It has been a while since we have provided an update concerning the Town’s ongoing COVID19 response. With reported active cases hovering over 3 dozen for the last few weeks and vaccinations efforts beginning to progress it is time to resume occasional updates. Much of what is included was gathered from other organizations such as Weeks Medical Center and The NH Department of Health and Human Services. I do encourage you to visit these sites as this has been a very fluid response with plans changing weekly, if not daily.
First, an update on our active cases in Town. We have been consistently trending up in our active cases, peaking at 40 last week. I know this is concerning for many people but I want to assure you that this does not mean we are seeing substantial community spread. Although there are several cases of people in the community included in these daily numbers more than half are residents of Country Village Nursing Home. Country Village is experiencing an outbreak which dates back to shortly after Thanksgiving. The staff has been actively treating those residents that become infected and managing the rest of the population to minimize any spread. There work has paid off with daily cases beginning to decrease. More good news is the facility began there vaccinations last week and expect to have that completed by next month.
The State’s vaccination plan as now opened up to the next eligible population, the Tier 1b group. This population includes:
As for the Town, our Emergency Management Team has been and continues to stay busy responding to this emergency. A few activities we have been and continue to be involved in are:
I hope this brief summary gives you some comfort that although you have not been provided more frequent updates the Town has continued to be actively engaged in this response here and throughout the region. I do hope to follow this with more information as it becomes available and time allows. If you do have questions feel free to reach out to me, Benjamin Gaetjens-Oleson, at 603-788-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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