Nov 12 Update – The travel ban that isn’t

Vermont Travel

I’ve gotten many inquiries regarding whether we can travel to Vermont. You can. There are restrictions and guidelines though. The quarantine rules apply if you are staying in Vermont. You can still go shopping in Springfield or go to work. From Vermont DHHS:

Essential Travel

People traveling for essential purposes, including work, do not need to quarantine. Essential travel includes travel for personal safety, medical care, care of others, parental shared custody, for food, beverage or medicine, to attend preK-12 school and college if commuting daily, or to perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate. For more information about which businesses may operate and how they may operate, view the Work Safe Guidance. The current State of Emergency requires employers to use remote work and telework whenever possible to avoid unnecessary work travel. Businesses and employees must only travel for work related trips when absolutely necessary. Individuals engaged in a daily commute to and from their job are expressly exempt from the need to quarantine by Executive Order.

Persons should not travel to, from, or within Vermont if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if they meet the criteria for needing to Isolate or Quarantine.

See also https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine/visitors-vermont

Live at 1: Gov. Sununu holds briefing about NH’s COVID-19 response

Gov. Chris Sununu plans to give the latest coronavirus response updates at a briefing Thursday afternoon.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Please note that this is an earlier time than has become normal. See it airing live on WMUR-TV and streaming above this article.

As of Wednesday evening, there have been 13,148 known coronavirus cases in New Hampshire. Of those, 492 patients have died, while 10,262 people have recovered.

There are 2,394 active COVID-19 cases and 69 active hospitalizations in the state.

The daily PCR test positivity rate for Wednesday was 2.3%.

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-coronavirus-update-november-12-2020/34654561

2 Dead, 35 Infected in COVID Outbreak at Newport Nursing Home

A COVID-19 outbreak at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport has grown to include 35 people, two of whom have died.

The outbreak, the largest in the Upper Valley thus far, now includes 22 residents and 13 staff members, one of whom has recovered, said Chris Martin, Woodlawn’s administrator, in a Tuesday phone interview. Two residents died after contracting the disease. More at https://www.nhpr.org/post/2-dead-35-infected-covid-outbreak-newport-nursing-home#stream/0

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated as of November 11, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 113,148
Recovered10,262 (78%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19492 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,394
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19800 (6%)
Current Hospitalizations69
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2370,601
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,489
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL53,669
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3917
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)5,650

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – November 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, DHHS announced 233 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.3%. Today’s results include 191 people who tested positive by PCR test and 42 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,394 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are twenty-eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (38), Rockingham (37), Merrimack (24), Belknap (17), Coos (14), Strafford (13), Cheshire (9), Grafton (9), Sullivan (5), and Carroll (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (15). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 69 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community- based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 1 female resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 13,148 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 800 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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