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Update: Wednesday, March 18, 10:00
in response to what he called “anxiety and uncertainty” of COVID-19 in the state, the University System of New Hampshire has moved to suspend the class campus and restrict access at the UNH campus, Keene State and Plymouth State until the end of the spring semester at the moment.
schools will conduct all classes through “distance learning model” and will be prorated cost of room and board for students affected. The college will continue to provide housing only for students “who do not have a safe or a safe place to be and has been given an explicit exception,” according to a press release Wednesday evening from the University System of New Hampshire.
Individual schools in the system will send a campus-specific information about the new step on their websites. No decision has been reached about the graduation ceremony, according to a press release.
“We ask for your understanding as we face new questions and work to provide solutions,” states the release. “Our leaders do not want to prematurely make some decisions may be better informed with more time and data.”
Dartmouth College Tuesday announced that they would move the rest of the spring term remote instruction.
Update: Wednesday, March 18, 5:20
The number of people with a positive test result for COVID-19 in New Hampshire has risen to 39.
Four of the 13 new cases announced today in Hillsborough County, three located in Rockingham County, three located in Carroll County, two were in Belknap County of Merrimack County.
in a press release, DHHS said individuals in Carroll and Merrimack counties have no identifiable risk factors, suggesting community-based transmission in the new area.
Two of the patients were hospitalized and in stable condition, and people were left isolated at home.
– Alex Mcowen
Update: Wednesday, March 18, 5:10
In the latest sign of the terrible situation faced by medical providers in New Hampshire, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is now requesting donations of personal protective equipment for workers.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is asking contractors and the general public for donations of masks, face shields, isolation gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer.
the extraordinary step of one of the largest state health system comes as medical providers everywhere brace for surge in the number of patients coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the city of Manchester is also asking for donations of hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes for essential city employees, including garbage crews, firefighters, and police.
Manchester to collaborate with hospitals in the drive-thru test
the city of Manchester and the two local hospitals collaborated to operate a drive-through coronavirus test sites city. Site testing will only receive patients referred there by doctors in the Manchester area. Others will turn
For the citizens of Manchester to the primary care physicians are not the city offers a hotline: 603-668-1547 ..
Site testing originally set up by the state last weekend. They train local staff to take over
While some doctors in other parts of the country began offering the test commercially available coronavirus from their practice
– .. Jason Moon
Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2:30
Governor Chris Sununu has issued a new emergency orders aimed at helping businesses and residents. adapting to the state’s response to COVID-19
will state while allowing restaurants and bars to sell -. while people ate forbidden until April 7
command applies to any business that carries a liquor license, and allows them to distribute sealed containers only – up to 192 ounces of malt beverages, equal to 12 standard bottles or cans of beer, or 1.5 liters of wine, equivalent to two standard bottles.
The beer and wine delivery will not be allowed on any college or school campuses.
Sununu also issued – including requiringy borne by the insurance provider.
The third will command digital educational tools for remote classroom instruction. Schools are required to start learning remote with March 23
Another order of the governor in recent days has expanded eligibility for unemployment for people affected by coronavirus, and temporarily banned evictions, utility shut-offs and foreclosures. (. Scroll down to their updates)
– Annie Ropeik
Sununu joined the senator of New Hampshire in the push to reopen the ACA enrollment
Governor Chris Sununu joined by Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan in asking government to re-open Trump open enrollment period for health insurance plans in healthcare.gov.
in a letter to the administration Trump shipping today (Wednesday, March 18), Sununu said more and more people sign up for the plan will ensure better access to testing and treatment associated with the coronavirus.
Sununu request that such registration be reopened to between 60 and 90 days
– Jason Moon
< p> Update :. Wednesday, March 18, 12:05
US – Canadian border travelers will be close to all the non-essential as officials try to prevent the spread of coronavirus. President Trump made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday morning. He said the trade will not be affected.
Justin Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister echoed that, saying the supply chain and trucks crossing the border will continue.
, Trudeau said, “Tourists will no longer be allowed to cross the border for recreation and tourism. In both countries, we encourage people to stay at home. ”
two weeks of self-isolation for anyone who entered the country – and they restrict the entry only to Canada or the United States. More details on the new border restrictions have not been released
– Annie Ropeik
Update :. Wednesday, March 18, 10:45
a faculty member at Keene State College has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital in Massachusetts, where he is a resident. released Tuesday (17 March), President of the college Melinda Treadwell said the government is working to reach those faculty members may have contact with on campus, and in coordination with state health officials on the response further.
college it had alerted 66 people who have had the possibility of contact with the patient, who in the school campus when she began to show symptoms. Faculty members who previously had to travel to higher-risk areas for COVID-19.
Treadwell also announced that the college will be entered into the “extended restrictions,” the students were told not to return to campus on April 5 as planned. The school board of trustees is meeting today (Wednesday, March 18) to discuss a long-term decision
Treadwell’s full statement Watch :.
– Daniela Allee
Update: Tuesday, March 17, 9:30
Dartmouth college has announced that its high spring semester which will be fully remote for undergraduate and graduate students.
Earlier, the college has planned for the first five weeks of becoming isolated.
In for the Dartmouth community on Tuesday, provost of Dartmouth College also announced that it will increase downward and pauses research activities on campus. research staff and students will have to do the work from a distance, unless granted an exception by the college
clinical rotations for medical students have been suspended as well.
