COVID-19 Resources

NHMA's CORONAVIRUS - 2019 (COVID-19) RESOURCE PAGE

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. 
RE-OPENING GUIDANCE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES:
Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force Website
 Stay at Home 2.0, Restaurant and Food Service Guidance, Zoom Webinar Materials, May 21, 2020 (18 pages)
 NH Health Officers Association, Compliance Assessment Checklists for Retail, Restaurant, Cosmetology, Campgrounds and Universal Guidance, Released by Governor's Economic Task Force  
NHMA's Enforcement of Stay at Home Order & Reopening Guidance Memorandum, May 18, 2020 (1 page)

COVID-19 FUNDING-RELATED RESOURCES:

Federal COVID-19 Funding Summary, New Hampshire Allocations, prepared by Legislative Budget Office, May 18, 2020 (3 pages)
For updates to Federal Funding Summary, please visit Legislative Budget Assistant website: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/lba/COVID_19_Information.aspx   
NHMA Guidance regarding COVID-19 Municipal Relief Fund (MRF), Frequently Asked Questions, Revised May 19, 2020 (7 pages)
 
Letter to House Leadership, Local Officials Join Pappas and Kuster in Calling for Robust Local Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package, May 8, 2020

 

Press Release, Local Officials Join Pappas and Kuster in Calling for Robust Local Funding in Next COVID-19 Response Package, May 8, 2020 
Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments to Local Governments, Program Overview and Guidance, Governors' Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) May 4, 2020 (2 pages)
Town by Town Allocation, Based on 2018 OSI Population Estimates, Alphabetical Listing, GOFERR, May 4, 2020 (23 pages)
NHMA Guidance on Acceptance and Expenditure of CARES Act Assistance by Local Government, April 29, 2020 (1 page)
Guidance Regarding 2020 Revaluation Requirements During COVID-19, New Hampshire Department of Revenue, April 27, 2020 (4 pages)
Community Development Finance Authority, Partner Update, April 24, 2020 (4 pages)
Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments, US Treasury Department, April 22, 2020 (4 pages)
Coronavirus Relief Fund, Frequently-Asked-Questions, US Treasury Department, April 22, 2020 (1 page)
Public Assistance FAQ's, FEMA-4516-DR-NH: COVID-19, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, April 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)
NHMA's COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey Results Summary, April 20, 2020 (10 pages)
The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide, USDA Rural Development, April 13, 2020 (5 pages)

Emergency Grant Application for Law Enforcement and First Responders, New Hampshire Department of Justice (2 pages)

Summary of Senate Passage of CARES Act, Third COVID-19 Response Package, National League of Cities (5 pages)

COVID-19 Resource Page, New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (NHCDFA)
Public Assistance Question/Answers, FEMA -3445-EM-NH, NHDOS, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, March 27, 2020 (3 pages)
Public Assistance, Eligible Applicants, NHDOS, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, March, 2020 (4 pages)
Section by Section Summary, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, (56 pages)
National League of Cities, Seeking FEMA Assistance to the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 20, 2020
NEW INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:
Private Business Use of Public Premises During Pandemic, Primex Legal and HR Service Bulletin, May 18, 2020 (2 pages)
NHMA Guidance Regarding Enforcement of Stay at Home Order and Reopening, May 18, 2020 (1 page)
NHMA Letter to Select Committee on 2020 Emergency Election Support, May 7, 2020
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)
First Responder COVID-19 Stipend Payment FAQs, Prepared by NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management and NHMA, May 8, 2020
Guidance for Health Officers regarding Re-opening of Business,  NHDHHS/DPHS/Bureau of Health Protection, May 5, 2020 (1 page)
Extending and Modifying Closure of Non-essential Businesses, Emergency Order #40, Governor Christopher Sununu, May 1, 2020 (45 pages)
COVID-19 Reopening Guidance, Governor's Economic Reopening Task Force, Updated May 1, 2020  (6 pages)
COVID-19:  Preparing Your Workplace, Primex Risk Management Bulletin, May 5, 2020 (3 pages)
Fillable Health Screening Questionnaire, Prepared by Primex, May 5, 2020 (1 page)
NHMA Memorandum Clarifies Emergency Order #40:  What's Extended, May 4, 2020 (1 page)
COVID-19:  Preparing Your Workplace, Primex Risk Management Bulletin, Revised May 4, 2020 (3 pages)
NHMA Letter to Governor Sununu Requesting Additional Action be Taken to Support Continued Operation of Local Government during COVID-19, April 29, 2020 (3 pages)
NHMA Guidance on Emergency Order #25 Regarding Tax Collection, Interest Abatements, Tax Deeds & Tax Liens, April 29, 2020 (1 page)

NHMA's Audio Testimony Before the Governors' Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Committee, April 17,2020 

NHMA Letter to Governor Sununu Requesting Extension of Emergency Order #27 to Public and Private Campgrounds, April 20, 2020 (2 pages)
Elections Operations During the State of Emergency, Memorandum to Election Officials from Secretary of State and Attorney General, April 10, 2020 (5 pages) 
NHMA Guidance Regarding Moratorium on Issuing Tax Deeds, April 9, 2020

Five Ways to be Cyber Secure, New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC), posted April 7, 2020, (2 pages)

Restrictions of Hotels and Other Lodging Providers to Provision of Lodging for Vulnerable Populations and Essential Workers, Emergency Order #27, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 6, 2020
Extension of Emergency Orders 2, 6, and 16, Emergency Order #26, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 4, 2020
Temporary Modification of Interest Penalty for Late Payment of Property Taxes, Emergency Order #25, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 3, 2020
Temporary Modification of Municipal and Local Government Statutory Requirements, Emergency Order #23, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 1, 2020
Relief from Statutory Requirements in Light of COVID-19, Memorandum to Governor Christopher T. Sununu from the NHMA Board of Directors, March 20, 2020
Employer Responsibilities Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Primex Legal and Human Resource Bulletin, April 7,2020 (3 pages)
NHMA Guidance Regarding Employment Taxes Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, April 2, 2020
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)
COVID-19:  Human Resource Considerations, Primex, March 30, 2020 (2 pages)

NHMA GUIDANCE - Public Meetings and Right-to-Know Law

Electronic Meeting - Right-to-Know Law Checklist, Prepared by James W. Kennedy, Esq.  City Solicitor, City of Concord, March 26, 2020
NHMA Guidance Regarding Public Meetings and COVID-19,  Updated March 24, 2020
NHMA Guidance on COVID-19 & The Right-to-Know Law,Updated March 16, 2020
Gov. Sununu's Memo to Municipal Officials regarding The Right-to-Know Law, March 16, 2020

NHMA GUIDANCE - Town Meetings and Elections:

NHMA Guidance for Public Meetings, Town Meeting and Elections, March 18, 2020
NHMA Guidance on Town Meeting Postponement and COVID-19, March 13, 2020
DOJ/SOS Memorandum regarding March 10, 2020 Municipal Elections

NHMA GUIDANCE - Public Health:

NHMA Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and FMLA, Update, March 2020
NHMA Guidance for Public Health Officials regarding Communicable Disease, Updated March 26, 2020 
GOVERNOR'S EMERGENCY ORDERS:
Temporary Modification of Interest Penalty for Late Payment of Property Taxes, Emergency Order #25, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 3, 2020
Temporary Modification of Municipal and Local Government Statutory Requirements, Emergency Order #23, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, April 1, 2020
Emergency Order #17, Governor Christopher T. Sununu, Closure of Non-essential Business and Requiring Granite Staters to Stay at Home, March 26, 2020
Exhibit A to Emergency Order #17, List of Essential Services, March 26, 2020 (11 pages)
Governor's Order Prohibiting Scheduled Gatherings of 10 or More Attendees, Emergency Order #16, March 23, 2020
Governor's Order Grants Relief from Certain Public Meetings Requirements, Emergency Order #12, Temporary Modification of Public Access to Meetings Under RSA 91-A, March 23, 2020
Gov. Sununu bans gatherings with more than 50 people, March 16, 2020
Insurance Department Order Regarding Health Insurance Coverage and COVID-19, March 10, 2020
Prepare a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP/HSEM)
            Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan Template
            Continuity of Operations (COOP) 2017 Plan Review Checklist
FIRST RESPONDERS:
COVID-19 Response, First Responder Incident Exposure Reporting, NHDOS, Division of Fire Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal, March 20, 2020
Emergency Service Members, COVID-19 Unprotected Exposure Guidelines, NHDOS et al, March 21, 2020 (4 pages)
FEDERAL RESOURCES:  
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, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, Updated April 9, 2020 (4 pages)
Summary of Senate Passage of CARES Act, Third COVID-19 Response Package, National League of Cities, March 25, 2020, (5 pages)
Section by Section Summary, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, (56 pages)
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19, March 25, 2020 (3 pages)
Coronavirus-related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Mid-size Businesses, US Department of Labor
US DOL Website for Other Labor-related Information Regarding Coronavirus
US DOL Website for New Guidance about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
US DOL Questions and Answers Document, Updated March 30, 2020
H.R. 6021, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Title -by-Title Summary, March 19, 2020 (10 pages) 
H.R. 6021, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Emergency Paid Sick Leave, March 19, 2020 (3 pages)
COVID-19 Pandemic:  Eligible Emergency Protective Measures, FEMA Fact Sheet, March 19, 2020  (3 pages)
COVID-19:  Guidance for Small Businesses, US Small Business Administration, New Hampshire District Office, March 18, 2020
Emergency Disaster Declaration Information, NHDOS, HSEM, COVID-19 EM 3445, March 17, 2020
Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza, 2017    
Recommendations for Election Polling Locations
          USCDC FACT SHEET:  What You Need to Know About COVID-19, 03/03/20 (1 page)
          USCDC FACT SHEET:  What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19, 02/29/20 (1 page)
COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers, US DOL
COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers, US DOL
National League of Cities Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, IRS AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS-RELATED PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES TO SWIFTLY RECOVER THE COST OF PROVIDING CORONAVIRUS-RELATED LEAVE
REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING OPTIONS (5 pages)
Remote Public Meetings in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar, UNH Cooperative Extension, April 24, 2020
Microsoft Teams Tutorial Webinar for NHMA Members, April 22, 2020
Town of Raymond, New Hampshire Procedures and Protocols for Using Zoom Conference Technology
         Virtual Board & Committee Meetings Using Zoom Conference
          Board & Committee Meetings Go Virtual with Zoom Webinar
          Sample Abutter Notices and Public Notice
          Board & Committee Meetings, Organizational Details
Board of Selectmen's Virtual Meeting Notice
QUICK LINKS TO STATE AND FEDERAL WEBSITES:
NH DPHS: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
NH HSEM: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/index.html
CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Posted DPHS Health Alerts:  https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/han.htm
Registration link to the NH Health Alert Networkhttps://maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/nhlho
QUICK REFERENCE HOTLINES:
People with general questions on COVID-19 to this phone number:  2-1-1
Callers will reach a phone menu, and then select the ‘COVID’ option to reach a live operator.  Callers should expect to wait patiently for many minutes to reach an operator.  Report any suspect cases of COVID-19 (via exposure or travel) to the DPHS at these phone numbers:
During the day, call 603-271-4496 (office hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or 603-271-5300 (only after hours). Caller should expect to leave a message with an operator, or leave a voice mail, and wait patiently for a return call within a few hours.
Direct sick people (i.e. symptomatic with fever, cough or shortness of breath) to call their healthcare provider:  If they don’t have a provider, they can call an urgent care clinic and ask for an evaluation.
HEALTHTRUST:
Important Medical Coverage Update from HealthTrust, April 21, 2020 (1 page)
Important Message to HealthTrust Members, April 6, 2020
Member and Enrollee Coverage Updates, HealthTrust, March 24, 2020
PRIMEX:
Important Links to Resources that Employers Should Regularly Check, Primex Legal and Human Resource Bulletin, April 29, 2020 (1 page)
What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, Updated April 17, 2020 (5 pages)
Employers Obligations Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Primex Legal and Human Resource Bulletin, Updated March 25, 2020 (3 pages)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Federal Poster, Updated March, 2020
Volunteer Coverage and Best Practices, Primex Volunteer Information, March 24, 2020 (2 pages)
Workers' Compensation Notice from Primex:  Coverage for Exposure to COVID-10, March 15, 2020
Workers' Compensation Coverage for Exposure to COVID-19,  Re: Lost Wages During Quarantine, Updated March 21, 2020, Primex
Liability Bulletin:  Liability Coverage for Responding to COVID-19, March 19, 2020, Primex
VC3: IT to Support Working from Home - VC3 has IT solutions designed to securely support a remote workforce. 
UNH Technology Transfer (T2) Center, COVID-19 Resource Page
New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Community Guidance for COVID-19 
OTHER RESOURCES:
Municipalities Becoming Remote Organizations, Fast Webinar, Presented by Ryan Robinson, Chief Service Officer, Mainstay Technologies, (15 pages), Aired March 25, 2020
Mainstay Webinar, YouTube Video Recording, dated March 25, 2020
Cleaning & Sanitization Best Practices, ServiceMaster by Gaudet, April 2, 2020
High Touch Cleaning Checklist, ServiceMaster by Guadet, April 2, 2020 
Commercial Cleaning Services, SERVPRO, Cleaning and Disinfecting Services in the Event of a COVID-19 Exposure Event, Posted March 31, 2020