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Governor Sununu's Stay at Home 2.0

Click this link to learn more. Information includes opening dates:

  • May 1, 2020 - Campgrounds

  • May 1, 2020 - Manufacturing

  • May 1, 2020 - State Parks

  • May 4, 2020 - Hospitals

  • May 4, 2020 - Universal Guidelines

  • May 11, 2020 - Barber and Hair Salons

  • May 11, 2020 - Drive In Theaters

  • May 11, 2020 - Golf

  • May 11, 2020 - Retail Guidance

  • May 18, 2020 - Restaurants

Manchester & Nashua Hospitals Collaborate to Share Resources, Support in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 

      SO. NEW HAMPSHIRE – In an unprecedented act of collaboration and coordination, four hospitals in southern New Hampshire have banded together to support their front line responders, coordinate efforts of care, share resources, and tell the story of sacrifices front line responders are making to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

      Often seen as corporate competitors in the healthcare field, the four hospitals, located in Nashua and Manchester— Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Elliot Health System (members of SolutionHealth); Catholic Medical Center; and St. Joseph Hospital (a member of Covenant Health)—are expecting a significant increase in the numbers of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks as they work tirelessly to transform their operations in preparation amidst a nationwide shortage of personnel, supplies, and equipment needed to save lives. 

      The hospitals, in a coordinated effort, are preparing for the surge of patients that may extend well into the many weeks ahead. Floors, units, and cafeterias of their facilities have been reengineered for the continuing influx, creating more than 10,000 square feet of additional care space, as well as tent facilities, making up 450 new beds.

“These four hospitals have been here serving our region for more than a century,” said Sherry Hausmann, President and CEO, SolutionHealth. “We have brought together every resource we have to help us save lives. We hope we don’t need them.”

      As the team moves forward, they have launched Front Lines New Hampshire (www. FronlinesNH.org), a dedicated site that edifies the heroic efforts of physicians, nurses, and other providers who meet the extraordinary challenges associated with this worldwide pandemic. Front line responders remain at personal risk during this time, exposing themselves, and by extension their families, to this deadly virus in service to their patients and communities.  

      Conscious of the sacrifice and personal commitment of providers and staff on the hospitals’ front lines, hundreds of members of the greater Nashua and Manchester communities have kindly and generously stepped up to support this work. In addition to donations, large and small, of surgical and N95 masks, gloves, protective eye gear, disinfecting wipes, and thousands of hand-made fabric masks, residents and businesses alike have donated care packages, meals, and other gifts, often accompanied by notes of appreciation and inspiration for staff—all within the confines of social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

      “We have never before worked so effortlessly as a team of hospitals to meet the needs of the greater good,” said Joseph Pepe, MD, President and CEO, Catholic Medical Center. “We will find the good that has come from this, and we will do so by working together to defeat this enemy.”

John Jurczyk, FACHE, Covenant Senior Vice President and St. Joseph President adds, “When we look back on this time, we will see an amazing feat. A time when every leader in healthcare threw out the bureaucracy and embraced medicine and healing.” 

      To see highlights of the caregivers and the preparations these four organizations have made to fight this virus, or to make a contribution, visit the site.

June 4th Nashua Household Hazardous Waste Collection
  

What – Household Hazardous Waste Collection

When – Thursday June 4, 3:00-8:00PM

Where – Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive, Nashua 

Who Can Attend – Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham 

Cost – $15 user fee per vehicle, additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds

No Latex Paint, No Electronics, No Medications 

      For more information and a complete list of accepted items, please visit: http://www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 603-417-6570.

Congregational Church Stays Connected

      The most up-to-date information about church activities can be found on the church’s website (ccamherst.org) or by calling the church office at 673-3231. Sunday services are broadcast on FacebookLive and recorded for later on-line viewing. Services are followed by a Virtual Fellowship Hour. Links for these and other events can be found on the website.

      The church’s Facebook page is another source of information, including updates and video messages from the pastors. Pastors Maureen Frescott and Kate Kennedy are available to provide pastoral care during this time, and the church welcomes community members to connect with this loving, serving, open and affirming community of faith.

New Hampshire YMCAs Continue to Innovate to Meet Critical Community Needs During Covid-19 Pandemic

      NASHUA – Throughout its 160-year history, the YMCA has supported communities through incredible challenges, including world wars, economic recessions, and public health crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA continues to innovate to meet critical needs and wants everyone to know: We’re here for good.

      The New Hampshire YMCAs continue to mobilize staff, volunteers, community partners and financial resources to provide critical services during the pandemic, including childcare for essential workers, emergency food distribution, online wellness classes, and check-ins on seniors. Across New Hampshire, the nine YMCAs have raised more than $700,000 from foundations and individual donors since mid-March to ensure that those in need have access to these critical services.

      The YMCAs continue to demonstrate their ability to adapt based on community need and public health guidelines. These innovations include:

*  Partnering with hospitals to provide childcare to frontline healthcare workers

*  Distributing food to those in need, including meal delivery to people’s homes

*  Providing virtual fitness classes on platforms such as Facebook and Zoom

 *  Providing families with educational activity kits for children

      At the same time the YMCAs are providing these services, they are diligently preparing to reopen when it is safe to do so. The Ys will adapt their facilities, programs, services, and staffing to comply with CDC and local public health guidelines. The Ys look forward to welcoming community members back into their facilities and resuming in-person programming, and appreciate everyone’s patience as they work in partnership with federal, state and local authorities to do this safely.

      The YMCA Alliance of New Hampshire supports collaboration amongst the state’s nine Ys and community partners to increase our impact and advocate for positive change in our communities. For information about the Alliance, visit its website: www.ymcasofnh.org.

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