COVID-19 Resources

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

Resources and info

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. 

 


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2021 Town Meeting Guidance

Basic Information for Town Meeting 2021, Prepared by NHMA, Updated February 12, 2021 (8 pages)

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)

Basic Information for Town Meeting 2021, Prepared by NHMA, Posted February 2, 2021 (8 pages)
Basic Information for Town Meeting 2021, Prepared by NHMA, Posted January 26, 2021 (7 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)
Guidance on 2021 Annual Meeting, Prepared by NHMA, Posted January 7, 2021 (7 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)

Joint Guidance on Employee Travel and Return to Work Issues for Local Government Employees, Primex3 and NHMA, Updated December 9, 2020 (1 page)

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)

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NHMA Guidance Regarding Public Meetings, Right-to-Know Law and COVID-19, September 17, 2020 (2 pages)
NHMA Follow-Up COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey, August 31, 2020 (17 pages)

NHMA Guidance on Requiring Face Coverings at Polling Places, August 31, 2020 (3 pages)

NHMA Guidance regarding Health Officers, Communicable Disease, & COVID-19, Updated July 22, 2020 (3 pages)

NHMA Guidance on the Resumption of Tax Deeding on July 2, 2020, June 18, 2020 (1 page)

NHMA Guidance on Emergency Order #25 Regarding Tax Collection, Interest Abatements, Tax Deeds & Tax Liens, April 29, 2020 (1 page)

NHMA Guidance on Acceptance and Expenditure of CARES Act Assistance by Local Government, April 29, 2020 (1 page)

NHMA Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and FMLA, Update, March 2020


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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)
COVID-19:  Human Resource Considerations, Primex, March 30, 2020 (2 pages)
Important Links to Resources that Employers Should Regularly Check, Primex Legal and Human Resource Bulletin, April 29, 2020 (1 page)
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

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COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health and Available HealthTrust Resources, July 28, 2020 (2 pages)
7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Improve Health, A Message from the Wellness Team at HealthTrust, June 4. 2020 (2 pages)
Important Medical Coverage Update from HealthTrust, April 21, 2020 (1 page)

Department of Justice

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)

COVID-19 Related Registration and Voting Instructions, posted June 4, 2020 (7 pages)

COVID-19 Related Registration and Voting Instructions to Public, posted June 4, 2020 (1 page) 

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

 

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STATE RESOURCES:

NH DPHS: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
NH HSEM: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/index.html
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)
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

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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, Technical Assistance Updated June 17, 2020, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (11 pages)

Teams

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.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Conference ID: 727 655 019#


NHMA MEMBERSHIP CALLS:

December 10, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  15:21)

December 3, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 20:32)
November 12, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 5:53)
November 5, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 8:34)
October 29, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  10:01)
October 15, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 11:55)
October 1, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  9:34)
September 17, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 20:36)
September 10, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 24:28)
September 3, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 36:54)
August 20, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 18:23)
August 13, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  29:37)
July 30, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  21:10)
July 23, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration: 20:20)
July 9, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  24:33)
July 2, 2020 Teams Call Recording (Duration:  27:35)