From the Newton Report:

Newton officials have canceled or postponed all large discretionary gatherings hosted by the city, and the school system has canceled all field trips as well as evening and community events, according to a statement released Wednesday. The Senior Center will also not be open for regularly scheduled programs.

Officials will also limit the use of City Hall by outside groups, the statement said, while use of school buildings by non-school groups will be discontinued until further notice.

The measures are being taken to prevent and slow the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the statement.

Here’s more from John Hilliard of the Globe staff.