City adjusting operations in response to COVID-19 cases

Chad Frey
The Kansan

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Because of a recent increase in local COVID-19 cases, the city of Newton will make some operational changes beginning Monday, July 6.

That rise included a single-day increase of eight cases this week — the largest individual day on record for Harvey County.

City Hall will remain open to the public, but residents are encouraged to pay bills and do other business online or over the phone to limit in-person exposures. Visitors to City Hall are encouraged to wear face masks when social distancing is not possible.

The City Service Center will be closed to the public. Requests for service should be called in to 316-284-6070 or submitted online at

Newton Police Department will be answering questions and taking non-emergency reports over the phone as much as possible. If you have a request, call 316-284-6030 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Emergency calls can always go through 911.

Fire/EMS stations will remain closed to the public, as they have been since March.