COVID-19 RESOURCES
Check back regularly for updated information

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization, the US Center for Disease Control, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
7/16/2020

On Tuesday, July 14 Governor Sununu announced guidance documents for schools regarding reopening this fall. The full 54-page guidance document is available here, and you can check out this article from NHPR which discusses some of the elements of the guidelines and some teachers' thoughts. As with all things COVID, these guidelines and plans are subject to change so make sure to check back frequently here and at www.covidguidance.nh.gov/ and www.education.nh.gov/

7/2/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update 7/1/20


6/11/2020

On Thursday, June 11 Governor Sununu announced that New Hampshire's Stay at Home Order will expire on Monday, June 15, along with the cap on gatherings of 10 or less. The governor announced a "safer-at-home" advisory in place of the stay-at-home order. This also ends the distinction between essential and nonessential businesses, and allows most businesses to reopen with restrictions by the end of the month. You can find out more here.

6/1/2020
 

Gov. Chris Sununu announced Friday, May 29 the extension of New Hampshire's stay-at-home order as the state continues to move towards reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sununu announced he will extend the state's stay-at-home order until June 15. Sununu also issued new guidance for reopening some New Hampshire activities and businesses. These sectors include places of worship, lodging, day camps, and more.


5/26/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update 5/26/20



Dr. Joe Ebner, Chief Medical Officer at Speare Memorial Hospital, is back with another update on how the local healthcare system is continuing to open up services again and how you can get tested for COVID.
 
5/7/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update 5/6/20



Speare Memorial Hospital's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joe Ebner is back with another update on where we are at as a community with COVID-19 cases and the process of bringing back of certain elective medical procedures.
4/24/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update:



4/20/2020

Guidelines released by the NH Division of Public Health Services detail information on using cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more info on when and how to wear cloth masks. 

4/16/2020

If you have questions about housing (such as: eviction and foreclosure, rent forebearance or forgiveness, utility bills, etc.) during the COVID-19 State of Emergency in NH, take a look at this factsheet created with the input of New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Remember to check back frequently as the situation changes regularly.

4/14/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update:



 
4/10/2020

Slowing the spread of COVID-19:


4/6/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update:


4/6/2020
CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings:

"We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission."

You can find more information on how to use cloth face coverings including FAQs and tutorials on how to make your own at home (with or without a sewing machine) here.



3/31/2020

Plymouth Health Officer Special Update:


 
3/26/2020

Speare Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update:


 
3/25/2020

NH State Senator Bob Giuda COVID-19 Update:


3/23/2020

Special Report on COVID-19 from Plymouth Town Health Officer Chief Morrison: