NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services video on when to call an ambulance.
NH Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website
Governor's Stay at Home Order and list of exempt businesses
Use Cloth Masks When you go Out
CDC’s recommendation on use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significanStay at Home Order in Effect community-based transmission of COVID-19. See link below.
Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
In light of new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to slow spread of COVID-19 in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) esp. in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Maintaining 6-feet min. social distancing remains important to slowing spread of COVID-19. CDC also advises use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The cloth face coverings recommended to slow spread of COVID-19 are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those critical supplies must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. https://bit.ly/2Ravt42
Out of State Visitors Quarantine
Gov. Chris Sununu on Saturday issued a request for out-of-state visitors who arrive for non-work reasons and stay for an extended period to voluntarily self-quarantine. Governors around the country, including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, have issued similar requests with the goal of limiting the spread of coronavirus.
"This applies to individuals who come to New Hampshire for an extended stay at a hotel, vacation home, other vacation or home rental, or an extended stay with family or friends. This does not apply to individuals making same-day trips to New Hampshire for work, to purchase essential goods or services, or to check in on a close family member or friend."
Governor's Stay at Home Order
Beginning at 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020, New Hampshire citizens shall stay at home or in their place of residence with the following exceptions:
a) Leaving home to get fresh air or exercise, provided that social distancing protocols consistent with guidance from the Division of Public Health are observed;
b) Leaving home for outdoor recreation provided that appropriate social distancing protocols are observed and provided that such recreation complies with any limitations contained within Executive Order 2020-04 and any Emergency Orders issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04;
c) Leaving home to run essential errands such as going to the grocery store, pharmacy, laundromat, or fulfilling any other errands an individual determines to be essential for everyday needs;
d) Leaving home to visit a spouse, parent, or child;
e) Leaving home to provide care for another person;
f) Leaving home to go to the gas station;
g) Leaving home to order and pick up take-out food;
h) Receiving deliveries from Amazon, UPS, Fedex, the U.S. Postal Service, or any other deliveries;
i) Leaving home to receive essential medical care or essential medical services;
j) Leaving home for purposes of an individual's employment if the individual is employed at a business or organization that provides Essential Services or a business or organization to whom this Order does not apply pursuant to Sections 5-7; and
k) Leaving home for purposes of employment in cases where an individual is working remotely for a business that does not provide Essential Services.
See Esential Business listing, above, for businesses that will remain open.
Family Services Support for Newbury Residents
If you are a Newbury Resident who is older or has a medical condition and is staying at home, following the public health official’s recommendations, and needs assistance, please contact Newbury Family Services at 763-4940 X 219 and leave a message.
Newbury Family Services Director, Gail Bostic, will get back to you by phone to discuss what services may be needed. As resources are limited, please request assistance from local relatives or friends, before contacting Family Services.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
• Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
• If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
• If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
The Newbury Town Office Building is closed to the public until further notice.
Any paperwork can be done online or by mail or if needed call and speak to the appropriate department.
Our website newburynh.org will have all numbers and emails you need.