Should I touch that?

well-surfaces-door-jumboWhat’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?

Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen. “What they’re saying is that high touch surfaces like railings and doorknobs, elevator buttons are not the primary driver of the infection in the United States,” said Erin Bromage, a comparative immunologist and biology professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. “But it’s still a bad idea to touch your face. If someone who is infectious coughs on their hand and shakes your hand and you rub your eyes — yes, you’re infected. Someone’s drinking from a glass, and you pick it up near the rim and later rub your eyes or mouth, you’re infected.” Read the full article at What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface? and learn more about fomite transmisssion.

Sullivan County nursing home employee has COVID-19

sullnursUNITY — A part-time employee working at the Sullivan County Health Care nursing home tested positive for COVID-19, according to Ted Purdy, the facility’s administrator.

“At this point we’ve identified one person, a part-time employee, who has tested positive with no symptoms,” Purdy said.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is following up with the employee, who is now in isolation, and contacting that employee’s family members, Purdy said. The female employee did not display any symptoms of the respiratory illness.

The test result came after nursing home administrators tested all staff and residents, Purdy said. This is the only employee who has tested positive; no resident has tested positive, according to Purdy.

N.H. launches remote filing system for restraining orders

Concord Monitor – Victims of domestic violence and stalking in New Hampshire can now apply for protective orders online, in addition to filing in person at their local courthouse.

DHHS Update

Click to access covid-19-update-05272020.pdf




About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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