Of the 26 cases of coronavirus New Hampshire, seven were in Grafton County. One Dartmouth graduate students who live off-campus have tested positive for COVID-19. Two other students have also been tested.
college will use one of the dorms as a space for students who remain on campus and that may need to self-quarantine. Packing professional and college staff have already started packing for students from the hostel, and put them into storage.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical has also announced will no longer allow visitors in one of the facility began on Wednesday, as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of coronavirus.
exceptions will be made for the neonatal intensive care unit, the patient’s partner or spouse at Dartmouth Hitchcock pavilion childbirth, or they receive end-of-life care.
Update: Tuesday, March 17, 5:25
State officials health announcednine new positive test results for COVID-19 in New Hampshire this afternoon, so the number of infections that are known in the state to 26.
all new cases in adults: five men and four women. Four live in Rockingham County, three in Hillsborough County, and two in Grafton County. Health officials say some of the newly identified cases are in people who are not known to have contact with cases that have been identified, which showed that New Hampshire now see community-based transmission of COVID-19.
“The increasing number of cases and new evidence of community-based salary increases transmission concerns that plague COVID-19 is intensifying in New Hampshire,” said Dr. Ben Chan, the state epidemiologist. “The state has put in place measures to help prevent the transmission of a larger scale in schools and larger meetings; However, it is very important for everyone to monitor themselves for symptoms COVID-19 and practice social distance. We know that the coronavirus this novel can be spread very easily through close contact, and the virus can be spread even when people only had the initial symptoms are very mild disease. “
Update: Tuesday, March 17, 5:05
New Hampshire school districts are preparing for distance learning classes to begin next Monday, in response to the closure of schools statewide to stem the rise of COVID- 19 transmission. But today, many remote service starts eating.
Some districts are implementing curbside-pickup at the school. Another usher prepared breakfast and lunch at school for students at home.
Manchester launched a food delivery program for thousands of students earlier today. Laconia said it served about 800 day and plans to double on Wednesday. Claremont start shuttle service meal on Wednesday.
In some districts with a high poverty rate, the district can offer free meals to all students under the age of 18 and get reimbursed with federal funds.
The family should contact their school district for more information.
Update, Tuesday, March 17, 4:40
As home ill take steps to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus in New Hampshire, industry experts say the virus will take a toll on their balance sheets.
Facilities all countries take drastic measures to ensure they have the capacity to treat patients. That included canceling elective procedures and non-emergency, as well as a sleek way to potentially treat or test the patient in a unique setting, such as an outdoor tent.
“I think it will have a significant impact on all hospitals,”. “We are at a point where the hospital spent a huge amount of resources to stand up new capacity, new processes within their organizations, and they also announced that they will service they will usually give suspend.”
Ahnen said in the short term, the facility will probably see “a significant impact” on their cash flow. Hospital Association said it was in contact with the state and federal government delegation level state officials to ensure that resources will be available, if needed.
Update Tuesday, March 17, 10:20
Gov. Chris Sununu issued a series of orders Tuesday morning intended to soften the financial blow to the citizens of New Hampshire to deal with the impact of the pandemic coronavirus.
At a press conference with the leaders of the legislature, Sununu prohibit all landlords from the start the eviction process and prohibited all the foreclosures during the state of emergency began last week in response to COVID-19. He also prohibited utilities – including electricity, gas, water, telephone, cable, fuel and internet providers -. From the release of service for non-payment
Sununu also expanded eligibility for state unemployment benefits for people who work lost due to COVID-19; for people who are under quarantine or caring for family members under quarantine; and for people who work disrupted due to the closure of schools statewide that began this week.
“We are in uncharted territory,” said Sununu. “So we have to make some bold decisions.”
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Update, March 16 4 .: 55 am
Gov. Chris Sununu which prohibits public gatherings of a larger group of 50 people through the country and forced the restaurant togo take-out, delivery or drive-thru only starting from tomorrow, he said the necessary steps to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
The move follows a recent CDC guidelines on public meetings and came a day after Sununu said he did not think New Hampshire is required “government-mandated” to limit public gatherings.
In a statement Sununu said, “to know neighboring countries have closed the restaurant and bar has led New Hampshire to evaluate the actions of states and their impact on the risk profile of the population of New Hampshire.”
that Sununu came on the same day that state health officials announced four additional confirmed cases COVID-19 in New Hampshire, so the total statewide to 17 cases. New cases included three men and a woman under the age of 18
JAM .: Governor Chris Sununu held a press conference together with the epidemiologist states Dr. Ben Chan and education commissioner Frank Edelblut on a Sunday, March 15th Governor announced a response sweeping into coronavirus, including the closure of schools in the entire state, as well as the number of newly identified cases in state :. 13
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with school New Hampshire now closed, teachers face the challenge of the unprecedented: how to teach their students from distance for at least three weeks. School figuring out how to get food and computers to students in need, and teachers are trying to figure out how to keep students engaged while isolated at home. NHPR Sarah Gibson has more.
All New Hampshire public schools will be closed for three weeks, most sweeping response yet by state officials to the spread of coronavirus. The order of Governor Chris Sununu comes as the number of cases identified from COVID-19 in New Hampshire nearly doubled in one day, from seven to 13.
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