Health

COVID 19 - The Coronavirus

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) and the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) provide continuous updates regarding Covid-19 which are available on their websites (links provided below). The DHHS provides data specific to New Hampshire in regards to cases and potential cases of Covid-19. The DHHS provides guidance based on CDC best practices and recommendations.

The best defense for combating the spread of viruses, including Covid-19, is 1) knowing how to avoid being exposed and what to do if someone is exposed (or potentially exposed), and 2) steps to take if someone is ill (or potentially ill) with the virus.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

NH DHHS Updates

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Other Resources

Call 2-1-1, the NH hotline for COVID-19/Coronavirus questions or click here

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines

DHHS Self Observation Guidelines

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

Cheshire Medical Center Coronavirus Information

Fall Mountain Regional School District SAU 60

Acworth Health Officer:

Jennifer Bland

Phone: 835-2130

Cell phone: 860-601-2223

From NH Governor Sununu's Office:

March 15, Governor's Emergency Order #1, Transitioning NH schools to remote learning, provides updated guidance to school districts

March 16, Governor's Emergency Order #2, Temporary prohibition on schedules gatherings of 50 or more attendees and onsite food and beverage consumption

March 17, Governor's Emergency Order #3, Temporary prohibition on disconnection or discontinuance of certain services (electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, Internet and deliverable fuels)

March 17, Governor's Emergency Order #4 Temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosures

March 17, Governor's Emergency Order #5, Access to State Unemployment Benefits for individuals impacted by COVID-19

 

Governor Sununu has issued an emergency order that expands access to unemployment benefits to assist workers who have been impacted by Coronavirus prevention measures.  If you are interested in applying, go to nhes.nh.gov or call (603) 271-7700.  Online applications are recommended at this time. The Governor has called for a one-week turnaround for all applications.  

 

  • ​The waiting period is temporarily suspended

  • Self-employed individuals and others currently excluded from the definition of "employment" shall be considered eligible where unemployment was necessary because of a COVID-19 diagnosis; quarantine (including self-imposed),or at the direction of a healthcare provider, employer or government official to prevent the spread of COVID-19; caring for a family member or dependent who has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; or caring for a family member or dependent who is unable to care for themselves due to the closing of their school, childcare facility or other care program.
     

  • Individuals providing services in employment shall be eligible if determined by DES that leaving of employment was necessary because of quarantine (including self-imposed); instruction of a healthcare provider, employer or government official to prevent the spread of COVID-19; caring for a family member or dependent who has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; or caring for a family member or dependent who is unable to care for themselves due to the closing of their school, childcare facility or other care program.

  • **This is an abbreviated summary - for complete details including definitions and RSA references, please see the full order (emergency order #5).

March 18, Governor's Emergency Order #6,  Temporary authorization for take-out or delivery of beer or wine

March 18, Governor's Emergency Order #7 Temporary modification of data and privacy governance plans

March 18, Governor's Emergency Order #8 Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers

March 19, Governor's Emergency Order #9 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund

March 21, Governor's Emergency Order #10 All sellers of groceries to temporarily transition to use of single use paper or plastic bags

March 23, Governor's Emergency Order #11, Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization

March 23, Governor's Emergency Order #12, Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A

March 23, Governor's Emergency Order #13, Temporary allowance for New Hampshire pharmacists and pharmacies to compound and sell hand sanitizer over the counter ("OTC") and to allow pharmacy technicians to perform non-dispensing tasks remotely

March 23, Governor's Emergency Order #14, Temporary authorization for out-of-state pharmacies to act as a licensed mail-order facility within the State of New Hampshire

March 23, Governor's Emergency Order #15, Temporary authorization for out of state medical providers to provide medically necessary services and provide services through telehealth

March 26, Governor's Emergency Order #17,  Closure of non essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay home

March 26, Governor's Emergency Order #17, Exhibit A

March 27, Governor's Emergency Order #18, Temporary Modification to Department of Safety Laws and Regulations

 

March 27, Governor's Emergency Order #19,  Extension of Emergency Order #1 (temporary remote instruction and support for public K-12 school districts)

March 30, Governor's Emergency Order #20, Temporary emergency wage enhancement for New Hampshire Liquor Commission retail employees

Town of Acworth | 13 Town Hall Rd | PO Box 37, Acworth, NH 03601 | Phone: 603-835-6879 | Fax: 603-835-7901

 

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