be determined.

8. The 60+ Activity Center will remain closed until further notice.

Staff is studying the issue of city meetings. Until further notice, all City Council, Planning Commission, and city advisory committee meetings will occur virtually. Information regarding meeting participation in the city’s meetings can be found here.

Anyone entering a city facility will be required to wear a mask and have a temperature scan.

The re-opening of any city facility, program, and meeting is subject to change.

Questions should be directed to Peggy Hawker, or at 541.574.0613.


Questions?

If you have questions, or need more information you can call:-

Lincoln County Call Center - 541-265-0621

Newport Emergency Coordinator - 541-288-9051