Nov 9 Update – Tuition Assistance and other aid

Oh sure, why not 2020

New Hampshire Shelter Modification Program

Governor Sununu has authorized the allocation of $15 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to support necessary homeless shelter modifications and expansion before December 30, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) is accepting applications for grants to existing homeless shelters, including emergency, transitional, and domestic violence shelters, for physical modifications and operating costs to enable the shelters to meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NH Division of Public Health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due Date: Ongoing basis

Questions about the program can also be directed to Natasha Dube at 603-310-9281 or Ted Seely at 603-310-9292.

Supporting Children In Care Program

Supporting Children in Care Program, administered by New Hampshire Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NHFAPA), is designed to benefit children in foster care, as well as foster and relative caregivers. Foster and relative caregivers may seek stipends of up to $500 per child, which shall pay for or offset the cost of the program identified by the applicant. This program will provide flexible options to foster and relative caregivers to assist them with finding the right summer or fall program for the youth in their care

Due Date: Thursday, December 1, 2020

New Hampshire Housing Relief Program

Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support families or individuals in need of housing assistance as a result of COVID-19. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially expended for rental assistance and other household-related expenses, with $15 million being held in reserve, for rent stabilization and housing support.

Due Date: Ongoing basis

For questions: Call 2-1-1 or email dhhs.bhhs@dhhs.nh.gov

Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Tuition Assistance Program

Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the expenditure of $6 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) for the CCSNH Tuition Assistance Program, which will allow CCSNH to provide assistance to New Hampshire students who have faced COVID-19 related economic impacts.

Due Date: Ongoing basis

For questions:

Legislative Advisory Board

Information on the Governor’ Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery’s Legislative Advisory Board.

Governor Chris Sununu established the Legislative Advisory Board to provide the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) with accountability, transparency and integrity throughout the process of allocation and disbursement of the CARES Act funding in the State of New Hampshire.

Read Governor Sununu’s Letter .pdf Icon

Regular public meetings are held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 1 p.m.

Call-in: 1-800-356-8278
PIN: 389388#

249 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced in New Hampshire by health officials

“In total, there have now been 12,488 COVID-19 cases in the state. Of those, 1,903 remain active and 10,096 have recovered.

Twenty-five of the new cases were in people under the age of 18, officials said.

Four more people were hospitalized with COVID-19, officials said. There have been 794 people hospitalized in New Hampshire for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, while 55 people are currently hospitalized.”

https://www.wmur.com/article/249-new-positive-cases-of-covid-19-announced-in-new-hampshire-by-health-officials/34611195

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

(data updated as of November 8, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 112,488
Recovered10,096 (81%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19489 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,903
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19794 (6%)
Current Hospitalizations55
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2362,828
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,402
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3501
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,025

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 8, 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 Sunday, November 8, 2020, DHHS announced 249 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.4%. Today’s results include 127 people who tested positive by PCR test and 122 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,903 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-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (46), Strafford (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (26), Merrimack (23), Cheshire (15), Sullivan (15), Grafton (14), Belknap (7), Coos (5), and Carroll (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (32) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for seventeen new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 55 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. 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 12,488 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 794 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

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NHDOT to present the proposed preservation plan to the bridge on NH Route 12

Charlestown Public Informational Meeting

Arrangements have been made by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to hold a Combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting to discuss the bridge preservation on NH 12 over the New England Central Railroad (NECRR).  Anticipated traffic control will consist of one lane of alternating two way traffic controlled by signals for two phases of construction for approximately 4 months.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.  Presentation materials, the meeting link, and additional instruction are located on the NHDOT website https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/charlestown42484/index.htm.

To attend the Zoom Meeting from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or an Android device please go to the Charlestown town website:  https://www.charlestown-nh.gov/.  The information to join the Zoom Meeting will be provided under the “Upcoming Events” section by clicking the “Selectboard Meeting – Community Room or via Zoom” Link.  Additional project information, including the PowerPoint for this presentation, can be found at the project website:

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the “Proposed Action” plan.  During the meeting, the public will be provided the contact information for the project manager to allow the opportunity, following the meeting, to ask questions and share their thoughts regarding potential improvements.  The goal is to ensure that the project decisions meet public transportation needs and community goals and protect and enhance the environment.  Accordingly, NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964.  Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.

NHDOT Contacts:

David Scott, P.E., In-House Design Chief, (603) 271-1613

Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer, (603) 271-6495

NH Department of Transportation

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Nov 6 Update – Travel ramifications

Holiday Travel

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, people are gong to have to make some hard choices. I have an elderly relative relative with a variety of health issues. He has spent the last three years in a hospital because of heart and respiratory issues. Ironically, this is the first year in a while that he is not hospitalized. My only guess, beyond coincidence, is that the precations he has taken due to C-19 have protected him from whatever he usually gets in October of each year. Now, we have a decision to make. For me Thanksgiving is the holiday of going home. It is a time when even busy families like mine take a day to just be together. Leaving him alone on this holiday is almost unthinkable. We also do not want him to die. I’m not sure how we will work out, and maybe families wiill understandably take risks to be together. We all should consider it, because being together is important. What we should not do is make believe there is no risk. Make a plan, and do the best you can. Be as diligent about not getting infected as you can before the gathering. ~ Steve

Explore the Data: Tracking COVID-19 in New Hampshire

By NHPR STAFF NOV 4, 2020

CDC

New Hampshire identified its first case of COVID-19 on March 2. NHPR has been tracking new developments since then, as the number of confirmed cases and testing capacity — at public and private labs — has expanded.

Risk of COVID-19 spread now ‘substantial’ in NH

“The state Department of Health and Human Services now lists the statewide risk for community transmission of the deadly virus as “substantial,” the highest of three levels. New Hampshire has seen an average of 124 new COVID-19 cases a day for the past week, and the numbers are rising.” – https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/risk-of-covid-19-spread-now-substantial-in-nh/article_b3b53c6c-9f0a-506b-815a-0d30e3cc73e9.html

NH health officials say another look at travel guidelines might be needed as COVID-19 cases rise

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

(data updated as of November 5, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 111,808
Recovered9,776 (83%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19486 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,546
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19546 (7%)
Current Hospitalizations44
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2356,358
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,326
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL52,911
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3167
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,875

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 5, 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 Thursday, November 5, 2020, DHHS announced 252 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.8%. Today’s results include 204 people who tested positive by PCR test and 48 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,546 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 thirty-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (65), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (33), Strafford (32), Merrimack (21), Coos (18), Belknap (7), Carroll (7), Grafton (6), Cheshire (5), and Sullivan (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently 44 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. 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 have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age
  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,808 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 788 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

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