NHMA's CORONAVIRUS - 2019 (COVID-19) RESOURCE WEBPAGE
The New Hampshire Municipal Association is providing these resources from federal and state agencies in order to assist cities and towns in developing appropriate responses at the local level regarding COVID-19. We will endeavor to post newest information and resources at top of webpage for your convenience.
General Audience Toolkit, HHS COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, US Department of Health and Human Services, Posted April 9, 2021 (18 pages)
NHMA's Financial Impact Survey
2nd Follow-up COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey, New Hampshire Municipal Association, March 3, 2021 (13 pages)
Updated COVID-19 Guidance Documents
Guidance Relative to Travel and Vaccination Status, New Hampshire State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC ESF-4 Desk, Posted April 7, 2021 (1 Page)
FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace: For Employers, Centers for Disease Control, (7 pages)
Joint Guidance on Employee Travel and Return to Work Issues for Local Government Employees, PRIMEX and NHMA, Updated March 19, 2021 (1 page)
New Hampshire COVID-19 Travel Guidance, NH Division of Public Health Services, March 16, 2021 (2 pages)
New Hampshire COVID-19 Employer Travel, Screening, and Exclusion Guidance, NH Division of Public Health Services, March 16, 2021 (6 pages)
As announced by NH Governor Sununu on Thursday 3/11/21, effectively immediately, the following COVID-19 Guidance documents have been updated:
Some notable changes described in these guidelines include the following:
· Retail businesses in New Hampshire can return to 100% capacity, and salons and barbershops can allow walk-ins and waiting rooms.
· Bars and restaurants can now allow darts, pool, karaoke and bands of three members or less, provided they can stay 10 feet from the audience.
· Quarantine requirement for domestic travel to New Hampshire is now a recommendation, not a requirement
You can review media articles regarding this change here: https://www.wmur.com/article/somecovid-19-restrictions-eased-for-retail-stores-salons-restaurants/35814549
It is important to note that the State’s mask mandate is still in place. Additionally, safety measures and distancing requirements are still required.
What Does This Mean for the Local Health Officer?
As you respond to complaints and inquiries in your community, it is important to review this documents and be aware of the new changes in these documents. During any investigations or site
visits you complete, bring a copy of these new documents to share with your local businesses. It is important to convey that the State mask mandate is still in effect and businesses must continue to
comply with social distancing requirements. You should also anticipate receiving questions from your local day and overnight camps regarding how they can operate safely during their upcoming camp season.
Review the new guidance documents and be prepared to share copies with your local camps.
SOURCE: NH DHHS/DPHS/Bureau of Public Health Protection
2021 Town Meeting Guidance
Memorandum to NH Election Officials Regarding 2021 Town/School Meetings, Elections, and Business Sessions, Joint Guidance Prepared by Secretary of State and Attorney General Offices, Dated February 4, 2021 (13 pages)
Attachment to Joint Guidance Regarding 2021 Town/School Meetings, Elections, and Business Sessions, Posted February 5, 2021 (41 pages)
Emergency Order #83, Regarding Preprocessing of Absentee Ballots and Allowing for Postponement of Annual Town Meetings Due to COVID-19, Christopher T. Sununu, Governor Signed January 22, 2021 (4 pages)
Practical Considerations for Conducing a Successful Optional Annual Meeting Under HB 1129, Prepared by DrummondWoodsum law firm, Posted December 8, 2020 (3 pages)
Summary of Coronavirus Response and Relief Provisions, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), prepared by the National League of Cities, Posted January 12, 2021 (7 pages)
COVID-19 Employer Travel, Screening, and Exclusion Guidance, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, NH Division of Public Health Services, January 11, 2021 (6 pages)
Joint Letter to New Hampshire Public Works Directors and Road Agents, New Hampshire Department of Transportation and New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security, January 5, 2021 (2 pages)
COVID-19 Outbreak, Update #31, Instructions for Ambulatory Care Providers to Access Vaccine Instructions for Enrolling to Become a Vaccine Provider, Distributed by the NH Health Alert Network, December 29, 2020 (5 pages)
COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance, Technical Assistance Questions and Answers, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO Laws, Updated December 16, 2020 (6 pages)
COVID-19 Frequently-Asked Questions, prepared by Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, NH Department of Health and Human Services, Updated December 4, 2020 (12 pages)
Practical Considerations for Conducing a Successful Optional Annual Meeting Under HB 1129, prepared by DrummondWoodsum law firm, posted December 8, 2020 (3 pages)
NHMA Guidance Regarding Supplemental Information for Local Enforcement of Emergency Order #74, December 1, 2020 (1 page)
NHMA Guidance Regarding Public Meetings, Right-to-Know Law and COVID-19, September 17, 2020 (2 pages)
NHMA Guidance regarding Health Officers, Communicable Disease, & COVID-19, Updated July 22, 2020 (3 pages)
Joint Guidance on Employee Travel and Return to Work Issues for Local Government Employees, Primex3 and NHMA, Updated November 18, 2020 (3 pages)
COVID-19 Risk Management Reminders and Guidance, Primex3 Risk Management Bulletin, posted October 30, 2020 (6 pages)
Important Links to Resources that Employers Should Regularly Check, Primex Legal and Human Resource Bulletin, April 29, 2020 (1 page)
Workers' Compensation Coverage for Exposure to COVID-19, Re: Lost Wages During Quarantine, Updated March 21, 2020, Primex
7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Improve Health, A Message from the Wellness Team at HealthTrust, June 4. 2020 (2 pages)
JOINT GUIDANCE FROM SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Joint Memorandum dated June 3, 2020 regarding Absentee Voter Registration, Voter Registration and Change to Undeclared (8 pages)
Supplemental Guidance of Elections Operations during the Public Health Crisis, NH Department of Justice, August 20, 2020 (4 pages)
Joint Guidance of Elections Operations during the Public Health Crisis, Secretary of State and NH Department of Justice, August 19, 2020 (10 pages)
Elections Operations During the State of Emergency, Memorandum to Election Officials from Secretary of State and Attorney General, April 10, 2020 (5 pages)
How to Conduct Emergency Meetings in Compliance with New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law in Light of COVID-19 Concerns, State of New Hampshire, Department of Justice, March 31, 2020 (4 pages)
Checklist to Ensure Meetings are Compliant with the Right-to-Know Law During the State of Emergency, State of New Hampshire, Department of Justice, March 31, 2020 (1 page
Electronic Meeting - Right-to-Know Law Checklist, Prepared by James W. Kennedy, Esq. City Solicitor, City of Concord, March 26, 2020
NH DPHS: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
Posted DPHS Health Alerts: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/han.htm
NH Health Officers Association, Compliance Assessment Checklists for Retail, Restaurant, Cosmetology, Campgrounds and Universal Guidance, Released by Governor's Economic Task Force
COVID-19: Health Inspection Protocols & Governor's Emergency Orders, Health Inspections Memorandum, prepared by NH Department of Health and Human Services, July 20, 2020 (3 pages)
Guidance Regarding 2020 Revaluation Requirements During COVID-19, New Hampshire Department of Revenue, April 27, 2020 (4 pages)
Who is an Eligible Applicant Fact Sheet, FEMA-4516-DR-NH: COVID-19, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, April 2020 (3 pages)
Stay at Home 2.0, The Role of the Health Officer, NH Division of Public Health Services, Zoom webinar materials, May 7, 2020 (12 pages)
Five Ways to be Cyber Secure, New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC), posted April 7, 2020, (2 pages)
CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
DOL website: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic
What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, Technical Assistance Updated June 17, 2020, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (11 pages)
Every Thursday, beginning at 1:00 pm (and for the indefinite future), NHMA attorneys will host a weekly call for municipal officials and employees on issues and matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. All municipal officials from member municipalities are encouraged to listen in. The purpose of the calls is to learn about continuing and new issues municipalities are facing, as well as to try to answer questions.
The call-in information will be listed below and will be sent in a separate email from NHMA to members before each Thursday call.
We encourage members to use the highlighted link below to join us via computer instead of the phone. Thanks.
Conference ID: 727 655 019#