If you have questions about Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please call the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services:
- Call 211
- Phone dial: 1-866-444-4211
- TTY: 603-634-3388
Our regional hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has devoted a section of its website to information (local, national, global) about Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) page at the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control of the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services. This page is updated regularly.
COVID-19 terminology is clarified in this document: Explanation of Public Health Monitoring and Movement Restriction Terms
Coronavirus Disease page at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 Outbreak page at the World Health Organization.
Need some help talking with your kids about COVID-19? These resources can help: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus and Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
Upper Valley Strong is a coalition of over 35 non-profit organizations, agencies, and town reps who have come together several times since Hurricane Irene, pooling their resources to support those whose welfare is threatened by an area-wide crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you need food, medical information, child care, transportation or many other essential needs, go to the Upper Valley Strong website to find help. You can also follow them on Facebook .
Outdoor Recreation and Covid-19 Restrictions, from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Volunteer NH is closely monitoring developments surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. All New Hampshire residents should follow state and federal guidelines around safety. If you are interested in volunteering to support NH communities during the COVID-19 response, please visit https://volunteernh.org/covid-19-response/. If you would like to request volunteer assistance, please call 211 from anywhere in New Hampshire, or 1-866-444-4211 if you are calling from outside of New Hampshire.
“Preparing for the almost inevitable global spread of this virus, now dubbed COVID-19, is one of the most pro-social, altruistic things you can do in response to potential disruptions of this kind.
“We should prepare, not because we may feel personally at risk, but so that we can help lessen the risk for everyone. We should prepare not because we are facing a doomsday scenario out of our control, but because we can alter every aspect of this risk we face as a society.
“That’s right, you should prepare because your neighbors need you to prepare—especially your elderly neighbors, your neighbors who work at hospitals, your neighbors with chronic illnesses, and your neighbors who may not have the means or the time to prepare because of lack of resources or time.”
Tufekci, Z. (2020, February 27). Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S. Retrieved March 9, 2020, from https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/preparing-for-coronavirus-to-strike-the-u-s/
With thanks to Julie Perrin of the Jaffrey Public Library, and Judy Russell of the Converse Free Library of Lyme for creating some of the content included here.