Update: At 3:56 pm on Wednesday, City Clerk Laura Swistak notified the media that this meeting has been canceled.

Newport City Council will host a workshop at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 4 in order to receive a COVID-19 crisis update from City Manager Joe Nicholson.

The meeting will be held remotely and is open to the public. Connect by telephone by calling 1-877-853-5247 or by Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95878452956. The webinar ID is 958 7845 2956.

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