City of Nashua officials continue to actively monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation. On March 27, 2020 the State of New Hampshire (NH) Governor Chris Sununu announced its Stay at Home Order and closed all non-essential businesses. On May 1st, 2020, Sununu modified the previous Stay at Home Order, announcing Stay at Home Order 2.0 which continues to require all NH citizens to stay in their home or place of residence unless they need to go out for essential needs until May 31st, 2020. For more information about NH Stay at Home 2.0, visit www.nh.gov.
Public health measures, including NH Stay at Home 2.0, practicing social distancing, and proper hand hygiene, are put in place to reduce harm and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you must leave your home for essential needs (food/groceries, medications, medical supplies, caring for a loved one, or an essential job), we strongly recommend you to stay at least 6 feet away from others, wear a cloth face covering, and wash your hands often. For the latest information, visit www.nashuanh.gov/COVID19.
The City of Nashua would like to remind our community that it is okay to spend time outdoors if you are not in a group and are keeping at least 6 feet away from other people at all times, while practicing good hand hygiene. It is our social responsibility to keep our community healthy and safe. If we work together to stay at home, practice good hygiene and avoid close contact with others, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
For any further questions or if you do not have a healthcare provider and are looking to schedule a test, we encourage residents to call the Nashua COVID-19 Hotline that is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hotline number to call is 603-589-3456. This hotline is answered by the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) for any health-related questions. If someone has other questions about COVID-19, such as city services, business needs, school operation, donations or volunteer opportunities, the hotline is set up to direct them to the appropriate City Division.
We want to assure you that this is a major step being taken to protect the public’s health. Together, the City of Nashua will overcome this and our community’s health will be protected. We will continue to post resources and information on the city’s website at www.nashuanh.gov/COVID19. For further information and resources, visit the CDC website www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NH DHHS www.nh.gov/covid19.